The 22nd annual Billboard Awards are fast approaching and Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Pharrell and are leading the pack in the R&B category.

Timberlake leads with 11 nominations for his 20/20 Experience album, including nods for Top Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist and Top R&B Artist. Beyonce is close behind with 7 nominations, including Top R&B Artist, Top Billboard Album and Top R&B Album. 

Pharrell Williams ties with Beyonce for a total of 7 nominations, which include recognition for his work on “Blurred Lines”, “Happy” and his collaboration with Daft Punk on hit single “Get Lucky.” Williams along with Robin Thicke and T.I. received 5 nominations for “Blurred Lines.”

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Rihanna grabbed 5 nominations while Jay Z came in with a solid 4 nominations for his latest album Magna Carta Holy Grail and his collaboration with wife Beyonce on “Drunk in Love.” 

Kelly Rowland will present the 2014 Milestone Award to John Legend. The award recognizes innovative artists who push the envelope through original releases, fan engagement and songwriting.