Billboard Music Awards 2015
Having ranked the most popular albums and songs across multiple genres since 1936, Billboard magazine started handing out awards more than 25 years ago to honor the acts with the most sales, airplay and (most recently) streaming in the US. Scroll down to check out this year's notable featured artists and download a selection of nominated albums in studio quality.
Although not a nominee this year, Mariah Carey is without a doubt Billboard Music Awards royalty, having earned more than 30 gongs throughout her 25-year-old career. Her 1995 song "One Sweet Day" featuring Boyz II Men remains the longest-running No1 single in the history of the Hot 100 (16 weeks) and only seven other tracks have come close by ruling the chart for... just 14 weeks, the most recent being Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk" featuring Bruno Mars.
UPDATE: The R&B diva just released a new retrospective which includes her 18 No1 hits, featuring "Vision Of Love", "Honey", "We Belong Together" and brand new track "Infinity".
Taylor Swift has been breaking chart records with every single one of her LPs, but her latest album 1989 not only moved more than 1.2 million copies during its first week of release, but also became the best-selling album of 2014. Having spawned two Number One singles which topped multiple Billboard charts ("Shake It Off" and "Blank Space"), it's no surprise Tay Tay received 14 nominations this year - more than any other act.
After two American Music Awards, four Grammy nominations and passing Lil' Kim as the female rapper with the longest-leading Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fancy" featuring Charli XCX, Iggy Azalea - up for 12 Billboard Music Awards- should feel quite optimistic on the big night.
UPDATE: One the highlights of this year's ceremony was the live performance of Iggy Azalea's new duet with Britney Spears, "Pretty Girls". You can preview and download the brand new track in studio quality here.