American Music Awards: Taylor Swift and One Direction lead winners
Being down a member didn’t stop ONE DIRECTION from picking up Artist of the Year last night at the “American Music Awards”. It was their second consecutive win in that category. They also picked up Favorite Pop / Rock Duo or Group.
TAYLOR SWIFT picked up three awards, including Song of the Year, for “Blank Space”. Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd, and Florida Georgia Line all won two apiece.
JUSTIN BIEBER closed the show with a medley of “Where Are You Now”, “What Do U Mean?”, and “Sorry”. He did the last song during an indoor rain storm.
Host JENNIFER LOPEZ started things off with a dance number, and some people think NICKI MINAJ wasn’t feeling it. (Because of this reaction shot.)
Here’s a list of last night’s winners . . .
Artist of the Year: One Direction . . . Their second-straight year taking this award.
New Artist of the Year: Sam Hunt
Single of the Year: “Blank Space”, Taylor Swift
Pop / Rock:
Favorite Female Artist: Ariana Grande
Favorite Male Artist: Ed Sheeran
Favorite Band, Duo or Group: One Direction . . . They won this last year, too.
Favorite Album: “1989”, Taylor Swift
Soul / R & B:
Favorite Female Artist: Rihanna
Favorite Male Artist: The Weeknd
Favorite Album: “Beauty Behind the Madness”, The Weeknd
Rap / Hip-Hop:
Favorite Artist: Nicki Minaj
Favorite Album: “The Pinkprint”, Nicki Minaj
Favorite Female Artist: Carrie Underwood . . . This is her second-straight year winning this category.
Favorite Male Artist: Luke Bryan . . . This is his fourth-straight year taking this award.
Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Florida Georgia Line . . . Their second straight win in this category.
Favorite Album: “Anything Goes”, Florida Georgia Line
Favorite Artist – (Adult/Contemporary): Taylor Swift
Favorite Artist – (Alternative Rock): Fall Out Boy
Favorite Artist – (Contemporary Inspirational): Casting Crowns . . . This is their second-straight year taking this category.
Favorite Artist – (Latin Music): Enrique Iglesias . . . He won last year, too.
Favorite Artist – (Electronic Dance Music): Calvin Harris . . . He won this category last year, too.
Top Soundtrack: “Pitch Perfect 2”
(For more, hit up the ceremony’s homepage, here.)
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