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 is a music award ceremony that 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, 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]


Artist(s) Song(s)
Van Halen "Panama"
Fall Out Boy
Wiz Khalifa
"Uma Thurman"
Nick Jonas "Jealous"
Meghan Trainor
John Legend
"Like I'm Gonna Lose You"
Mariah Carey "Vision of Love"
Wiz Khalifa
Charlie Puth
Lindsey Stirling
"See You Again"
Jussie Smollett
Bryshere 'Yazz' Gray
"You're So Beautiful"
Hozier "Take Me to Church"
Little Big Town
Faith Hill
"Girl Crush"
Chris Brown
Ed Sheeran "Bloodstream"
Britney Spears
Iggy Azalea
"Pretty Girls"
Nicki Minaj
David Guetta
"The Night Is Still Young"
"Hey Mama"
Tori Kelly "Nobody Love"
Simple Minds "Don't You (Forget About Me)"
Kelly Clarkson "Invincible"
Imagine Dragons "Stand by Me"
Kanye West "All Day"
"Black Skinhead"


Main show


Winners and nominees

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 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 Award (Fan-voted)


  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. 

External links

  • Official awards website
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