Mercy Me have been nominated in all 3 Christian Music categories at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. Casting Crowns, Newsboys, Lecrae and Hillsong United all received two nominations each.
The finalists were revealed last week during a Twitter press conference and Q&A. Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social-media interactions - measurements that are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound.
The awards are based on the reporting period of March 10, 2014, through March 8, 2015. The Billboard Music Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, 17th May 2015.
TOP CHRISTIAN ARTIST
Casting Crowns, Thrive
MercyMe, Welcome to the New
NEEDTOBREATHE, Rivers in the Wasteland
Chris Tomlin, Love Ran Red
TOP CHRISTIAN SONG
Francesca Battistelli, "He Knows My Name"
Hillsong United, "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)"
Newsboys, "We Believe"
Carrie Underwood, "Something in the Water"