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APMA Award Winners

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. Melody Bot

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    The winners of last night’s APMA awards can be found below. A replay of the show will be on Amazon until tomorrow night.

    ARTIST OF THE YEAR presented by Monster Energy: Twenty One Pilots
    ALBUM OF THE YEAR presented by Journeys: Blurryface, Twenty One Pilots
    SONG OF THE YEAR presented by Epitaph Records: “Hallelujah,” Panic! At The Disco
    BEST MUSIC VIDEO presented by Journeys: “Emperor’s New Clothes,” Panic! At The Disco
    BEST VOCALIST presented by Sharptone Records: Patrick Stump, Fall Out Boy
    BEST GUITARIST presented by PRS Guitars: Jack Fowler, Sleeping With Sirens
    BEST BASSIST presented by Razor & Tie: Skyler Acord, Issues
    BEST DRUMMER presented by DW Drums: Christian Coma, Black Veil Brides
    BEST LIVE BAND presented by Audio Technica: Neck Deep
    BEST UNDERGROUND BAND presented by Entertainment One: Too Close To Touch
    BREAKTHROUGH BAND presented by Fueled By Ramen and Roadrunner Records: State Champs
    BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND presented by Joey Sturgis Tones: You Me At Six
    ARTIST PHILANTHROPIC presented by Sub City/Take Action:
    Jake Luhrs of August Burns Red for HeartSupport
    MOST DEDICATED FANS presented by Fearless Records: The Ghost Inside
    ICON AWARD presented by Equal Vision Records/MerchNow!: Marilyn Manson
    OFF THE WALL AWARD presented by Vans: Yellowcard
    CLASSIC ALBUM AWARD presented by Eleven Seven Music: Good Charlotte for The Young And The Hopeless

  2. Jake W

    oh my god, I'm back on my bullshit Prestigious

    What's the point in having categories like "best guitarist" when they're basically just glorified popularity contests? I'm not hating on SWS, but if that award was based on actual talent then ABR or Periphery should have won.
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  3. ncarrab

    Prestigious Supporter

    Any reason why this year's show wasn't broadcasted on TV? The first two years were broadcasted live on AXS TV.
  4. Ben Lee

    I drink coffee and dad my kids Supporter

    This is all voted on, by random people, yeah? And is this all based off 2015 or up until now? Cause those winners kinda suck.
  5. slimfenix182


    I forgot what APMA stood for til I saw the winners lol.
  6. mattylikesfilms Jul 19, 2016
    (Last edited: Jul 19, 2016)


    God this shit is so cheesy and filled with bros/shitty bands. It's too cringeworthy to watch so I only made it 15 minutes in.. It makes me feel old as shit too.

    What? I'm not bitter!
  7. aniafc


    A lot of cools/random performances, though.

    Like the lead singer of Creed singing with A Day to Remember was the highlight of the night. Yes, that should tell you everything you need to know about the APMAs
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  8. pbueddi


    Cool to see "The Young and the Hopeless" honored like that.
  9. mattfreaksmeout

    Trusted Supporter

    It's crazy to think there was a time that almost every band I love was covered by AP. The only people on that list I really like are Panic!, twenty one pilots, and Fall Out Boy. I don't mean that as a slight to the bands on the list, but it's just interesting to see how times have changed and I guess how my tastes have changed.
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  10. Contender

    Goodness is Nowhere Supporter

    The only cool thing is the Ghost Inside appearing on stage. I had tears seeing them.
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  11. slimfenix182


    Right like early 2000's it was always somebody I loved on the cover. Now I don't get what the kids are into these days haha.
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  12. Raj710


    The APMA's are kind of a joke.
  13. ARo24


    I'm surprised it took so long for someone to mention this. Very cool to see them there.
  14. SmithBerryCrunch Jul 19, 2016
    (Last edited: Jul 19, 2016)

    Trusted Prestigious

    Scrubbing through the replay to see some of the performances. Yellowcard and Good Charlotte sounded pretty great. Then I stumble upon Papa Roach haha

    Neck Deep covering Green Day, NFG, All Time Low, and blink-182 was pretty awesome.

    Damn, seeing The Ghost Inside accept that award was awesome. The guys are all looking pretty good all things considered.

    LMFAO at the Creed singer performing with ADTR.
  15. SoundInTheSignals

    @Bake_Wear /

    Some of this was rough to watch. Still I mostly like watching it every year. The Neck Deep performance was interesting and pretty well done.
  16. SweetThye


    Congrats especially to Too Close To Touch and The Ghost Inside. Much deserved.


    JB from ABR lost to that dude..??
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  18. mattav152

    Release My Mind, My Garden Grows

    So did Jeff from Parkway. Two guys who shred circles around the dude from SWS. Kinda sucks that Alt Press panders to a demographic of teenage fangirls/fanboys. But anyone with a brain should know that there were a lot of talented artists who didn't win and should have in most of these categories.
  19. Smee22


    My guess would be that they were messy broadcasts and tough to watch. Very lazy tv production. Delayed cues, audio issues, that high school orchestra/band just wasn't working (although I like the sentiment). Plus their core demographic doesn't watch TV like the older fans do so I bet ratings were very low and someone in a marketing meeting said we should stream it.
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  20. ncarrab

    Prestigious Supporter

    Probably right on all those things, haha. I DVR'd the first two years and pretty much fast fowarded through most of both years with the exception of a few performances. To be honest, I don't even know who 70% of these bands are anymore.