Nicki Minaj at the 2015 American Music Awards
Nicki Minaj at the 2015 American Music Awards

Tonight was perhaps the last opportunity for musicians and artists to win a bit of recognition and a few trophies, as this evening, the 2015 American Music Awards went down. This is the 43rd AMAs, and for the special occasion, the show called in an incredible list of presenters and performers. As for the awards, though, the story is the same as it has been for every major awards show in 2015. Taylor Swift leads the pack with six nominations, while the usual suspects were also in the hunt, like Ed Sheeran, One Direction, The Weeknd, and Nicki Minaj. Take a look at all the winners below (winners in bold).

2015 American Music Awards Winners:

Artist of the Year

Luke Bryan

Ariana Grande

Nicki Minaj

Taylor Swift

One Direction

New Artist of the Year

Fetty Wap

Sam Hunt

Tove Lo

Walk the Moon

The Weeknd

Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist

Nick Jonas

Ed Sheeran

Sam Smith

Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist

Ariana Grande

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor

Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group

One Direction

Maroon 5

Walk the Moon

Favorite Pop/Rock Album

x – Ed Sheeran

In the Lonely Hour – Sam Smith

1989 – Taylor Swift

Favorite Country Male Artist

Luke Bryan

Jason Aldean

Sam Hunt

Favorite Country Female Artist

Kelsea Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Carrie Underwood

Favorite Country Duo or Group

Florida Georgia Line

Little Big Town

Zac Brown Band

Favorite Country Album

Old Boots, New Dirt – Jason Aldean

Anything Goes – Florida Georgia Line

Montevallo – Sam Hunt

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist


Fetty Wap

Nicki Minaj

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album

2014 Forest Hills Drive – J. Cole

If You're Reading This It's Too Late – Drake

The Pinkprint – Nicki Minaj

Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist

Chris Brown

Trey Songz

The Weeknd

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist


Mary J. Blige


Favorite Soul/R&B Album

Beauty Behind the Madness – The Weeknd

X – Chris Brown

Black Messiah – D'Angelo and The Vanguard

Favorite Alternative Artist

Fall Out Boy


Walk the Moon

Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor

Favorite Latin Artist

Enrique Iglesias

Ricky Martin

Romeo Santos

Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist

Casting Crowns

Hillsong United


Favorite EDM Artist

Calvin Harris

David Guetta


Song of the Year

"See You Again" – Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth

"Uptown Funk" – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

"Thinking Out Loud" – Ed Sheeran

"Blank Space" – Taylor Swift

"Can't Feel My Face" – The Weeknd

Top Soundtrack

Pitch Perfect 2

Fifty Shades of Grey

Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1

Collaboration of the Year

"See You Again" – Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth

"FourFiveSeconds" – Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney

"Uptown Funk" – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

"Where Are Ü Now" – Jack Ü featuring Justin Bieber

"Bad Blood" – Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar

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