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American Music Awards 2014

Sunday saw Los Angeles lit up with star talent as the annual American Music Awards were held, honouring various acts from a host of genres, whilst showcasing some wild performances and of course the requisite glamour on the red carpet.

With a line-up of Taylor Swift, One Direction, Jennifer Lopez, and Iggy Azalea, we cast our eye in excitable anticipation, and we were not disappointed with the night’s proceedings. Kicking off the night was a performance from music’s biggest sensation Taylor Swift, with a world première rendition of her new single ‘Blank Space’. The elaborate set and dance troop of handsome zombies gave the opening performance the spectacle that it deserved, Swift also walked away with the Dick Clark Award for Excellence.

One Direction picked up the night’s most sought-after award with Artist of the Year, whilst also collecting gongs for Favourite Pop/Rock Album and Favourite Pop/Rock Group.

Overcoming hip-hop legends Eminem and Drake, Iggy Azalea was crowned with Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Album and Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist. The Aussie rapper has never won an award previously so she was extremely honoured to have won against such recognised artists;

“It means so much that I can stand here against Eminem and Drake and come out with this. It’s amazing. Thank you so much to T.I. for believing in me and to all my fans, I appreciate it so much. Thank you.”

The winners

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
One Direction

DICK CLARK AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
Taylor Swift

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S
5 Seconds of Summer

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J – Dark Horse

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Sam Smith

FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Katy Perry

FAVOURITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
One Direction

FAVOURITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
One Direction – Midnight Memories

FAVOURITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Luke Bryan

FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Carrie Underwood

FAVOURITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY
Florida Georgia Line

FAVOURITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
Brantley Gilbert – Just As I Am

FAVOURITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Iggy Azalea

FAVOURITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
Iggy Azalea – The New Classic

FAVOURITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
John Legend

FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Beyoncé

FAVOURITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Beyoncé – Beyoncé

FAVOURITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Imagine Dragons

FAVOURITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Katy Perry

FAVOURITE ARTIST – LATIN
Enrique Iglesias

FAVOURITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Casting Crowns

FAVOURITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
Calvin Harris

TOP SOUNDTRACK
Frozen

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