_83060001_4d8b40b8-c522-4f17-8aeb-316c03666b4fPop star Taylor Swift has swept the board at the Billboard music awards, winning eight of the 14 categories in which she was nominated. Among her prizes were best female artist, best streaming song for Shake It Off and the ceremony’s top honour, artist of the year.

British star Sam Smith won best new artist – and accepted his trophy using flash cards after having vocal surgery.

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea won top rap song for Fancy, her collaboration with Britain’s Charli XCX, while John Legend won Top radio song for All Of Me.

Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bass was named top digital song and top Hot 100 song, recognising its US chart performance.

Coldplay won best rock album for Ghost Stories, while Irish singer Hozier picked up best rock song for Take Me To Church.

Full list of winners

Top artist: Taylor Swift

Top new artist: Sam Smith

Top male artist: Sam Smith

Top female artist: Taylor Swift

Top duo/group: One Direction

Top Billboard 200 artist: Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 artist: Taylor Swift

Top digital songs artist: Taylor Swift

Top radio songs artist: Sam Smith

Top touring artist: One Direction

Top social artist: Justin Bieber

Top streaming artist: Iggy Azalea

Top R&B artist: Pharrell Williams

Top rap artist: Iggy Azalea

Top country artist: Florida Georgia Line

Top rock artist: Hozier

Top Latin artist: Romeo Santos

Top dance/electronic artist: Calvin Harris

Top Christian artist: Hillsong

Top Billboard 200 album: Taylor Swift, 1989

Top soundtrack: Frozen

Top R&B album: Pharrell, GIRL

Top rap album: J Cole, 2014 Forest Hill Drive

Top country album: Jason Aldean, Old Boots, New Dirt

Top rock album: Coldplay, Ghost Stories

Top Latin Album: Enrique Iglesias, Sex and Love

Top dance/electronic album: Lindsey Stirling, Shatter Me

Top Christian album: Lecrae, Anomaly

Top Hot 100 song: Meghan Trainor, All About That Bass

Top digital song: Meghan Trainor, All About That Bass

Top radio song: John Legend, All Of Me

Top streaming song (audio): John Legend, All Of Me

Top streaming song (video): Taylor Swift, Shake It Off

Top R&B song: Pharrell, Happy

Top rap song: Iggy Azalea Feat. Charli XCX, Fancy

Top country song: Jason Aldean, Burnin’ It Down

Top rock song: Hozier, Take Me To Church

Top Latin song: Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer, Bailando

Top dance/electronic song: DJ Snake & Lil Jon, Turn Down For What

Top Christian song: Carrie Underwood, Something In The Water

Billboard chart achievement award: Taylor Swift

For the full article: BBC News



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