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Billboard Awards 2015: Taylor Swift, Sam Smith Lead Nominations

  | April 09, 2015 12:11 IST (Los Angeles)
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Taylor leads with 14 nominations, while Sam has got 13 nods. (Image courtesy: AFP)

Taylor Swift and Sam Smith are pitted against each other in multiple categories

Country superstar Taylor Swift and British sensation Sam Smith are pitted against each other in multiple categories including Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Hot 100 Songs at the recently announced Billboard Music Awards 2015 nomination.
Taylor leads the pack as she bagged 14 nominations in multiple categories including Top Artist, Top Female Artist, and Top Social Artist. Her massively successful album 1989 and its lead single Shake It Off are in contention for Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Hot 100 Song, respectively, reported Ace Showbiz.
Trailing closely behind the country-turned-pop superstar, is Sam, who earned 13 nods. The British sensation is pitted against Taylor and other music's big names like Iggy Azalea, Ed Sheeran and Meghan Trainor in various categories like Top New Artist and Top Male Artist.
His debut set In the Lonely Hour and his hit single Stay With Me will also compete against Taylor's projects for the Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Hot 100 Song titles.


Iggy is another big BMA nominee as she's up for 12 awards like Top Rap Artist and Top Rap Album for her 2014 LP The New Classic.
The Australian rapper additionally has her two smashing hits Fancy, featuring Charli XCX and Black Widow featuring Rita Ora, nominated for the Top Rap Song Award.
Other names scoring multiple nominations include Trainor, Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and One Direction.
The Billboard Music Award nominees were chosen based on album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social-media interactions tracked by Billboard and its data partners including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound, Billboard said.
Winners will be announced during the ceremony set to air live on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17.
Complete List of Nominations:
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
Beyonce
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 CHRISTIAN ARTIST
Casting Crowns
Hillsong United
Lecrae
MercyMe
Newsboys
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
Beyonce, Beyonce
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, vThe 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 Duo
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 CHRISTIAN ALBUM
Lecrae, Anomaly
Casting Crowns, Thrive
MercyMe, Welcome to the New
NEEDTOBREATHE, Rivers in the Wasteland
Chris Tomlin, Love Ran Red
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 STREAMING SONG (AUDIO) Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, Fancy
Hozier, Take Me to Church
John Legend, All of Me
Sam Smith, Stay With Me
Tove Lo, Habits (Stay High)
TOP STREAMING SONG (VIDEO)
Idina Menzel, Let It Go
Bobby Shmurda, Hot Boy
Taylor Swift, Blank Space
Taylor Swift, Shake It Off
Meghan Trainor, All About That Bass
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
TOP LATIN SONG
J Balvin feat. Farruko, 6 AM
Enrique Iglesias feat. Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona, Bailando
Romeo Santos, Eres Mia
Romeo Santos feat. Drake, Odio
Romeo Santos, Propuesta Indecente
TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC SONG
Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne, Rather Be
Disclosure feat. Sam Smith, Latch
DJ Snake & Lil Jon, Turn Down For What
Ariana Grande feat. Zedd, Break Free
Calvin Harris, Summer
TOP CHRISTIAN SONG
Francesca Battistelli, He Knows My Name
Hillsong United, Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)
MercyMe, Greater
Newsboys, We Believe
Carrie Underwood, Something in the Water
BILLBOARD CHART ACHIEVEMENT AWARD PRESENTED BY SAMSUNG GALAXY (FAN-VOTED)
Iggy Azalea
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor



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