UPDATE: American Music Awards Big Winners


LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) –- It was a big night for music awards last night at the AMA’s. The biggest night was had by One Direction who won artist of the year for the second year in a row. Other big winners of the night were Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd and Taylor Swift who all took home multiple awards.


Jennifer Lopez opened the night with a medley of the nominated songs of the evening and the most talked about portion was the make out session between Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth, after a performance of their hit song “Marvin Gaye.” The two have let it be known they are just friends but were hoping the song would get everyone in the mood to kiss.


Justin Bieber was not left out of the performance line up or the list of winners. The revived pop star closed the evening with a medley of his new songs ending with ‘Sorry’ which coincided with a downpour on stage. His win was for Collaboration Of The Year with Skrillex & Diplo and their song “Where Are Ü Now”


The fan voted evening of awards was aired live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.


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


• 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


• 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


• 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