43rd Annual American Music Awards (2015)

Welcome to our coverage of the 43rd American Music Awards. The nominations were announced by Joe Jonas and Charlie Puth on October 13th, 2015, while the ceremony, hosted by Jennifer Lopez, took place on Sunday, November 22 at 8:00pm ET at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

8:03 PM

Host Jennifer Lopez takes to the stage for an opening number featuring her dancing to some of the year's biggest hits.

8:10 PM

Tonight's first presenter is Prince, who's presenting Favorite Soul/R&B Album. And the AMA goes to Beauty Behind The Madnessby The Weeknd. The Canadian singer runs through a laundry list of thanks.

8:17 PM

Jennifer Lopez talks about watching Whitney, Michael, Madonna and Prince on the AMAs when she was a kid. She then introduces the next presenters, Hannah Davis and Wiz Khalifa present a performance by 5 Seconds of Summer of "Hey Everybody". That performance segues directly into a song from Selena Gomez.

8:31 PM

Nicki Minaj is out next to present Favorite Duo/Group: Pop/Rock. And the AMA goes to One Direction.

8:33 PM

Jennifer Lopez intros the next presenter, Jenny McCarthy, who throws to a performance by Carrie Underwood.

8:38 PM

Hey it's only an awards show...why hand out awards. We go straight into a performance by Demi Lovato of "Confident"...and it's so far the most energetic performance of the night.

8:47 PM

Nick Robinson and Chloe Grace Moretz intro a performance by Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth. They end their performance with a liplock.

8:52 PM

Florida Georgia Line and Kelsea Ballerini present Favorite Male Country Artist. And the AMA goes to Luke Bryan.

9:00 PM

Jennifer Lopez introduces a performance by the famous donut licker Ariana Grande.

9:05 PM

Tyrese and Wilmer Valderrama present Favorite Soundtrack. And the AMA goes to Pitch Perfect 2. Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld and Chrissie Fit are there to accept.

9:12 PM

Gigi Hadid and Kylie Jenner are pretty void of personality as they announce the winner of Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album. And the AMA goes to Nicki Minaj's The Pinkprint.

9:14 PM

Zendaya introduces a performance by One Direction.

9:19 PM

It's a Clueless reunion as Jeremy Sisto and Alicia Silverstone introduce Gwen Stefani performing "Used to Love You".

9:29 PM

Joe Jonas and his band DNCE introduce a medley of hits by Joe's brother Nick.

9:34 PM

Jennifer Lopez strolls out again to announce the nominees for New Artist of the Year. And the AMA goes to Sam Hunt.

9:42 PM

Hailee Steinfeld and Shawn Mendes introduce Walk The Moon performing "Shut Up and Dance".

9:45 PM

Paula Abdul and Donnie Wahlberg are presenting Favorite Female Artist: Pop/Rock. And the AMA goes to Ariana Grande.

9:47 PM

Fall Out Boy introduces a performance by Coldplay.

9:52 PM

The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus is presenting Favorite Female Country Artist. And the AMA goes to Carrie Underwood.

9:59 PM

Jennifer Lopez introduces Ashley Benson and ToveLo who, in turn, introduce a performance by The Weeknd.

10:03 PM

Sean Combs is presenting Collaboration of the Year (Un-Leashed by T-Mobile). And the AMA goes to Skrillex & Diplo Featuring Justin Bieber "Where Are Ü Now".

10:11 PM

Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, and Phillip Sweet introduce a duet performance of "Home Alone Tonight" by Luke Bryan and their fellow band member Karen Fairchild.

10:14 PM

Terry Crews and Taylor Lautner introduce a performance by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis of "Kevin".

10:19 PM

Fifth Harmony are now presenting Favorite Artist: Alternative Rock. And the AMA goes to Fall Out Boy, their first AMA win.

10:26 PM

Anna Kendrick introduces a performance of "You Oughta Know" by Demi Lovato and Alanis Morissette, twenty years after the song's release.

