One Direction And Katy Perry Win Big At The AMAs

24 November 2014
One Direction were the star turn at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles last Sunday, where they were lucky enough to take home three prizes.

The Brit boys took the artist of the year, favourite band, duo or group and favourite album gongs in the pop/rock categories.

And as they collected the third, Liam Payne gushed: "This is so amazing, I can't believe we've won three and one of them is artist of the year.

"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 night's other big winner, Katy Perry, was unable to attend due to her touring schedule but sent a video message from Australia.

She won favourite pop/rock female artist, favourite adult contemporary artist and single of the year for Dark Horse.

British star Sam Smith beat Pharrell Williams and John Legend to take the favourite male artist (pop/rock) award - and commented: "Genuinely from my heart, I didn't think I was going to be winning. This is unreal."

There were two awards for Iggy Azalea - who won favourite artist and favourite album for The New Classic - both in the rap/hip-hop categories.

And pop's woman of the moment Taylor Swift didn't go home empty-handed either, taking the Dick Clark Award For Excellence with her.

The full list of nominees and winners is as follows...

Artist of the Year

Iggy Azalea


Luke Bryan

One Direction
Katy Perry (Winner)

New Artist of the Year (Presented By Kohl's)

5 Seconds of Summer (Winner)
Iggy Azalea


Sam Smith

Meghan Trainor

Single of the Year

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX: 'Fancy'

John Legend: 'All of Me'

MAGIC!: 'Rude'

Katy Perry ft Juicy J: 'Dark Horse' (Winner)

Pharrell Williams: 'Happy'

Favourite Male Artist - Pop/Rock
John Legend

Sam Smith (Winner)

Pharrell Williams

Favourite Female Artist - Pop/Rock

Iggy Azalea


Katy Perry (Winner)

Favourite Band, Duo or Group - Pop/Rock

Imagine Dragons

One Direction (Winner)


Favourite Album - Pop/Rock

Lorde: Pure Heroine

One Direction: Midnight Memories (Winner)
Katy Perry: Prism>

Favourite Male Artist - Country

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan (Winner)
Blake Shelton

Favourite Female Artist - Country

Miranda Lambert

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood (Winner)

Favourite Band, Duo or Group - Country

Eli Young Band

Florida Georgia Line (Winner)

Lady Antebellum

Favourite Album - Country

Garth Brooks: Blame It on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences

Eric Church: The Outsiders

Brantley Gilbert: Just As I Am (Winner)

Favourite Artist - Rap/Hip-Hop

Iggy Azalea (Winner)


Favourite Album - Rap/Hip-Hop

Iggy Azalea: The New Classic (Winner)

Drake: Nothing Was the Same

Eminem: The Marshall Mathers LP 2

Favourite Male Artist - Soul/R&B

Chris Brown

John Legend (Winner)

Pharrell Williams

Favourite Female Artist - Soul/R&B

Jhene Aiko

Beyoncé (Winner)

Mary J Blige

Favourite Album - Soul/R&B

Beyoncé: Beyoncé (Winner)

John Legend: Love in the Future

Pharrell Williams: G I R L

Favourite Artist - Alternative Rock


Imagine Dragons (Winner)


Favourite Artist - Adult Contemporary

Sara Bareilles


Katy Perry (Winner)

Favourite Artist - Latin

Marc Anthony

Enrique Iglesias (Winner)

Romeo Santos
Favourite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational

Casting Crowns (Winner)
Hillsong United


Favourite Artist - Electronic Dance Music (EDM)


Calvin Harris (Winner)


Top Soundtrack

Frozen (Winner)

The Fault in Our Stars

Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol 1

Dick Clark Award for Excellence

Taylor Swift (Winner)

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