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The 2015 Billboard Music Awards ceremony 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.

2015 Billboard Music Awards
DateMay 17, 2015 (2015-05-17)
LocationMGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Hosted byLudacris
Chrissy Teigen
Most awardsTaylor Swift (8)
Most nominationsTaylor Swift (14)
Television/radio coverage

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, Enrique Iglesias 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]




  • Prince Royce – Presented Billboard Chart Achievement Award

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first.[8]

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 (fan-voted) 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 (fan-voted)

Artists with multiple wins and nominationsEdit


  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". 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.
  8. ^ "Billboard Music Awards 2015: See the Full Winners List".

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