Taylor Swift wins 8 at Billboard Awards; Kanye gets booed

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Taylor Swift dominated the Billboard Music Awards with eight wins, including top artist, while Kanye West was booed during his performance that closed the three-hour event.

Swift also won top Billboard 200 album and top female artist Sunday night.

The Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift Wins Top Artist

"Oh, this is such a good night!" she said after winning the top prize, besting One Direction, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran. "Early this morning I watched my brother Austin graduate from Notre Dame ... (and) to anyone who's graduating this year ... this is for you."

"This is kind of a graduation for us," Swift said to the audience of top musicians.

West, however, was booed during his smoky performance of "All Day."

"And now a doctor," Kylie Jenner said while introducing the rapper, who earned an honorary doctorate from the Art Institute of Chicago.

Swift kissed her rumored boyfriend Calvin Harris on the cheek and gave him a hug at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Swift, who sat next to the DJ-producer-singer, kicked off the awards by debuting her action-filled music video for "Bad Blood," which stars Selena Gomez and Lena Dunham and showcases Swift as a fighting vixen.

The video opened with Swift and Gomez fighting men in an office and then fighting each other. It ended with Swift's and Gomez's armies going head to head. Other stars in the clip included Mariska Hargitay, Ellen Pompeo, Jessica Alba and Ellie Goulding, and Hayley Williams of Paramore.

Swift swapped her first two verses with new ones from rapper Kendrick Lamar for "Bad Blood," a song rumored to be about Swift's friendship with Katy Perry.

"I am so excited I got to show the world," Swift told the audience.

One Direction, which recently downsized to four members, won the night's first award for top duo/group.

"There is one more person to share this with, and that's our brother Zayn," Liam Payne said of Zayn Malik, who left the group.

The boy band also won top touring artist.

Iggy Azalea won top rap song for "Fancy" as her NBA player boyfriend, Nick Young, watched her with emotion. Azalea also won top streaming artist and rap artist.

Van Halen was the night's first performance and rocked the crowd with its 1984 hit "Panama." Mariah Carey sang her first hit, "Vision of Love," which was pitchy. She followed it with new single, "Infinity," where she also struggled. She ended with a strong high note, though.

Britney Spears was energetic when she performed her new single, "Pretty Girls," in a sheer black cat suit alongside Azalea. Swift and Zendaya sang along as Nicki Minaj mainly danced, barely singing or rapping live and relying on a backing track during "Hey Mama" and "The Night Is Still Young."

Meghan Trainor performed a duet with John Legend and won hot 100 song for "All About That Bass." She was teary and shaky onstage, as was her friend and collaborator Charlie Puth, who performed "See You Again" with Wiz Khalifa earlier in the show.

Other performers included Pitbull with Chris Brown and Little Big Town with Faith Hill.

Hosts Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen offered some jokes Sunday night: The rapper described why he's a good host, namechecking his music and acting credits. Teigen, a model, replied, "And I bang a musician" as her husband, John Legend, stood up.

Legend later won top radio song for his No. 1 hit, "All of Me."

"I have to thank, of course, my beautiful co-host, my lovely wife, Chrissy Teigen," he said. "I am so proud that we won this award together tonight."

Ludacris offered some words about the late B.B. King and his renowned career while the camera panned to a guitar on an empty stage.

Swift was the lead nominee with 14 nominations. Smith, who recently had vocal surgery, didn't attend the show. He won top male artist and wrote his thank you speech on cue cards, which aired via video.

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Nobody can upstage J.Lo! The stunning singer, who recently signed a deal for a Las Vegas residency, showed she'll be the reigning queen of Sin City in a revealing sheer dress with silver sparkles coving up her lady parts. She polished off the look with tousled tresses and smoky eyes.  (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

White hot! Taylor Swift showed off her fit physique in a daring jumpsuit, which featured major cutouts and a halter neckline. She finished off her sultry style with smoky eyes, sleek locks, and a black clutch. The "1989" singer is definitely taking more chances with her fashion -- and we love it. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Mariah Carey definitely isn't slowing down her fashion game. The 45-year-old singer turned up the heat with a black dress with sheer panels, a super-high hemline, a long train, and of course, a plunging neckline. The best part of Mimi's look though? The sunglasses she has in her hand. Typical, Mariah. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Daddy had a date! Chris Brown looked dapper in a blazer and loafers, but he was totally outdone by his daughter, Royalty, who hit the red carpet in a tulle skirt and Timberlands. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Kendall Jenner opted for a demure and fashion-forward ensemble with an oversized blazer and skinny jeans. It's a refreshing look for Jenner, who typically gravitates toward more daring getups.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/BMA2015/Getty Images for dcp)

 Meghan Trainor brought the sparkle to the BBMAs in a sequined, hunter green dress with a bold side-slit. 

