American Music Awards: Taylor Swift and One Direction lead winners

Published On November 23, 2015 | By Kendal Malewicz | Entertainment News

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.



Meanwhile, CELINE DION got a standing ovation by singing Edith Piaf’s “Hymne a L’Amour” for the victims of the Paris terror attacks.  JARED LETO introduced her.



DEMI LOVATO joined ALANIS MORISSETTE for You Oughta Know.  They kept all the dirty parts in, but ABC censored them, of course.  Demi also nailed a solo performance of her own song Confident.



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



Other Categories:


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.)



Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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