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The 2014 American Music Awards in Los Angeles

The 2014 American Music Awards in Los Angeles

Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Sam Smith, Mary J Blige, One Direction and more


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The 2014 American Music Awards took place at LA’s Nokia Theater last night and saw the world of pop’s biggest stars come out to play...

With Taylor Swift, One Direction and Beyoncé all leading the bill of nominees for the evening, the guest list on the night also saw Nicki Minaj, Diana Ross, Jennifer Lopez, A$AP Rocky, Sam Smith, Rita Ora, Heidi Klum and Lorde impress at the American Music Awards 2014 last night. British pop sensation Once Direction were the biggest news of the event, winning all three awards they were up for, and rapper Iggy Azalea walking away with two.

The 2014 American Music Awards

One Direction won big

The 2014 American Music Awards

Taylor Swift performs Blank Space

However it was 24-year-old Taylor Swift who took home the evening's top honour, being awarded the first-ever Dick Clark Award for Excellence, and accepting with a heartfelt speech after being presented with the gong by music legend Diana Ross. The young star also reaffirmed her recent stance of being against the concept of music streaming.

Standout performances on stage included Mary J Blige's comeback with Whole Damn Year, Sam Smith and A$AP Rocky with Not The Only One, British artist Charlie XCX and a showcase that solidified her as the next act to keep an eye on to the American market, and Lorde, who captivated her audience as usual. Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj reunited for a rendition of Bang Bang, and big winning boys One Direction performed their new track Night Changes.

The 2014 American Music Awards

Lorde 


See the full list of AMA 2014 winners below, now:

Dick Clark Award For Excellence: Taylor Swift

Band, Duo or Group - Pop/Rock: One Direction

Rap/Hip Hop Album: The New Classic, Iggy Azalea

Pop/Rock Male Artist: Sam Smith

Male Country Artist: Luke Bryan

Pop/Rock Album: Midnight Memories, One Direction

Pop/Rock Female Artist: Katy Perry

Alternative Rock Artist: Imagine Dragons

New Artist Of The Year: 5 Seconds Of Summer

Rap/Hip Hop Artist: Iggy Azalea

Country Album: Just As I Am, Brantley Gilbert

Artist Of The Year: One Direction

 

The 2014 American Music Awards

Taylor Swift wearing Michael Kors

The 2014 American Music Awards

Kendall Jenner wearing Yigal Azrouel, Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner

The 2014 American Music Awards

A$AP Rocky

The 2014 American Music Awards

Rita Ora in Zac Posen

The 2014 American Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez wearing Reem Acra

The 2014 American Music Awards

Heidi Klum in Versace

The 2014 American Music Awards

One Direction

The 2014 American Music Awards

Harry Styles

The 2014 American Music Awards

Diana Ross bestowed Taylor Swift with the Dick Clark Award for Excellence

The 2014 American Music Awards

Khloe Kardashian, Kendall and Kylie Jenner present an award

The 2014 American Music Awards

ASAP Rocky and Sam Smith

The 2014 American Music Awards

Heidi Klum

The 2014 American Music Awards

Taylor Swift and Sam Smith

The 2014 American Music Awards

Harry Styles

The 2014 American Music Awards

One Direction perform Night Changes 

The 2014 American Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez's performance of Booty was a highlight

The 2014 American Music Awards

Rita Ora and Matthew Morrison present an award

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