2015 American Music Awards

2015 American Music Awards

November 22, 2015
November 22, 2015
Los Angeles
Los Angeles


The 43rd Annual American Music Awards was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.[1] It was broadcast on ABC and hosted by Jennifer Lopez.[2] With three awards, Taylor Swift was the big winner of the night.[3] Jared Leto presented a eulogy mourning the November 2015 Paris attacks prior to presenting Celine Dion for her tributing performance.[4] The telecast garnered 10.98 million viewers in the United States.[5]

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Singer, songwriter
Carrie Underwood
American country music singer; American Idol winner
bornMarch 10, 1983
Muskogee, Oklahoma
Taylor Swift
bornDecember 13, 1989
Nicki Minaj
Trinidad and Tobago musician

Photos - In Focus: Highlights From The 2015 American Music Awards15


Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969), also known as J. Lo, is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author and producer.[2][3] She became interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry following a minor role in the 1986 film My Little Girl, to the dismay of her Puerto Rican parents, who believed that it was an unrealistic career route for a Hispanic. Lopez gained her first regular high-profile job as a Fly Girl dancer on In Living Color in 1991, where she remained a regular until she decided to pursue an acting career in 1993. She received her first leading role in the Selena biopic of the same name in 1997. Lopez became the first Latina actress to earn over US$1 million for a role the following year, with the film Out of Sight. She ventured into the music industry in 1999 with her debut studio album, On the 6.

With the simultaneous release of her second studio album J.Lo and her film The Wedding Planner in 2001, Lopez became the first woman to have a number one album and film in the same week. Her 2002 remix album, J to tha L–O! The Remixes, became the first in history to debut at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, while her fifth studio album, Como Ama una Mujer (2007), received the highest first-week sales for a Spanish album in the United States.[dubious ] With past record sales of over 60 million and a cumulative film gross of over US$2 billion, Lopez is regarded as the most influential Hispanic performer in the United States, as well as its highest paid Latin entertainer.[4][5] Along with Pitbull, she recorded "We Are One (Ole Ola)", which served as the official song of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[6]

Beyond entertainment, Lopez enjoys a highly successful business career, consisting of various clothing lines, accessories, fragrances, a production company, television shows and a charitable foundation among other business interests. Lopez's personal relationships have attracted worldwide media attention; she has been married three times. Following the breakdown of her first marriage, Lopez dated rapper and entertainment mogul Sean Combs. Following the breakdown of her second marriage to husband Cris Judd, she dated actor Ben Affleck. Their relationship was the subject of much media interest; their planned wedding was cancelled four days before the ceremony. Lopez then wed longtime friend Marc Anthony; they separated after seven years of marriage. Lopez gave birth to their twins, Emme and Maximilian, in 2008.

Big Winner

One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) are an English-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records after forming and finishing third in the seventh series of the British televised singing competition The X Factor in 2010. Propelled to international success by social media, One Direction's four albums, Up All Night (2011), Take Me Home (2012), Midnight Memories (2013) and Four (2014) topped charts in most major markets, and generated hit singles including "What Makes You Beautiful", "Live While We're Young", and "Story of My Life". Their fifth studio album, Made in the A.M., was released in November 2015.

Their achievements include six Brit Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, eleven MTV Europe Music Awards, seven American Music Awards (including Artist of the Year in 2014 and 2015), and nineteen Teen Choice Awards out of nineteen nominations, among many others. According to Nick Gatfield, the chairman and chief executive of Sony Music Entertainment UK, One Direction represented a $50 million business empire by June 2012. They were proclaimed 2012's "Top New Artist" by Billboard.[1] According to the Sunday Times Rich List, by April 2013, they had an estimated personal combined wealth of £25 million ($41.2m) making them the second-wealthiest musicians in the UK under 30 years of age.[2] In 2014, Forbes listed them the second-highest earning celebrities under 30, with the group earning an estimated $75 million from June 2013 to June 2014.[3] In June 2015, Forbes listed their earnings at $130 million for the previous twelve months,[4] and ranked them the fourth highest earning celebrities in the world.[5]

After the release of Four, One Direction became the first band in the U.S. Billboard 200 history to have their first four albums debut at number one.[6] Their third album, Midnight Memories, was the biggest-selling album worldwide of 2013 despite being released in late November.[7] The band's Where We Are Tour in support of Midnight Memories and Four, was the highest-grossing concert tour in 2014, and the highest-grossing tour ever by a vocal group, generating $282 million.[8] In 2014, Billboard named One Direction Artist of the Year.[9][10] The band is temporarily on a hiatus that began in January 2016, which is expected to last around 18 months.[11][12]

