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Taylor Swift, Sam Smith lead Billboard Music Awards nominations
Taylor Swift, Sam Smith lead Billboard Music Awards nominations

There are no surprises at the top of this year's Billboard Music Awards nominees. Taylor Swift and Sam Smith lead the charge, each landing nominations for top artist and top Billboard 200 album and Hot 100 song. Swift also pulled down a nod for top female artist, and Smith for the male equivalent for the magazine's revived annual awards show. One Direction, Ariana Grande and Katy Perry are up against Swift and Smith for top artist. Maybe grieving One Directioners will flood the phone lines to petition for a formal Zayn tribute? The only curious entry in the upper ranks of the awards is the pop-a-cappella group Pentatonix, up for Billboard 200 album against more...

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