2015 Billboard Music Awards Winners List

By Deneb Batucan | 3 years ago
2015 Billboard Music Awards Winners List
Taylor Swift gushes as she accepts one of the top awards at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards.

The 2015 Billboard Music Awards was held last Sunday night, May 17, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Ludacris returned as host coupled with “Lip Sync Battle” presenter, and John Legend’s other half, Chrissy Teigen. Read on for more details.

Taylor Swift, who debuted her new music video for “Bad Blood,” bagged the night’s most coveted award as this year’s Top Artist, as well as the Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist.

People.com reported that Sam Smith couldn’t attend the star-studded event because he was recovering from a vocal chords surgery. He did give a touching remote speech by holding up cue cards to thank his loving fans and supporters. Smith won Top Male Artist and Best New Artist.

See the full Billboard Music Awards winners list below from Variety:

TOP ARTIST

Taylor Swift (WINNER)
Ariana Grande
One Direction
Katy Perry
Sam Smith

TOP FEMALE ARTIST
Taylor Swift (WINNER)
Iggy Azalea
Ariana Grande
Katy Perry
Meghan Trainor

TOP RADIO SONG
John Legend, “All of Me” (WINNER)

MAGIC!, “Rude”
Nico & Vinz, “Am I Wrong”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
Pharrell Williams, “Happy

TOP MALE ARTIST
Sam Smith (WINNER)
Drake
Pharrell Williams
Ed Sheeran
Justin Timberlake

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC ARTIST
Calvin Harris (WINNER)
Avicii
Clean Bandit
Disclosure
Lindsey Stirling

TOP BILLBOARD 200 ARTIST
Taylor Swift (WINNER)
One Direction
Pentatonix
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith

TOP LATIN ARTIST
Romeo Santos (WINNER)
J Balvin
Juan Gabriel
Enrique Iglesias
Prince Royce

TOP ROCK ARTIST
Hozier (WINNER)
Bastille
Coldplay
Fall Out Boy
Lorde

TOP R&B ARTIST
Pharrell Williams (WINNER)
Beyoncé
Chris Brown
John Legend
Trey Songz

TOP RADIO SONGS ARTIST
Sam Smith (WINNER)
John Legend
Maroon 5
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift

TOP STREAMING ARTIST
Iggy Azalea (WINNER)
Ariana Grande
Nicki Minaj
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

TOP SOCIAL ARTIST
Justin Bieber (WINNER)
Miley Cyrus
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Taylor Swift

TOP DIGITAL SONGS ARTIST
Taylor Swift (WINNER)
Iggy Azalea
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Meghan Trainor

TOP HOT 100 ARTIST
Taylor Swift (WINNER)
Iggy Azalea
Ariana Grande
Sam Smith
Meghan Trainor

TOP NEW ARTIST
Sam Smith (WINNER)
5 Seconds of Summer
Iggy Azalea
Hozier
Meghan Trainor

TOP RAP SONG
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, “Fancy” (WINNER)
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 BILLBOARD 200 ALBUM                                                                                     Taylor Swift, 1989 (WINNER)
Maroon 5, “V”
Pentatonix, “That’s Christmas to Me”
Ed Sheeran, “x”
Sam Smith, “In the Lonely Hour”

TOP DUO/GROUP
One Direction (WINNER)
5 Seconds of Summer
Florida Georgia Line
MAGIC!
Maroon 5

TOP CHRISTIAN ARTIST
Hillsong United (WINNER)
Casting Crowns
Lecrae
MercyMe
Newsboys

TOP SOUNDTRACK
“Frozen” (WINNER)
“The Fault in Our Stars”
”Fifty Shades of Grey”
”Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix: Vol. 1”
”Into the Woods”

TOP R&B ALBUM
Pharrell Williams, “G I R L” (WINNER)
Beyoncé, “Beyoncé”
Chris Brown, “X”
Michael Jackson, “Xscape”
John Legend, “Love in the Future”


TOP RAP ALBUM

J. Cole, “2014 Forest Hills Drive” (WINNER)
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” (WINNER)
Garth Brooks, “Man Against Machine”
Luke Bryan, “Crash My Party”
Brantley Gilbert, “Just As I Am”
Miranda Lambert, “Platinum”

TOP ROCK ALBUM
Coldplay, “Ghost Stories” (WINNER)
AC/DC, “Rock or Bust”
The Black Keys, “Turn Blue”
Hozier, “Hozier”
Lorde, “Pure Heroine”

TOP CHRISTIAN ALBUM
Lecrae, “Anomaly” (WINNER)
Casting Crowns, “Thrive”
MercyMe, “Welcome to the New”
NEEDTOBREATHE, “Rivers in the Wasteland”
Chris Tomlin, “Love Ran Red”

TOP DIGITAL SONG
Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass” (WINNER)
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
Pharrell Williams, “Happy

TOP LATIN ALBUM
Enrique Iglesias, Sex and Love (WINNER)
Juan Gabriel, Los Dúo
Romeo Santos, Formula: Vol. 2
Santana, Corazon
Marc Anthony, 3.0

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM
Lindsey Stirling, Shatter Me (WINNER)
Avicii, True
Disclosure, Settle
Calvin Harris, Motion
Skrillex, Recess

TOP TOURING ARTIST
One Direction (WINNER)
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry
The Rolling Stones
Justin Timberlake

TOP RAP ARTIST
Iggy Azalea (WINNER)
J. Cole
Drake
Nicki Minaj
Rae Sremmurd

TOP COUNTRY ARTIST
Florida Georgia Line (WINNER)
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Brantley Gilbert
Blake Shelton

TOP HOT 100 SONG
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off” (WINNER)
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
John Legend, “All of Me”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”

TOP STREAMING SONG (AUDIO)
John Legend, “All of Me” (WINNER)
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
Hozier, “Take Me to Church”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
Tove Lo, “Habits (Stay High)”

TOP STREAMING SONG (VIDEO)
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off” (WINNER)
Idina Menzel, “Let It Go”
Bobby Shmurda, “Hot Boy”
Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”

TOP R&B SONG
Pharrell Williams, “Happy” (WINNER)
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”

TOP COUNTRY SONG
Jason Aldean, “Burnin’ It Down” (WINNER)
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
Hozier, “Take Me to Church”(WINNER)
Bastille, “Pompeii”
Coldplay, “A Sky Full of Stars”
Fall Out Boy, “Centuries”
Paramore, “Ain’t It Fun”

TOP LATIN SONG
Enrique Iglesias feat. Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona, “Bailando” (WINNER)
J Balvin feat. Farruko, “6 AM”
Romeo Santos, “Eres Mía”
Romeo Santos feat. Drake, “Odio”
Romeo Santos, “Propuesta Indecente”

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC SONG
DJ Snake & Lil Jon, “Turn Down For What” (WINNER)
Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne, “Rather Be”
Disclosure feat. Sam Smith, “Latch”
Ariana Grande feat. Zedd, “Break Free”
Calvin Harris, “Summer”

TOP CHRISTIAN SONG
Carrie Underwood, “Something in the Water” (WINNER)
Francesca Battistelli, “He Knows My Name”
Hillsong United, “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)”
MercyMe, “Greater”
Newsboys, “We Believe”

BILLBOARD CHART ACHIEVEMENT AWARD PRESENTED BY SAMSUNG GALAXY (FAN-VOTED)
Taylor Swift (WINNER)
Iggy Azalea
Meghan Trainor

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Photo source: Billboard.com

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