The whole world was spell bound at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, where the America Music Awards – biggest event took place. For so many years, the event has produced numerous outstanding stars that seem to be cynosure of all eyes. This year however is not an exception, as many celebrities stun the event to showcase their greatest gift of the divine. From the live performances on stage to the creative style of Jennifer Lopez who managed the stage exceptionally. The faces at the red carpet with their gigantic style speak more volume of this greatest country music Awards. This year 2015, saw Taylor Swift, One Direction and Nicki Minaj at the top of the list winners for the day
Taylor Swift who said, “I could show you incredible things,” as overtime stuck to that declaration. She won a total of three awards at 2015 America Music Awards on different categories -Favourite Adult Contemporary Artist, Favourite Pop/ Rock Album and “Blank Space” Song of the Year. Taylor Swift was born December 13, 1989 and raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania before she later moved to Nashville, Tennessee. The American singer-songwriter decided to pursue a career in country music at the age of 14 when she signed with the independent label Big Machine Records and became the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. Ever since, she has released several songs to her credit and they include: Self-titled debut album in 2006- Our song, Fearless, Love story, You belong with me and many more. She has won a total of 238 awards from 481 nominations. She is the recipient of 7 Grammy Awards, 19 American Music Awards, 22 Billboard Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, 8 Academy of Country Music Awards, 8 People’s Choice Awards, and 25 Teen Choice Awards. She is also a seven-time winner of the Nashville Songwriters Association International Award for Songwriter/Artist of the Year. As a songwriter, she has been honoured by the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Swift holds five records in the Guinness World Records book.
One Direction, popularly known as ID also received a total of two awards at the recently held America Music Awards –Artist of the Year and Favourite Pop/Rock /Duo Group band. Their performance at the show sweep many audiences of their feet. The English-Irish pop boy band is based in London, and is made up of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell’s record label Syco Records after forming and finishing third in the seventh series of the British televised singing competition The X Factor in 2010. Propelled to international success by social media, One Direction’s four albums, Up All Night (2011), Take Me Home (2012), Midnight Memories (2013) and Four (2014) topped charts in most major markets, and generated hit singles including “What Makes You Beautiful”, “Live While We’re Young”, and “Story of My Life”. Their fifth studio album, Made in the A.M., was released in November 2015. Their achievements include five Brit Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, eleven MTV Europe Music Awards, and nineteen Teen Choice Awards out of nineteen nominations, among many others. In 2014, Billboard named One Direction Artist of the Year. The group also won the award for Artist of the Year at the 2014.
She was also present at this year America Music Award and went home as one of the biggest winners with two awards to her credit. Nicki won the ‘Favourite Rap/Hip Hop Artist and Favourite Rap /Hip Hop Album- The pink print. Born on December 8, 1984, Nicki Minaj is an Indo-Asian descent. She studied singing and acting at LaGuardia High School but like many other big stars, she began her singing career as a backing vocalist for other artists. She was first spotted by Young Money CEO Fendi on My Space and was later recruited for carter Edition of Young Money’s ‘The Come Up’ DVD series. Her rapping skill also got the attention of Lil Wayne’s where she later works a lot of collaborations in his mixtapes. In April 2007, Nicki released her first mixtape “Playtime Is Over”. Weezy lent his vocal on one of the songs. She dropped another mixtape “Sucka Free” a year after that landed her as Female Artist of the Year at the Underground Music Awards. She has released other mixtapes and has earned a handful of Grammy nominations especially in 2011. Nicki was nominated for the Best New Artist, Best Rap Album, and Best Rap Performance.