Taylor Swift dominates Billboard music awards
18 May 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Swift’s armful of awards included top album and artist of the year
Pop star Taylor Swift has swept the board at the Billboard music awards, winning eight of the 14 categories in which she was nominated.
Among her prizes were best female artist, best streaming song for Shake It Off and the ceremony’s top honour, artist of the year.
British star Sam Smith won best new artist – and accepted his trophy using flash cards after having vocal surgery.
But Kanye West was booed as he closed the show with a medley of hits.
Audience members jeered as the rapper’s sisters-in-law, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, introduced his set; and the booing continued during his performance.
Unable to attend the ceremony, Smith sent his acceptance ‘speech’ in a video message
West’s polarising performance split the audience
Surrounded by pyrotechnics and largely in the shadows, West’s delivery on All Day and Black Skinhead was angry and intense. And while some disapproved, other fans could be …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment