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amas-2014-highlights-of-the-nightFrom Taylor Swift's insane performance of "Blank Space" to what looks like a new era of boy bands, this year's American Music Awards did not disappoint. We've recapped highlights from Sunday night's show, and want to know what your favorite moments were too!

The AMAs opened with Taylor Swift’s live debut of her hit "Blank Space" off her new album 1989. The avant-garde performance featured Swift singing in a rose garden surrounded by fire and fairytale like characters similar to her music video.


Pitbull hosted the award ceremony on ABC for the second year in a row. Surprisingly funny, Pitbull kept his audience laughing as he introduced the music-dedicated awards show. 

One Direction won the first award for Favorite Pop/Rock Group. They were nominated for three awards all together throughout the night… and won all three including the final award Artist of the Year!

Ansel Elgort, from Fault in Our Stars, introduced Charli XCX for her performance of “Boom Clap.” The stage was appropriately decorated in a Fault in Our Stars theme for all the romantics in the crowd.

Khloe Kardashian along with her younger Jenner sisters were singing and dancing along to Magic!’s "Rude." Magic!’s lead singer and Wyclef John serenaded some members in the audience as well while walking through Nokia Theater.

Sam Smith who won Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist of the Year, thanked his fans for the year of support. Smith said that after writing a song over a year about being lonely, he couldn’t feel farther away from that. Aww!

A little preview of Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 was manifested in Lorde’s performance of "Yellow Flicker Beat." BFF Taylor Swift was dancing and singing along, of course. 


Donnie Wahlberg, who won the award 25 years ago, presented Favorite Pop/Rock Album to One Direction for their second win of the night.

For the second year in a row, Imagine Dragons won the award for Favorite Alternative Artist.

In a truly powerful performance form Selena Gomez, she sang "The Heart Wants What It Wants," what many are seeing as an ode to her love with Justin Bieber. If you were watching, you might have notice Gomez even tearing up during the song. Taylor Swift, good friend of Selena, was also crying from the audience as she supported her friend.

Iggy Azalea was nominated for six awards throughout the night. The Australian won two of the awards for Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Album and for Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist.

Diana Ross made a debut towards the end of the show to present the Dick Clark Award of excellence to Taylor Swift - the first winner ever. Before taking the stage to accept her award, Swift hugged good friends Karlie Kloss, Selena Gomez and Lorde.


The final performance of the night was the sensational song "Booty" performed by J.Lo herself and Iggy Azalea. Too bad Kim K. couldn't have joined to #BreakTheAMAs...

Photo Credit: INF Photo, Getty

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