American Music Awards 2015: What you missed

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One Direction performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

One Direction performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

One of the best things about Sunday night’s American Music Awards wasn’t even on the show.

In one of the greatest spoofs ever, Miss Piggy and Kermit re-enacted Adele’s “Hello” video in an advertisement for “The Muppets” TV show — and it was glorious.

The actual awards show had some pretty cool moments also.

One Direction took home the award for Artist of the Year.

Here are just a few:

J.Lo owns the opening

Jennifer Lopez hosted the awards show and used the beginning to remind us that she’s still got it.

The star sang a bit of a slowed-down version of her 1999 hit “Waiting for Tonight” before stopping and insisting that it was not all about her. Then she proceeded to make it all about her by dancing to some of the year’s biggest hits.

Someone forgot to tell Jenny from the Block that at the age of 46, folks don’t expect her to out-dance some of these youngsters. Of course, the Internet tried to make it a beef when Nicki Minaj was shown reacting to Lopez’s booty-shaking to Minaj’s hit “Anaconda.”

The rapper took to Twitter to dispute the haters.

Lopez also treated us to her own fashion show with many outfit changes.

Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth make out

After performing a duet of “Marvin Gaye,” the pair got hot and heavy on stage. Yes, the performance was pretty cute, but the smooching after was way more exciting.

New couple alert or just a clever grab at publicity? Either way, they straight-up committed.

Ariana Grande, the little girl with the big voice

The petite singer reminded us why she keeps getting compared to Mariah Carey.

Grande turned it out in a performance of her new single, “Focus.” She started out very Marilyn Monroe, and by the end, she had given full-on pop/R&B princess.

Nick Jonas and that choir

We see you coming for Justin Timberlake’s crown, Nick Jonas.

Nick is clearly well past the days when he was just a Jonas Brother. He did a medley of some of his new hits, including “Chains,” “Levels” and “Jealous.”

The kid was everywhere, playing instruments, singing and finally being joined by a choir.

Way to take it to church, Nick!

Alanis Morissette and Demi Lovato tear up “You Oughta Know”

No one does angry love songs like Morissette, and Sunday night, Lovato joined her to belt out “You Oughta Know.”

Who cares that Lovato was only 3 years old when that song came out in 1995. She’s an old soul, they rocked it, and the crowd went wild.

Celine Dion’s tribute to Paris

The recent terror attack in Paris was on the minds of AMA attendees.

Actor Jared Leto introduced singer Celine Dion with the words “France matters. Russia matters. Syria matters. Mali matters. The Middle East matters. The United States matters. The entire world matters, and peace is possible.”

Dion launched into an emotional rendition of Edith Piaf’s “Hymne a L’amour” as a string orchestra played and images of Paris flashed in the background.

The performance left some audience members in tears.

Justin Bieber washes away his sins

The Biebs closed out the show with a medley of hits from his new album, “Purpose.” He went acoustic for “What Do You Mean” and danced his way through “Where Are Ü Now.”

But for “Sorry,” Bieber turned on the waterworks with a rain shower that left him soaked and crooning his apology. We get it, JB, you’ve washed the slate clean, and we are here for it.

Here’s the list of Sunday night’s winners:

Artist of the year

One Direction — WINNER

Ariana Grande

Luke Bryan

Maroon 5

Nicki Minaj

Ed Sheeran

Sam Smith

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor

The Weeknd

New Artist of the Year presented by Kohl’s

Sam Hunt — WINNER

Fetty Wap

The Weeknd

Tove Lo

Walk The Moon

Song of the year

Taylor Swift, “Blank Space” — WINNER

Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, “See You Again”

Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!”

Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”

The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”

Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile

Skrillex & Diplo featuring Justin Bieber, “Where Are Ü Now” — WINNER

Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, “See You Again”

Rihanna & Kanye West featuring Paul McCartney, “FourFiveSeconds”

Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!”

Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”

Favorite male artist – pop/rock

Ed Sheeran — WINNER

Sam Smith

Nick Jonas

Favorite female artist – pop/rock

Ariana Grande — WINNER

Taylor Swift

Meghan Trainor

Favorite duo or group – pop/rock

One Direction — WINNER

Walk The Moon

Maroon 5

Favorite album – pop/rock

Taylor Swift, “1989” — WINNER

Ed Sheeran, “X”

Sam Smith, “In the Lonely Hour”

Favorite male artist – country

Luke Bryan — WINNER

Sam Hunt

Jason Aldean

Favorite female artist – country

Carrie Underwood — WINNER

Kelsea Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Favorite duo or group – country

Florida Georgia Line — WINNER

Little Big Town

Zac Brown Band

Favorite album – country

Florida Georgia Line, “Anything Goes” — WINNER

Jason Aldean, “Old Boots, New Dirt”

Sam Hunt, “Montevallo”

Favorite artist – rap/hip-hop

Nicki Minaj — WINNER


Fetty Wap

Favorite album – rap/hip-hop

Nicki Minaj, “The Pinkprint” — WINNER

J. Cole, “2014 Forest Hills Drive”

Drake, “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”

Favorite male artist — soul/R&B

The Weeknd — WINNER

Chris Brown

Trey Songz

Favorite female artist – soul/R&B

Rihanna — WINNER


Mary J. Blige

Favorite album – soul/R&B

The Weeknd, “Beauty Behind the Madness” — WINNER

Chris Brown, “X”

D’Angelo and The Vanguard, “Black Messiah”

Favorite artist – alternative rock

Fall Out Boy — WINNER


Walk The Moon

Favorite artist – adult contemporary

Taylor Swift — WINNER

Ed Sheeran

Meghan Trainor

Favorite artist – Latin

Enrique Iglesias — WINNER

Ricky Martin

Romeo Santos

Favorite artist – contemporary inspirational

Casting Crowns — WINNER

Hillsong United


Favorite artist – electronic dance music (EDM)

Calvin Harris — WINNER

David Guetta


Top soundtrack

“Pitch Perfect 2” — WINNER

“Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1”

“Fifty Shades of Grey”

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