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Artist of the year: One Direction

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles of One Direction pose in the press room at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Artist of the year: One Direction

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Niall Horan of One Direction poses in the press room at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

New artist of the year: 5 Seconds of Summer

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Musicians Luke Hemmings, Ashton Irwin, Calum Hood and Michael Clifford of 5 Seconds of Summer accept the award for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl's onstage during the 2014 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

New artist of the year: 5 Seconds of Summer

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Musicians Calum Hood (L) and Michael Clifford of 5 Seconds of Summer accept the award for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl's onstage during the 2014 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

Single of the year: Katy Perry feat. Juicy J, "Dark Horse"

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21: Katy Perry performs live at Allphones Arena on November 21, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Pop/rock male artist: Sam Smith

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Recording artist Sam Smith accepts the award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist onstage during the 2014 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

Pop/rock band, duo or group: One Direction

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Recording artists Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, and Harry Styles of One Direction attend the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)

Pop/rock album: One Direction, "Midnight Melodies"

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Recording artists Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, and Harry Styles of One Direction speak onstage at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/AMA2014/FilmMagic)

Pop/rock album: One Direction, "Midnight Melodies"

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Recording artists Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, and Harry Styles of One Direction accept the Favorite Pop/Rock Album award for 'Midnight Memories' onstage during the 2014 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

Country male artist: Luke Bryan

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Recording artist Luke Bryan accepts the award for Favorite Country Male Artist onstage during the 2014 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

Country male artist: Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan poses with the award for Favorite Country Male Artist, in the press room at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California, November 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Country album: Brantley Gilbert, "Just As I Am"

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Recording artist Brantley Gilbert accepts the Favorite Country Album award for 'Just as I Am' onstage during the 2014 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

Rap/hip-hop artist: Iggy Azalea

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Recording artist Iggy Azalea (L) and T.I. accept the Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album award for 'The New Classic' onstage at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Alternative rock: Imagine Dragons

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Musicians Daniel Wayne Sermon, Ben McKee, Daniel Platzman and Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons accept the award for Favorite Alternate Artist onstage during the 2014 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

Alternative rock: Imagine Dragons

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Recording artists Wayne Sermon, Ben McKee, Daniel Platzman, and Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons accept the Favorite Alternate Artist award onstage at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Alternative rock: Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons pose with the Favorite Alternate Artist award in the press room at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California, November 23, 2014. Imagine Dragons is Wayne Sermon, Ben McKee, Daniel Platzman, and Dan Reynolds. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Electronic dance music: Calvin Harris

POMONA, CA - NOVEMBER 02: Producer Calvin Harris performs during day 2 of HARD Day of the Dead at Fairplex on November 2, 2014 in Pomona, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Singer Lorde, model Karlie Kloss and singer Taylor Swift attend the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Model Karlie Kloss and singer Taylor Swift attend the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Selena Gomez, model Karlie Kloss, singers Taylor Swift and Sam Smith attend the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Taylor Swift attends the press room at the 42nd Annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Taylor Swift and Sam Smith attend the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/AMA2014/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Taylor Swift poses in the press room at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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American girls love British boys: One Direction won artist of the year at the American Music Awards, taking home three honors and was the night's big winner next to Katy Perry, who didn't attend the show.

One Direction also won favorite band, duo or group - pop/rock and favorite album - pop/rock for "Midnight Memories" at the fan-voted show on Sunday night.

"This has been a real perfect day ... America feels like a second home to us," Liam Payne said onstage with his band mates when they won the night's first award. The group released its new album, "Four," last week.

Perry won three honors as well, including single of the year for No. 1 hit "Dark Horse," favorite female artist - pop/rock and favorite artist - adult contemporary.

Though she was absent - she's on tour in Australia - the 2014 AMAs was still jam-packed with star power at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. Breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea, who was the top nominee with six, won favorite album - rap/hip-hop for "The New Classic" and favorite artist - rap/hip-hop, taking down rap heavyweights Eminem and Drake.

