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PopWrapped | Television

The Winners And Performances From The 2014 American Music Awards!

Shane Avery | PopWrapped Author

Shane Avery

Updated 11/24/2014 12:21am
The Winners And Performances From The 2014 American Music Awards! | American music awards
American Music Awards Let us all agree on ONE thing right away:

New host next year right?

Mr. Worldwide Pitbull hosted the 2014 American Music Awards (unfortunately) and it brought us a whole slew of amazing performances...and of course the odd dud here & there. Let's not focus on the negative though right? It was all about the performances!! The night kicked off in grand fashion as pop/country/all around fab star Taylor Swift performed her new single "Blank Space" to a killer routine that was giving yours truly some serious shades of true pop realness. Taylor commanded the stage and lit it up with her energy. Check out the performance below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS-t7Ah47oA   There was plenty more from where that came from though! From Imagine Dragons, to a surprise performance from Lil' Wayne (and a returning to the stage Christina Milian) to 5 Seconds of Summer, there was music at every turn, but only a few others stood out for yours truly. Lorde stormed the stage and gave a breakout performance of her new single "Yellow Flicker Beat" from the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" soundtrack. The goth diva really channeled her inner dancer as she flailed around the stage and hit the notes to almost perfection. Her energy was almost unmatched throughout the rest of the night. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljSMgsC_hz4   And now moving on to heartbreaking. Selena Gomez has come under fire in previous years with her vocal performances. At times, the delivery is there but shaky. Other times, the performances tend to be lip syncing. American Music Awards 2014 will be the night that changed the haters perception of my beloved Selena Gomez, because she BROUGHT IT to that stage. Singing completely live, Selena bared her soul performing "The Heart Wants What It Wants". The emotion pouring out of her was almost too much to handle, but yours truly stayed composed..... Until the end, when the camera panned to BFF Taylor Swift crying in the front row. See for yourselves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kce2lo425vE So much emotion. Bravo Selena. Back to the show however. The night continued on with performances by R&B legend Mary J. Blige, powerhouse (and future Grammy winner hopefully) Sam Smith, Charli XCX, and Nicki Minaj featuring Skylar Grey. We of course couldn't forget the boys of One Direction! Harry, Liam, Louis, Niall and a recovered Zayn performed their new single "Night Changes" from their new album "FOUR" and all 5 guys sounded incredible! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW8vp1dPojo Only a few performances left, and it was time for a trio! Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj performed a MUCH BETTER rendition of "Bang Bang" as opposed to their MTV Video Music Awards one, with all 3 ladies hitting their parts flawlessly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPSAdhqolxs   And how AMAZING were all those dance moves by the stars during Jessie's intro? Khloe Kardashian getting down, Frankie Grande dancing ridiculously, Taylor and Lorde.... And of course Sam Smith! With only one fiery performance left on the schedule, there was another piece of business to tend to: The recipient of the very first Dick Clark Award for Excellence, presented by the iconic, legendary Miss Diana Ross!! Taylor Swift tearfully accepted the honor (while throwing minor shade at Spotify) while her BFF's Selena Gomez and Lorde looked on lovingly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdZIf2Lf4iU And with that my beloved PopWrapped readers: It was time for.....   THE BOOTY Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea took to the stage for their performance, but the booty didn't last long as Jenny from the Block made the stage her own in an explosive choreographed number: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK_cPEL2Fpg That wraps up the evening folks, but if you came here just to find out who took home a trophy and don't care about all of the above mentioned performances, here you go!

Artist Of The Year 

One Direction 

Favorite Album - Country 

Brantley Gilbert, Just As I Am 

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop

Iggy Azalea 

New Artist Of The Year Presented By Kohl’s 

5 Seconds of Summer 

Favorite Artist - Alternative Rock

Imagine Dragons

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock

Katy Perry 

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock 

One Direction, “Midnight Memories” 

Favorite Male Artist – Country

Luke Bryan 

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock 

Sam Smith 

Favorite Artist - Latin 

Enrique Iglesias 

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop 

Iggy Azalea, The New Classic 

Favorite Band, Duo Or Group – Pop/Rock

One Direction 

Single Of The Year

Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J, “Dark Horse” 

Favorite Female Artist – Country

Carrie Underwood 

Favorite Band, Duo Or Group - Country

Florida Georgia Line 

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B 

John Legend 

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B 

Beyoncé

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B 

Beyoncé, Beyoncé

Favorite Artist - Adult Contemporary 

Katy Perry

Favorite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational

Casting Crowns

Favorite Artist - Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

Calvin Harris

Top Soundtrack

Frozen

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