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4/7/15

Finalists Announced for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards

With help from hip-hop artist and actor Ludacris, TV host and supermodel Chrissy Teigen, Fall Out Boy musician Pete Wentz, and “Empire” recording artist Jussie Smollett, dick clark productions and Billboard announced the finalists for the “2015 Billboard Music Awards,” honoring the year’s most successful artists in 41 categories.  The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17, on ABC from 8:00 PM–11:00 PM ET. This year’s show will showcase big performances, unexpected collaborations and pop culture moments that will have everyone talking.  The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.

Ludacris and Wentz appeared in the 8:00 AM ET hour of ABC’s “Good Morning America” today, to announce five of the 41 finalist categories, including: Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Hot 100 Song. Wentz also announced Fall Out Boy’s participation as a performer in this year’s Billboard Music Awards. They will be performing “Uma Thurman” with Wiz Khalifa.

The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” finalists’ announcement then went bicoastal, with Teigen and Smollett announcing the remaining categories at a press conference in the Twitter offices in Santa Monica, CA. The press conference was live tweeted from the official Billboard Music Awards handle (@OfficialBBMAs). Following the press conference, Teigen and Smollett participated in a live Twitter Q&A, moderated by Billboard’s Keith Caulfield. Visit @OfficialBBMAs to see their responses.

In addition to the 40 chart specific categories, fans can vote for the special “Billboard Chart Achievement Award presented by Samsung” on Billboard.com, BillboardMusicAwards.com and on Twitter. Finalists for this category include Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift and Meghan Trainor. Voting opens on April 28.

Taylor Swift is top among all finalists with 14 entries in 13 categories, while Sam Smith is a finalist in an equal 13 categories with 13 entries. The two go head-to-head for eight of the show’s biggest awards including Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist and Top Digital Songs Artist. Swift is a two-time finalist for Top Streaming Song (Video) for her Billboard chart toppers “Shake It Off” and “Blank Space.”

Iggy Azalea is a finalist in 11 categories with 12 entries, competing against herself for Top Rap Song for her hits “Fancy” featuring Charli XCX and “Black Widow” featuring Rita Ora. Newcomer Meghan Trainor is the artist with the fourth-most finalist categories, competing against Azalea for the title of Top New Artist, in addition to eight other categories.

Fun finalist facts include:

  • 12-time Billboard Music Award winner Taylor Swift has seen her last four albums all debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, with the last three all selling more than a million copies in their first week.
  • In the past year, Iggy Azalea became the first act since The Beatles to chart at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with their first two hits.
  • In less than a year’s time, Ariana Grande saw her first two albums debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 — Yours Trulyand My Everything.
  • Four-time Billboard Music Award winner Pharrell Williams has produced 38 top 40 hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including six No. 1s.
  • Latin superstar and 2012 Billboard Music Award-winner Romeo Santos saw his last album, Formula: Vol. 2, earn the largest debut for a Spanish-language album in over eight years, when it launched at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart.
  • Sam Smith’s debut studio album In the Lonely Hour reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and has spun off three Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hits: “Stay With Me,” “I’m Not the Only One” and “Lay Me Down.”
  • A chart veteran for more than a decade, John Legend leapt to new heights in the past year, notching his first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 with love ballad “All of Me.”
  • Ed Sheeran scored his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this past year with the soul-and-funk-infused “x.” The album brought Sheeran his first Billboard Hot 100 top 10, “Don’t,” and his highest-peaking Hot 100 hit, ballad “Thinking Out Loud,” which spent a lengthy two months at No. 2.
  • Hozier’s smash single “Take Me To Church” hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent 23 weeks at No. 1 on Hot Rock Songs.
  • With a mix of retro-doo-wop influences and a penchant for positivity, Meghan Trainor roared in with her debut hit, “All About That Bass.” The song spent eight weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the longest leading No. 1 ever on the historic Epic Records, surpassing two Michael Jackson classics: “Billie Jean” and “Black Or White.”

Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 10, 2014 through March 8, 2015.  Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of a musician’s success.

Tickets go on sale at 12:30 p.m. PT today on Ticketmaster.com  Fans can also choose from multiple VIP premium ticket packages which include limited edition Billboard Music Awards merchandise, an invitation to the official Billboard Music Awards post-party and so much more! VIP premium ticket packages are available at http://www.cidentertainment.com/events/billboard-music-awards/.

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The complete list of finalists for the “2015 Billboard Music Awards” can be found below.
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The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17 at 8:00pm ET/PT. The show will showcase this year’s hottest and biggest music stars.  Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 10, 2014 through March 8, 2015.  The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.