 (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Way to keep it classy, Britney! Britney Spears looked lovely in a simple gold dress, which she paired with sleek locks. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Whoa! "Empire's" queen bee Taraji P. Henson turned heads in barely-there dress, which featured a plunging neckline, and revealing cutouts. The sexy gown showed off her fit figure -- but it may have been a little too close to showing off her derriere.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Stunning couple alert! Chrissy Teigen, who is co-hosting tonight's awards with Ludacris, cozied up to her hubby and nominee John Legend. The power couple looked fabulous as usual, but Teigen out-shined her man in a metallic jumpsuit with a daring neckline. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BMA2015/WireImage)
Iggy Azalea definitely took a fashion risk with her powder blue crop top and skirt combo, which had a sheer side panel. Unfortunately, we're a little underwhelmed by the look. We do, however, like the "Booty" singer's dip-dyed pink tresses, which matched her footwear. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Ed Sheeran opted for his normal look -- white shirt, black tie, black pants, and kicks, for his evening out. (Photo by Larry Busacca/BMA2015/Getty Images for dcp)
Kylie Jenner showed off her famous fashion sense in a futuristic striped dress with lace-up booties. She finished off the look with a bold gold belt. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
We're normally impressed with Hailee Steinfeld's fashion sense, but this ill-fitting frock and sock look is not one of our favorites. What do you think? (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Zendaya took her fashion game to a new level with a wild, printed pant and crop-top combo, which she paired with an oversized blazer. The fun look, which showed off her tight abs, also displayed her fun and funky fashion sense. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
"Jealous" singer Nick Jonas opted for a pop of color and hit the red carpet in an eggplant-colored suit. Jonas cuddled up to his gorgeous girlfriend, Olivia Culpo, who looked stunning a tiny, black jumpsuit. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Lookin' good! DJ Calvin Harris showed off his style sense in a slim-fit navy suit. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Molly Ringwald looked lovely in  black jumpsuit with a sexy neckline. She topped off the sexy yet classy style with a gold clutch and a pop of color on her lips. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Little Big Town singer Karen Fairchild showed off her wild side in a black leather dress and over-the-knee heels. We can't say we're in love with the daring style. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Ludacris, who is set to host the award show, looked dapper in a tuxedo with a red pocket square. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Is David Lee Roth a new brand ambassador for Under Armour? The Van Halen hunk hit the red carpet in a bizarre plaid suit paired with a fitness top, sunglasses, a newsboy hat, and athletic shoes. We're officially confused. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Rapper Wiz Khalifa went for a classy look with a metallic, striped suit and extremely white tennis shoes. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: (L-R) Musicians Philip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, and Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town attend the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Fifth Harmony's leading ladies -- Lauren Jauregui, Ally Brooke, Normani Hamilton, Dinah-Jane Hansen and Camila Cabello -- hit the red carpet in some fairly interesting white, gold and and black frocks. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BMA2015/WireImage)

