Billboard Music Awards 2015 Unveil Nominations List (Drake & Iggy Azalea Included)

Published: Tuesday 7th Apr 2015 by David

The Billboard Music Awards nominations have been released today, revealing which acts have seen their work recognised by the forces behind the ceremony.

This year will see Ludacris host the ceremony alongside the supermodel Chrissy Teigen on Sunday, May 17, from 8-11 pm ET on ABC.

So, why Drake & Iggy Azalea have good reason to rejoice today?

Peep the nominations below…

Ariana Grande
One Direction
Katy Perry
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift

Pharrell Williams
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Justin Timberlake

Iggy Azalea
Ariana Grande
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

Maroon 5, V
Pentatonix, That’s Christmas to Me
Ed Sheeran, x
Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour
Taylor Swift, 1989

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”


Keep it locked on TGJ for more of this year’s nominations!

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  1. #TeamTinashe Stan April 7, 2015

    Damn so many whote people ruling. Proof, we need balance y’all. Congrats to the black people nominated(Drake, Legend, and dont mention the other one)

    • Tyler Makiveli April 7, 2015

      Agreed! But thats none of my business…

    • Mark111 April 7, 2015

      And they’re mixed or light skin. Lol. But it’s BBA, no one really cares.

  2. Really April 7, 2015

    Rihanna not in the top female artist?? WOW guess that popularity wearing off lol she will have another media controversy soon

    • Teacher( AOTY My Ass) April 7, 2015

      B**** she didn’t release music in 2014…but I know someone who did that’s rightfully missing!

      • Marley April 7, 2015

        The way your faves flop era is going she will paid dust next year as well.

    • Teacher( AOTY My Ass) April 7, 2015

      @marley we’ll dry c***!

  3. Molly April 7, 2015

    Yay Iggy!!

  4. LB April 7, 2015

    Mzz Swift is sweeping these categories clean. Igor deserves a Billboard award though.

  5. BeyIsKing April 7, 2015

    Music Award shows are such a bore now. Think back, when was the last time you sat down watched an award show and actually enjoyed it?

    • Tyler Makiveli April 7, 2015

      Yeah, because everythings contrived.

  6. Jencarlos Canela/ Marlene favela April 7, 2015

    Iggy is not winning a single thing!!! quote me!! remember VMA EMA kca iheart?

    • King of hearts April 7, 2015

      She’s nominated tho…she’s being recognized …what u nominated for sis ?

    • Beezy April 7, 2015

      BBMA is not fan voted, Stupid!
      Anyway Keep Killing the Trolls Iggy!. Her & Britney will Steal the Show anyway… Rumor has it they will do “PRETTY Girls” @ BBMAs.

  7. Molly April 7, 2015

    Iggy still got yall bothered?

  8. RihYonce April 7, 2015

    Whack ! Lol

  9. RihYonce April 7, 2015

    All award shows will be ASS this year lol

  10. Kitty Puurrzz April 7, 2015

    No matter how much you hate Iggy you can’t say she doesn’t deserve a billboard award. That girls name was ALL OVER billboard in 2014

  11. Antonio April 7, 2015

    Doesn’t the BBMAs eligibility period run from Feb/March of the previous yr to Feb/March of the current yr?! Anyway, these nominees seem right to me, the biggest selling albums and singles are who almost always win at the BBMAs, most of Bey’s album sales were in December 2013 and Jan/Feb of 2014 so why would she be nominated in any album category and Partition and 7/11 were not huge hits to garner any song nominations so save it

    • Pat April 7, 2015

      Stop trying to make excuses!

  12. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy April 7, 2015

    Where is the queen of all music? What happened? First, she lost AOTY to Beck, then she lost to Jermih at the iHeartradio music awards; and now, not even a nomination from billboard? I thought she had such a ground breaking year? Oh the horror; oh the travesty!

    • pat April 7, 2015

      Now you know she doesn’t sell singles n her album sales r big first month only

    • Marley April 7, 2015

      But doesn’t Beyonce have Billboard artist of the millenium award?

      • Tyler Makiveli April 7, 2015

        Didnt they award her with an Artist of the Past Decade award too???

  13. Mark111 April 7, 2015

    I was going to ask where’s Beyonce, but then I noticed this was the billboard music awards. The BEYsics better cling to tours. #888veiwers #AOTYless #NoNumberOneIn7Years

    • metzo April 7, 2015

      Remember 2011 when Bey had the most talked about performance in the history of billboard awards and won the Artist of the Millennium Award?
      #PoorRihanna. She is only as big as her forgettable #1 hits that poor thing. Burning single after single *Beyonce Voice*.

