2015 American Music Awards

Sherrill Fulghum By Sherrill Fulghum, 23rd Nov 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The American Music Awards celebrated fan favourites in music with their annual awards ceremony on November 22.

2015 AMAs

The American Music Awards winners are selected by the fans – the people who buys and listen to the music.

This year's gala event from the Microsoft Arena in Los Angeles is hosted by Latin music star Jennifer Lopez. Lopez opens the night of awards and music with a performance that included a little singing and some dancing to a montage of songs including “Uptown Funk”, “Girl Crush”, “Thinking Out Loud”, and “B----- Better Have My Money”.

Attired in gold, the purple one Prince presents the first award of the night for Favourite Soul/R&B Album to The Weeknd for “Beauty Behind the Madness”. This is the first AMA win for The Weeknd.

The Australian band 5 Second of Summer performs “Hey Everybody”.

Selena Gomez performs “Same Ole Love”.

Nicki Minaj presents the award for Favourite Pop/Rock Duo or Group to One Direction. This is the British boy band's sixth AMA win.

Carrie Underwood gives a television premiere performance of her new song “Heartbeat”.

Demi Lovato performs the title track from her new album “Confident”.

Meghan Trainor gives a performance of “Love You Like I'm Gonna Lose You” and then is joined by Charlie Puth for a duet of “Marvin Gaye”.

Kelsie Ballerini and Florida Georgia Line present the award for Favourite Male Country Artist to Luky Bryan. It is Bryan's fourth AMA and fourth Male Country Artist win.

Ariana Grande performs her new song “Focus”.

The award for Top Soundtrack went to the soundtrack for “Pitch Perfect 2”.

The award for Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Album went to Nicki Minaj for the “Pinkprint”. It is her fifth AMA win.

Reigning AMA Artist of the Year winners One Direction perform their new hit single “Perfect”.

No Doubt lead singer and “The Voice” coach Gwen Stefani performs her new single “Used to Love You”.

Nick Jonas performs a medley of his biggest hits and playing a variety of instruments throughout the performance.

The winner of New Artist of the Year Award went to Country artist Sam Hunt. It is Hunt's first AMA win.

Walk the Moon performs their smash hit song “Shut Up and Dance”.

AMA winner Paula Abdul and Donny Wahlberg presented the award for Favourite Female Pop/Rock Artist to Ariana Grande

Returning after a seven year absence, English rocker Coldplay take the AMA stage for a performance.

The award for Favourtie Female Country Artist went to Carrie Underwood. This is the ninth AMA win for Underwood.

AMA winner The Weeknd performs.

Sean “Puff Daddy/Diddy” Combs presented the award for Collaboration of the Year to Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber for “Where Are U Now”

Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town teams up with AMA winner Luke Bryan for a duet performance.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis with Ryan Bridges give a performance.

The girls of Fifth Harmony present the award for Favourite Alternative Rock Artist to Fall Out Boy. It is the band's first AMA win.

Alanis Morissette joins forces with Demi Lovato for a performance of her hit song “You Oughta Know”.

British singer Ellie Goulding and “Dancing with the Stars” judge Julianne Hough presented the award for Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist to Nicki Minaj.

In a tribute to the people of France...and the world...actor and 30 Seconds to Mars member Jared Leto spoke on the recent events in Paris and introduced Celine Dion who gave a special performance of an Edith Piaf song as scenes from Paris aired behind her.

After a short scene from the new “Star Wars” movie Han Solo – Harrison Ford introduced the A Cappella group Pentatonix who performed the theme from “Star Wars” as only they can; but this time the group had some help...from a full symphony orchestra.

The award for Favourtie Male Soul/R&B Artist went to The Weeknd for his second win of the night.

The award for Artist of the Year went to One Direction for the second year in a row.

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber closes out the 2015 American Music Awards with a performance of a medley of songs including his hit “What Do You Mean”.

Awards not presented during the live television broadcast:
Song of the Year: “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift
Favourite Male Pop/Rock Artist: Ed Sheeran
Favourite Pop/Rock Album: “1989” by Taylor Swift
Favourite Country Duo or Group: Florida Georgia Line
Favourite Country Album: “Anything Goes” by Florida Georgia Line
Favourite Female Soul/R&B Artist: Rihanna
Favourite Adult Contemporary Artist: Taylor Swift
Favourite Latin Artist: Enrique Iglasias
Favourite Contemporary Inspirational Artist: Casting Crowns
Favourite Electronic Dance Music Artist: Calvin Harris


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author avatar Sherrill Fulghum
Sherrill is an award winning journalist with a speciality in music and entertainment. She is also a photographer.

Sherril is a writer for thedailyvoice news.com

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