Billboard Music Awards Recap: Winning Artists

The Billboard Music Awards was held last night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (NV). The big event was televised on ABC, and it was co-hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen. The night’s biggest nominee, Taylor Swift, won eight of the fourteen awards she was nominated for. The pop star also premiered the music video for “Bad Blood” at the beginning of the Billboard Awards. The highly-anticipated video featured cameos by Kendrick Lamar, Gigi Hadid, Zendaya, Lily Aldridge, and countless other celebrities.

After the video aired, it became one of the trending topics on Twitter last night. Ironically, Swift is currently at the top of the Billboard Social 50 chart, which ranks artists based on social media interactions. Swift earned the award for Top Artist last night at the show, beating out Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, One Direction, and Sam Smith. The rest of Swift’s wins include the Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album for 1989, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, and Top Streaming Song for “Shake It Off.”

The other winners of the night include: Florida Georgia Line- Top Country Artist; One Direction- Top Touring Artist and Top Duo/Group; John Legend- Top Radio Song and Top Streaming Song for “All of Me”; Sam Smith- Top Male Artist , Top New Artist, and Top Radio Songs Artist; Iggy Azalea (featuring Charli XCX)- Top Rap Song for “Fancy,” Top Streaming Artist, and Top Rap Artist; Justin Bieber- Top Social Artist; Pharrell Williams- Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Album for GIRL, and Top R&B Song for “Happy”; Hozier- Top Rock Artist and Top Rock Song for “Take Me to Church”; Romeo Santos- Top Latin Artist; Calvin Harris- Top Dance/Electronic Artist; Hillsong United- Top Christian Artist;Frozen– Top Soundtrack

J. Cole- Top Rap Album for 2014 Forest Hills Drive; Jason Aldean- Top Country Album for Old Boots, New Dirt and Top Country Song for “Burnin’ It Down”; Coldplay- Top Rock Album for Ghost Stories; Enrique Iglesias- Top Latin Album for Sex and Love and Top Latin Song for “Bailando” featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona; Lindsey Stirling- Top Dance/Electronic Album for Shatter Me; Lecrae- Top Christian Album for Anomaly; Meghan Trainor- Top Hot Song and Top Digital Song for “All About That Bass”; DJ Snake & Lil Jon- Top Dance/Electronic Song for “Turn Down For What”; and finally Carrie Underwood- Top Christian Song for “Something in the Water.”

FDRMX Eyes: Cheek Mountain Thief is an indie rock band from Iceland. Their music video “Cheek Mountain” uses a combination of live shots and animation to create a surreal visual experience. Check the video out here:

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