Highlights and winners from the 2015 AMAs

Nicki Minaj and The Weeknd were the big winners at this year's American Music Awards. Both artists scooped up two awards during the live broadcast, which was jam packed with thrilling performances and heartfelt moments. From Justin Bieber's rainy medley to Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato's retro-inspired acts, music's top artists brought their A-game.

When the stars weren't busy rocking the stage, they were picking up their gold hardware. British group One Direction took home the night's biggest prize, Artist of the Year, while Taylor Swift, who was surprisingly absent from the festivities, captured the trophy for Favourite Pop/Rock Album. Here, we round up some of the night's best moments and share a rundown of the winners' list.

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ALL THE WINNERS:

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

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

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Fetty Wap
Sam Hunt - WINNER
ToveLo
Walk the Moon
The Weeknd

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
“See You Again”, Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth
“Uptown Funk!”, Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
“FourFiveSeconds”, Rihanna and Kanye West ft. Paul McCartney
“Where Are Ü Now”, Skrillex and Diplo ft. Justin Bieber - WINNER
“Bad Blood”, Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar

FAVOURITE MALE ARTIST: POP/ROCK
Nick Jonas
Ed Sheeran - WINNER
Sam Smith

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

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

FAVOURITE DUO/GROUP: POP/ROCK
Maroon 5
One Direction - WINNER
Walk the Moon

FAVOURITE ARTIST EDM
Calvin Harris - WINNER
David Guetta
Zedd

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

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

FAVOURITE COUNTRY DUO/GROUP
Zac Brown Band
Florida Georgia Line - WINNER
Little Big Town

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

FAVOURITE ARTIST: ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift - WINNER
Meghan Trainor

FAVOURITE ARTIST: SOUL/R&B
Beyoncé
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna - WINNER

FAVOURITE SOUL/R&B ALBUM
X, Chris Brown
Black Messiah, D’Angelo
Beauty Behind The Madness, The Weeknd - WINNER

FAVOURITE ARTIST: RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake
Fetty Wap
Nicki Minaj - WINNER

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

FAVOURITE SOUNDTRACK
Fifty Shades of Grey
Empire
Pitch Perfect 2 - WINNER

FAVOURITE ARTIST: ALTERNATIVE/ROCK
Fall Out Boy - WINNER
Hozier
Walk the Moon

FAVOURITE ARTIST: LATIN
Enrique Iglesias - WINNER
Ricky Martin
Romeo Santos

FAVOURITE ARTIST: CONTEMPORARY/INSPIRATIONAL
Casting Crowns - WINNER

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