dick clark productions and Billboard announced today that Hozier, Nick Jonas, and Sam Smith will all perform on the “2015 Billboard Music Awards.”
They join previously announced musical performers Fall Out Boy featuring Wiz Khalifa, along with event hosts Chrissy Teigen and Ludacris. The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17, on ABC from 8:00 PM–11:00 PM ET.
- Hozier’s smash single “Take Me To Church” hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent 23 weeks at No. 1 on Hot Rock Songs.
- Nick Jonas came into his own in 2014 with his successful self-titled album. The set debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and spawned his first Billboard Hot 100 top 10 with “Jealous” and top 20 follow-up “Chains.”
- Sam Smith’s debut studio album In the Lonely Hour reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and has spun off three Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hits: “Stay With Me,” “I’m Not the Only One” and “Lay Me Down.”
Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 10, 2014 through March 8, 2015. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of a musician’s success.