It was announced earlier this week that Brad Paisley, Florida Georgia Line, and Hunter Hayes were among the 2015 YouTube Music Awards winners along with 48 others from all genres of music. Others being recognized included Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Meghan Trainor, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift and more.
The winners were chosen based on the biggest growth in views, subscribers and engagement over the last six months. In the official announcement, YouTube stated that this year’s award recipients are “artists with the biggest growth in views, subscribers and engagement over the last six months. Artists you watched over 47 billion times collectively. 50 innovative acts that continue to make YouTube the place where artists and fans connect.” View the full list of YouTube Award winners at https://www.youtube.com/youtubemusicawards.