Mermaid maven! Actress Jennette McCurdy went for a sea-inspired look with a strapless dress that "The Little Mermaid" would have been impressed by. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Singer-songwriter Bonnie McKee showed off her taut tummy in a copy top and parachute pant combo (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
E! personality Giuliana Rancic put her best foot forward in a LBD that featured a thigh-high slit and several sparkly cutouts. She polished off the look with sleek tresses. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
"Empire" star Bryshere Y. Gray looked slick in a snakeskin print gray suit. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Hot alert! Former "Wonder Years" star Danica McKellar showed off her incredible physique in a slinky, sparkly dress with a low back and a thigh-high slit. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Simplicity was key for Charli XCX! The singer rocked a simple LBD, which she polished off with red lipstick and red nail polish.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
"Take Me to Church" singer Hozier looked rocker chic in a black suit and a simple navy button down. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: Actor Casper Smart attends the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev didn't exactly wow us with her futuristic nude and yellow dress and sky-high platform shows. Her frock seemed to overpower her tiny figure. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Broadway babe and "Frozen" star Idina Menzel went for a basic LBD and huge platform heels for her night out at the award show. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Singer Tori Kelly hit the perfect balance between flirty, fun and sexy at the BBMAs in a fringed white frock. She amped up the fun style with big hair and metallic accents. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town packed a punch with a bright blue gown and pink accessories. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Musicians Patrick Stump, Joe Trohman, Pete Wentz and Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy were some of the best-dressed gents at the awards show in a series of tuxes and skinny ties. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/BMA2015/FilmMagic)
Las Vegas icon Wayne Newton doesn't seem to have aged a day and hit the red carpet in his signature leather shirt. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Olivia Culpo looked equal parts sweet and sexy in a sparkly, black jumpsuit. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BMA2015/WireImage)
Model Martha Hunt added a punch of color to the event in a fuchsia frock. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BMA2015/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: Recording artist John Legend (L) and singer/songwriter Meghan Trainor perform during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: Recording artist John Legend (L) and singer/songwriter Meghan Trainor perform during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Complete List of Winners

TOP DUO/GROUP

One Direction - WINNER
5 Seconds of Summer
Florida Georgia Line
MAGIC!
Maroon 5

TOP BILLBOARD 200 ALBUM

Taylor Swift, 1989 - WINNER
Maroon 5, V
Pentatonix, That's Christmas to Me
Ed Sheeran, X
Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour

TOP ARTIST

Ariana Grande
One Direction
Katy Perry
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift - WINNER

TOP NEW ARTIST
5 Seconds of Summer
Iggy Azalea
Hozier
Sam Smith - WINNER
Meghan Trainor

TOP MALE ARTIST
Drake
Pharrell Williams
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith -WINNER​
Justin Timberlake

TOP FEMALE ARTIST
Iggy Azalea
Ariana Grande
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift- WINNER
Meghan Trainor

TOP BILLBOARD 200 ARTIST
One Direction
Pentatonix
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift - WINNER

TOP HOT 100 ARTIST
Iggy Azalea
Ariana Grande
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift - WINNER​
Meghan Trainor

TOP DIGITAL SONGS ARTIST
Iggy Azalea
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift - WINNER
Meghan Trainor

TOP RADIO SONGS ARTIST
John Legend
Maroon 5
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith - WINNER
Taylor Swift

TOP TOURING ARTIST
Lady Gaga
One Direction - WINNER
Katy Perry
The Rolling Stones
Justin Timberlake

TOP SOCIAL ARTIST
Justin Bieber - WINNER
Miley Cyrus
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Taylor Swift

TOP STREAMING ARTIST
Iggy Azalea - WINNER
Ariana Grande
Nicki Minaj
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

TOP R&B ARTIST
Beyoncé
Chris Brown
John Legend
Trey Songz
Pharrell Williams - WINNER

TOP RAP ARTIST
Iggy Azalea - WINNER
J. Cole
Drake
Nicki Minaj
Rae Sremmurd

TOP COUNTRY ARTIST
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line - WINNER
Brantley Gilbert
Blake Shelton

TOP ROCK ARTIST
Bastille
Coldplay
Fall Out Boy
Hozier- WINNER
Lorde

TOP LATIN ARTIST
J Balvin
Juan Gabriel
Enrique Iglesias
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos- WINNER

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC ARTIST
Avicii
Clean Bandit
Disclosure
Calvin Harris - WINNER
Lindsey Stirling

TOP CHRISTIAN ARTIST
Casting Crowns
Hillsong United- WINNER
Lecrae
MercyMe
Newsboys

TOP SOUNDTRACK
The Fault in Our Stars
Fifty Shades of Grey
Frozen- WINNER
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix: Vol. 1
Into the Woods

TOP R&B ALBUM
Beyoncé, Beyoncé
Chris Brown, X
Michael Jackson, Xscape
John Legend, Love in the Future
Pharrell Williams, G I R L- WINNER

