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15 Best Moments at the 43rd Annual AMAs

Posted on November 23, 2015

15. Demi Lovato’s extra “Confident” performance

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I’m CONFIDENT that I won’t ever recover from this performance 👏🏼 SLAT girl @ddlovato !! #DemiOnAMAs

A photo posted by American Music Awards (@theamas) on Nov 22, 2015 at 5:51pm PST


14. The Weeknd’s hot like fire performance (literally) of “The Hills”
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Wow @abelxo set the #AMAs stage on FIRE tonight 🔥🔥🔥 #TheWeekndAMAs A photo posted by American Music Awards (@theamas) on Nov 22, 2015 at 7:21pm PST


13. 5SOS dapper red carpet moment, paired with their performance of “Hey Everybody!” that got the whole room dancing

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Just hanging with @5sos at the #AMAs!! How amazing was their performance 😍 #5SOSonAMAs A photo posted by American Music Awards (@theamas) on Nov 22, 2015 at 6:32pm PST


12. JLo’s 10 wardrobe changes
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11. How ‘focused’ we were during Ariana Grande’s performance of “Focus” ariana grande amas classy amas 2015 amas2015

We are so f-f-focused on @arianagrande 😍! #AriAMAs #AMAs A photo posted by American Music Awards (@theamas) on Nov 22, 2015 at 9:00pm PST

You don’t have to tell me to FOCUS on @arianagrande!! She is so 🔥🔥🔥 #AriAMAs #AMAs A photo posted by American Music Awards (@theamas) on Nov 22, 2015 at 6:07pm PST


10. That both Nicki Minaj and The Weeknd went home with not one, but TWO AMAs!AMAs nicki minaj laughing
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9. When Selena brightened up the room (literally) with her flawless performance of “Same Old Live” 
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Theme of the night seems to be sparkle, and we’re into it✨ #AMAs A photo posted by Universal Music Canada (@universalmusicc) on Nov 22, 2015 at 7:54pm PST

(and spotting Hailee Steinfeld jamming out)

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8. When DNCE introduced Nick Jonas’ performance – perfection.

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7. Gwen Stefani’s very heartfelt performance of “Used To Love You” AMAs american music awards

I don’t know why I cry… WAIT, yes I do. @gwenstefani is giving me life with this performance. #GwenOnAMAs #AMAs A photo posted by American Music Awards (@theamas) on Nov 22, 2015 at 6:33pm PST


6. The moment when Sam Hunt won… his very first AMA!

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5. Alanis Morisette’s performance of “You Oughtta Know” with surprise guest Demi Lovato

The level of girl power at the #AMAs right now is UNREAL 👯 #DemiOnAMAs #AlanisAMAs A photo posted by American Music Awards (@theamas) on Nov 22, 2015 at 7:37pm PST

4.  When Nick Jonas gave this look
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’cause he had a little surprise for us ahead: a full gospel choir backing “Jealous”

Who else is JEALOUS that they’re not on the #AMAs stage with @nickjonas ?! 🙋🏻 #NickJonasAMAs A photo posted by American Music Awards (@theamas) on Nov 22, 2015 at 6:41pm PST

3. The Grande family, particularly #GrandmaGrande
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2. JLo’s opening dance medley
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ALL HAIL THE QUEEN @jlo!!! Now that is how you open the #AMAs !! #JLoAMAs A photo posted by American Music Awards (@theamas) on Nov 22, 2015 at 5:16pm PST


1. Justin Bieber’s closing medley, featuring:
the most perfect acoustic beginning
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followed by the most epic mid drop ever to go into a dance break

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Current status: crying over @justinbieber’s amazing performance! 😱 Sorry, not sorry. #BieberOnAMAs #AMAs A photo posted by American Music Awards (@theamas) on Nov 22, 2015 at 8:19pm PST

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Congratulations to our many winners:

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S
Fetty Wap
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 UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE
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 FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Ariana Grande — WINNER
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Ed Sheeran x
Sam Smith In The Lonely Hour
Taylor Swift 1989 — WINNER

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan — WINNER
Sam Hunt

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 – RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake
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 X
D’Angelo and The Vanguard Black Messiah
The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness — 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 ARTIST – LATIN
Enrique Iglesias — WINNER
Ricky Martin
Romeo Santos

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


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