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Smith up for three Billboard awards

British singer Sam Smith will be battling it out against One Direction, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry at this year's Billboard Music Awards.

Smith is nominated for top artist, top male artist and top album.

Other nominees in the top male artist category include Ed Sheeran, Canadian rapper Drake, Pharrell Williams and Justin Timberlake.

After Smith cancelled his remaining Australian tour dates to undergo an operation on his vocal cords, it is not yet known if he will be attending the ceremony in Las Vegas.

Smith tweeted earlier in the week to say he is under doctor's orders not to talk for a full three weeks.

Following his operation, he tweeted: " Just woken up from op. I'm high on pain killers and listening to Whitney Houston hahahahaha."

Here is a list of some of the main categories for the Billboard Music Awards 2015 nominations:

:: Top Artist

Ariana Grande

One Direction

Katy Perry

Sam Smith

Taylor Swift

:: Top Male Artist


Pharrell Williams

Ed Sheeran

Sam Smith

Justin Timberlake

:: 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

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