American Music Awards 2015: The winners list

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

For the second year in a row, British boy band One Direction took the top honor at the American Music Awards: artist of the year.

Here’s the list of Sunday night’s winners:

Artist of the year

One Direction — WINNER

Ariana Grande

Luke Bryan

Maroon 5

Nicki Minaj

Ed Sheeran

Sam Smith

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor

The Weeknd

New Artist of the Year presented by Kohl’s

Sam Hunt — WINNER

Fetty Wap

The Weeknd

Tove Lo

Walk The Moon

Song of the year

Taylor Swift, “Blank Space” — WINNER

Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, “See You Again”

Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!”

Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”

The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”

Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile

Skrillex & Diplo featuring Justin Bieber, “Where Are Ü Now” — WINNER

Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, “See You Again”

Rihanna & Kanye West featuring Paul McCartney, “FourFiveSeconds”

Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!”

Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”

Favorite male artist – pop/rock

Ed Sheeran — WINNER

Sam Smith

Nick Jonas

Favorite female artist – pop/rock

Ariana Grande — WINNER

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor

Favorite duo or group – pop/rock

One Direction — WINNER

Walk The Moon

Maroon 5

Favorite album – pop/rock

Taylor Swift, “1989” — WINNER

Ed Sheeran, “X”

Sam Smith, “In the Lonely Hour”

Favorite male artist – country

Luke Bryan — WINNER

Sam Hunt

Jason Aldean

Favorite female artist – country

Carrie Underwood — WINNER

Kelsea Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Favorite duo or group – country

Florida Georgia Line — WINNER

Little Big Town

Zac Brown Band

Favorite album – country

Florida Georgia Line, “Anything Goes” — WINNER

Jason Aldean, “Old Boots, New Dirt”

Sam Hunt, “Montevallo”

Favorite artist – rap/hip-hop

Nicki Minaj — WINNER


Fetty Wap

Favorite album – rap/hip-hop

Nicki Minaj, “The Pinkprint” — WINNER

J. Cole, “2014 Forest Hills Drive”

Drake, “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”

Favorite male artist — soul/R&B

The Weeknd — WINNER

Chris Brown

Trey Songz

Favorite female artist – soul/R&B

Rihanna — WINNER


Mary J. Blige

Favorite album – soul/R&B

The Weeknd, “Beauty Behind the Madness” — WINNER

Chris Brown, “X”

D’Angelo and The Vanguard, “Black Messiah”

Favorite artist – alternative rock

Fall Out Boy — WINNER


Walk The Moon

Favorite artist – adult contemporary

Taylor Swift — WINNER

Ed Sheeran

Meghan Trainor

Favorite artist – Latin

Enrique Iglesias — WINNER

Ricky Martin

Romeo Santos

Favorite artist – contemporary inspirational

Casting Crowns — WINNER

Hillsong United


Favorite artist – electronic dance music (EDM)

Calvin Harris — WINNER

David Guetta


Top soundtrack

“Pitch Perfect 2” — WINNER

“Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1”

“Fifty Shades of Grey”

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.