American Music Awards 2015: Highlights And Complete List Of Winners

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American Music Awards 2015: Highlights and Complete List of Winners
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  • American Music Awards 2015 Sparkle with Sensationalism
 

The American Music Awards 2015 sparkled with sensationalism. Such wonderful musicians and songsters as Wiz Khalifa and Maroon 5 were present at the event.

The stars and starlets of the music industry arrived in scads at the Microsoft Theater in LA. The day was Sunday and the event was the American Music Awards. Superior talent as The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj and One Direction literally lit up the place.

The highest award went to One Direction. They got the title of Artist of the Year. And they are about to go on a chill-out vacation to cool down their frazzled nerves. And a vital member of their band, Zayn Malik, has left for greener pastures.  

Jennifer Lopez was the host at the show. She announced that it was all about the music and not her. That’s some self-effacement coming from the women whose butt launched a thousand ships.

Prince handed out the award for R&B/Soul Album and it went to The Weeknd for “Beauty Behind the Madness”. The Weeknd would go on to win another award. This one would be for Favorite R&B/Soul Artist. The Weeknd cheered for Prince when he got the award. 

Luke Bryan got a trophy for being the Favorite Male Country Artist who came out on top. He thanked the audience and called them amazing people before also thanking his wife as he left the stage. Nicki Minaj, that delectable black beauty, got an award for her album Pinkprint.

She gave the apt advice to her fans by saying that you ought to find your passion and your voice before it is too late. Well said, Nicki! She thanked her beau Mike Mills as well. Sam Hunt, who won the New Artist of the Year award, spoke of how he was honored to represent country music. 

Ariane Grande started the waterworks at the time of accepting her award. She said that she didn’t know what to say because she had not thought about what to say. Then she started blubbering like a baby. “Ew! I am crying!” she said and then thanked the audience.

Among some of the performances that took place that star-studded night may be included those by Selena Gomez and Carrie Underwood. Demi Lovato really shook everyone to the core by her rendering of “Confident”. Alanis Morissette and Demi Lovato teamed up to sing the former’s “You Oughta Know”. It was a crowd favorite. 

Nicki Minaj looked like she was frowning when Jennifer Lopez performed during the show. The problem was that Jennifer did a rendition of Nicki’s innuendo-filled song called Anaconda. While Lopez was gyrating on stage, a camera caught Nicki in the act of showing a series of disapproving glances towards Lopez.

Nicki is known for wearing her heart on her sleeves. She also had a spat or two with Miley Cyrus and Iggy Azalea. She said that Iggy was not original at a previous show. And she had the audacity to call Miley a “bitch” to her face before a large crowd. 

At the AMAs, a tribute was paid to those who died or were injured due to the bomb blasts by ISIS in Paris. Celine Dion and Jared Leto were the ones who spoke on the occasion. Jared said that peace mattered. It mattered in France, Syria, Russia, Mali, the Middle East and in the rest of the world as well.

Jared also spoke of how many Americans were the sons and daughters of immigrants. He especially pinpointed President Obama and the late Steve Jobs. Finally, Jared introduced Celine Dion who went on to sing a light hymn-like song in memory of the dead and injured in the tragic Paris attacks.    

Towards the end of the AMAs, Justin Bieber sang three of his hit songs. One of them was “What Do You Mean?” and he sang it in an acoustic version. Then he sang ‘Where Are You Now?” and as a last overture, he sang “Sorry” all the while soaking in the rain.

Selena Gomez, meanwhile did a vampish sort of version of her “Same Old Love” song. It was from her album titled Revival. As she engaged in various antics on stage, a bevy of dancers surrounded her. 

Here is the complete list of winners from the 2015 American Music Awards.

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 PRESENTED BY KOHL’S

 

  • 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 UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE

 

  • 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
  • Taylor Swift 1989 -- WINNER
  • Sam Smith In The Lonely Hour

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

 

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan -- WINNER
  • Sam Hunt

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

 

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Carrie Underwood -- WINNER
  • Miranda Lambert

 

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
  • Nicki Minaj -- WINNER
  • Fetty Wap

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

 

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

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

 

  • Chris Brown
  • The Weeknd -- WINNER
  • Trey Songz

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Beyoncé

Rihanna -- WINNER

Mary J.  Blige

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

 

  • Hozier
  • Fall Out Boy -- WINNER
  • Walk The Moon

 

FAVORITE ARTIST - ADULT CONTEMPORARY

 

  • Ed Sheeran
  • Taylor Swift -- WINNER
  • Meghan Trainor

 

FAVORITE ARTIST - LATIN

 

  • Ricky Martin
  • Enrique Iglesias -- WINNER
  • Romeo Santos

 

FAVORITE ARTIST - CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

 

  • Hillsong United
  • Casting Crowns -- WINNER
  • 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

 

All in all, the awards went pretty well. The songsters and songstresses were available to lend their collective talent to the show. There was nothing that was missing from the whole ensemble. It was a night of bright lights and beautiful sounds that proved once and for all that it takes different strokes to make the world.

There were many more music artists who got awards. Aside from the music, the fact that two of the stars, a man and a woman, actually made out before the crowd shows that the Free World is indeed a place where you can do what you want provided it is with the consent of the other person. Two thumbs up for the AMA Awards!

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