TOP RAP ALBUM
J. Cole, 2014 Forest Hills Drive- WINNER
Drake, If You're Reading This It's Too Late
Nicki Minaj, The Pinkprint
Iggy Azalea, The New Classic
Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP 2

TOP COUNTRY ALBUM
Jason Aldean, Old Boots, New Dirt- WINNER
Garth Brooks, Man Against Machine
Luke Bryan, Crash My Party
Brantley Gilbert, Just As I Am
Miranda Lambert, Platinum

TOP ROCK ALBUM
AC/DC, Rock or Bust
The Black Keys, Turn Blue
Coldplay, Ghost Stories- WINNER
Hozier, Hozier
Lorde, Pure Heroine

TOP LATIN ALBUM
Juan Gabriel, Los Dúo
Enrique Iglesias, Sex and Love- WINNER
Romeo Santos, Formula: Vol. 2
Santana, Corazon
Marc Anthony, 3.0

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM
Avicii, True
Disclosure, Settle
Calvin Harris, Motion
Skrillex, Recess
Lindsey Stirling, Shatter Me- WINNER

TOP CHRISTIAN ALBUM
Lecrae, Anomaly - WINNER
Casting Crowns, Thrive
MercyMe, Welcome to the New
NEEDTOBREATHE, Rivers in the Wasteland
Chris Tomlin, Love Ran Red

TOP HOT 100 SONG
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, "Fancy"
John Legend, "All of Me"
Sam Smith, "Stay With Me"
Taylor Swift, "Shake It Off"
Meghan Trainor, "All About That Bass" - WINNER

TOP DIGITAL SONG
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk!"
Sam Smith, "Stay With Me"
Taylor Swift, "Shake It Off"
Meghan Trainor, "All About That Bass"- WINNER
Pharrell Williams, "Happy

TOP RADIO SONG
John Legend, "All of Me" - WINNER​
MAGIC!, "Rude"
Nico & Vinz, "Am I Wrong"
Sam Smith, "Stay With Me"
Pharrell Williams, "Happy

TOP STREAMING SONG (AUDIO)
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, "Fancy"
Hozier, "Take Me to Church"
John Legend, "All of Me"- WINNER
Sam Smith, "Stay With Me"
Tove Lo, "Habits (Stay High)"

TOP STREAMING SONG (VIDEO)
Idina Menzel, "Let It Go"
Bobby Shmurda, "Hot Boy"
Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"
Taylor Swift, "Shake It Off"- WINNER
Meghan Trainor, "All About That Bass"

TOP R&B SONG
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne, French Montana, Too $hort & Tyga, "Loyal"
Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz, "Talk Dirty"
Jeremih feat. YG, "Don't Tell 'Em"
John Legend, "All of Me"
Pharrell Williams, "Happy"- WINNER

TOP RAP SONG
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, "Fancy" - WINNER
Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora, "Black Widow"
Big Sean feat. E-40, "I Don't F--- With You"
Nicki Minaj, "Anaconda"
Bobby Shmurda, "Hot Boy"

TOP COUNTRY SONG
Jason Aldean, "Burnin' It Down"- WINNER
Luke Bryan, "Play It Again"
Sam Hunt, "Leave the Night On"
Florida Georgia Line feat. Luke Bryan, "This Is How We Roll"
Florida Georgia Line, "Dirt"

TOP ROCK SONG
Bastille, "Pompeii"
Coldplay, "A Sky Full of Stars"
Fall Out Boy, "Centuries"
Hozier, "Take Me to Church"- WINNER
Paramore, "Ain't It Fun"

TOP LATIN SONG
J Balvin feat. Farruko, "6 AM"
Enrique Iglesias feat. Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona, "Bailando"- WINNER
Romeo Santos, "Eres Mía"
Romeo Santos feat. Drake, "Odio"
Romeo Santos, "Propuesta Indecente"

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC SONG
Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne, "Rather Be"
Disclosure feat. Sam Smith, "Latch"
DJ Snake & Lil Jon, "Turn Down For What"- WINNER
Ariana Grande feat. Zedd, "Break Free"
Calvin Harris, "Summer"

TOP CHRISTIAN SONG
Francesca Battistelli, "He Knows My Name"
Hillsong United, "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)"
MercyMe, "Greater"
Newsboys, "We Believe"
Carrie Underwood, "Something in the Water" - WINNER

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