Band members Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat co-hosted the event at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, and the group took home three awards. Their bandmate Rian Dawson was feted with the Best Drummer prize, Zack Merrick was named Best Bassist and the group collectively won Most Dedicated Fans.

Issues won the coveted Artist of the Year award while rockers Black Veil Brides' self-titled 2014 album was named Album of the Year.

Paramore rocker Hayley Williams took Best Vocalist, Best Music Video went to Bring Me The Horizon for Drown and the Best Guitarist accolade was handed to Tony Perry of Pierce The Veil.