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JASON ALDEAN SCORES TOP NOMINATIONS FOR BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS AND REACTS TO ALL-GENRE CATEGORY

April 22, 2013

Jason Aldean swept up three 2013 Billboard Music Awards nominations this morning highlighted by the all-genre Top Male Artist alongside Justin Bieber, Drake, Bruno Mars and Flo Rida.

Aldean is also a finalist for Top Country Album, a category he won last year with his Double Platinum album MY KINDA PARTY, as well as Top Country Artist.

"I'm really proud to be the guy that gets to represent our genre in that 'Top Male' category and wave that flag for country music," said Aldean. "Our genre is bigger and more diverse than ever, and it's just cool to be part of this movement that's happening right now. I've been so focused on getting the tour going this year and just making certain our first run of stadiums is everything the fans expect it to be, that this totally caught me be surprise. Thanks to everyone who has bought a ticket or downloaded an album…I'll do my best to represent and make y'all proud!"

Nominations are based on album and single sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social media interactions with data tracked by Billboard, Nielsen and Next Big Sound. The 2013 Billboard Music Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 19 at 7pm CT on ABC.

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