Winning Artists17

Winning Songs & Albums7


Performed Songs26

Artist of the Year Nominees10

Top Albums by Artist of the Year Nominees18

Top Songs by Artist of the Year Nominees66

New Artist of the Year Nominees5

Top Albums by New Artist of the Year Nominees9

Top Songs by New Artist of the Year Nominees18

Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Nominees3

Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Nominees3

Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Nominees3

Favorite Pop/Rock Album Nominees3

Favorite Country Male Artist Nominees3

Favorite Country Female Artist Nominees3

Favorite Country Duo or Group Nominees3

Favorite Country Album Nominees3

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist Nominees3

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album Nominees3

Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Nominees3

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Nominees3

Favorite Soul/R&B Album Nominees3

Favorite Alternative Artist Nominees3

Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist Nominees3

Favorite Latin Artist Nominees3

Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist Nominees3

Favorite EDM Artist Nominees3

Song of the Year Nominees5

Top Soundtrack Nominees3

Collaboration of the Year Nominees (song)5

Microsoft Theater
The Microsoft Theater (formerly Nokia Theatre L.A. Live) is a music and theatre venue in downtown Los Angeles, California at L.A. Live. The theatre auditorium seats 7,100 and holds one of the largest indoor stages in the United States.

Notable Attendees119


Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles65


Spotify - Featured Tracks91


News Articles11

American Music Awards 2015: What you missed
CNN  –  November 23, 2015
(CNN)One of the best things about Sunday night's American Music Awards wasn't even on the show. The star sang a bit of a slowed-down version of her 1999 hit "Waiting for Tonight" before stopping and insisting that it was not all about her. Then she ...
American Music Awards 2015: Host Jennifer Lopez, red carpet pictures, winners, more
Newsday  –  November 23, 2015
Ariana Grande accepts the award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist during the 2015 American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov, 22, 2015. Updated November 23, 2015 12:35 PM By NEWSDAY.COM STAFF Singer Celine ...
2015 American Music Awards
WGNO  –  November 23, 2015
(CNN)– The Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles buzzed with music stars of all genres for the American Music Awards on Sunday night. It was a huge success for Nicki Minaj and The Weeknd, who both took home several awards. Justin Bieber, along with ...
Best American Music Awards Performances 2015
azcentral.com  –  November 23, 2015
Justin Bieber was doused with water, Celine Dion saluted the people of Paris by singing in French and Jennifer Lopez danced to "Anaconda" while making a solid argument in favor of the Meghan Trainor theory that it's all about that bass at Sunday night's ...
2015 American Music Awards winners: One Direction, Nicki Minaj, the Weeknd and more
Los Angeles Times  –  November 23, 2015
One Direction, Nicki Minaj and the Weeknd emerged as the night's big winners Sunday during the 2015 American Music Awards. The English-Irish boy band summoned screaming fans when it nabbed the awards for artist of the year and favorite pop rock duo or group.
2015 American Music Awards: The Complete Winners List
MTV  –  November 23, 2015
The 2015 American Music Awards boasted performances from the full-on roll call of today's musicians -- from Justin Bieber to Coldplay to Ariana Grande to One Direction to Pentatonix to, well, you name it -- during its live broadcast on Sunday (Nov. 22).
American Music Awards 2015: Best Dressed
Celebuzz  –  November 22, 2015
This year’s American Music Awards saw plenty of the season’s hottest trends grace its red carpet, but only a few celebrities managed to impress with their outfits. Selena Gomez and Carrie Underwood certainly brought the glitz and glamour to the star ...
Sam Hunt, Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan Win Big at the 2015 American Music Awards
The Boot  –  November 22, 2015
Sam Hunt, Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan were the big country winners at the 2015 American Music Awards on Sunday night (Nov. 22). Hunt, the year’s leading country nominee surprised even himself with a win in the all-genre New Artist of the Year category.
American Music Awards Red Carpet 2015: See All The Stars' Looks
The Huffington Post  –  November 22, 2015
On Sunday night in Los Angeles, Hollywood's biggest stars filled the red carpet at the 2015 American Music Awards, and we have to say, there were a number of looks that blew us away. Between Selena Gomez's red sequin dress, Carrie Underwood's sparkly cape ...
American Music Awards Live Stream: Watch The 2015 AMAs Online
Hollywood Life (blog)  –  November 22, 2015
It’s one of the biggest nights in music! Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez and so many more stars will all be in the same room for the 2015 American Music Awards on Nov. 22. From the red carpet to epic performances, it’s going ...
Jennifer Lopez to Host and Perform at 2015 American Music Awards
TheWrap  –  October 7, 2015
Jennifer Lopez will host and perform at the 2015 American Music Awards, show producers Dick Clark Productions and ABC announced Wednesday. Lopez will perform songs from her recently announced Las Vegas show, “All I Have,” which will premiere ...

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