At the 42nd American Music Awards in Los Angeles, One Direction took home not one, but three awards. The British boy band, who performed their new song Night Changes won Artist Of The Year, Best Pop/Rock Band and Best Pop/Rock Album.
On the band’s third trip to the mic, Liam Payne said: “I can’t believe we’ve won three, it’s amazing, it’s so cool. This has been a real perfect day. America feels like a second home to us.”
Breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea won her first award ever at the American Music Awards, taking down rap heavyweights Eminem and Drake.
While Katy Perry won favourite Female Artist (Pop/Rock) and accepted her award from Australia where she is on tour, Carrie Underwood was named favourite Female Artist (Country) and Beyonce’s self-titled album won the Favourite Album (Soul/R&B).
The soundtrack for Frozen, the year’s top-selling album, won top soundtrack.
See the full list of 42nd American Music Awards winners:
Dick Clark Award For Excellence – Taylor Swift
Artist Of The Year – One Direction
Best Pop/Rock Band – One Direction
Best Rap/Hip-Hop Album – The New Classic, Iggy Azalea
Best Pop/Rock Album – Midnight Memories, One Direction
Best Pop/Rock Male Artist – Sam Smith
Best Pop/Rock Female Artist – Katy Perry
Best Country Male Artist – Luke Bryan
Best Alternative Rock Artist – Imagine Dragons
Best New Artist Of The Year – 5 Seconds Of Summer
Best Rap/Hip-Hop Artist – Iggy Azalea
Best Country Album – Just As I Am, Brantley Gilbert
Best Latin Artist – Enrique Iglesias
Single of the Year – Dark Horse , Katy Perry feat. Juicy J
Best Country Female Artist – Carrie Underwood
Best Country Band – Florida Georgia Line
Best Soul/R&B Male Artist – John Legend
Best Soul/R&B Female Artist – Beyonce
Best Soul/R&B Album – Beyonce, Beyonce
Best Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Artist – Calvin Harris
Best Soundtrack – Frozen
The 42nd American Music Awards was a night full of foot tapping music, song and dance, as well as the latest crop of teen pop, a few doses of punk att...2.5