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THE “2015 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” FINALISTS:

 

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:

Beyoncé

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

 

 

ALBUM AWARDS

 

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

Beyoncé “Beyoncé”

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 “The 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 Dúo”

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”

 

 

SONG AWARDS

 

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 Featuring 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 Featuring Lil Wayne, French Montana, Too $hort & Tyga “Loyal”

Jason Derulo Feat. 2 Chainz “Talk Dirty”

Jeremih Featuring 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 Featuring E-40 “I Don’t F**k 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 Featuring 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 Featuring Farruko “6 AM”

Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona “Bailando”

Romeo Santos “Eres Mía”

Romeo Santos Featuring Drake “Odio”

Romeo Santos “Propuesta Indecente”

 

Top Dance/Electronic Song:

Clean Bandit Featuring Jess Glynne “Rather Be”

Disclosure Featuring Sam Smith “Latch”

DJ Snake & Lil Jon “Turn Down For What”

Ariana Grande Featuring 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”

 

 

FAN VOTED AWARD

 

Billboard Chart Achievement Award presented by Samsung:

Iggy Azalea

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor

 

 

 

ARTIST BY CATEGORY:

2 Chainz: Top R&B Song (“Talk Dirty” Featuring Jason Derulo)

5 Seconds of Summer: Top New Artist, Top Duo/Group

AC/DC: Top Rock Album (“Rock or Bust”)

Ariana Grande: Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Social Artist, Top Streaming Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Song (“Break Free” with Zedd)

Avicii: Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Album (“True”)

Bastille: Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Song (“Pompeii”)

Beyoncé: Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Album (“Beyoncé”)

Big Sean: Top Rap Song (“I Don’t F**k With You” Featuring E-40)

Blake Shelton: Top Country Artist

Bobby Shmurda: Top Streaming Song [Video] (“Hot Boy”), Top Rap Song (“Hot Boy”)

Brantley Gilbert: Top Country Artist, Top Country Album (“Just As I Am”)

 

Bruno Mars: Top Digital Song (“Uptown Funk!” Featuring Mark Ronson)

 

Calvin Harris: Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Album (“Motion”), Top

Dance/Electronic Song (“Summer”)

 

Carrie Underwood: Top Christian Song (“Something In The Water”)

 

Casting Crowns: Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album (“Thrive”)

 

Charli XCX: Top Hot 100 Song (“Fancy” Featuring Iggy Azalea), Top Streaming Song (Audio) (“Fancy” Featuring Iggy Azalea), Top Rap Song (“Fancy” Featuring Iggy Azalea)

 

Chris Brown: Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Album (“X”), Top R&B Song (“Loyal” Featuring Lil Wayne, French Montana, Too $hort & Tyga)

 

Chris Tomlin: Top Christian Album (“Love Ran Red”)

 

Clean Bandit: Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Song (“Rather Be” Featuring Jess Glynne)

 

Coldplay: Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album (“Ghost Stories”), Top Rock Song (“A Sky Full of Stars”)

 

Descemer Bueno: Top Latin Song (“Bailando” Featuring Enrique Iglesias & Gente de Zona)

 

Disclosure: Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Album (“Settle”), Top Dance/Electronic Song (“Latch” Featuring Sam Smith)

 

DJ Snake: Top Dance/Electronic Song (“Turn Down For What” with Lil Jon)

 

Drake: Top Male Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Album (“If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”), Top Latin Song (“Odio” Featuring Romeo Santos)

 

E-40: Top Rap Song (“I Don’t F**k With You” Featuring Big Sean)

 

Ed Sheeran: Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album (“x”)

 

Eminem: Top Rap Album (“The Marshall Mathers LP 2”)

 

Enrique Iglesias: Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Album (“Sex and Love”), Top Latin Song (“Bailando” Featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona)

 

Fall Out Boy: Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Song (“Centuries”)

 

Farruko: Top Latin Song (“6 AM” Featuring J Balvin)

 

“Fifty Shades of Grey”: Top Soundtrack

 

Florida Georgia Line: Top Duo/Group, Top Country Artist, Top Country Song (“Dirt”), Top Country Song (“This Is How We Roll” Featuring Luke Bryan)

 

Francesca Battistelli: Top Christian Song (“He Knows My Name”)

 

French Montana: Top R&B Song (“Loyal” Featuring Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, French Montana, Too $hort & Tyga)

 

“Frozen”: Top Soundtrack

 

Garth Brooks: Top Country Album (“Man Against Machine”)

 

