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Taylor Swift, Sam Smith lead Billboard Music Awards nominees

Tuesday, April 07, 2015 - 00:59

Taylor Swift and Sam Smith lead the nominees for the 2015 Billboard Awards with four nominations each. Bob Mezan reports.

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Taylor Swift earned four nominations for the 2015 Billboard Awards, including nods for top artist, best album for her "1989," and best female artist. Swift will go head to head with British soul singer Sam Smith, who was also nominated in four categories - among them top artist, best male artist, and best album for his "In the Lonely Hour." Also competing in the top category, best artist, are Katy Perry, who also got a best female nod; the same goes for pop star Ariana Grande; and rounding out the best artist category, British band One Direction. The awards will be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 17.

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Taylor Swift, Sam Smith lead Billboard Music Awards nominees

Tuesday, April 07, 2015 - 00:59