24th Nov 2014
While we were all watching Jamie Dornan in The Fall last night, the 42nd annual American Music Awards was taking place in the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. As was the case with the European version two weeks ago, pop music ruled the roost with One Direction taking home three awards including Arist of the Year, Best Pop/Rock band and Best Pop/Rock album for Midnight Memories. Katy Perry also scooped three awards for Best Female Pop Artist, Best Single and Best Adult Contemporary Artist.
Iggy Azaela came up trumps in her battle against Eminem as she won both of the Rap/Hip-Hop awards on the night, while B?yonce was awarded with Best Female Artist and Best Album in the Soul/R&B category. The awards came too late for Taylor Swift to pick up any nominations but that didn’t stop her from stealing the show with a powerful rendition of Blank Space. Her night wasn’t over there as she became the first recipient of the Dick Clark Award for Excellence, presented by Diana Ross.
Dick Clare Award For Excellence: Taylor Swift
Artist Of The Year: One Directon
New Artist Of The Year: 5 Seconds Of Summer
Single Of The Year: Katy Perry feat. Juicy J – Dark Horse
Favourite 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: B?yonce
Favourite Album – Soul/R&B: B?once – B?yonce
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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