Gente de Zona: Top Latin Song (“Bailando” Featuring Enrique Iglesias & Descemer Bueno)

 

“Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix: Vol. 1”: Top Soundtrack

 

Hillsong United: Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Song (“Oceans [Where Feet May Fail]”)

 

Hozier: Top New Artist, Top Streaming Song [Audio] (“Take Me to Church”), Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album (“Hozier”), Top Rock Song (“Take Me to Church”)

 

Idina Menzel: Top Streaming Song [Video] (“Let It Go”)

 

Iggy Azalea: Top New Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Streaming Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Album (“The New Classic”), Top Hot 100 Song (“Fancy” Featuring Charli XCX), Top Streaming Song (Audio) (“Fancy” Featuring Charli XCX), Top Rap Song (“Fancy” Featuring Charli XCX), Top Rap Song (“Black Widow” Feat. Rita Ora), Billboard Chart Achievement Award presented by Samsung

 

“Into the Woods”: Top Soundtrack

 

J Balvin: Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Song (“6 AM” Featuring Farruko)

J. Cole: Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Album (“2014 Forest Hills Drive”)

 

Jason Aldean: Top Country Artist, Top Country Album (“Old Boots, New Dirt”), Top Country Song (“Burnin’ It Down”)

 

Jason Derulo: Top R&B Song (“Talk Dirty” Feat. 2 Chainz)

 

Jeremih: Top R&B Song (“Don’t Tell ‘Em” Featuring YG)

 

Jess Glynne: Top Dance/Electronic Song (“Rather Be” Featuring Clean Bandit)

 

John Legend: Top Radio Songs Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Album (“Love in the Future”), Top Hot 100 Song (“All of Me”), Top Radio Song (“All of Me”), Top Streaming Song [Audio] (“All of Me”), Top R&B Song (“All of Me”)

 

Juan Gabriel: Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Album (“Los Dúo”)

 

Justin Bieber: Top Social Artist

 

Justin Timberlake: Top Male Artist, Top Touring Artist

 

Katy Perry: Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Touring Artist

 

Lady Gaga: Top Touring Artist

 

Lecrae: Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album (“Anomaly”)

 

Lil Jon: Top Dance/Electronic Song (“Turn Down For What” with DJ Snake)

 

Lil Wayne: Top R&B Song (“Loyal” Featuring Chris Brown, French Montana, Too $hort & Tyga)

 

Lindsey Stirling: Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Album (“Shatter Me”)

 

Lorde: Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album (“Pure Heroine”)

 

Luke Bryan: Top Country Artist, Top Country Album (“Crash My Party”), Top Country Song (“Play It Again”), Top Country Song (“This Is How We Roll” Featuring Florida Georgia Line)

 

MAGIC!: Top Duo/Group, Top Radio Song (“Rude”)

 

Marc Anthony: Top Latin Album (“3.0”)

 

Mark Ronson: Top Digital Song (“Uptown Funk!” Featuring Bruno Mars)

 

Maroon 5: Top Duo/Group, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album (“V”)

 

Meghan Trainor: Top New Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Streaming Artist, Top Hot 100 Song (“All About That Bass”), Top Digital Song (“All About That Bass”), Top Streaming Song [Video] (“All About That Bass”), Billboard Chart Achievement Award presented by Samsung

 

MercyMe: Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album (“Welcome to the New”), Top Christian Song (“Greater”)

 

Michael Jackson: Top R&B Album (“Xscape”)

 

Miley Cyrus: Top Social Artist

 

Miranda Lambert: Top Country Album (“Platinum”)

 

NEEDTOBREATHE: Top Christian Album (“Rivers in the Wasteland”)

 

Newsboys: Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Song (“We Believe”)

 

Nicki Minaj: Top Rap Artist, Top Streaming Artist, Top Rap Album (“The Pinkprint”), Top Rap Song (“Anaconda”)

 

Nico & Vinz: Top Radio Song (“Am I Wrong”)

 

One Direction: Top Artist, Top Duo/Group, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Touring Artist 

Paramore: Top Rock Song (“Ain’t It Fun”)

 

Pentatonix: Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album (“That’s Christmas to Me”)

 

Pharrell Williams: Top Male Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Album (“G I R L”), Top Digital Song (“Happy”), Top Radio Song (“Happy”), Top R&B Song (“Happy”)

 

Prince Royce: Top Latin Artist

 

Rae Sremmurd: Top Rap Artist

 

Rita Ora: Top Rap Song (“Black Widow” with Iggy Azalea)

 

