Taylor Swift and Sam Smith Lead the 2015 Billboard Music Awards Nominations

Taylor Swift and Sam Smith Lead the 2015 Billboard Music Awards Nominations
Mike Marsland/WireImage

The first five categories for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards were unveiled this morning on ABC's Good Morning America, and no surprise here---Taylor Swift and Sam Smith were the clear leaders, scoring nominations in four categories each. Other top nominees? Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea, and Katy Perry.

Billboard revealed five of the 41 categories, including top artist, top male artist, top female artist, top Billboard 200 album, and top Hot 100 song. The rest of the categories will be announced during a press conference later today.

RELATED: Taylor Swift Arranged the Perfect Birthday Surprise for Best Friend Abigail Anderson

Tune in to the 2015 Billboard Music Awards---hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen---when they air live on Sunday, May 17, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Check out the first five categories below, and check back for the rest of the finalists later today.

Top Artist
Ariana Grande
One Direction
Katy Perry
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift

Top Male Artist
Pharrell Williams
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Justin Timberlake

RELATED: Watch Ariana Grande On Jimmy Fallon (You’ll Wanna Say “Ew!”)

Top Female Artist
Iggy Azalea
Ariana Grande
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

Top Billboard 200 Album
Maroon 5, V
Pentatonix, That's Christmas to Me
Ed Sheeran, x
Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour
Taylor Swift, 1989

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"

PHOTOS: Relive the Red Carpet from Last Year's Billboard Music Awards

The Latest in Billboard Music Awards

Back to Top