Taylor Swift, One Direction big winners at 2015 AMAs

Taylor Swift and One Direction were big winners at Sunday’s (Nov 22nd) 2015 American Music Awards (AMAs). Swift took home three awards: Song of the Year for “Blank Space,” Favorite Pop/Rock album for 1989 and Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist. One Direction took home the coveted Artist of the Year award as well as Favorite Pop/Rock Duo of the Year. Other winners include Carrie Underwood, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Florida Georgia Line and more. The full list is below.

As always at the AMAs, 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.

American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The data covers the reporting period of September 15, 2014 to September 13, 2015.

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 Feat. 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 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 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

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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