The American Music Awards were held on Sunday November 22 live from The Microsoft Theatre and aired on ABC. Artists were honored in the genres of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM, Soundtrack, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Song of The Year, Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile and Artist of the Year.
Jennifer Lopez hosted and performed at the beginning of the show doing a medley of all the top songs from this years nominees. Lopez had 10 costumes changing during the night. Other performers included 5 Seconds of Summer, Justin Bieber, Leon Bridges, Coldplay, Celine Dion, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Alanis Morissette, One Direction, Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood, WALK THE MOON, The Weeknd, duets from Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth, Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town and the legendary Star Wars score performed by Pentatonix and a full symphony orchestra;
Presenters on the awards included Paula Abdul, Kelsea Ballerini, Ashley Benson, MissAmerica 2016 Betty Cantrell, Ciara, Sean Combs, Terry Crews, Hannah Davis, DNCE, Fall Out Boy, Fifth Harmony, Florida Georgia Line, Tyrese Gibson, Ellie Goulding, Gigi Hadid, Julianne Hough, Kylie Jenner, Anna Kendrick, Wiz Khalifa, Taylor Lautner, Jared Leto, Little Big Town, Tove Lo, Jenny McCarthy, Shawn Mendes, Nicki Minaj, Chloe Grace Moretz, Kevin O’Leary, Prince, Norman Reedus, Jeremy Renner, Nick Robinson, Alicia Silverstone, Jeremy Sisto, Hailee Steinfeld, Wilmer Valderrama, Donnie Wahlberg, and Zendaya.
Taylor Swift won the most with three awards. Swift did not attend the awards. Fall Boy won their first AMA award of their 15 year career.
Full list of winners:
AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
Artist of the Year
Song of the Year
Taylor Swift “Blank Space”
Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile
Skrillex & Diplo Feat. Justin Bieber “Where Are Ü Now”
New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s
Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock
Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock
Favorite Album – Pop/Rock
Taylor Swift “1989”
Favorite Male Artist – Country
Favorite Female Artist – Country
Favorite Duo or Group – Country
Florida Georgia Line
Favorite Album – Country
Florida Georgia Line “Anything Goes”
Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop
Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop
Nicki Minaj “The Pinkprint”
Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
The Weeknd “Beauty Behind The Madness”
Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock
Fall Out Boy
Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary
Favorite Artist – Latin
Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational
Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
Pitch Perfect 2
American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The data covers the reporting period of September 15, 2014 to September 13, 2015.
The “2015 American Music Awards” sponsors and partners included Coca-Cola, Cumulus Media / WestwoodOne, Kohl’s, Music Choice, Samsung, Shazam, T-Mobile, Time Warner Cable and Yahoo.
The “2015 American Music Awards” was produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.