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If you’re looking for an award show that features truly the best hits of the year, look no further than the Billboard Music Awards. This year's award show was filled with fan favorites including John Legend, Iggy Azalea, Nicki Minaj, and more.

With nearly a dozen performances from the award ceremony including hits from Ed Sheeran and Kanye West, we’ve recapped the five performances that gained the most attention and were perhaps the most entertaining of the night.

(Kanye West did not make the list because 80% was bleeped out.)

“Like I’m Gonna Lose You” By Meghan Trainor & John Legend

This was legendary! Meghan Trainor along with John Legend belted out one of the most powerful performances of the night with the hit “Like I’m Gonna Lose You.” There was definitely some musical chemistry on stage that even Chrissy Teigen couldn’t deny.

“Infinity” By Mariah Carey

It’s been somewhat of a rough year for Mariah Carey. She's received backlash over her voice, which some fans say has been less than impressive over the past few months. So was Mariah able to pull it off at the BBMAs? We think so!

As viewers carefully watched while looking for signs of lip-syncing throughout her performance, it became clear that Carey was carrying her weight behind the microphone and even hit the infamous high note she’s been associated with all these years.

Bravo to Mariah who brought the sparkle back to her performances.

“See You Again” By Charlie Puth featuring Wiz Khalifa

The late Paul Walker had a room full of love for him during the awards on Sunday. Between his former friend and co-star Ludacris hosting the show and the performance dedicated to him, it’s safe to say his memory lives on even more than a year after his tragic death.

“See You Again” is currently topping the charts of hottest hits and Sunday night was no exception. Rapper Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth played an extraordinary show, which had audience members including Meghan Trainor in tears.

“Pretty Girls” By Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea

We all know Britney Spears knows how to rock a Vegas crowd. The pop star's home game advantage definitely was put to good use during her performance with Iggy Azalea for their latest hit, “Pretty Girls.”

The best part of this performance is you want to hang out with Iggy and Britney by the end because they seem so fun and in sync with each other.

We think Britney owned the stage a little more than Iggy did. But to be fair, Britney’s been performing on the Planet Hollywood stage for a year during her residency and Iggy might have felt less at home. No matter what, the song (repetitive lyrics and all) got the crowd moving and was a colorful performance to keep the BBMA energy flowing. 

“The Night Is Still Young” & “Hey Mama” By Nicki Minaj & David Guetta

This performance might have already gotten your attention merely to see if Nicki Minaj was about to have a nip slip. She didn’t though, girl had it together with this outfit!

First, the fan favorite “The Night Is Still Young” was executed by the flawless Minaj in a perfectly choreographed performance before transitioning into her latest hit “Hey Mama,” accompanied by acclaimed D.J. David Guetta. Together, this team makes you want to party and that’s exactly what the audience was doing (Ahem, T. Swift).


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Award season may have ended, but the CMT Awards still have country fans singing praises for their favorite artists. Nominations for the 2015 CMT Music Awards were announced this week for the award ceremony on June 10.

Acclaimed trio, Lady Antebellum, had the honor of naming the nominees of three categories Wednesday morning on the Today Show.

Country’s hunkiest star, Luke Bryan, announced on his social media page the nominations for Best Group Video of the Year which includes A Thousand Horses, Eli Young Band, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, The Band Perry, and Zac Brown Band.


Carrie Underwood also took to Twitter to announce the noms for Breakthrough Video of the Year which includes Chase Rice, Frankie Ballard, Kelsea Ballerini, Maddie and Tae, RaeLynn, and Sam Hunt.



The following nominees will be further narrowed down during the live telecast on June 10 with final voting hosted at CMT.com during the show. Carrie Underwood leads with more than one nominations in the Female Video of the Year category for “Little Toy Guns” and “Something in the Water.” She’s also nominated for Video of the Year for “Something in the Water.”

Florida Georgia Line also holds two nominations in the category Duo Video of the Year for “Dirt” and “Sun Daze.”

And finally, newcomers Maddie and Tae are nominated for Best Duo Video of he Year for “Girl in a Country Song” and for Breakthrough Video of the Year for “Girl in a Country Song.”

Here are the categories of awards and their nominations for the 2015 CMT Music Awards:

Video of the Year
Carrie Underwood, “Something in the Water”
Darius Rucker, “Homegrown Honey”
Dierks Bentley, “Drunk on a Plane”
Florida Georgia Line, “Dirt”
Jason Aldean, “Burnin It Down”
Kenny Chesney, “American Kids”
Lady Antebellum, “Bartender”
Lee Brice, “I Don’t Dance”
Luke Bryan, “Play It Again”
Maddie & Tae, “Girl in a Country Song”
Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood, “Somethin’ Bad”
Sam Hunr, “Leave the Night On”

Male Video of the Year
Dierks Bentley, “Drunk on a Plane”
Eric Church, “Talladega”
Jason Aldean, “Burnin’ It Down”
Keith Urban, “Somewhere in My Car”
Kenny Chesney, “American Kids”
Luke Bryan, “Play It Again”

Female Video of the Year
Carrie Underwood, “Little Toy Guns”
Carrie Underwood, “Something in the Water”
Lee Ann Womack, “The Way I’m Livin”
Miranda Lambert, “Little Red Wagon”
RaeLynn, “God Made Girls”
Reba, “Going Out Like That”

