If you missed the American Music Awards last night, you honestly did not miss much. These awards are sadly getting dryer and dryer every year and this year’s was no different. Hosted by the electrifying Pitbull, the show was practically a snooze fest. Featured performers like Sam Smith with A$AP Rocky, Ariana Grande with The Weeknd, and Iggy Azalea were some unmentionable highlights, but my favorites that were worth watching you can find below!
1. Magic & Wyclef Jean– Rude
How can you hate this happy song? Magic plus Wyclef Jean is a perfect combination.
2. Nicki Minaj x Skylar Grey – Bed Of Lies
Looking gorgeous, Nicki puts her heart on the line as she painfully sings about her ex.
3. Jessie J x Ariana Grande x Nicki Minaj- Bang, Bang
I will be the first to say I am not a fan of this song, but Jessie J can SANG, which was easily the best performance of the night.
4. Selena Gomez– The Heart Wants What It Wants
Another emotional performance came from Selena Gomez who tearfully sung about her heart wanting what it wants; aka Justin Bieber.
5. J. Lo x Iggy Azalea– Booty
My beloved J. Lo might not be able to hold a note at all, but she can still dance her a** off. Literally.
And The Winners Are…
Favorite Rock Band/Duo/Collaboration: One Direction
Favorite Hip Hop Album: The New Classic– Iggy Azalea
Favorite Hip Hop Artist: Iggy Azalea
Favorite Country Male– Luke Bryan
Favorite Pop/Rock Female– Katy Perry
Single of the Year: Dark Horse– Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J
Artist of the Year: One Direction
New Artist of the Year: 5 Seconds of Summer
Dick Clark Award for Excellence: Taylor Swift
Favorite Pop/ Rock Male Artist: Sam Smith
Favorite Pop/Rock Album: Midnight Memories– One Direction
Favorite Country Female Artist: Carrie Underwood
Favorite Country Band, Duo or Group: Florida Georgia Line
Favorite Country Album: Just As I Am– Brantley Gilbert
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist: John Legend
Favorite Soul/ R&B Female Artist: Beyoncé
Favorite Soul/ R&B Album: Beyoncé – Beyoncé
Favorite Alternative Rock Artist:Imagine Dragons
Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist: Katy Perry
Favorite Latin Artist: Enrique Iglesias
Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist: Casting Crowns
Favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist: Calvin Harris
Top Soundtrack: Frozen