Rihanna, Nicki Minaj earn AMA’s

Presenters at this annual music award show included Zendaya, Paula Abdul and Tyrese Gibson.

Nicki Minaj takes home the award for Favorite Artist

Jennifer Lopez hosted the 2015 American Music Awards which kicked off Sunday night honoring some of the biggest artists in the world.  Airing live on the ABC Network from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater, Rihanna beat out Beyonce and Mary J. Blige for Favorite Soul/R&B artist while Nicki Minaj took home two awards for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop album.

Taylor Swift led the nominations, winning three — Song of the Year, Favorite Pop/Rock Album and Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist and other big winners included the male band One Direction, who snagged Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group and Artist of the Year and The Weeknd who took home Favorite Soul/R&B Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B album.

The Weeknd brings home Favorite Male Artist

Presenters at this annual music award show included Jared Leto, Harrison Ford, Ellie Goulding, Julianne Hough, Zendaya, Paula Abdul, Anna Kendrick,  Wilmer Valderrama and Tyrese Gibson.

Presenters Wilmer Valderrama & Tyrese Gibson

See a full list of winners below.
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
One Direction

SONG OF THE YEAR
Taylor Swift “Blank Space”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
The Weeknd – WINNER

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Nicki Minaj

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Fall Out Boy

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE
Skrillex & Diplo Featuring Justin Bieber “Where Are Ü Now”

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Ariana Grande

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S
Sam Hunt

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint

TOP SOUNDTRACK
Pitch Perfect 2

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Luke Bryan

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
One Direction

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Taylor Swift – 1989

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY
Florida Georgia Line

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
Florida Georgia Line – Anything Goes

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Rihanna

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

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