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On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 Pitbull hosted — for the second time — at this year’s American Music Awards, which took place at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Taylor Swift opened the ceremony with a performance of her recent single, “Blank Spaces.” Entertaining the audience with full on crazy face and flaming roses, Swift was followed by a slew of performances from the top acts in music, today. “New Artist of the Year” winners, 5 Seconds of Summerfollowed Swift’s performance with a rendition of their song, “What I Like About You.” MAGIC! And Wyclef Jean collaborated on their summer staple, “Rude,” followed by big winner of the night, Iggy Azalea who performed her chart-topping hit, “Fancy.” Arianna Grande serenaded the audience with “Unplugged” and Lorde impressed with her “Yellow Flicker Beat,” which is part of the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Selena Gomez shed tears through her performance of “The Heart Wants What It Wants,” and Christina Milian and Weezy opened for Nicki Minaj, who delivered a heartfelt performance of “Bed of Lies.”

Diana Ross presented Taylor Swift with The Dick Clark Award for Excellence. “I am blown away to have received an award from Diana Ross, who over the course of her career just stood up for herself so many times in a time when it was not popular for a woman to stand up for herself,” Swift said. “I am so honored. Thank you for coming. You’re beautiful.”

The boys of One Direction followed with “Night Changes.” Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nikki Minaj took the stage with their hit, “Bang Bang.” Fergie performed her new single, “LA Love (La La)” and Jennifer Lopez closed the show with Iggy Azalea with their new song, “Booty.”

Check out the winners below.


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2014 Winners

Single of the Year: Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J – Dark Horse
Artist of the Year: One Direction
New Artist of the Year: 5 Seconds of Summer
Dick Clark Award for Excellence: Taylor Swift
Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock: Sam Smith
Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock: Katy Perry
Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Pop/Rock: One Direction
Favorite Album – Pop/Rock: One Direction / Midnight Memories
Favorite Male Artist – Country: Luke Bryan
Favorite Female Artist – Country: Carrie Underwood
Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Country: Florida Georgia Line
Favorite Album – Country: Brantley Gilbert / Just As I Am
Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop: Iggy Azalea
Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop: Iggy Azalea / The New Classic
Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B: John Legend
Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B: Beyoncé
Favorite Album – Soul/R&B: Beyoncé / Beyoncé
Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock: Imagine Dragons
Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary: Katy Perry
Favorite Artist – Latin: Enrique Iglesias
Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational: Casting Crowns
Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM): Calvin Harris
Top Soundtrack: Frozen
International Song Award: Chopstick Brothers, “Little Apple”
International Artist Award: Zhang Zie

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