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May 18, 2015

Billboard Music Awards 2015 in pictures

Billboard Music Awards 2015 in pictures

Pop star Taylor Swift and British soul singer Sam Smith, who were among the top-selling musical acts in the United States last year, led the nominations for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards finalists on Tuesday. Swift, 25, picked up 14 nominations while Smith, 22, got 13, including nods for top artist.

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Actress Danica McKellar arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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David Lee Roth arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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Little Big Town arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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The Pentatonix arrive at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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Rap artist and actor Ludacris arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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Television personality Kylie Jenner arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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Entertainer Wayne Newton arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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Ed Sheeran arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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Television personality Kylie Jenner arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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Kendell Jenner arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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Wiz Khalifa arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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Singer Idina Menzel arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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Meghan Trainor arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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Rap artist Iggy Azalea arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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Magic! arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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Britney Spears and Charlie Ebersol arrive at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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Model Chrissy Teigen arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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Zendaya, Hailee Steinfeld, Taylor Swift, Lily Aldridge and Martha Hunt arrive at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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Dencia arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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David Lee Roth of Van Halen performs "Panama" at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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David Lee Roth of Van Halen performs "Panama" at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Wolfgang Van Halen performs "Panama" with his father Eddie at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Rita Ora arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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Taylor Swift accepts the award for Top Billboard 200 Album for "1989" at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Fall Out Boy perform "Uma Thurman" at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Trainor performs "Like I'm Gonna Lose You" with Legend at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Taraji P. Henson introduces a performance by her fellow "Empire" cast members Jessie Smollet and Yazz at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Wiz Khalifa performs "See You Again" as a tribute to actor Paul Walker at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Mariah Carey performs a medley of songs at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Iggy Azalea accepts the award for top rap song for "Fancy" with Charlie XCX at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Nick Jonas performs "Jealous" at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Estelle and Jussie Smollett perform "Conqueror" at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Yazz performs "You're So Beautiful" at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Hill and Fairchild of Little Big Town perform "Girl Crush" at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Taylor Swift introduces a performance during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Jennifer Lopez takes the stage at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Chris Brown performs with Pitbull at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Ed Sheeran performs "Bloodsteam" at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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50 Cent and Rita Ora present the Top Hot 100 Song award during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Hozier poses with his awards at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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Nicki Minaj performs "The Night is Still Young" at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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One Direction poses with their awards during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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Nicki Minaj performs "The Night is Still Young" at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Tyrese Gibson poses backstage during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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Nicki Minaj performs "The Night is Still Young" at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Calvin Harris poses with his award during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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Kerr of Simple Minds performs "Dont You Forget About Me" at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Tori Kelly performs "Nobody Love" at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Tori Kelly performs "Nobody Love" at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Taylor Swift accepts the award for Top Artist during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Imagine Dragons perform "Stand By Me" at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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John Legend poses backstage with his awards during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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Kanye West performs during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Meghan Trainor poses backstage with her awards during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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Kanye West performs during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Singer David Guetta poses backstage at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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Ludacris poses backstage during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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Singer Chris Brown performs "Fun" on stage at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Florida Georgia Line poses backstage with their award during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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Taylor Swift poses with her awards during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas L.E. BASKOW/REUTERS

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