Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

2015 American Music Awards Recap

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

2015 American Music Awards Recap

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LOS ANGELES | One Direction, Nicki Minaj and the Weeknd emerged as Sunday night's big winners Sunday during the 2015 American Music Awards.

The English-Irish boy band summoned screaming fans at Microsoft Theater when it nabbed the awards for artist of the year and favorite pop rock duo or group. Minaj also swept her category, winning both favorite rap/hip-hop artist and favorite rap/hip-hop album for "The Pinkprint." The Weeknd followed suit with favorite male soul/R&B artist and favorite album in the same category for "Beauty Behind the Madness."

Hearts, however, were won by Jared Leto and Celine Dion's heartfelt tribute to Paris in the wake of the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks there. Leto introduced Dion by saying that despite everything, peace is possible and by urging viewers to consider the plight of refugees. …

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