Iggy Azalea
4.7.2015

Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith Lead Billboard Music Awards Finalists

Iggy Azalea and Sam Smith are among the top finalists for the Billboard Music Awards 2015.

The “Stay With Me” crooner continues his victory lap with 13 nods, only trailing Taylor Swift (14), while Iggy racks up 12 including Top New Artist, Top Female Artist, and Top Rap Artist.

The Aussie rapper will face off with J. Cole, Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Rae Sremmurd in the latter category.

Iggy’s debut The New Classic is also nominated for Top Rap Album against J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive, Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint, and Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2.

Other multiple nominees include John Legend (7), Pharrell Williams (6), Ariana Grande (6), Drake (4), and Nicki Minaj (4).

BBMA host Ludacris and Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz were on hand to make the announcement on “Good Morning America” on Tuesday. Luda’s co-host Chrissy Teigen and “Empire” star Jussie Smollett revealed the remaining finalists during a Twitter Q&A.

The Billboard Music Awards 2015 will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17, at 8 p.m. on ABC.

Billboard Music Awards 2015 Finalists

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

Top Billboard 200 Artist
One Direction
Pentatonix
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist
Iggy Azalea
Ariana Grande
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

Top Digital Songs Artist
Iggy Azalea
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

Top Radio Songs Artist
John Legend
Maroon 5
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift

Top Touring Artist
Lady Gaga
One Direction
Katy Perry
The Rolling Stones
Justin Timberlake

Top Social Artist
Justin Bieber
Miley Cyrus
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Taylor Swift

Top Streaming Artist
Iggy Azalea
Ariana Grande
Nicki Minaj
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

Top R&B Artist
Beyoncé
Chris Brown
John Legend
Trey Songz
Pharrell Williams

Top Rap Artist
Iggy Azalea
J. Cole
Drake
Nicki Minaj
Rae Sremmurd

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

Top Soundtrack
The Fault in Our Stars
Fifty Shades of Grey
Frozen
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

Top Rap Album
J. Cole, 2014 Forest Hills Drive
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 Hot 100 Song
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
John Legend, “All of Me”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”

Top Digital Song
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”
Pharrell Williams, “Happy

Top Radio Song
John Legend, “All of Me”
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”
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”
Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”

Top R&B Song
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne, French Montana, Too $hort & Tyga, “Loyal”
Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz, “Talk Dirty”
Jeremih feat. YG, “Don’t Tell ‘Em”
John Legend, “All of Me”
Pharrell Williams, “Happy”

Top Rap Song
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora, “Black Widow”
Big Sean feat. E-40, “I Don’t F— With You”
Nicki Minaj, “Anaconda”
Bobby Shmurda, “Hot Boy”

Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Samsung Galaxy (Fan-Voted)
Iggy Azalea
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor