The Weeknd & Nicki Minaj Among The Winners At The 2015 AMAs

Recap of the 2015 American Music Awards.

Tonight, most of the world’s biggest pop stars, minus Adele and Taylor Swift, gathered in L.A. for the 2015 American Music Awards. The Weeknd was among the night’s big winners, taking home two awards for Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Soul R&B Album (Beauty Behind the Madness). The year’s best hip-hop album was awarded to Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint, which beat out J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive and Drake’s If You’re Reading This Its Too Late. Fetty Wap, Wiz Khalifa, and Chris Brown were among the nominees who fell short. Meek Mill was also sitting pretty for his girl’s big night. 

Meek staying focused at the #AMAs 👀 pic.twitter.com/8K1avlTYXd

— HotNewHipHop (@HotNewHipHop) November 23, 2015

Check out the full list of winners and nominees below. 

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

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 Pop/Rock Female:
Ariana Grande (winner)
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

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”

Favorite Pop/Rock Duo or Group:
Maroon 5
One Direction (winner)
Walk The Moon

Favorite Country Male:
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan (winner)
Sam Hunt

Favorite Country Female:
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood (winner)

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist:
Fetty Wap
Nicki Minaj (winner)

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album:
J. Cole, 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Drake, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Nicki Minaj, The Pinkprint(winner)

Favorite Soul/R&B Male:
Chris Brown
Trey Songz
The Weeknd (winner)

Favorite Soul/R&B Album:
Chris Brown, X
D’Angelo and The Vanguard, Black Messiah
The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness (winner)

Favorite Alternative Rock Artist:
Fall Out Boy (winner)
Hozier
Walk the Moon

Top Soundtrack:
Fifty Shades of Grey
Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1
Pitch Perfect 2 (winner)

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