American Music Awards: 1D won big, but Taylor Swift stole the show

Taylor-Swift-AMAs-creditThe American Music Awards took place Sunday night, highlighting some of the best and most popular artists of 2014. Boy band One Direction were the big winners of the night, taking home Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group and Favorite Pop/Rock Album. Taylor Swift was honored with the Dick Clark Award for Excellence, but her biggest moment of the night was her stand-out opening of “Blank Space.” The pop singer absolutely nailed the performance, which satires the way her personal life has been portrayed in the media (sorry, Taylor!).

Other highlights included hip hop artist Iggy Azalea’s double win of Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album, which she said was her very first win. British singer Sam Smith took everyone’s breath away with his soulful performance of “Not The Only One.” ~Kelly Townsend

Here is a complete list of winners:

Artist of the Year
One Direction

Dick Clark Award For Excellence
Taylor Swift

Single of the Year:
Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J, “Dark Horse”

Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist
Sam Smith

Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist
Katy Perry

Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group
One Direction

Favorite Pop/Rock Album
One Direction, Midnight Memories

Favorite Country Male Artist
Luke Bryan

Favorite Country Female Artist
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group
Florida Georgia Line

Favorite Country Album
Brantley Gilbert, Just As I Am

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist
Iggy Azalea

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album
Iggy Azalea, The New Classic

Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist
John Legend

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist
Beyoncé

Favorite Soul/R&B Album
Beyoncé, Beyoncé

Favorite Alternative Rock Artist
Imagine Dragons

Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist
Katy Perry

Favorite Latin Artist
Enrique Iglesias

Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist
Casting Crowns

Favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist
Calvin Harris

Favorite Soundtrack
Frozen

New Artist of the Year
5 Seconds of Summer

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  1. Snepts • November 25, 2014 @ 12:43 AM

    What a night!

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