beywatch
3 years ago10,000+ Views
The official nominations for this year's Billboard Music Awards were announced on this morning's "Good Morning America" by award show host Ludacris and Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz. It looks like it's going to be another killer year for Taylor Swift with a whopping 14 nominations! Following closely behind her are Sam Smith with 13, Iggy Azalea with 12, and Meghan Trainor with 9 nominations overall.
How did your favorite artists rank? Check today's announced nominations below, and then tune into the Billboard Music Awards on ABC, Sunday, May 17 at 8 PM to see who wins!

The 2015 Billboard Music Awards:

Top 5 Categories

(For the full nominations list, visit Billboard.com.)
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
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2015 is Taylor Swift's year, no doubt hahaha
3 years ago·Reply
@onesmile This is what I found on Billboard: "Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music." It seems like it pretty much just had to do with sales, airplay, and how 'viral' they are.
3 years ago·Reply
@beywatch huh. that seems like a whole lot to track!! I'm so curious about what the percentages and all that are. I'll have to do some research!! Thanks
3 years ago·Reply
@onesmile To be honest, it just sounds like a popularity contest!
3 years ago·Reply
@beywatch For sure!! lo
3 years ago·Reply
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