Hottest New Artists Gear Up for Billboard Music Awards

From Hozier to Meghan Trainer, artists are heading to Las Vegas for a night honoring their work.
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Finally tonight, for those keeping score at home, Meghan Trainor, iggy azalea, Sam smith and 5 seconds of summer this year's finalist at the billboard music awards for top new artist and they make very different kinds of music. But as ABC's Lara Spencer is about to find out they have important things in common. ? Reporter: Who's going to win? Everyone is taking bets. I Sam seems like a veteran. He is the nuance but definite -- First things first. A year ago today, we would not have been talking about iggy azalea. I think that is someone who became a lightning rod for cultural forces and musical forces. The amount of interest in her is endless. ? Reporter: Top new artist takes a lot of patience. Two years ago, I was living at home and working on music in an attic. I could never have imagined anything that happened in the last year. ? I'm all about this bass ? Reporter: But confidence, as Meghan Trainor will tell you, embrace that bass. I walk off that stage like I'm a boss. I'm Meghan Trainor. I look bomb and everyone supports this right now. ? Reporter: And the most important nugget of all, don't do it for the game. Do it because you love it. Yeah. I'd say just write music from the heart and choose songs wisely. Put out great records. Can't go wrong. If you are doing it for trophies, it's the wrong reason to be doing it. If people are tell ING you no, it probably means you are doing something right. You should stick to that. ? Wise beyond their years. Billboard music awards airs Saturday at 9:00 P.M. Eastern here on ABC. Before the billboard music awards go live Sunday at 8 can P.M.

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