Get a step up on your workout and a sneak peek at this year's nominees and performers—including Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, and more
While most music award shows aim to highlight the best (or most popular) achievements in song, the American Music Awards offer an unusually generous performance to award ratio. This year's AMA broadcast, for example, has 16 performances scheduled—almost double the eight performances featured at the 2014 Video Music Awards. Put simply, the AMAs don't just tell you who won. They let artists demonstrate exactly why they came out on top.
In the mix below, you'll find tracks from several acts that will be proving their worth live (on November 22nd at 8/7c)—including Nick Jonas, Walk the Moon, and The Weeknd. You'll also find nominees who might still end up on stage to pick up an award—like Ricky Martin, Calvin Harris, and Little Big Town. There's also a track from Taylor Swift, whose nominations in six different categories make her the night's main contender.
While the American Music Awards may differ from other shows in its structure, it offers the same general opportunity: a chance to take stock of what's moving people in 2015. This playlist does the exact same thing—in portable form and with an emphasis on the "moving" part. To that end, here are some of our favorite picks for a workout, organized by the category in which they were nominated...
Artist of the Year
One Direction – Drag Me Down – 139 BPM
Favorite Male Artist - Pop/Rock
Nick Jonas – Levels – 102 BPM
Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock
Meghan Trainor – Dear Future Husband – 158 BPM
Favorite Duo or Group - Pop/Rock
Walk the Moon – Shut Up and Dance – 128 BPM
Favorite Duo or Group - Country
Little Big Town – Quit Breaking Up with Me – 110 BPM
Favorite Artist - Electronic Dance Music
Calvin Harris & Disciples – How Deep Is Your Love – 122 BPM
Favorite Artist - Latin
Ricky Martin – Adios – 128 BPM
Favorite Artist - Rap/Hip Hop
Nicki Minaj – Anaconda – 130 BPM
New Artist of the Year
The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face – 108 BPM
Collaboration of the Year
Taylor Swift & Kendrick Lamar – Bad Blood – 85 BPM
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