American Music Awards 2015: Full Winners List

American Music Awards 2015: Winners List
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The 2015 American Music Awards kicked off Sunday night, honoring some of the biggest artists in the world.

Taylor Swift, with her massive “1985” album, led the nominations, winning three — Song of the Year, Favorite Pop/Rock Album and Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist.

Other big winners included boy band One Direction, who nabbed Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group and Artist of the Year; The Weeknd, who took home Favorite Soul/R&B Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B album; and Nicki Minaj, who won Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop album.

Jennifer Lopez hosted the awards show, airing live on ABC from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theatre. See a full list of winners below.

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

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

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
The Weeknd – WINNER
Chris Brown
Trey Songz

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Nicki Minaj – WINNER
Drake
Fetty Wap

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Fall Out Boy – WINNER
Hozier
Walk The Moon

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE
Skrillex & Diplo Featuring Justin Bieber “Where Are Ü Now” – WINNER
Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again”
Rihanna & Kanye West Featuring Paul McCartney “FourFiveSeconds”
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”
Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar “Bad Blood”

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Carrie Underwood – WINNER
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Ariana Grande – WINNER
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S
Sam Hunt – WINNER
Fetty Wap
Tove Lo
Walk The Moon
The Weeknd

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint – WINNER
J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

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

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Luke Bryan – WINNER
Jason Aldean
Sam Hunt

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
One Direction – WINNER
Maroon 5
Walk The Moon

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness – WINNER
Chris Brown X
D’Angelo and The Vanguard Black Messiah

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Ed Sheeran – WINNER
Nick Jonas
Sam Smith

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Taylor Swift – 1989 – WINNER
Ed Sheeran – X
Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY
Florida Georgia Line – WINNER
Zac Brown Band
Little Big Town

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

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Rihanna – WINNER
Beyoncé
Mary J. Blige

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Taylor Swift – WINNER
Ed Sheeran
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
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  1. Bertha Brown says:

    Why does the American Music Awards never slow Cajun and Zydeco bands to play on award show?

  2. 85wzen says:

    All I can say is GOOD SHOT KURT!

  3. anony says:

    AMA MOST BORING AWARD GOEST TO CARRIE UNDERWOOD!!

  4. Mac burnett says:

    No Wsrren Haynes ashes and dust? All the stuff on this list is noise.

  5. Gordon Connors III says:

    I am totally stunned. Yet, very disappointed in last night’s Nominees and Winners for the last 3 – 4 years. Officially, several years in a row is a damn shame. I see and realize how “The American Music Awards” are so far out of touch with music in general. It’s become bewildering how their nomination process is failing the new age of music, pop culture, and musicians who work diligently. It appears the same type of recording artists win year after year. They continue to lack variety and diversity. Ignoring Artists who break barriers and have passion each year. To be specific, I’ll use Hip-Hop as a category or example. Where the panel or whomever is responsible for nominating and chosing winners are so far off the radar, as usual. Again, for African-American Hip-Hop Artist, KENDRICK LAMAR. Who has been the most incredible, influental, talented lyricist and poet since breaking through as a mainstream recording artist in 2013. Not walking away with multiple “American Music Awards” once again. Is truthfully shameful, frustrating, and unfair. I believe to Kendrick’s not only American but international fan base is insulting compared to who walked away with the accolades in the Hip-Hop category. From his multiple “Grammy Awards” from his realistic, motivational, and breakthrough record, “i”. Dropping the album, “TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY” off the T.D.E./Aftermath Entertainment labels. Dr. Dre’s new protege following Eminem. Debuted “T.P.A.B.” on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts at #1 for 3 weeks in a row in the U.S. and U.K. Dominated the Rap industry in 2014 with the song “i” before his record released in 2015. His album was the most anticipated Rap album on both West and East Coast’s. For the last 15 years Kendrick Lamar, as well as his album, “T.P.A.B” created a whole new culture. An entire genre and sound of Hip-Hop music. Not only poetically & lyrically inclined, but he was the redemption to a Hip-Hop culture that lacked luster, honesty, dedication to African-American struggles of late, police brutality, black history, and provided the positive messages of love. His sound and music payed homage to the many elements of music. Not just Hip-Hop. He not only provided rap music but ventured out into Funk, Jazz, Pop, R&B with George Clinton and Ron Isley on tracks. Not needing other rap celebs to push promotion or record sales/downloads. Uniquely combining live band instruments with the usual euphoric Kendrick branded vocals. Adding concert style backup singers echoing on several tracks . To his defined legendary Compton roots. Paying homage to hardcore, West Coast rap . Like retro, N.W.A., Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre type synchronization to name a few. Making you appreciate iconic 90’s Hip-Hop. K-Dot provided millons of his with fun legendary storytelling Raps that late great artists like “Tupac” (who he has a creative edited interview with to close out his album) and “The Notorious B.I.G.”. Who would definitely appreciate his music. If they were alive today. To conclude. The very obvious answer is: “How the hell do the “2015 AMAs” not have Kendrick Lamar on stage holding his own award this year? Only to share an exclusive award with the great, overrated, “All American Sweet heart”, Taylor Swift for the song “Bad blood ft. Kendrick Lamar. He cleary should’ve won for the hottest Hip-Hop album of 2015. Definitely, for the incredibly written lyrics by Kendrick and insane production by super-producer/artist’s Pharell. Not only for critically acclaimed music video. But best original Hip-Hop song of the year,”ALRIGHT”…On to the “2016 Grammy Award”. The one that truly shines.

  6. dale says:

    Taylor Swift’s album is 1989. Not 1985.

  7. Cathy says:

    Atleast Nicki Minaj acted civil for once. She knew the public was getting tired of her so she went with eating crow. Ha ha. Guess her better half Beyonce is somewhere licking her wounds. Maybe we’re rid of her now. Sorry. Chris Brown didn’t win. He’s so talented and he’s still on top in my books.

    • Debbie says:

      Cathy I agree. Chris is naturally gifted and can create various types of music. Most of the artists only have one genre of music that they perform. And many of the artists want Chris to collaborate on their songs.
      Chris’ Online Grandma Debbie

  8. sharon says:

    Show was so biased. Chris Brown should have won, but they refuse to recognize his talent.

  9. Debbie says:

    Chris Brown should have won. He absolutely is the most diversified and talented. He can sing any type of music and sings on so many other Artists songs helping their careers. The Online Grandma Debbie

  10. Lauren says:

    Taylor Swifts’ album is “1989”. I’m not even a fan and know this. Hire better editors.

  11. Briana says:

    “Taylor Swift, with her massive ‘1985’ album…” I’m crying. It’s 1989.

  12. Tommy says:

    Update please!

  13. Angel says:

    1985 huh?…At least check your article before posting it.

  14. Tommy says:

    Just need to know what’s going on at the AMA’s. Can’t find a way to stream. Thanks.

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