Billboard Music Awards 2015 Nominees

The finalists for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards were announced this morning (April 7), with five major categories announced on Good Morning America.  Taylor Swift took home the most nominations with 14  entries in 13 categories, followed by Sam Smith who is nominated 13 times, Iggy Azalea with 12 and Meghan Trainor with 9.  

The nominees in some of the major categories are as follows:

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
Pharell 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

You can find a full list of nominees here.

How does Billboard decide their nominees? “Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social-media interactions — measurements that are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners… The awards are based on the reporting period of March 10, 2014 to March 8, 2015.”

The 2015 Billboard Music Awards will air live from Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17 at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.

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