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Billboard Music Awards TONIGHT (Sunday)

Adele could be the evening’s top winner at tonight’s Billboard Music Awards. The Grammy-winning British songstress leads all finalists with nods in 18 categories, including Top Artist, Top Female Artist, and Top Billboard 200 Artist. Her hit album “21” is also in the running for Top Billboard 20

0 Album and Top Pop Album, while its lead single “Rolling in the Deep” is a contender for Top Hot 100 Song and six other categories. Joining Adele in the Top Artist category are Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Lil Wayne. LMFAO is also a finalist in 17 different categories, while Bruno Mars, Foster the People, and “American Idol” champ Scotty McCreery also got nods.

The 2012 Billboard Music Awards will be handed out at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand tonight. Hosted by “Modern Family” co-stars Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen, the ceremony will also feature a tribute to Whitney Houston and performances from Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Usher, LMFAO, The Wanted and more. The event will be broadcast live on ABC starting at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.

Here is a partial list of the 2012 Billboard Music Awards finalists:

Top Artist:

Adele Lady Gaga Lil Wayne Katy Perry Rihanna

Top Male Artist:

Justin Bieber Chris Brown Drake Lil Wayne Bruno Mars

Top Female Artist:

Adele Lady Gaga Nicki Minaj Katy Perry Rihanna

Top Duo/Group:

The Black Eyed Peas Coldplay Lady Antebellum LMFAO Maroon 5

Top Billboard 200 Artist:

Adele Justin Bieber Michael Buble Lady Gaga Lil Wayne

Top Hot 100 Artist:

Adele LMFAO Bruno Mars Katy Perry Rihanna

Top Digital Songs Artist:

Adele LMFAO Bruno Mars Katy Perry Rihanna

Top Radio Songs Artist:

Adele Katy Perry Bruno Mars Nicki Minaj Rihanna

Top Social Artist:

Justin Bieber Eminem Lady Gaga Rihanna Shakira

Top Streaming Artist:

Lil Wayne LMFAO Nicki Minaj Bruno Mars Rihanna

Top Digital Media Artist:

Adele Justin Bieber Lady Gaga Lil Wayne Rihanna

Top Pop Artist:

Adele Lady Gaga LMFAO Katy Perry Rihanna

Top R&B Artist:

Beyonce Chris Brown Cee Lo Green Miguel Rihanna

Top Latin Artist:

Mana Pitbull Prince Royce Romeo Santos Shakira

Top Dance Artist:

David Guetta Lady Gaga LMFAO Rihanna Britney Spears

Top Billboard 200 Album:

Adele “21” Michael Buble “Christmas” Drake “Take Care” Lady Gaga “Born This Way” Lil Wayne “Tha Carter IV”

Top Pop Album:

Adele “19” Adele “21” Michael Buble “Christmas” Lady Gaga “Born This Way” Justin Bieber “Under The Mistletoe”

Top R&B Album:

Beyonce “4” Mary J. Blige “My Life II?The Journey Continues (Act 1)” Chris Brown “F.A.M.E.” Jennifer Hudson “I Remember Me” Rihanna “Talk That Talk”

Top Dance Album:

David Guetta “Nothing But The Beat” Lady Gaga “Born This Way” Lady Gaga “The Fame” LMFAO “Sorry For Party Rocking” Skrillex “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites”

Top Hot 100 Song:

Adele “Rolling in the Deep” LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem” Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera “Moves Like Jagger” Kay Perry Feat. Kanye West “E.T.” Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer “Give Me Everything”

Top Digital Song:

Adele “Rolling in the Deep” LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem” LMFAO “Sexy And I Know It” Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera “Moves Like Jagger” Kay Perry Feat. Kanye West “E.T.”

Top Radio Song:

Adele “Rolling in the Deep” LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem” Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera “Moves Like Jagger” Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer “Give Me Everything” Rihanna Feat. Calvin Harris “We Found Love”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):

Adele “Rolling in the Deep” David Guetta Feat. Usher “Without You” Lil Wayne “How To Love” LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem” Nicki Minaj “Super Bass

Top Streaming Song (Video):

Adele “Someone Like You” LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem” LMFAO “Sexy And I Know It” Bruno Mars “The Lazy Song” Nicki Minaj “Super Bass”

Top Pop Song:

Adele “Rolling in the Deep” LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem” LMFAO “Sexy And I Know It” Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera “Moves Like Jagger” Kay Perry Feat. Kanye West “E.T.”

Top R&B Song:

Chris Brown “She Ain’t You” Cee Lo Green “Fk You (Forget You) Jeremih Feat. 50 Cent “Down On Me” Miguel “Sure Thing” Kelly Rowland Feat. Lil Wayne “Motivation”

Top Dance Song:

Dev “In The Dark” David Guetta Feat. Usher “Without You” LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem” LMFAO “Sexy And I Know It” Britney Spears “Til The World Ends”