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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