Billboard Music Awards 2015 Recap: Taylor Swift, Sam Smith & One Direction …
May 18, 2015 - one direction
Taking home 8 awards — including tip artist, tip Billboard 200 artist, tip Hot 100 artist and tip streaming strain — Swift took home a many trophies, followed by Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea and Pharrell, who any won 3 awards, as good as One Direction, Hozier, Jason Aldean, Enrique Iglesias and John Legend, any of whom won two. The awards were hosted by Chrissy Teigen and Ludacris, constructed by dick clark productions and aired live on ABC from a MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.
Swift was also clearly a night’s many renouned attendee. Flying in that day from her hermit Austin’s college graduation during Notre Dame, Swift was accompanied by a infancy of her “Bad Blood” co-stars around a night and flanked in her assembly chair by reputed beloved Calvin Harris, with whom she common several touching embraces around a night.
During her acceptance debate for tip womanlike artist, Swift thanked “all a girls we speak to on a Internet and we speak about your feelings and we learn me your teen slang.” And later, on receiving a fan-voted draft feat award, she added, “Honestly, a fans — I’m spooky with you. You guys are a reason this year has happened a approach that it’s happened.”
Two-time winners One Direction (top duo/group, tip furloughed artist) were equally intense in a span of speeches, cheering out their clinging Directioners as good as “our hermit Zayn Malik,” as a band’s Liam Payne pronounced during 1D’s acceptance of tip duo/group.
And Smith, whose new vocal hemorrhage led him to lift out of a ceremony, mutely supposed his endowment for tip masculine artist around video with really British, Love Actually-esque evidence cards. “First, appreciate we Billboard for this implausible honour,” Smith wrote. “Secondly, appreciate we to my extraordinary fans. It’s time like this that we comprehend how propitious we am to have we in my life. Can’t wait to get this medicine out of a approach so we can sing my donkey off for we again. And lastly, saying as we guys are in Vegas. Taylor…put a 100 on black for me. Nicki…Oh…My…God..Look during her bum. Ed [Sheeran]…I’ve orderly a special dance for we at…Chippendale’s.”
Equally noted performances were in full outcome too. An octave-leaping “Vision of Love/Infinity” miscellany from Mariah Carey, a TV entrance of Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea’s “Pretty Girls,” a new singular from Kelly Clarkson and an exclusive duet of Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush” with special guest Faith Hill brought vital diva heat. Tori Kelly played rising singular “Nobody Love” as Kia’s One to Watch artist, while Meghan Trainor’s lovable duet with John Legend on Title cut “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” drew regard and a slight poke from Legend’s wife, BBMA co-host Teigen. “Whoa, we guys had a small chemistry adult there. Not bad, right? Little jealous,” pronounced Teigen, whose hubby after positive her, “I like bass and treble, baby.”
Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa’s special team-up on “Uma Thurman,” a reunited Van Halen, a blues-y Hozier, a relocating Ben E. King reverence from Imagine Dragons and a stadium-sized, hologram-enhanced opening by Ed Sheeran repped for rock. Molly Ringwald introduced Simple Minds for a 30th anniversary reverence to The Breakfast Club, though not before promulgation out a discerning defence to Swift: “I wanna be in your bar Taylor, please!” As a camera cut to Ringwald clearly swapping numbers with Swift (on unite Samsung’s phones, no less) after “Don’t You Forget About Me”’s final “hey hey hey HEY!,” it looked like a artist before famous as Claire Standish fast got her wish.
For hip-hop heads, Khalifa, Charlie Puth and Lindsey Stirling formed a BBMA supergroup on Hot 100 topper “See You Again,” while Pitbull and Chris Brown brought Miami feverishness to “Fun” and Nicki Minaj teased new singular “The Night Is Still Young” before bringing out David Guetta for their latest strike “Hey Mama.” For RB enthusiasts, a laser-lit Nick Jonas slayed “Jealous,” while “Empire” star Jussie Smollett and Estelle teamed adult for standout ballad “Conqueror,” while a show’s Bryshere “Yazz” Gray assimilated them for his fan favorite “You’re So Beautiful.”
Kanye West rubbed culmination duties, with an bomb – literally – take on stream singular “All Day” that was mostly some-more bleeped and vaporous by pyro abandon and fume than it was intelligible. But he resolved with a feat path opening of 2013’s “Black Skinhead,” that gave additional importance to a lines “I ain’t finished/ I’m devoted/ And we know it/ And we know it!” in light of his approaching (and recently re-titled) album Swish.