Jennifer Lopez knocked out the industry crowd with an extended dance routine set to the tune of 2015's catchiest songs, including Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda." Nicki's reaction is going viral, though her demeanor all night was remarkably subdued compared to her beef with Miley Cyrus at the VMAs.
In one of the night's most aggressive performances, Demi Lovato nailed the title track from her album "Confident," baring her curves in a '20s "Cabaret"-inspired ensemble. She returned to help Alanis Morissette kill Alanis's iconic tune "You Oughta Know."
Nick Jonas showed off his jack-of-all-trades status by singing a gospel choir-powered medley of his three big hits of 2015 — "Chains, "Jealous," and "Levels" — accompanying himself on the drums. He'd been introduced by brother Joe and Joe's band DNCE, with Joe noting that Nick was an artist he'd followed "his whole life." Joe debuted new blue hair at the festivities.
Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth knocked everyone's socks off with their big kiss — check it out here!
Introduced by Jared Leto — who noted his band 30 Seconds to Mars had played the Bataclan in the year before the recent terrorist massacre there — Céline Dion warmly paid homage to Paris with an emotional performance of "Hymne à L'Amour," a song made famous by the legendary French singer Edith Piaf.
Harrison Ford received "we're-not-worthy" bows from many in the audience when he emerged to introduce Pentatonix and a 75-piece orchestra in a stunning performance of the world-famous "Star Wars" theme, composed by John Williams.
The night ended with a bang — a big one, thanks to the crowd's enthusiastic Beliebers — as Justin Bieber closed the show with an acoustic performance of his smash hit "What Do You Mean?"; a spectacular, light-driven take on his AMA-winning collaboration with Skrillex and Diplo, "Where Are Ü Now?"; and a "rain"-soaked production number of his "Sorry."
Full list of winners:
ARTIST OF THE YEAR One Direction
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL'S Sam Hunt
SONG OF THE YEAR Taylor Swift - "Blank Space"
COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE Skrillex & Diplo Featuring Justin Bieber - "Where Are Ü Now"
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK Ed Sheeran
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK Ariana Grande
FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK One Direction
FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK Taylor Swift – "1989"
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY Luke Bryan FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY Carrie Underwood
FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY Florida Georgia Line
FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY Florida Georgia Line – "Anything Goes"
FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP Nicki Minaj
FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP Nicki Minaj – "The Pinkprint"
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B The Weeknd
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B Rihanna
FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B The Weeknd - "Beauty Behind the Madness"
FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK Fall Out Boy
FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY Taylor Swift
FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN Enrique Iglesias
FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL Casting Crowns
FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM) Calvin Harris