10:32 PM

Julianne Hough and ??? are presenting Favorite Artist: Rap/Hip-Hop. And the AMA goes to Nicki Minaj.

10:34 PM

Jared Leto talks about his band performing seven months ago at the same venue in Paris, the Bataclan, that was attacked by terrorists on November 13th. He makes a short speech about hatred and peace before introducing Celine Dion singing a French legend Edith Piaf's "Hymne à L'Amour".

10:46 PM

Because this is ABC...and ABC is owned by Disney...and Disney now owns Star Wars, we get a clip from the new film. Harrison Ford then talks about composer John Williams and introduces a performance by Pentatonix doing some a cappella Star Wars music. Why? I don't know.

10:52 PM

Miss America Betty Cantrell and Kevin O'Leary are presenting Favorite Artist: Soul/R&B Male. And the AMA goes to The Weeknd.

10:59 PM

Jeremy Renner is here to present Artist of the Year. And the AMA goes to One Direction.

11:01 PM

Ciara is here to introduce a performance by Justin Bieber.

11:09 PM

Jennifer Lopez says good night and we're done for another year.

Here's the nominations list and WINNERS:

Artist of the Year

  • Sam Smith
  • Taylor Swift
  • Meghan Trainor
  • The Weeknd
  • One Direction
  • Luke Bryan
  • Ariana Grande
  • Maroon 5
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Ed Sheeran

Song of the Year

  • "See You Again": Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth
  • "Uptown Funk": Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
  • "Thinking Out Loud": Ed Sheeran
  • "Blank Space": Taylor Swift
  • "Can't Feel My Face": The Weeknd

New Artist of the Year

  • Fetty Wap
  • Sam Hunt
  • ToveLo
  • Walk The Moon
  • The Weeknd

Favorite Male Artist: Pop/Rock

  • Nick Jonas
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Sam Smith

Favorite Female Artist: Pop/Rock

  • Ariana Grande
  • Taylor Swift
  • Meghan Trainor

Favorite Pop/Rock Album

  • X: Ed Sheeran
  • In the Lonely Hour: Sam Smith
  • 1989: Taylor Swift

Favorite Duo/Group: Pop/Rock

  • Maroon 5
  • One Direction
  • Walk the Moon

Favorite EDM Album

  • Calvin Harris
  • David Guetta
  • Zedd

Favorite Female Country Artist

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Carrie Underwood

Favorite Male Country Artist

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Sam Hunt

Favorite Country Duo/Group

  • Zac Brown Band
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Little Big Town

Favorite Country Album

  • Old Boots, New Dirt: Jason Aldean
  • Anything Goes: Florida Georgia Line
  • Montevallo: Sam Hunt

Favorite Artist: Adult Contemporary

  • Ed Sheeran
  • Taylor Swift
  • Meghan Trainor

Favorite Artist: Soul/R&B Male

  • Chris Brown
  • Trey Songz
  • The Weeknd

Favorite Artist: Soul/R&B Female

  • Beyonce
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Rihanna

Favorite Soul/R&B Album

  • X: Chris Brown
  • Black Messiah: D'Angelo
  • Beauty Behind The Madness: The Weeknd

Favorite Artist: Rap/Hip-Hop

  • Drake
  • Fetty Wap
  • Nicki Minaj

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album

  • 2014 Forest Hill Drive: J. Cole
  • If You're Reading This It's Too Late: Drake
  • The Pinkprint: Nicki Minaj

Favorite Soundtrack

  • Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Empire
  • Pitch Perfect 2

Collaboration of the Year (by T-Mobile)

  • 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"
  • Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar "Bad Blood"

Favorite Artist: Latin

  • Enrique Iglesias
  • Ricky Martin
  • Romeo Santos

Favorite Artist: Contemporary Inspirational

  • Casting Crowns
  • Hillsong United
  • MercyMe

Favorite Artist: Alternative Rock

  • Fall Out Boy
  • Hozier
  • Walk The Moon