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Jamie Lamberski

Check out the Winners & Highlights from the American Music Awards

The winners of the American Music Awards, selected through online voting, were announced yesterday at the ceremony hosted by Jennifer Lopez. The big winners of the night were One Direction, Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj. Calvin Harris took home the Favorite EDM Artist award while Jack Ü and Justin Bieber won the Collaboration of the Year, beating out Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney; Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar; Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth; and Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. See the full list of winners below, and then keep scrolling for some highlights and video clips.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Luke Bryan
Ariana Grande
Maroon 5
Nicki Minaj
One Direction - WINNER
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor
The Weeknd


NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR presented by Khol's
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Sam Hunt - WINNER
Tove Lo
Walk The Moon
The Weeknd



SONG OF THE YEAR
Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!”
Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift, “Blank Space” - WINNER
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”


COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
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” - WINNER
Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”


FAVORITE ARTIST -- ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
Calvin Harris - WINNER
David Guetta
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FAVORITE MALE ARTIST -- POP/ROCK
Nick Jonas
Ed Sheeran - WINNER
Sam Smith


FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST -- POP/ROCK
Ariana Grande - WINNER
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor


FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP -- POP/ROCK
Maroon 5
One Direction - WINNER
Walk The Moon


FAVORITE ALBUM -- POP/ROCK
Ed Sheeran, X
Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour
Taylor Swift, 1989 - WINNER


FAVORITE ARTIST -- RAP/HIP-HOP
Fetty Wap
Nicki Minaj - WINNER


FAVORITE ALBUM -- RAP/HIP-HOP
J. Cole, 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Drake, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Nicki Minaj, The Pinkprint - WINNER


FAVORITE MALE ARTIST -- SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown
Trey Songz
The Weeknd - WINNER


FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST -- SOUL/R&B
Beyoncé
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna - WINNER


FAVORITE ALBUM -- SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown, XD’Angelo and The Vanguard, Black Messiah
The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness - WINNER


TOP SOUNDTRACK
Fifty Shades of Grey
Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1
Pitch Perfect 2 - WINNER


FAVORITE ARTIST -- ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Fall Out Boy - WINNER
Hozier
Walk the Moon


FAVORITE ARTIST -- ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift - WINNER
Meghan Trainor


FAVORITE MALE ARTIST -- COUNTRY
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan - WINNER
Sam Hunt


FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST -- COUNTRY
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood - WINNER


FAVORITE DUO or GROUP -- COUNTRY
Zac Brown Band
Florida Georgia Line - WINNER
Little Big Town


FAVORITE ALBUM -- COUNTRY
Jason Aldean, Old Boots, New Dirt
Florida Georgia Line, Anything Goes - WINNER
Sam Hunt, Montevallo


FAVORITE ARTIST -- LATIN
Enrique Iglesias - WINNER
Ricky Martin
Romeo Santos


FAVORITE ARTIST -- CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Casting Crowns - WINNER
Hillsong United
MercyMe

HIGHLIGHTS: Celine Dion performed an emotional tribute to Paris, Pentatonix sang the Star Wars theme song, Miss Piggy and Kermit The Frog did an Adele "Hello" spoof, and Anna Kendrick got the award for Best Thank You Speech. Bieber's performance of "Sorry" and The Weeknd's performance of "The Hills" also got rave reviews.

H/T: ABC News & Billboard

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Jamie Lamberski Senior Editor

I'm a storyteller at heart, and music makes my world go round.

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