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

By Chris Lawhorn
November 19, 2015
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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

Favorite Male Artist - Pop/Rock

Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock

Favorite Duo or Group - Pop/Rock

Favorite Duo or Group - Country

Favorite Artist - Electronic Dance Music

Favorite Artist - Latin

Favorite Artist - Rap/Hip Hop

New Artist of the Year

Collaboration of the Year

To find more workout songs, check out the free database at Run Hundred. You can browse by genre, tempo, and era to find the best songs to rock your workout.

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