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Recap: 2015 American Music Awards (The Good, The Bad and the …)

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.

This year the multi-talented Jennifer Lopez held the honor of hosting the 2015 American Music Awards and in total JLo Fashion she began the show with a Dance medley that was amazing.

Amazing to the point that my wife caught me standing my the tv like I was 12 years old again. This years AMA’s included performances by 5 Seconds of Summer; which I’m sorry – didn’t really impress me, Justin Bieber who literally made it rain at the show, Coldplay who had a great set, Celine Dion and her magical voice, Selena Gomez who’s song and choreography was immaculate, Ariana Grande, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, One Direction, Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood, WALK THE MOON, The Weeknd, duets from Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth and so many more.

 

Performance of the night

If you ask me, that title has to go with the shows headline act – Justin Bieber.  This young phenom of the music industry has made a total transformation and is back in the hearts of the public. His performance is what separates artists from being good to being great!

 

Choreography of the night

Selena Gomez’s performance was a beautiful thing to watch.

 

Images from the 2015 American Music Awards:

 

Complete list of celebrities included: 5 Seconds of Summer, Justin Bieber, Leon Bridges, Coldplay, Celine Dion, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Alanis Morissette, One Direction, Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood, WALK THE MOON, The Weeknd, duets from Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth, Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town and the legendary Star Wars score performed by pop super group Pentatonix and a full symphony orchestra; Presenters Paula Abdul, Kelsea Ballerini, Ashley Benson, Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell, Ciara, Sean Combs, Terry Crews, Hannah Davis, DNCE, Fall Out Boy, Fifth Harmony, Florida Georgia Line, Tyrese Gibson, Ellie Goulding, Gigi Hadid, Julianne Hough, Kylie Jenner, Anna Kendrick, Wiz Khalifa, Taylor Lautner, Jared Leto, Little Big Town, Tove Lo, Jenny McCarthy, Shawn Mendes, Nicki Minaj, Chloe Grace Moretz, Kevin O’Leary, Prince, Norman Reedus, Jeremy Renner, Nick Robinson, Alicia Silverstone, Jeremy Sisto, Hailee Steinfeld, Wilmer Valderrama, Donnie Wahlberg, and Zendaya

 

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS 2015 Winners

Artist of the Year
One Direction

Song of the Year
Taylor Swift “Blank Space”

Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile
Skrillex & Diplo Featuring Justin Bieber “Where Are Ü Now”

New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s
Sam Hunt

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Ariana Grande

Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Pop/Rock
One Direction

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock
Taylor Swift “1989”

Favorite Male Artist – Country
Luke Bryan

Favorite Female Artist – Country
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Country
Florida Georgia Line

Favorite Album – Country
Florida Georgia Line “Anything Goes”

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop
Nicki Minaj

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop
Nicki Minaj “The Pinkprint”

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Rihanna

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
The Weeknd “Beauty Behind The Madness”

Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock
Fall Out Boy

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary
Taylor Swift

Favorite Artist – Latin
Enrique Iglesias

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational
Casting Crowns

Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
Calvin Harris

Top Soundtrack
Pitch Perfect 2