Taylor Swift was the big winner at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, taking home eight trophies including awards for Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album (“1989”), Top Streaming Song (Video) (“Shake It Off”) and the fan voted Billboard Chart Achievement Award.

The “Shake It Off” singer, who opened the show with the world premiere of her new star-studded music video “Bad Blood,” came into the competition with an edge over other artists.

Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea and Pharell Williams followed Swift with three trophies each, while Meghan Trainor and John Legend each won two awards.


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, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound.

The awards were broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17, on ABC at 8 p.m ET, with hip-hop star Ludacris and supermodel Chrissy Teigen serving as hosts.


See the full list of winners below.

Top Artist:

Ariana Grande

One Direction

Katy Perry

Sam Smith

Taylor Swift *WNNER

Top New Artist:

5 Seconds of Summer

Iggy Azalea


Sam Smith *WINNER

Meghan Trainor

Top Male Artist:


Pharrell Williams

Ed Sheeran

Sam Smith *WINNER

Justin Timberlake

Top Female Artist:

Iggy Azalea

Ariana Grande

Katy Perry

Taylor Swift *WINNER

Meghan Trainor

Top Duo/Group:

5 Seconds of Summer

Florida Georgia Line


Maroon 5

One Direction *WINNER

Top Billboard 200 Artist:

One Direction


Ed Sheeran

Sam Smith

Taylor Swift *WINNER

Top Hot 100 Artist:

Iggy Azalea

Ariana Grande

Sam Smith

Taylor Swift *WINNER

Meghan Trainor

Top Digital Songs Artist:

Iggy Azalea

Ed Sheeran

Sam Smith

Taylor Swift * WINNER

Meghan Trainor

Top Radio Songs Artist:

John Legend

Maroon 5

Ed Sheeran

Sam Smith *WINNER

Taylor Swift

Top Touring Artist

Lady Gaga

One Direction *WINNER

Katy Perry

The Rolling Stones

Justin Timberlake

Top Social Artist:

Justin Bieber *WINNER

Miley Cyrus

Selena Gomez

Ariana Grande

Taylor Swift

Top Streaming Artist:

Iggy Azalea *WINNER

Ariana Grande

Nicki Minaj

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor

Top R&B Artist:


Chris Brown

John Legend

Trey Songz

Pharrell Williams *WINNER

Top Rap Artist:

Iggy Azalea *WINNER

J. Cole


Nicki Minaj

Rae Sremmurd

Top Country Artist:

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Florida Georgia Line *WINNER

Brantley Gilbert

Blake Shelton

Top Rock Artist:



Fall Out Boy

Hozier *WINNER


Top Latin Artist

J Balvin

Juan Gabriel

Enrique Iglesias

Prince Royce

Romeo Santos *WINNER

Top Dance/Electronic Artist


Clean Bandit


Calvin Harris *WINNER

Lindsey Stirling

Top Christian Artist

Casting Crowns

Hillsong United *WINNER





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” *WINNER

Top Soundtrack:

“The Fault in Our Stars”

“Fifty Shades of Grey”

“Frozen” *WINNER

“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” *WINNER

Top Rap Album:

J. Cole “2014 Forest Hills Drive” *WINNER

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” * WINNER

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” *WINNER

Hozier “Hozier”

Lorde “Pure Heroine”

Top Latin Album:

Juan Gabriel “Los Dúo”

Enrique Iglesias “Sex and Love” *WINNER

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” *WINNER

Top Christian Album:

Lecrae “Anomaly” *WINNER

Casting Crowns “Thrive”

MercyMe “Welcome to the New”

NEEDTOBREATHE “Rivers in the Wasteland”

Chris Tomlin “Love Ran Red”


Top Hot 100 Song:

Iggy Azalea Feat. Charli XCX “Fancy”

John Legend “All of Me” *WINNER

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” *WINNER

Pharrell Williams “Happy”

Top Radio Song:

John Legend “All of Me” *WINNER

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” *WINNER

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” *WINNER

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” *WINNER

Top Rap Song:

Iggy Azalea Feat. Charli XCX “Fancy” *WINNER

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” *WINNER

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” *WINNER

Paramore “Ain’t It Fun”

Top Latin Song:

J Balvin Featuring Farruko “6 AM”

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

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” *WINNER

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” *WINNER


Billboard Chart Achievement Award presented by Samsung:

Iggy Azalea

Taylor Swift *WINNER

Meghan Trainor

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