AMAs 2014: Taylor Swift, One Direction, Beyoncé win big prizes
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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
New Artist of the Year
5 Seconds of Summer
Dick Clark Award for Excellence
Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock
Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Pop/Rock
Favorite Album – Pop/Rock
One Direction – Midnight Memories
Favorite Male Artist – Country
Favorite Female Artist – Country
Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Country
Florida Georgia Line
Favorite Album – Country
Brantley Gilbert – Just As I Am
Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop
Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop
Iggy Azalea – The New Classic
Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
Beyoncé – Beyoncé
Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock
Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary
Favorite Artist – Latin
Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational
Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)