"This award is the first award I've ever won in my entire life, and it means so much to me that it is for best hip-hop because that's what inspired me to move to America and pursue my dreams, and it's what helped me when I was a teenager to escape and to get through my life and to better times," the 24-year-old Australian rapper said, as her mentor T.I. stood beside her.

"And it means so much that I can stand here against Eminem and Drake and come out with this," she continued.

Azalea performed her massive hit, "Fancy," which was nominated for single of the year, as well as her new song, "Beg for It."

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Selena Gomez attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Selena Gomez arrives at the 2014 American Music Awards - Arrivals at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Selena Gomez attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Taylor Swift poses in the press room at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Recording artist Taylor Swift attends the 42nd Annual American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Taylor Swift poses in the 2014 American Music Awards - Press Room at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Taylor Swift poses in the press room at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Jennifer Lopez attends the 42nd Annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 2014 American Music Awards - Arrivals at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 2014 American Music Awards - Arrivals at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 2014 American Music Awards - Arrivals at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Jennifer Lopez (Shoe Detail) attends the 42nd Annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Fergie attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Fergie attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Recording artist Fergie attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: TV personality Kendall Jenner attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Model Kendall Jenner attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: TV personality Kylie Jenner attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: TV personality Khloe Kardashian attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: TV personality Khloe Kardashian attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) TV personalities Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian attend the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Model Kendall Jenner (L) and Kylie Jenner attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Model Kendall Jenner attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: TV personality Kylie Jenner attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Diana Ross and actress Selena Gomez (R) attend the 2014 American Music Award at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Singers Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, and Harry Styles of One Direction attend the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Singers Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, and Harry Styles of One Direction attend the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Rita Ora attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/AMA2014/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Rita Ora attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/AMA2014/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer-songwriter Rita Ora attends the 2014 American Music Award at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Mary Lambert attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Mary Lambert attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Internet personality Lele Pons attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Internet personality Lele Pons attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: TV personality Renee Bargh attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: TV personality Renee Bargh attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: TV personality Keltie Knight attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: TV personality Keltie Knight attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: TV personality Giuliana Rancic attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: TV personality Giuliana Rancic attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: TV personality Adrianna Costa attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: TV personality Giuliana Rancic attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: TV personality Adrianna Costa attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Lance Bass attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: DJ Flula Borg attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Recording artist Wyclef Jean attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Recording artist Wyclef Jean attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Model Tanner Zagarino attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Internet personality Brittany Furlan attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Internet personality Lia Marie Johnson attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Internet personality Brittany Furlan attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Actress Garcelle Beauvais attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor attends the 2014 American Music Award at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor attends the 2014 American Music Award at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Meghan Trainor attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Musicians Rocky Lynch, Ross Lynch, Ellington Ratliff, Riker Lynch, and Rydel Lynch of R5 attend the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Musicians Gavin DeGraw, Jordin Sparks and Wyclef Jean attend the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/AMA2014/Getty Images for Chrysler)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Recording artist Kandi Burruss attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Aloe Blacc attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Aloe Blacc attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Jhene Aiko attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Jhene Aiko attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Model Gigi Hadid attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Model Gigi Hadid attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Model Gigi Hadid attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Musicians Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood and Ashton Irwin of 5 Seconds of Summer attend the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Musicians Ashton Irwin, Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings and Michael Clifford of 5 Seconds of Summer attend the 2014 American Music Award at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Model/TV personality Heidi Klum attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Model/TV personality Heidi Klum attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: TV personality/model Heidi Klum attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Recording artist Katy Tiz attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Musicians Alex Tanas, Nasri, Ben Spivak and Mark Pellizzer of Magic! attend the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Actor Matthew Morrison attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Actor Matthew Morrison attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Sam Smith attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Sam Smith attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer-songwriter Charli XCX attends the 2014 American Music Award at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer-songwriter Charli XCX attends the 2014 American Music Award at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Musicians Dan Platzman, Ben McKee, Daniel Wayne Sermon and Dan Reyolds of Imagine Dragons attend the 2014 American Music Award at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Actress Zendaya attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Actress Zendaya attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Becky G attends the 2014 American Music Award at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Becky G attends the 2014 American Music Award at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Becky G attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Actor Ansel Elgort attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Actor Ansel Elgort attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Actress Noah Cyrus attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Actress Noah Cyrus attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Nathan Anderson (L) and actor Anthony Anderson attend the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Actor Jaden Smith attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Actor Jaden Smith attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Actress Kate Beckinsale attends the 2014 American Music Award at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Actress Kate Beckinsale attends the 2014 American Music Award at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Rapper Juicy J attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) TV personalities Kendall Jenner, Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner attend the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/AMA2014/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Musicians Kyle Simmons, Dan Smith, Will Farquarson and Chris 'Woody' Wood of Bastille attend the 2014 American Music Award at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Musician Nick Jonas attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Musician Nick Jonas attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer-songwriter Ne-Yo attends the 2014 American Music Award at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Actress Julianne Hough attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Mary J. Blige attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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Taylor Swift kicked off the AMAs as a mad woman and man eater by feeding a boy a poisonous apple, holding burning roses and giving crazy eyes during a performance of her song about her dating life.

