Don’t expect to see Chrissy Teigen getting her groove on while co-hosting the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. The self-proclaimed “worst dancer on the planet” will instead have to look to Ludacris, with whom she’ll share a stage on May 17 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The three-hour show is produced by Dick Clark Productions and will air live at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
This year’s BBMAs include the biggest chart-topping names of 2014: Taylor Swift (who leads with 14 entries in 13 categories), Sam Smith (13), Iggy Azalea (12) and Meghan Trainor (nine). Returning co-host Ludacris and Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz unveiled the first five categories on ABC’s Good Morning America, and the remainder were announced by Teigen and Empire star Jussie Smollett during a Twitter press conference and Q&A on April 7.
The BBMAs honor acts in 40 chart-specific categories like top Christian artist and top Billboard 200 album. Data is culled from album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social media interactions in the reporting period from March 10, 2014 through March 8, 2015. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The Billboard Chart Achievement Award — for which only Swift, Azalea and Trainor are eligible — will be chosen by fans voting at Billboard.com and BillboardMusicAwards.com and through Twitter.