2015 American Music Awards Recap

american_music_awards_logoBesides the winners and losers from last nights American Music Awards everyone is talking about Celine Dion’s stirring performance for the victims of the Paris attacks. She sang Edith Piaf’s “Hymne a L’Amour.” Appropriately in French as some audience members cried.

One Direction earned the night’s biggest honor, the fan-voted “Artist of the Year Award.” They won it last year as well.

Country singer Sam Hunt picked up the all-genre “New Artist of the Year.” Other big winners included Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd and Taylor Swift. (see the full list of nominees and winners below)

It was a big night of duets – Alanis Morissette and Demi Lovato sang Morissette’s 1995 hit, “You Oughta Know,” and Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth ended their duet by making out!

 

 

COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINEED AND WINNERS

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

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

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Fetty Wap
Sam Hunt – WINNER
Tove Lo
Walk The Moon
The Weeknd

SONG OF THE YEAR

Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!”
Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift, “Blank Space” – WINNER
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
Rihanna & Kanye West Featuring Paul McCartney, “FourFiveSeconds”
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!”
Skrillex & Diplo Featuring Justin Bieber, “Where Are Ü Now” – WINNER
Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — POP/ROCK

Nick Jonas
Ed Sheeran – WINNER
Sam Smith

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — POP/ROCK

Ariana Grande – WINNER
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP — POP/ROCK

Maroon 5
One Direction – WINNER
Walk The Moon

FAVORITE ALBUM — POP/ROCK

Ed Sheeran, X
Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour
Taylor Swift, 1989 – WINNER

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — COUNTRY

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan – WINNER
Sam Hunt

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — COUNTRY

Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood – WINNER

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP — COUNTRY

Zac Brown Band
Florida Georgia Line – WINNER
Little Big Town

FAVORITE ALBUM — COUNTRY

Jason Aldean, Old Boots, New Dirt
Florida Georgia Line, Anything Goes – WINNER
Sam Hunt, Montevallo

FAVORITE ARTIST — RAP/HIP-HOP

Drake
Fetty Wap
Nicki Minaj – WINNER

FAVORITE ALBUM — RAP/HIP-HOP

J. Cole, 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Drake, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Nicki Minaj, The Pinkprint – WINNER

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown
Trey Songz
The Weeknd – WINNER

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — SOUL/R&B

Beyoncé
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna – WINNER

FAVORITE ALBUM — SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown, X
D’Angelo and The Vanguard, Black Messiah
The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness – WINNER

FAVORITE ARTIST — ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Fall Out Boy – WINNER
Hozier
Walk the Moon

FAVORITE ARTIST — ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift – WINNER
Meghan Trainor

FAVORITE ARTIST — LATIN

Enrique Iglesias – WINNER
Ricky Martin
Romeo Santos

FAVORITE ARTIST — CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Casting Crowns – WINNER
Hillsong United
MercyMe

FAVORITE ARTIST — ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

Calvin Harris – WINNER
David Guetta
Zedd

TOP SOUNDTRACK

Fifty Shades of Grey
Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1
Pitch Perfect 2 – WINNER