Taylor Swift Wins Big at Billboard Music Awards 2015: The Complete Winners List

“Shake It Off” singer takes home Top Artist plus seven other trophies, while Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea and Pharrell Williams each win three

Last Updated: May 18, 2015 @ 2:12 PM

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 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 *WINNER

Top New Artist:
5 Seconds of Summer
Iggy Azalea
Hozier
Sam Smith *WINNER
Meghan Trainor

Top Male Artist:
Drake
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
MAGIC!
Maroon 5
One Direction *WINNER

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
One Direction
Pentatonix
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:
Beyoncé
Chris Brown
John Legend
Trey Songz
Pharrell Williams *WINNER

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

Top Country Artist:
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line *WINNER
Brantley Gilbert
Blake Shelton

Top Rock Artist:
Bastille
Coldplay
Fall Out Boy
Hozier *WINNER
Lorde

Top Latin Artist
J Balvin
Juan Gabriel
Enrique Iglesias
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos *WINNER

Top Dance/Electronic Artist
Avicii
Clean Bandit
Disclosure
Calvin Harris *WINNER
Lindsey Stirling

Top Christian Artist
Casting Crowns
Hillsong United *WINNER
Lecrae
MercyMe
Newsboys

ALBUM AWARDS

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”

SONG AWARDS

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

FAN VOTED AWARD

Billboard Chart Achievement Award presented by Samsung:
Iggy Azalea
Taylor Swift *WINNER
Meghan Trainor