She was aggressive, grabbing her male dancers by their blazers and singing in character on bended knee when performing her new No. 1 hit, "Blank Space." She even removed part of her dress to reveal a shimmery, leg-revealing gold number.

She later received the first-ever Dick Clark Award for Excellence, presented by Diana Ross.

"To the fans who went out and bought over a million copies of my last three albums, what you did by going out and investing in music and albums is you're saying you believe in the same thing I believe in - that music is valuable and that music should be consumed in albums and albums should be consumed as art and appreciated," said Swift, who recently removed her music from streaming service Spotify.

Ariana Grande took the stage to sing lounge-y, piano-versions of her upbeat hits "Problem" and "Break Free." She followed that with a duet of her latest hit, "Love Me Harder," with The Weeknd, as Grande's older brother jumped up in joy, MAGIC! leader Nasir Atweh sang along and Heidi Klum bopped her head.

She returned again to sing "Bang Bang" with Nicki Minaj and Jessie J, who kicked off the song in the crowd. She was rubbing against Khloe Kardashian, singing closely in front of her boyfriend, R&B singer Luke James, and dancing next to Swift and Sam Smith.

Smith, who also performed, won favorite male artist - pop/rock.

"Genuinely from my heart I didn't think I was going to be winning this. This is unreal," the British singer said, who beat Pharrell and John Legend. "But mainly, thank you to my fan base. You guys are amazing, and last year I wrote an album about being lonely and tonight, I couldn't feel further from lonely, so thank you so much."

Mary J. Blige performed "Therapy," a new song she wrote with Smith and host Pitbull performed with R&B singer Ne-Yo. Fergie gave a hip-hop flavored performance of her comeback single, "L.A. Love (La La)," while Selena Gomez slowed it down for the emotional "Heart Wants What It Wants."

Australian boy band 5 Seconds of Summer won new artist of the year, and they also performed a cover of The Romantics' "What I Like About You."

Beyonce, who didn't attend, won favorite female artist - soul/R&B and favorite album - soul/R&B for her self-titled effort.

Luke Bryan took home favorite male artist - country.

"I wanna thank God above for letting me tour night in and night out on the road. I want to thank the fans for making it possible to stand up here and win the awards," he said, also thanking "my band, my crew, bus driver, momma and them, you know."

Carrie Underwood was named favorite female artist - country and the soundtrack for "Frozen," the year's top-selling album, won top soundtrack.

