2015 Billboard Music Awards

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2015 Billboard Music Awards
Date May 17, 2015 (2015-05-17)
Location MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Hosted by Ludacris
Chrissy Teigen
Most awards Taylor Swift (8)
Most nominations Taylor Swift (14)
Television/radio coverage
Network ABC

The 2015 Billboard Music Awards ceremony was held on May 17, 2015, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It was aired live on ABC. The show was hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen.

Taylor Swift won 8 out of her 14 nominations, including Top Artist, Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album for 1989. Other winners included Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea and Pharrell Williams scoring three trophies each. Meghan Trainor, One Direction, Jason Aldean, John Legend, Enrique Iglesias and Hozier won two categories.[1][2] Swift premiered her "Bad Blood" music video at the start of the show.[3] Mariah Carey performed at the ceremony, marking the first time she has performed on the Billboard stage since 1998.[4][5][6]

Performers

Artist(s) Song(s) Presented by
Van Halen "Panama" Taylor Swift
Fall Out Boy
Wiz Khalifa
"Uma Thurman" Chrissy Teigen
Nick Jonas "Jealous" Britt Nilsson and Kaitlyn Bristowe
Meghan Trainor
John Legend
"Like I'm Gonna Lose You" Chrissy Teigen
Mariah Carey "Vision of Love"
"Infinity"
Idina Menzel
Wiz Khalifa
Charlie Puth
Lindsey Stirling
"See You Again" Ludacris and Tyrese Gibson
Jussie Smollett
Bryshere 'Yazz' Gray
Estelle
"Conqueror"
"You're So Beautiful"
Taraji P. Henson
Hozier "Take Me to Church" Chrissy Teigen
Little Big Town
Faith Hill
"Girl Crush" Florida Georgia Line
Pitbull
Chris Brown
"Fun" Jennifer Lopez
Ed Sheeran "Bloodstream" Zendaya
Britney Spears
Iggy Azalea
"Pretty Girls" Ludacris
Nicki Minaj
David Guetta
"The Night Is Still Young"
"Hey Mama"
Fifth Harmony
Tori Kelly "Nobody Love" Ludacris
Simple Minds "Don't You (Forget About Me)" Molly Ringwald
Kelly Clarkson "Invincible" Pentatonix
Imagine Dragons "Stand by Me" John Legend
Kanye West "All Day"
"Black Skinhead"
Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner

Presenters

[7]

  • Prince Royce – Presented Billboard Chart Achievement Award

Winners and nominees

Winners are listed first.[8]

Top Artist Top New Artist
Top Male Artist Top Female Artist
Top Duo/Group Top Touring Artist
Top Billboard 200 Artist Top Billboard 200 Album
Top Hot 100 Artist Top Hot 100 Song
Top Radio Songs Artist Top Radio Song
Top Digital Songs Artist Top Digital Song
Top Social Artist (fan-voted) Top Streaming Artist
Top Streaming Song (Audio) Top Streaming Song (Video)
Top Christian Artist Top Christian Song
Top Christian Album Top Country Artist
Top Country Song Top Country Album
Top Dance/Electronic Artist Top Dance/Electronic Song
Top Dance/Electronic Album Top Latin Artist
Top Latin Song Top Latin Album
Top R&B Artist Top R&B Song
Top R&B Album Top Rap Artist
Top Rap Song Top Rap Album
Top Rock Artist Top Rock Song
Top Rock Album Top Soundtrack
Billboard Chart Achievement (fan-voted)

Artists with multiple wins and nominations

Artists that received multiple nominations
Nominations Artist
14 Taylor Swift
13 Sam Smith
12 Iggy Azalea
9 Meghan Trainor
7 John Legend
6 Ariana Grande
Pharrell Williams
5 Hozier
Ed Sheeran
Romeo Santos
4 Luke Bryan
Drake
Florida Georgia Line
One Direction
Katy Perry
3 Jason Aldean
Chris Brown
Coldplay
Disclosure
Calvin Harris
Enrique Iglesias
Maroon 5
MercyMe
Nicki Minaj
Charli XCX
2 5 Seconds of Summer
Avicii
J Balvin
Bastille
Beyoncé
Casting Crowns
Clean Bandit
Fall Out Boy
Juan Gabriel
Hillsong United
J. Cole
Lorde
MAGIC!
Newsboys
Pentatonix
Bobby Shmurda
Lindsey Stirling
Justin Timberlake
Artists that received multiple awards
Wins Artist
8 Taylor Swift
3 Iggy Azalea
Sam Smith
Pharrell Williams
2 Jason Aldean
Hozier
Enrique Iglesias
John Legend
One Direction
Meghan Trainor

References

  1. ^ "Billboard Music Awards 2015: See the Full List of Finalists". Billboard. April 7, 2015. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  2. ^ "Billboard Music Awards 2015: See the Full Winners List". Billboard. May 17, 2015. Retrieved May 17, 2015.
  3. ^ "Taylor Swift to Debut 'Bad Blood' Video During 2015 Billboard Music Awards". billboard.com. May 7, 2015.
  4. ^ "Mariah Carey to Perform at 2015 Billboard Music Awards". Billboard. May 5, 2015. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  5. ^ "Taylor Swift is big winner at 2015 Billboard music awards". Guardian. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Billboard Music Awards 2015 recap: Taylor Swift, Sam Smith clean up". CNN. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
  7. ^ "50 Cent, Celine Dion Among Presenters Announced for Billboard Music Awards". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Billboard Music Awards 2015: See the Full Winners List".

External links

  • Official awards website
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