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Taylor Swift, Sam Smith lead the way at the Billboard Music Awards

Taylor Swift and Sam Smith are the artists to beat at the Billboard Awards. Both have four nominations each – for best song, album, top artist and nods in the best male and best female artist categories.

The nominees were announced on Good Morning America earlier today by Pete Wentz (Fallout Boy) and Ludacris doing the honours, the latter currently on cinema screens in Furious 7.

The awards are in Las Vegas in May and here’s how the nominees in the major categories stack up.

2015 Billboard Music Awards Nominees

Top Artist
Ariana Grande
One Direction
Katy Perry
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift

Top Male Artist
Pharrell Williams
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Justin Timberlake

Top Female Artist
Iggy Azalea
Ariana Grande
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

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 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’

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