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The 2015 Billboard Music Awards took place tonight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Taylor Swift led the pack with 14 award nominations and eight wins while Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, and Meaghan Trainor followed as the runner-ups.

As always, the ceremony brought out some of the biggest names in the music industry and Ludacris hosted the event alongside Chrissy Teigen. (Luda handled the hosting duties last year as well.) Kanye West closed out the night with a heavily censored performance while Nicki Minaj, Chris BrownJohn Legend, and more were counted among the performers earlier in the ceremony.

Check out a full list of the winners below.

Nominees & Winners

TOP RAP ARTIST

Iggy Azalea – WINNER

J. Cole

Drake

Nicki Minaj

Rae Sremmurd

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 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

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

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” – WINNER

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” – 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 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” – WINNER

TOP RAP SONG

Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, “Fancy” – WINNER

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”

TOP COUNTRY SONG

Jason Aldean, “Burnin’ It Down” – WINNER

Luke Bryan, “Play It Again”

Sam Hunt, “Leave the Night On”

Florida Georgia Line feat. 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 feat. Farruko, “6 AM”

Enrique Iglesias feat. Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona, “Bailando” – WINNER

Romeo Santos, “Eres Mía”

Romeo Santos feat. Drake, “Odio”

Romeo Santos, “Propuesta Indecente”

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC SONG

Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne, “Rather Be”

Disclosure feat. Sam Smith, “Latch”

DJ Snake & Lil Jon, “Turn Down For What” – WINNER

Ariana Grande feat. 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

BILLBOARD CHART ACHIEVEMENT AWARD PRESENTED BY SAMSUNG GALAXY (FAN-VOTED)

Iggy Azalea

Taylor Swift – WINNER

Meghan Trainor

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