      • ontherun April 7, 2015

        So which o e of rihanna’s r8 singles have hit number 1 so far again?

      • Teacher( AOTY My Ass) April 7, 2015

        Oop! Clock that fraud and her stolen performances! And that tired ass song RTW!

      • How Many Drinks April 7, 2015

        While Rihanna was opening her legs and bandwagoning off Britney Spears and bowing down to the Queen.

    • Tyler Makiveli April 7, 2015

      Idk why you would ask that question in the first place when this isnt even the full list of nominees….

  14. scrappie09 April 7, 2015

    Taylor Swift…….

  15. Juan1n4Mil1i0n April 7, 2015

    These are only five categories. Chrissy Tiegen and Jusse Smollett are revealing the rest of the 43 categories at the press conference later today….

  16. DEL BEY April 7, 2015

    Same generic people, over and over again, diversity my back foot

    • Pretty On Fleek April 7, 2015

      Who do you expect to see? Tamar Braxton? This is the BILLBOARD AWARDS, based on SALES.

  17. ontherun April 7, 2015

    Except for male artist, this lidt reads like a who’s who of mediocre mayonnaise

  18. ontherun April 7, 2015

    Except for male artist, this list reads like a who’s who of mediocre mayonnaise

    • Guess April 7, 2015

      yeah it looks like it’ll be boring. I can’t sit through 2-3 hours of hellmans. I’ll just look at the highlights.

  19. african music lover April 7, 2015

    we all know Taylor is gonna get them awards

  20. Rihboy April 7, 2015

    Where bey tho?

    • How Many Drinks April 7, 2015

      Somewhere polishing her artist of the millenium award that none of these flops will ever have. Including Orville the duck in your avi.

      • Guess April 7, 2015

        They don’t understand what a real prestigious award is. They still think that happy meal icon award toy compares to beyonces several legend awards. That award came from… The vma.. Sorry.. Gram- …… The Ama’s?? Death.

      • How Many Drinks April 7, 2015

        Right? They need to call me when their fave can win a prestigious award already won by real legends not some random made up award for views.

  21. The Beysus Impact April 7, 2015

    @Beyonce_Stats: Beyoncé is nominated for Top R&B Album (BEYONCÉ) and Top R&B Artist at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards <<< Queen!!!!

  22. How Many Drinks April 7, 2015

    The eagerness… The THIRST. Asking weres Beyonce when this isn’t even the full list.

  23. What now April 7, 2015


  24. Guess April 7, 2015

    This show will be trash

  25. kingbeybitch April 7, 2015

    TOP R&B ARTIST AND TOP R&B ALBUM yasss come thru Bey

  26. Special Delivery April 7, 2015

    Shouldn’t the Salvation Army be somewhere re purchasing BBHMM and not worrying about where Beyonce is when Rihannas relevance is fading into oblivion?

  27. kingbeybitch April 7, 2015

    Rihanna no nominated in the streaming category blasphemy

  28. kingbeybitch April 7, 2015

    ITUNES: BBHMM 0.1725 *_______*……

  29. kingbeybitch April 7, 2015

    Why is the Navy even here?Shouldn’t y’all be spreading the word about American Oxygen cause the media ain’t talking about it anymore but you know what they’re still talking about>> Die With You

  30. Iconic Iggy April 7, 2015

    Sorry haters, but the Billboard Music Awards are bases off sales and charts alone. No fan voting, no politics. Iggy will most definitely being taking home a few awards. She’ll probably make history for a female rapper too. Prepare to seethe now.

    • beyflawless April 7, 2015

      Sales …. 11K

      • Baldilocks April 8, 2015

        Is The Pinkprint platinum yet? 2014 Forest Hills Drive is platinum. What happened, hon?

  31. BossB*tchBeyonce April 7, 2015

    I dont think Beyonce is to worried about this lil award seeing as how she is the most awarded artist alive and 3rd most awarded artist overall. #Carryon

  32. Taylor swifts number 1 fan!! April 7, 2015

    Taylor Swift must win top artist, after the past amazing 6 months she’s had!

  33. beyflawless April 7, 2015

    Iggy Azalea will lose ever award that she up against with Taylor swift and Sam smith

  34. rihcon April 8, 2015

    nominations for this show are pointless. the highest sellers almost always win

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