2014 Billboard Music Awards Nominees
by Dan Weiss | May 18, 2014
The Billboard Music Awards on May 18 will spotlight the best of 2013, a year that was quietly one of pop's most iconic years in ages, from Daft Punk's helmets to Macklemore's thrift clothes to Robin Thicke's, um, naked assistants. Miley Cyrus gave new meaning to "Wrecking Ball," while Pharrell Williams put an irresistible new spin on being happy if you know it. Lady Gaga's underrated Artpop and synth odysseys like "G.U.Y." still got many people to dance, as did Kesha and Pitbull's surprisingly twangy "Timber." Beyoncé ("Drunk in Love") and Drake ("Hold On, We're Going Home") slowed it back down with career highlights. Hear all these tracks and more with this nominees playlist.