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Rihanna up for five Billboard awards

NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

Rihanna up for five Billboard awards

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RIHANNA WILL BE a contender in five categories when the Billboard Music Awards come off tomorrow night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The Barbadian entertainer has been a regular finalist in the competition with 22 BMAs from 60 nominations.
This year she is up for four solo awards – Top Female Artist, Top Touring Artist, Top Social Artist and Top R&B Artist- as well as Top Rap Song for her collaboration with Eminem on The Monster.
Lorde and Imagine Dragons lead the finalists with 12 categories each while Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis appear in 11, 10 and 8 categories, respectively. (NB)