One more music award show to end the year!
The American Music Awards or AMA, created by Dick Clark in 1973 for ABC, is one of the last award shows of the year and it’s one that most fans love as they get to see all their faves take the stage. Unlike other awards, the AMAs are determined by a poll of the public and music buyers. In addition, viewers get to vote during the show for one of the awards.
This year’s awards were hosted by Mr. Worldwide himself, Pitbull, and featured Taylor Swift, Lorde, Imagine Dragons, and Sam Smith among others as performers.
The kudocast did showcase some debuts as Lorde, Swift, and Selena Gomez premiered new songs for the first time, which were highlights for many viewers.
Here’s the complete line up of performances:
Taylor Swift “Blank Space”
Charli XCX “Break the Rules” and “Boom Clap”
Wyclef Jean and Magic! “Rude”
5 Seconds of Summer “What I Like About You”
Imagine Dragons “I Bet My Life”
Sam Smith and A$AP Rocky “I’m Not the Only One”
Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX “Fancy” and “Beg for It”
Lorde “Yellow Flicker Beat”
Ariana Grande and The Weeknd “Problem”, “Break Free”, and “Love Me Harder”
Pitbull and Ne-Yo “Don’t Stop the Party” and “Fireball”
Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea “Booty”
Mary J. Blige “Whole Damn Year”
Fergie “L.A. Love (La La)”
One Direction “Night Changes”
Selena Gomez “The Heart Wants What It Wants”
Garth Brooks “People Loving People”
Nicki Minaj, Skylar Grey, Jessie J, and Ariana Grande “Bed of Lies” and “Bang Bang”
Lil Wayne and Christina Milian “Start A Fire”
As for who took home the much sought after awards, here were the night’s winners:
Favorite band/duo/group -Pop/Rock: One Direction
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album: Iggy Azalea’s The New Classic
Favorite Latin Artist: Enrique Iglesias
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist: Sam Smith
Favorite Country Male Artist: Luke Bryan
Favorite Pop/Rock Album: One Direction’s Midnight Memories
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist: Katy Perry
Favorite Alternative Rock Artist: Imagine Dragons
New Artist of the Year: 5 Seconds of Summer
Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist: Iggy Azalea
The Dick Clark Award of Excellence: Taylor Swift
Favorite Country Album: Brantley Gilbert’s Just As I Am
Artist of the Year: One Direction
Did your faves go home with the prize? Who were your favorite performances?
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