Highlights of The American Music Awards 2014


Recognizing the most popular music artists and albums of 2014, the most awaited event of the year finally arrived on November 23, 2014 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California. The happening was declared as a grand evening of music and harmony where the international music celebrities were cherished with plenty of love and admiration.

Want to know what all went down at the American Awards 2014? You are lucky because we have brought the highlights of the most memorable moments of the AMAs, its nominations, and winners for you!

So let’s freak out about the AMAs happenings. All of your favorite stars hit the stage that night for the epic music event and it was just downright amazing!

It was not just Taylor, Selena and Ariana who were the only tuneful lures of the grand evening but Iggy Azalea, Jennifer Lopez,  Mary J. Blige, Garth Brooks, Charli XCX, Fergie, Skylar Grey, Imagine Dragons, Jessie J, Wyclef Jean, Nicki Minaj and Sam Smith also hit the stage with their rocking performances.

Did you just notice that array of the stars? That was some passionate and breathtaking goodness right there! Although the stage put up with many big stars’ performances but there were eight stars who stole the entire show. Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Fergie, Lorde, Nicki Minaj, Jessie J, Selena Gomez, and Ariana Grande were the stars who left everyone raving about the most.

Pitbull had the honored to host the award show while Lance Bass, Jordin Sparks, Taryn Manning and Franke Grande also co-hosted the biggest grand event of the year 2014. The ceremony was an array of the amazing happenings, unforgettable moments, and a lot more right from the beginning to the end of the show.

Nominations

The AMAs is the awards that provide the music fans worldwide with the opportunity to vote their favorite stars for their performances in different categories. Like every years, the fans-voted based nominations were announced on October 13, 2014. The event gazed a few changes in the nomination and its categories like ‘the artist of the year’ category grew from five to ten nominations where Iggy faced off against Beyonce, John Legend and others for the trophy.  

Apart from that, ‘the single of the year’ category had an increase of two nominations and came up with five contenders this time. AMA nominees came in the competition after their fan interacted reflecting in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, as well as album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming and social activity.  These dimensions were recorded by Billboard and its data associates partners, together with Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound.

With six nominations, Iggy Azalea was at the front of the nomination pack of the AMNs 2014. The Australian-born hot star was up for artist of the year, new artist of the year, single of the year, favorite female artist - pop/rock. Not only this, Iggy was the only celebrity who besides the above categories, also nominated for favorite artist and album in the rap/hip N hop.

John Legend, Katy Perry, and Pharrell Williams were prominent nominees with five nominations each while Lorde stood up with four selections.

The American Music Awards nominations in full were as follow:

Artist Of The Year

Iggy Azalea

Beyoncé

Luke Bryan

Eminem

Imagine Dragons

John Legend

Lorde

One Direction

Katy Perry

Pharrell Williams

New Artist Of The Year Presented By Kohl’s 

5 Seconds of Summer

Iggy Azalea

Bastille

Sam Smith

Meghan Trainor

Single Of The Year

Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX, “Fancy”

John Legend, “All of Me”

MAGIC!, “Rude”

Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J, “Dark Horse” 

Pharrell Williams, “Happy”

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock 

John Legend

Sam Smith

Pharrell Williams

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock

Iggy Azalea

Lorde

Katy Perry

Favorite Band, Duo Or Group – Pop/Rock

Imagine Dragons

One Direction

OneRepublic

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock 

Lorde, “Pure Heroine”

One Direction, “Midnight Memories”

Katy Perry, “Prism”

Favorite Male Artist – Country

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Blake Shelton

Favorite Female Artist – Country

Miranda Lambert

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood

Favorite Band, Duo Or Group - Country

Eli Young Band

Florida Georgia Line

Lady Antebellum

Favorite Album - Country 

Garth Brooks, Blame It On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences

Eric Church, The Outsiders

Brantley Gilbert, Just As I Am

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop

Iggy Azalea

Drake

Eminem

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop 

Iggy Azalea, The New Classic

Drake, Nothing Was The Same

Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP 2

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B 

Chris Brown

John Legend

Pharrell Williams

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B 

Jhene Aiko

Beyoncé

Mary J.  Blige

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B 

Beyoncé, Beyoncé

John Legend, Love in the Future

Pharrell Williams, G I R L

Favorite Artist - Alternative Rock

Bastille

Imagine Dragons

Lorde

Favorite Artist - Adult Contemporary 

Sara Bareilles

OneRepublic

Katy Perry

Favorite Artist - Latin 

Marc Anthony

Enrique Iglesias

Romeo Santos

Favorite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational

Casting Crowns

Hillsong United

Newsboys

Favorite Artist - Electronic Dance Music (Edm)

Avicii

Calvin Harris

Zedd

Top Soundtrack

Frozen

The Fault In Our Stars

Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1

Winners 

The British boy band’s ‘One Direction’ was honored with the big victory of the event that took home both the artist of the year trophy and was also named the favorite pop/rock band, duo or group.

Leading as top nominee of the AMAs 2014, the Australian songstress Iggy Azalea was declared the winner of two awards including the favorite rap/hip-hop album admiration.

The soulful British vocalist Sam Smith was honored with the favorite pop/rock male artist award.  Katy Perry, Beyonce, and Luke Brayan also received nobility for their skills.

Here is the list of the winners who took home actual awards:

Artist of the year

One Direction

New artist of the year

5 Seconds of Summer

Single of the year 

"Dark Horse," Katy Perry feat. Juicy J

Dick Clark Award of 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

 "Midnight Memories," One Direction

Favorite male artist – country

 Luke Bryan

Favorite female artist – country

Carrie Underwood

Favorite band, duo or group – country

Florida Georgia Line

Favorite album -- country 

"Just As I Am," Brantley Gilbert

Favorite artist -- rap/hip-hop

Iggy Azalea

Favorite album -- rap/hip-hop 

"The New Classic," Iggy Azalea

Favorite male artist -- soul/R&B

John Legend

Favorite female artist -- soul/R&B

Beyonce

Favorite album -- soul/R&B

 Beyonce

Favorite artist -- adult contemporary

Katy Perry

Favorite artist -- contemporary inspirational

Casting Crowns

Favorite artist -- electronic dance music

Calvin Harris

Favorite artist – Latin

 Enrique Iglesias

Favorite soundtrack

 "Frozen"

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