One of the year’s biggest music awards is coming up soon. And now, the list of the nominees for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards has finally been released. Who made it in the full list? Let’s find out.
On Tuesday, April 7, hip-hop artist Ludacris and Pete Wentz of ‘Fall Out Boy’ appeared on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ to announce that the full list of nominees for the upcoming 2015 Billboard Music Awards are finally out. They also went on the reveal the nominees for the ‘Top Artist’, ‘Top Male and Female Artists’, ‘Top Billboard 200 Album’ and ‘Top Hot 100 Song’.
As for the nominees of the rest of the 41 categories, Chrissy Teigen and Jussie Smollett announced them in a press conference in the Twitter offices in California. Afterwards, Teigen and Smollett participated in a live Q&A via Twitter alongside Billboard’s Keith Caulfield.
The 2015 Billboard Music Awards includes a total of 40 categories. And among the nominees, Taylor Swift topped the list with 14 nominations in 13 categories. Right next to her is Sam Smith with 13 nominations. Iggy Azalea is up with 12 nominations in 11 categories, while Meghan Trainor has nine nominations.
Aiming for the ‘Top Artist’ award are Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, One Direction, Sam Smith and Taylor Swift. For the ‘Top Billboard 200 Artist’ award, right up are Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Pentatonix, Smith and Swift. Then battling for the ‘Top Hot 100 Artist’ award, we have Grande, Iggy Azalea, Meghan Trainor, Smith and Swift.
Aside from this, fans can vote for their favorite nominee for the ‘Billboard Chart Achievement Award presented by Samsung’. The three nominees for this award are Iggy Azalea, Meghan Trainor and Taylor Swift. Voting for the award will open on Tuesday, April 28 via Twitter, Billboard.com, and BillboardMusicAwards.com.
For fans to view the full list of nominees, check the official website of the 2015 Billboard Music Awards.
To be hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen, the 2015 Billboard Music Awards will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17. Its live broadcast will be shown in ABC at 8:00 pm.
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