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Artist of the year: One Direction

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles of One Direction pose in the press room at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Artist of the year: One Direction

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Niall Horan of One Direction poses in the press room at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

New artist of the year: 5 Seconds of Summer

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Musicians Luke Hemmings, Ashton Irwin, Calum Hood and Michael Clifford of 5 Seconds of Summer accept the award for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl's onstage during the 2014 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

New artist of the year: 5 Seconds of Summer

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Musicians Calum Hood (L) and Michael Clifford of 5 Seconds of Summer accept the award for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl's onstage during the 2014 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

Single of the year: Katy Perry feat. Juicy J, "Dark Horse"

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21: Katy Perry performs live at Allphones Arena on November 21, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Pop/rock male artist: Sam Smith

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Recording artist Sam Smith accepts the award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist onstage during the 2014 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

Pop/rock band, duo or group: One Direction

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Recording artists Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, and Harry Styles of One Direction attend the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)

Pop/rock album: One Direction, "Midnight Melodies"

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Recording artists Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, and Harry Styles of One Direction speak onstage at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/AMA2014/FilmMagic)

Pop/rock album: One Direction, "Midnight Melodies"

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Recording artists Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, and Harry Styles of One Direction accept the Favorite Pop/Rock Album award for 'Midnight Memories' onstage during the 2014 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

Country male artist: Luke Bryan

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Recording artist Luke Bryan accepts the award for Favorite Country Male Artist onstage during the 2014 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

Country male artist: Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan poses with the award for Favorite Country Male Artist, in the press room at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California, November 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Country album: Brantley Gilbert, "Just As I Am"

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Recording artist Brantley Gilbert accepts the Favorite Country Album award for 'Just as I Am' onstage during the 2014 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

Rap/hip-hop artist: Iggy Azalea

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Recording artist Iggy Azalea (L) and T.I. accept the Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album award for 'The New Classic' onstage at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Alternative rock: Imagine Dragons

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Musicians Daniel Wayne Sermon, Ben McKee, Daniel Platzman and Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons accept the award for Favorite Alternate Artist onstage during the 2014 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

Alternative rock: Imagine Dragons

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Recording artists Wayne Sermon, Ben McKee, Daniel Platzman, and Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons accept the Favorite Alternate Artist award onstage at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Alternative rock: Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons pose with the Favorite Alternate Artist award in the press room at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California, November 23, 2014. Imagine Dragons is Wayne Sermon, Ben McKee, Daniel Platzman, and Dan Reynolds. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Electronic dance music: Calvin Harris

POMONA, CA - NOVEMBER 02: Producer Calvin Harris performs during day 2 of HARD Day of the Dead at Fairplex on November 2, 2014 in Pomona, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Singer Lorde, model Karlie Kloss and singer Taylor Swift attend the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Model Karlie Kloss and singer Taylor Swift attend the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Selena Gomez, model Karlie Kloss, singers Taylor Swift and Sam Smith attend the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Taylor Swift attends the press room at the 42nd Annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Taylor Swift and Sam Smith attend the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/AMA2014/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Taylor Swift poses in the press room at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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Complete list of winners:

Winners of the 2014 American Music Awards, presented Sunday at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles:

Artist of the year: One Direction

New artist of the year: 5 Seconds of Summer

Single of the year: Katy Perry feat. Juicy J, "Dark Horse"

Pop/rock female artist: Katy Perry

Pop/rock male artist: Sam Smith

Pop/rock band, duo or group: One Direction

Pop/rock album: One Direction, "Midnight Melodies"

Country female artist: Carrie Underwood

Country male artist: Luke Bryan

Country band, duo or group: Florida Georgia Line

Country album: Brantley Gilbert, "Just As I Am"

Rap/hip-hop artist: Iggy Azalea

Rap/hip-hop album: Iggy Azalea, "The New Classic"

Soul/R&B female artist: Beyoncé

Soul/R&B male artist: John Legend

Soul/R&B album: Beyoncé, "Beyoncé"

Latin artist: Enrique Iglesias

Alternative rock: Imagine Dragons

Adult contemporary: Katy Perry

Contemporary inspirational: Casting Crowns

Electronic dance music: Calvin Harris

Soundtrack: "Frozen"

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