American Music Awards 2015

Held on 22nd November 2015 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles California, the 43rd annual American Music Awards were hosted by the evergreen Jennifer Lopez and broadcasted on ABC. The big winner of the night turned out to be Taylor Swift, but it was also an important even for The Weeknd and One Direction who took away two awards each and Ariana Grande also managed to beat Taylor Swift in one category. A eulogy was presented by Jared Leto mourning the Parris attacks in the same month and he also presented an award to Celine Dion for her performance. Here is a list of the nominees and winners at this year’s American Music Awards for different categories as voted by the American public:

Artist of the Year

Maroon 5
The Weeknd
Taylor Swift
Ed Sheeran
One Direction (Winner)
Ariana Grande
Sam Smith
Luke Bryan
Meghan Trainor
Nicki Minaj

Song of the Year 

Ed Sheeran ‘Thinking Out Loud’
The Weeknd ‘Can’t feel my Face’
Taylor Swift ‘Blank Space’ (Winner)
Mark Rohnson Featuring Bruno Mars ‘Uptown Funk!’
Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth ‘See You Again’

New Artist of the Year Presented by KOHL’S

Tove Lo
The Weeknd
Fetty Wap
Walk the Moon
Sam Hunt (Winner)

Collaboration of the Year Unleashed by T-Mobile 

Skrillex & Diplo Featuring Justin Bieber ‘Where Are Ü Now’ (Winner)
Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth ‘See You Again’
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars ‘Uptown Funk!’
Rihanna & Kanye West Featuring Paul McCartney ‘FourFiveSeconds’
Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar ‘Bad Blood’

Favorite Duo or Group- Pop/Rock 

Walk the Moon
Maroon 5
One Direction (Winner)

Favorite Male Artist- Pop/Rock 

Ed Sheeran (Winner)
Nick Jonas
Sam Smith

Favorite Female Artist- Pop/Rock 

Meghan Trainor
Ariana Grande (Winner)
Taylor Swift

Favorite Album- Pop/Rock 

Taylor Swift 1989 (Winner) 
Sam Smith In the Lonely Hour
Ed Sheeran X

Favorite Duo or Group- Country 

Little Big Town
Zac Brown Band
Florida Georgia Line (Winner)

Favorite Album- Country 

Sam Hunt - Montevallo 
Florida Georgia Line - Anything Goes (Winner) 
Jason Aldean Old Boots, New Dirt

Favorite Male Artist- Country 

Luke Bryan (Winner)
Jason Aldean
Sam Hunt

Favorite Female Artist- Country 

Kelsea Ballerini
Carrie Underwood (Winner) 
Miranda Lambert

Favorite Album- Rap/ Hip-Hop 

Drake- If You’re Reading This It’s Too late
J. Cole- 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Nicki Minaj- The Pinkprint (Winner)

Favorite Artist- Rap/ Hip-Hop 

Nicki Minaj (Winner)
Fetty Wap

Favorite Album- Soul/R&B

Chris Brown X
The Weeknd- Beauty Behind the Madness (Winner)
D’Angelo and The Vanguard Black Messiah

Favorite Male Artist- Soul/R&B

Chris Brown
The Weeknd (Winner) 
Trey Songz

Favorite Female Artist- Soul/R&B

Rihanna (Winner) 
Mary J. Blige

Favorite Artist- Adult Contemporary 

Meghan Trainor
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift (Winner) 

Favorite Artist- Alternative Rock 

Fall Out Boy (Winner) 
Walk the Moon

Favorite Artist- Contemporary Inspirational 

Casting Crowns (Winner) 
Hillsong United

Favorite Artist- Latin

Ricky Martin
Enrique Iglesias (Winner) 
Romeo Santos

Top Soundtrack 

Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1
Fifty Shades of Grey
Pitch Perfect 2 (Winner) 

Favorite Artist- Electronic Dance Medium (EDM)

Calvin Harris (Winner) 
David Guetta
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