BBMAs

This weekend marks the return of the Billboard Music Awards, rewarding the chart-toppers and record-setters of the past year in one massive, performance-driven night of craziness and Miguel leg drops (well, hopefully not that). But while Ludacris is co-hosting with Chrissy Teigen and 50 Cent will be among the performers, we pulled together all of the hip-hop awards and performances that you need to know about before the show kicks off Sunday night at 8pm EST live from Las Vegas.

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2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards On NBC - Backstage And Audience

TOP NEW ARTIST

5 Seconds of Summer
Iggy Azalea
Hozier
****Sam Smith
Meghan Trainor

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2015 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival - Weekend 1 - Day 3

TOP MALE ARTIST

Drake
Pharrell Williams
Ed Sheeran
****Sam Smith
Justin Timberlake

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2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards On NBC - Backstage And Audience

TOP FEMALE ARTIST

Iggy Azalea
Ariana Grande
Katy Perry
****Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

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2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards On NBC - Show

TOP HOT 100 ARTIST

Iggy Azalea
Ariana Grande
Sam Smith
****Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

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Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards - Red Carpet

TOP DIGITAL SONGS ARTIST

Iggy Azalea
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
****Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

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TOP STREAMING ARTIST

****Iggy Azalea
Ariana Grande
Nicki Minaj
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

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56th GRAMMY Awards - Show

TOP R&B ARTIST

Beyoncé
Chris Brown
John Legend
Trey Songz
****Pharrell Williams

Photo Credit: Ahmed Klink

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TOP RAP ARTIST

****Iggy Azalea
J. Cole
Drake
Nicki Minaj
Rae Sremmurd

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TOP CHRISTIAN ARTIST

Casting Crowns
****Hillsong United
Lecrae
MercyMe
Newsboys

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TOP R&B ALBUM

Beyoncé, Beyoncé
Chris Brown, X
Michael Jackson, Xscape
John Legend, Love in the Future
****Pharrell Williams, G I R L

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TOP RAP ALBUM

****J. Cole, 2014 Forest Hills Drive
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

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TOP CHRISTIAN ALBUM

****Lecrae, Anomaly
Casting Crowns, Thrive
MercyMe, Welcome to the New
NEEDTOBREATHE, Rivers in the Wasteland
Chris Tomlin, Love Ran Red

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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"

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United Nations International Day of Happiness 2015

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"
Pharrell Williams, "Happy"

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Alternative View - The 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival

TOP RADIO SONG

****John Legend, "All of Me"
MAGIC!, "Rude"
Nico & Vinz, "Am I Wrong"
Sam Smith, "Stay With Me"
Pharrell Williams, "Happy"

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2014 American Music Awards - Show

TOP STREAMING SONG (AUDIO)

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

Photo Credit: Andrew Link

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TOP STREAMING SONG (VIDEO)

Idina Menzel, "Let It Go"
Bobby Shmurda, "Hot Nigga"
****Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"
Taylor Swift, "Shake It Off"
Meghan Trainor, "All About That Bass"

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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"

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TOP RAP SONG

***Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, "Fancy"
Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora, "Black Widow"
Big Sean feat. E-40, "I Don't Fuck With You"
Nicki Minaj, "Anaconda"
Bobby Shmurda, "Hot Nigga"

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BILLBOARD CHART ACHIEVEMENT AWARD PRESENTED BY SAMSUNG GALAXY (FAN-VOTED)

Iggy Azalea
****Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

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Performers
Fall Out Boy with Wiz Khalifa

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Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea

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DirecTV Super Saturday Night Hosted By Mark Cuban's AXS TV And Pro Football Hall Of Famer Michael Strahan - Show

Kanye West

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15th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards - Backstage

Chris Brown and Pitbull

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2011 American Music Awards - Show

Nicki Minaj and David Guetta

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Furious 7 Los Angeles Premiere Sponsored by Dodge

Wiz Khalifa with Charlie Puth and Lindsey Stirling