The 43rd Annual American Music Awards, LA

Host Jennifer Lopez Performs at the 2015 AMAs | Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Affair: The 43rd Annual American Music Awards

When: Sunday, November 22, 2015

Hot Spot: Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, CA

Deets: As always at the American Music Awards, 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. 

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

List of nominees/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 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
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

Spotted: J Lo, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Meghan Trainor, Selena Gomez, Carrie Underwood, Charlie Puth, Celine Dion, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Musicians, celebrities, fans

Hint For The Average Socialite: Joe Jonas and Charlie Puth announced AMA nominations on Tuesday, October 13.

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