The American Music Awards 2014 took place last night at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California celebrating the most popular artists and albums of the year.
It had been announced just days before the ceremony that Taylor Swift was already a winner after she had been chosen to receive the ‘Dick Clark Award For Excellence’ award.
It was also clear that Iggy Azalea was a popular choice with six nominations to her name but could she win some, if not all of what she had been nominated for?
The singer triumphed at the AMAs winning the Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album and Favorite Artist Rap/Hip-Hop Album beating Eminem who earlier in the week had an altercation with the female rapper.
During her acceptance speech last night Azalea admitted that she was overwhelmed to pick up her first ever trophy and explained that her love of rap and hip-hop was what gave her the inspiration to move to the US and continue the pursuit of her dreams and helped her get through life and head to “better times”.
Iggy wasn’t the only big winner as One Direction took home three awards at the end of the night including Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop/Rock Album and Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group.
The night was packed with performances from some of the biggest names in music but at the end of the day it’s all about the winners and the full winners list can be seen below.
- Artist of the Year: One Direction
- Dick Clark Award For Excellence: Taylor Swift
- New Artist of the Year: 5 Seconds of Summer
- 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 Rap/Hip-Hop Artist: Iggy Azalea
- Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album: Iggy Azalea, The New Classic
- Favorite Country Female Artist: Carrie Underwood
- Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group: Florida Georgia Line
- Favorite Country Album: Brantley Gilbert, Just As I Am
- 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
- Single of the Year: Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J, ‘Dark Horse’
Check out what Taylor Swift had to say during her acceptance speech after being presented with the first-ever Dick Clark Award For Excellence award.