The Billboard Music Awards finalists are “based on album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social-media interactions,” and it could be Taylor Swift‘s night as she leads with an impressive 14 nominations, followed by Sam Smith at 13, Iggy Azalea with 12 and Meghan Trainor with nine nominations.
Here’s the full list of 2015 Billboard Music Awards winners:
5 Seconds of Summer
Florida Georgia Line
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
Country Music Television, otherwise known simply as CMT, announced the nominees for the 2015 Country Music Television Awards yesterday, and the lineup features the biggest names in contemporary country music, as well as a few special newcomers. Country sweetheart Carrie Underwood leads the nominations with five nods, including two for Female Video of the Year.
The CMT Awards are essentially country music’s equivalent of the MTV Video Music Awards, as both are held by a channel that specializes (or used to) in airing music videos. The CMTs are one of the biggest awards in the country music industry, along with the CMAs (Country Music Association Awards) and the ACMs (Academy of Country Music Awards). The winners of this award are voted by the fans, so those in love with the genre can get involved. The 2015 CMT Awards will air on the channel on June 10th starting at 8 PM EST.
The 2015 Billboard Music Awards, which will be hosted by Ludacris and Legend’s wife Chrissy Teigen, is scheduled to air live from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena on ABC at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 17.
Meanwhile, check out the complete list of nominees below. Taylor Swift leads with 14 nominations in 13 categories.
TOP NEW ARTIST
5 Seconds of Summer
TOP MALE ARTIST
The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will take place April 7th in Las Vegas and will be broadcast live on CBS.
Entertainer of the YearJason Aldean Luke Bryan
Nominees and winners in key races at the 55th Grammy Awards on Sunday night (winners’ names in bold):
Lonely Boy, The Black Keys
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You), Kelly Clarkson
We Are Young, fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
WINNER: Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye featuring Kimbra
Thinkin Bout You, Frank Ocean
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, Taylor Swift