Liam Payne, from left, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles of the musical group One Direction arrive at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre on Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles.
John Shearer—Invision/AP
By Daniel D'Addario
November 24, 2014

Tonight’s American Music Awards honored the most popular acts of the year, based on polling data and chart performance. Here are the artists who took home the trophies:

  • Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group: One Direction
  • Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album: Iggy Azalea, The New Classic
  • Favorite Latin Artist: Enrique Iglesias
  • Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist: Sam Smith
  • Favorite Country Male: Luke Bryan
  • Favorite Album – Pop/Rock: One Direction, Midnight Memories
  • Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock: Katy Perry
  • Favorite Alternative Artist: Imagine Dragons
  • Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop: Iggy Azalea
  • Dick Clark Award for Excellence: Taylor Swift
  • Favorite Country Album: Brantley Gilbert, Just As I Am
  • Artist of the Year: One Direction

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