Taylor Swift was the big winner at last night’s (22.11.15) American Music Awards.
The ‘Style’ hitmaker took home three awards at the coveted ceremony, both Song Of The Year for ‘Blank Space’ and Favourite Pop/Rock Album for ‘1989’ as well as the gong for Favourite Adult Contemporary Artist but wasn’t in attendance to collect her nods, reports femalefirst
She had stiff competition, though, from a number of artists including One Direction, Nicki Minaj and The Weeknd who all secured two wins on the night.
The chart-topping boy band – which includes Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson – took home the award for Favourite Pop/Rock Duo/Group for the third year in the row whilst Nicki Minaj secured gongs for Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Album.
Elsewhere during the evening, viewers were treated to brilliant performances from the likes of Justin Bieber – who performed a medley of three of his recent hits, ‘What Do You Mean?, ‘Sorry’ and ‘Where Are Ü Now’; the latter which had earlier won an award for Collaboration Of The Year.
And Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth shocked fans when they locked lips following their performance of their smash hit song ‘Marvin Gaye’, whilst Coldplay previewed a new song, ‘Adventure of a Lifetime’.
One Direction, Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato were also on hand to perform their latest singles for the excited crowd.
In a particularly poignant moment, Celine Dion led a heartfelt tribute to the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks with a stunning rendition of Edith Piaf’s ‘Hymne à L’Amour’.
Full list of winners at the American Music Awards 2015:
Artist of the Year: One Direction
New Artist of the Year: Sam Hunt
Song of the Year: Taylor Swift, ‘Blank Space’
Favourite Pop/Rock Male Artist: Ed Sheeran
Favourite Pop/Rock Female Artist: Ariana Grande
Favourite Pop/Rock Duo/Group: One Direction
Favourite Country Male Artist: Luke Bryan
Favourite Country Female Artist: Carrie Underwood
Favourite Pop/Rock Album: Taylor Swift, ‘1989’
Favourite Country Duo/Group: Florida Georgia Line
Favourite Country Album: Florida Georgia Line, Anything Goes
Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Album: Nicki Minaj, ‘The Pinkprint’
Favourite Soul/R&B Male Artist: The Weeknd
Favourite Soul/R&B Female Artist: Rihanna
Favourite Soul/R&B Album: The Weeknd, ‘Beauty Behind the Madness’
Favourite Alternative Artist: Fall Out Boy
Favourite Adult Contemporary Artist: Taylor Swift
Favourite Latin Artist: Enrique Iglesias
Favourite Contemporary Inspirational Artist: Casting Crowns
Favourite EDM Artist: Calvin Harris
Favourite Soundtrack: ‘Pitch Perfect 2’
Collaboration of the Year: Skrillex and Diplo featuring Justin Bieber, ‘Where Are Ü Now’