Group Video of the Year
A Thousand Horses, “Smoke”
Eli Young Band, “Dust”
Lady Antebellum, “Bartender”
Little Big Town, “Day Drinking”
The Band Perry, “Chainsaw”
Zac Brown Band, “All Alright”

Duo Video of the Year
Big & Rich, “Look at You”
Brothers Osborne, “Rum”
Florida Georgia Line, “Dirt”
Florida Georgia Line, “Sun Daze”
Maddie & Tae, “Girl in a Country Song”
The Swon Brothers, “Later On”

Collaborative Video of the Year
Blake Shelton featuring Ashley Monroe, “Lonely Tonight”
Brantley Gilbert featuring Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett, “Small Town Throwdown”
Jennifer Nettles featuring Brandy Clark, “His Hands”
Kenny Chesney with Grace Potter, “Wild Child”
Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood, "Somethin’ Bad”
Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill, “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s”

Breakthrough Video of the Year
Chase Rice, “Gonna Wanna Tonight”
Frankie Ballard, “Sunshine & Whiskey”
Kelsea Ballerini, “Love Me Like You Mean It”
Maddie & Tae, “Girl in a Country Song”
RaeLynn, “God Made Girls”
Sam Hunt, “Leave the Night On”

To see the full list of nominees and to start voting for the winner you’d like to see, visit http://www.cmt.com/cmt-music-awards/vote/video-of-the-year.html

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The 23rd Annual Billboard Music Awards were held live from the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Ludacris hosted for the second year in a row and this time, the Fast and Furious actor was accompanied by Sports Illustrated model and John Legend’s wife Chrissy Teigen for hosting duties.

Taylor Swift racked up the most wins out of her 14 nominations with Meghan Trainor and One Direction also receiving a generous amount of recognition. Check out the list of winners from the night below!

Winners of the 2015 Billboard Music Awards

Top Duo or Group from Pop, Rock, and Country: One Direction

Top Billboard 200 Album: Taylor Swift, “1989”

Best Rap Song: Iggy Azalea, “Fancy”

Top Male Artist: Sam Smith

Best Radio Record: John Legend, “All of Me”

Top Female Artist: Taylor Swift

Top Touring Artist: One Direction

Top Hot 100 Songs: Megan Trainor, “All About That Bass”

Billboard Chart Achievement: Taylor Swift

Top Country Artist: Florida Georgia Line

Top Artist: Taylor Swift

For the complete list of winners, click here.


The nominees for the Billboard Music Awards have got us jammin'!

Obviously, Taylor Swift and Sam Smith were nominated for basically everything, but the 36 other categories are filled with a ton of fun and talented musicians too! We've created a Spotify playlist of our favorite artists and songs nominated for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards.  

We made a mix of artists' top songs as well as some of their hidden gems. Tragically, you will not find any Taylor Swift songs on this playlist, as she's still harboring some hard feelings for the streaming service. Nonetheless, feel free to subscribe and dance away to these Billboard approved jams!

WF's Billboard Music Award Playlist

  1. #GETITRIGHT - Miley Cyrus
  2. A Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay 
  3. Ain't It Fun - Paramore
  4. Am I Wrong - Nico & Vinz
  5. Bottoms Up - Brantley Gilbert
  6. Come Get It Bae - Pharrell Williams
  7. Crystallize - Lindsey Stirling
  8. Don't Tell 'Em - Jeremiah, YG
  9. Earned It - The Weeknd
  10. Feeling Myself -Nicki Minaj feature Beyonce
  11. Flaws - Bastille
  12. Fourth Of July - Fall Out Boy
  13. Girl Almighty - One Direction
  14. Habits (Stay High) - Tove Lo
  15. The Heart Wants What It Wants - Selena Gomez
  16. Heartbreaker - Justin Bieber
  17. I Don't F*** With You - Big Sean, E-40
  18. International Smile - Katy Perry
  19. Jackie And Wilson - Hozier
  20. Know Yourself - Drake
  21. Latch - Disclosure, Sam Smith
  22. Lay Me Down - Sam Smith, John Legend
  23. Let Me Be Your Lover - Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull
  24. Long Way Down - Tom Odell
  25. Love Is An Open Door - Kristen Bell, Santino Fontanna 
  26. Love Me Harder - Ariana Grande, The Weeknd
  27. Love Never Felt So Good - Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake
  28. Na Na - Trey Songz
  29. Neon Lights - Blake Shelton
  30. No Flex Zone - Rae Sremmurd
  31. No Good For You - Meghan Trainor
  32. No Way No - Magic!
  33. O-o-h Child - The Five Stairsteps
  34. Odio - Romeo Santos, Drake
  35. Outside - Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding
  36. Radioactive - Pentatonix, Lindsey Stirling
  37. Rather Be - Clean Bandit, Jess Glynne
  38. Stay With Me - Meryl Streep 
  39. Stuck On A Feeling - Prince Royce, Snoop Dogg
  40. Sugar - Maroon 5
  41. Summer - Calvin Harris
  42. Talk Dirty - Jason Derulo, 2 Chainz
  43. Team - Lorde
  44. That's My Kind of Night - Luke Bryan
  45. Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
  46. Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson, Brumo Mars
  47. Wake Me Up - Avicii
  48. XO - Beyonce 
  49. You & I (Nobody In The World) - John Legend
  50. You And I - Lady Gaga
  51. You Can't Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones