AMAs 2014: Taylor Swift, One Direction, Beyoncé win big prizes

Taylor was the first-ever recipient of the Dick Clark Award for Excellence

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Posted 24th November 2014 in News, Taylor Swift | By Clickmusic News Desk
AMAs 2014: Taylor Swift, One Direction, Beyoncé win big prizes

The American Music Awards happened last night at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles in a big night of big performances and even bigger egos. Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Beyoncé, One Direction and Iggy Azalea among the biggest winners of the night.

One Direction also picked up three awards across the evening, including Favourite Band, Favourite Album and Artist of the Year, while 5 Seconds of Summer picked up the 'New Artist' award.

"This is so amazing. I can't believe we've won three awards, and one of them is Artist of the Year," Liam Payne said when collecting the prize.

"It's amazing because we've worked so hard on these last two albums. I mean, we spent a lot of time writing the music and going down and really trying our hardest to really improve and make the music better and better."

The winners at the 2014 AMAs were:

Single of the Year
Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J – 'Dark Horse'

Artist of the Year
One Direction

New Artist of the Year
5 Seconds of Summer

Dick Clark Award for Excellence
Taylor Swift

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock
Sam Smith

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Katy Perry

Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Pop/Rock
One Direction

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock
One Direction – Midnight Memories

Favorite Male Artist – Country
Luke Bryan

Favorite Female Artist – Country
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Country
Florida Georgia Line

Favorite Album – Country
Brantley Gilbert – Just As I Am

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop
Iggy Azalea

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

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
John Legend

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Beyoncé

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
Beyoncé – Beyoncé

Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock
Imagine Dragons

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary
Katy Perry

Favorite Artist – Latin
Enrique Iglesias

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational
Casting Crowns

Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
Calvin Harris

Top Soundtrack
Frozen