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2015 Billboard Music Awards are coming

Posted by elegant On April - 24 - 2015

The 2015 Billboard Music Awards will be held in next month on May 17th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The Billboard, a publication and music chart is holding the event and honor musicians and the music industry leaders. Started in 1989 it has been held in December each year until 2007. After a brief hiatus, the show reappeared again in 2011 and has been held in May of each year.

2015 show will be hosted by Ludacris and first time co-host Chrissy Teigen and will be telecast on ABC. Fox telecasted the event until 2011 and dropped out due to various conflicts. Artists are selected based on year-end chart performance based on Nielson data including sales, number of downloads, and total airplay. Some of the award categories include Top Male and Female Artist, Top Album, Top Male Singer and Top Female Singer. Taylor Swift leads the list of finalists with 14 nominations and other nominees include Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Meghan Trainor and many others. Finalists were announced on April 7, 2015. The show will feature many artists during the telecast.

Janet Jackson leads the pack with most winnings at 33 awards during the entire history of the show.

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