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19 May 2015

By NEBeep

Taylor Swift won an astonishing eight out of the fourteen categories she was nominated for dominating the Billboard Music Awards. The 25 year old won awards for Best Female artist, Best Streaming song for her number one track ‘Shake it Off’ and Artist of the Year.


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English singer and songwriter Sam Smith won the award for Best New Artist but couldn’t make the event due to just having vocal surgery. He accepted the award with flash cards and sent his acceptance speech in a video message.

He held up a series of cards, reading: “Thank you Billboard for this incredible honour. Secondly, thank you to my amazing fans. It’s times like this that I realise how lucky I am to have you in my life. I can’t wait to get this surgery out of the way so I can sing my ass off for you again.”


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Full list of winners

  • Top artist: Taylor Swift
  • Top new artist: Sam Smith
  • Top male artist: Sam Smith
  • Top female artist: Taylor Swift
  • Top duo/group: One Direction
  • Top Billboard 200 artist: Taylor Swift
  • Top Hot 100 artist: Taylor Swift
  • Top digital songs artist: Taylor Swift
  • Top radio songs artist: Sam Smith
  • Top touring artist: One Direction
  • Top social artist: Justin Bieber
  • Top streaming artist: Iggy Azalea
  • Top R&B artist: Pharrell Williams
  • Top rap artist: Iggy Azalea
  • Top country artist: Florida Georgia Line
  • Top rock artist: Hozier
  • Top Latin artist: Romeo Santos
  • Top dance/electronic artist: Calvin Harris
  • Top Christian artist: Hillsong
  • Top Billboard 200 album: Taylor Swift, 1989
  • Top soundtrack: Frozen
  • Top R&B album: Pharrell, GIRL
  • Top rap album: J Cole, 2014 Forest Hill Drive
  • Top country album: Jason Aldean, Old Boots, New Dirt
  • Top rock album: Coldplay, Ghost Stories
  • Top Latin Album: Enrique Iglesias, Sex and Love
  • Top dance/electronic album: Lindsey Stirling, Shatter Me
  • Top Christian album: Lecrae, Anomaly
  • Top Hot 100 song: Meghan Trainor, All About That Bass
  • Top digital song: Meghan Trainor, All About That Bass
  • Top radio song: John Legend, All Of Me
  • Top streaming song (audio): John Legend, All Of Me
  • Top streaming song (video): Taylor Swift, Shake It Off
  • Top R&B song: Pharrell, Happy
  • Top rap song: Iggy Azalea Feat. Charli XCX, Fancy
  • Top country song: Jason Aldean, Burnin’ It Down
  • Top rock song: Hozier, Take Me To Church
  • Top Latin song: Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer, Bailando
  • Top dance/electronic song: DJ Snake & Lil Jon, Turn Down For What
  • Top Christian song: Carrie Underwood, Something In The Water
  • Billboard chart achievement award: Taylor Swift



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