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Top Finalists for 2015 Billboard Music Awards Announced on Good Morning America


Dick Clark ProductionsTaylor Swift, Sam Smith, Maroon 5 and Ed Sheeran are among the finalists for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, airing live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas May 17 on ABC.

The finalists in the top categories were announced Tuesday morning on ABC’s Good Morning America by Ludacris, who’s hosting the awards show, and Pete Wentz, whose band Fall Out Boy is the first artist announced to perform on the telecast.  The band will perform their new single, “Uma Thurman,” along with Wiz Khalifa, with whom they’re touring this summer.

The rest of the finalists will be announced starting at 12 pm ET by the awards show’s co-host, Chrissy Teigen, as well as Empire’s Jussie Smollett, on Twitter at @OfficialBBMAs.

Here are the finalists, as determined by performance on the Billboard music charts:

Top Artist
Ariana Grande
One Direction
Katy Perry
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift

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

Top Male Artist
Pharrell Williams
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Justin Timberlake

Top Female Artist
Iggy Azalea
Ariana Grande
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

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”

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