Romeo Santos: Top Latin Artist, Top Latin Album (“Formula: Vol. 2”), Top Latin Song (“Eres Mía”), Top Latin Song (“Propuesta Indecente”), Top Latin Song (“Odio” Featuring Drake)

 

Sam Hunt: Top Country Song (“Leave the Night On”)

 

Sam Smith: Top Artist, Top New Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album (“In the Lonely Hour”), Top Hot 100 Song (“Stay With Me”), Top Digital Song (“Stay With Me”), Top Radio Song (“Stay With Me”),Top Streaming Song [Audio] (“Stay With Me”), Top Dance/Electronic Song (“Latch” Featuring Disclosure)

 

Santana: Top Latin Album (“Corazon”)

 

Selena Gomez: Top Social Artist

 

Skrillex: Top Dance/Electronic Album (“Recess”)

 

Taylor Swift: Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Social Artist, Top Streaming Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album (“1989”), Top Hot 100 Song (“Shake It Off”), Top Digital Song (“Shake It Off”), Top Streaming Song [Video] (“Blank Space”), Top Streaming Song [Video] (“Shake It Off”), Billboard Chart Achievement Award presented by Samsung

 

The Black Keys: Top Rock Album (“Turn Blue”)

 

“The Fault in Our Stars”: Top Soundtrack

 

The Rolling Stones: Top Touring Artist

 

Too $hort: Top R&B Song (“Loyal” Featuring Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, French Montana & Tyga)

 

Tove Lo: Top Streaming Song [Audio] (“Habits [Stay High]”)

 

Trey Songz: Top R&B Artist

 

Tyga: Top R&B Song (“Loyal” Featuring Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, French Montana, & Too $hort)

 

YG: Top R&B Song (“Don’t Tell ‘Em” Featuring Jeremih)

 

Zedd: Top Dance/Electronic Song (“Break Free” with Ariana Grande)

 

ARTISTS BY NUMBERS:

 

Taylor Swift: 14

 

Sam Smith: 13

 

Iggy Azalea: 11

 

Meghan Trainor: 9

 

John Legend: 7

 

Ariana Grande: 6

 

Pharrell Williams: 6

 

Ed Sheeran: 5

 

Hozier: 5

 

Romeo Santos: 5

 

Drake: 4

 

Nicki Minaj: 4

 

One Direction: 4

 

Florida Georgia Line: 4

 

Luke Bryan: 4

 

Calvin Harris: 3

 

Charli XCX: 3

 

Chris Brown: 3

 

Coldplay: 3

 

Disclosure: 3

 

Enrique Iglesias: 3

 

Jason Aldean: 3

 

Katy Perry: 3

 

Maroon 5: 3

 

MercyMe: 3

 

5 Seconds of Summer: 2

 

Avicii: 2

 

Bastille: 2

 

Beyoncé: 2

 

Bobby Shmurda: 2

 

Brantley Gilbert: 2

 

Casting Crowns: 2

 

Clean Bandit: 2

 

Fall Out Boy: 2

 

Hillsong United: 2

 

J Balvin: 2

J. Cole: 2

 

Juan Gabriel: 2

 

Justin Timberlake: 2

 

Lecrae: 2

 

Lindsey Stirling: 2

 

Lorde: 2

 

MAGIC!: 2

 

Newsboys: 2

 

Pentatonix: 2

 

2 Chainz: 1

 

AC/DC: 1

 

Big Sean: 1

 

Blake Shelton: 1

 

Bruno Mars: 1

 

Carrie Underwood: 1

 

Chris Tomlin: 1

 

Descemer Bueno: 1

 

DJ Snake: 1

 

E-40: 1

 

Eminem: 1

 

Farruko: 1

 

Francesca Battistelli: 1

 

French Montana: 1

 

Garth Brooks: 1

 

Gente De Zona: 1

 

Idina Menzel: 1

 

Jason DeRulo: 1

 

Jeremih: 1

 

Jess Glynne: 1

 

Justin Bieber: 1

 

Lady Gaga: 1

 

Lil Jon: 1

 

Lil Wayne: 1

 

Marc Anthony: 1

 

Mark Ronson: 1

 

Michael Jackson: 1

 

Miley Cyrus: 1

 

Miranda Lambert: 1

 

NEEDTOBREATHE: 1

 

Nico & Vinz: 1

 

Paramore: 1

 

Prince Royce: 1

 

Rae Sremmurd: 1

 

Rita Ora: 1

 

Sam Hunt: 1

 

Santana: 1

 

Selena Gomez: 1

 

Skrillex: 1

 

The Black Keys: 1

 

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