Who Will Win at the 2015 AMAs? Our Predictions

Sven Jacobsen
One Direction

Looking ahead to American Music Awards on Sunday, here are Billboard's predictions for the ceremony in the top four categories -- Artist of The Year, New Artist of The Year, Song of The Year and Collaboration of The Year. 

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Fans decide the winners for the AMAs, which airs Sunday at 8 p.m. EST on ABC with host Jennifer Lopez

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Luke Bryan
Ariana Grande
Nicki Minaj
One Direction
Taylor Swift

After One Direction walked away with the top artist award last year, we're predicting a repeat for the British boy band that will be assisted by last week's Made in the A.M. release and the legions of Directioneers out there. 

 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S

Fetty Wap
Sam Hunt
Tove Lo
Walk The Moon
The Weeknd

Fetty Wap, Sam Hunt and the others in the running for the Best New Artist category have had big breakout years, but none compare to the sort of success The Weeknd has conjured with his chart-topping Beauty Behind The Madness

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again”
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”
Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift “Blank Space”
The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face”

You'd better believe Taylor Swift is picking up some statuettes Sunday and the Song of the Year category is ripe for her taking. It's not just that "Blank Space" was a massive No. 1 hit, but the power of her fans dominates anyone else in the category. 

 

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE

Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again”
Rihanna & Kanye West Featuring Paul McCartney “FourFiveSeconds”
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”
Skrillex & Diplo Featuring Justin Bieber “Where Are Ü Now”
Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar “Bad Blood”

There are a lot of things to love about Justin Bieber teaming up with heavyweight producers Skrillex and Diplo on "Where Are Ü Now" -- it crosses genres gracefully and was essential in Bieber's comeback campaign. You best Belieb, this one's a winner. 

 

2015 AMAs

 


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