American Music Awards of 2015

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43rd Annual American Music Awards
American Music Awards logo
DateNovember 22, 2015
LocationMicrosoft Theater
Los Angeles, California
CountryUnited States
Hosted byJennifer Lopez
First awarded1973
Most awardsTaylor Swift (3)
Most nominationsTaylor Swift (6)
WebsiteABC-American Music Awards
Television/radio coverage
Runtime180 minutes
Viewership10.98 million
Produced byDick Clark Productions
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The 43rd Annual American Music Awards was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California on November 22, 2015.[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. The show also marked Prince's last public award show appearance before his death in April 2016.[4] The telecast garnered 10.98 million viewers in the United States.[5]


Artist(s) Song(s)
Francesco Yates "Nobody like You"
Alessia Cara "Here"
Gabi Wilson "Wonder"
Shawn Mendes "Act like You Love Me"
Main show
Jennifer Lopez "Waiting for Tonight"
Dancing medley:
  1. "Uptown Funk"
  2. "Anaconda"
  3. "7/11"
  4. "Feeling Myself"
  5. "The Hills"
  6. "Can't Feel My Face"
  7. "Girl Crush"
  8. "Bad Blood"
  9. "Trap Queen"
  10. "Hotline Bling"
  11. "Thinking Out Loud"
  12. "Love More"
  13. "Where Are Ü Now"
  14. "Bitch Better Have My Money"
5 Seconds of Summer "Hey Everybody!"
Selena Gomez "Same Old Love"
Carrie Underwood "Heartbeat"
Demi Lovato "Confident"
Meghan Trainor
Charlie Puth
"Like I'm Gonna Lose You"
"Marvin Gaye"
Ariana Grande "Focus"
One Direction "Perfect"
Gwen Stefani "Used to Love You"
Nick Jonas "Chains"
Walk the Moon "Shut Up and Dance"
Coldplay "Adventure of a Lifetime"
The Weeknd "The Hills"
Luke Bryan
Karen Fairchild
"Home Alone Tonight"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Leon Bridges
Alanis Morissette
Demi Lovato
"You Oughta Know"
Celine Dion Tribute to Paris victims:
"Hymne à l'amour"
Pentatonix & Orchestra Tribute to John Williams:
"Star Wars (Main Title)"
Justin Bieber "What Do You Mean?"
"Where Are Ü Now"



Winners and nominees[edit]

Charlie Puth and Joe Jonas announced the nominations on October 13, 2015.[1]

Artist of the Year New Artist of the Year
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Favorite Pop/Rock Album
Favorite Country Male Artist Favorite Country Female Artist
Favorite Country Duo or Group Favorite Country Album
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist
Favorite Soul/R&B Album Favorite Alternative Artist
Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist Favorite Latin Artist
Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist Favorite EDM Artist
Song of the Year Collaboration of the Year
Top Soundtrack


  1. ^ a b "2015 American Music Awards: Taylor Swift Leads Nominations". Prometheus Global Media. Billboard. October 13, 2015. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  2. ^ Associated Press (October 7, 2015). "Jennifer Lopez to host the 2015 American Music Awards". CBS Interactive Inc.
  3. ^ "American Music Awards 2015: Check Out All the Winners Here". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. November 22, 2015. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  4. ^ "Jared Leto at the 2015 American Music Awards: 'Many of Us Here Are the Sons and Daughters of Immigrants'". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. November 22, 2015. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  5. ^ "TV Ratings Sunday: American Music Awards down vs. 2014, 'Good Wife' slips below 1.0". 23 November 2015. Archived from the original on 30 June 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  6. ^ "AMAs Red Carpet Performers Announced". theamas. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
  7. ^ Huggins, Sarah (November 18, 2015). "American Music Awards 2015: Presenters Announced". ABC News. United States. ABC Television Network. Archived from the original on November 23, 2015. Retrieved November 18, 2015.