Taylor Swift Leads Billboard Music Awards

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SANTA MONICA—The nominees for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards were announced on Tuesday, April 7 and leading this year’s pack of contenders is guess who: Taylor Swift. Swift leads all nominees with 14 nominations including Top Artist.  Followed close behind is British sensation Sam Smith with 13 nominations and Iggy Azalea with 12 nominations.

The ceremony will be hosted on Sunday, May 17 from the famed MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The festivities will be hosted by rapper/actor Ludacris and supermodel Chrissy Teigen. A full list of this year’s nominees is listed below:

 

TOP ARTIST

Ariana Grande

One Direction

Katy Perry

Sam Smith

Taylor Swift

TOP NEW ARTIST

5 Seconds of Summer

Iggy Azalea

Hozier

Sam Smith

Meghan Trainor

TOP MALE ARTIST

Drake

Pharrell Williams

Ed Sheeran

Sam Smith

Justin Timberlake

TOP FEMALE ARTIST

Iggy Azalea

Ariana Grande

Katy Perry

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor

TOP DUO/GROUP

5 Seconds of Summer

Florida Georgia Line

MAGIC!

Maroon 5

One Direction

TOP BILLBOARD 200 ARTIST

One Direction

Pentatonix

Ed Sheeran

Sam Smith

Taylor Swift

TOP HOT 100 ARTIST

Iggy Azalea

Ariana Grande

Sam Smith

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor

TOP DIGITAL SONGS ARTIST

Iggy Azalea

Ed Sheeran

Sam Smith

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor

TOP RADIO SONGS ARTIST

John Legend

Maroon 5

Ed Sheeran

Sam Smith

Taylor Swift

TOP TOURING ARTIST

Lady Gaga

One Direction

Katy Perry

The Rolling Stones

Justin Timberlake

TOP SOCIAL ARTIST

Justin Bieber

Miley Cyrus

Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande

Taylor Swift

TOP STREAMING ARTIST

Iggy Azalea

Ariana Grande

Nicki Minaj

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor

TOP R&B ARTIST

Beyoncé

Chris Brown

John Legend

Trey Songz

Pharrell Williams

TOP RAP ARTIST

Iggy Azalea

J. Cole

Drake

Nicki Minaj

Rae Sremmurd

TOP COUNTRY ARTIST

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Florida Georgia Line

Brantley Gilbert

Blake Shelton

TOP ROCK ARTIST

Bastille

Coldplay

Fall Out Boy

Hozier

Lorde

TOP LATIN ARTIST

J Balvin

Juan Gabriel

Enrique Iglesias

Prince Royce

Romeo Santos

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC ARTIST

Avicii

Clean Bandit

Disclosure

Calvin Harris

Lindsey Stirling

TOP BILLBOARD 200 ALBUM

Maroon 5 “V”

Pentatonix “That’s Christmas to Me”

Ed Sheeran “x”

Sam Smith “In the Lonely Hour”

Taylor Swift “1989”

TOP SOUNDTRACK

“The Fault in Our Stars”

“Fifty Shades of Grey”

“Frozen”

“Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix: Vol. 1”

“Into the Woods”

TOP R&B ALBUM

Beyoncé “Beyoncé”

Chris Brown “X”

Michael Jackson “Xscape”

John Legend “Love in the Future”

Pharrell Williams “G I R L”

TOP RAP ALBUM

J. Cole “2014 Forest Hills Drive”

Drake “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”

Nicki Minaj “The Pinkprint”

Iggy Azalea “The New Classic”

Eminem “The Marshall Mathers LP 2”

TOP COUNTRY ALBUM

Jason Aldean “Old Boots, New Dirt”

Garth Brooks “Man Against Machine”

Luke Bryan “Crash My Party”

Brantley Gilbert “Just As I Am”

Miranda Lambert “Platinum”

TOP ROCK ALBUM AC/DC

“Rock or Bust” The Black Keys

“Turn Blue” Coldplay

“Ghost Stories”

Hozier “Hozier”

Lorde “Pure Heroine”

TOP LATIN ALBUM

Juan Gabriel “Los Dúo”

Enrique Iglesias “Sex and Love”

Romeo Santos “Formula: Vol. 2”

Santana “Corazon”

Marc Anthony “3.0″

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM

Avicii “True”

Disclosure “Settle”

Calvin Harris “Motion”

Skrillex “Recess”

Lindsey Stirling “Shatter Me”

TOP HOT 100 SONG

Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX “Fancy”

John Legend “All of Me”

Sam Smith “Stay With Me”

Taylor Swift “Shake It Off”

Meghan Trainor “All About That Bass”

TOP DIGITAL SONG

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”

Sam Smith “Stay With Me”

Taylor Swift “Shake It Off”

Meghan Trainor “All About That Bass”

Pharrell Williams “Happy”

TOP RADIO SONG

John Legend “All of Me”

MAGIC! “Rude”

Nico & Vinz “Am I Wrong”

Sam Smith “Stay With Me”

Pharrell Williams “Happy”

TOP R&B SONG

Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne, French Montana, Too $hort & Tyga “Loyal”

Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz “Talk Dirty”

Jeremih feat. YG “Don’t Tell ‘Em”

John Legend “All of Me”

Pharrell Williams “Happy”

TOP RAP SONG

Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX “Fancy”

Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora “Black Widow”

Big Sean feat. E-40 “I Don’t F— With You”

Nicki Minaj “Anaconda”

Bobby Shmurda “Hot Boy”

TOP COUNTRY SONG

Jason Aldean “Burnin’ It Down”

Luke Bryan “Play It Again”

Sam Hunt “Leave the Night On”

Florida Georgia Line feat. Luke Bryan “This Is How We Roll”

Florida Georgia Line “Dirt”

TOP ROCK SONG

Bastille “Pompeii”

Coldplay “A Sky Full of Stars”

Fall Out Boy “Centuries”

Hozier “Take Me to Church”

Paramore “Ain’t It Fun”

BILLBOARD CHART ACHIEVEMENT AWARD PRESENTED BY SAMSUNG GALAXY (FAN-VOTED)

Iggy Azalea

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor