American Music Awards of 2014

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42nd Annual American Music Awards
American Music Awards logo
DateNovember 23, 2014
LocationMicrosoft Theater
Los Angeles, California
CountryUnited States
Hosted byPitbull
Most awardsKaty Perry (3 wins)
Most nominationsIggy Azalea (6)
WebsiteABC-American Music Awards
Television/radio coverage
Runtime180 minutes
Viewership11.61 million
Produced byDick Clark Productions
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The 42nd Annual American Music Awards ceremony was held on November 23, 2014, at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.[1] The awards recognized the most popular artists and albums of 2014. Iggy Azalea led the nominees with six categories.[2] It was broadcast live on ABC.[3] Pitbull was announced as a host on October 20, 2014. NSYNC's Lance Bass, Chelsea Briggs, Kandi Burruss, Gavin DeGraw, Frankie Grande, Taryn Manning, Jordin Sparks, Morgan Stewart and Ted Stryker were all announced co-hosts of the pre-show on November 7, 2014.[4][5]

The special received 11.61 million viewers, the fourth-most that night.[6]


Artist(s) Song(s)
Becky G "Can't Stop Dancin'"
Ella Henderson "Ghost"
Katy Tiz "The Big Bang"
Mary Lambert "Secrets"
R5 "Smile"
Main Show[7][8][9]
Taylor Swift "Blank Space"
Charli XCX "Boom Clap"
"Break the Rules"
Wyclef Jean
5 Seconds of Summer "What I Like About You"
Imagine Dragons "I Bet My Life"
Sam Smith
ASAP Rocky
"I'm Not the Only One"
Iggy Azalea
Charli XCX
"Beg for It"
Lorde "Yellow Flicker Beat"
Ariana Grande
The Weeknd
"Break Free"
"Love Me Harder"
"Don't Stop the Party"
"Time of Our Lives"
Selena Gomez "The Heart Wants What It Wants"
One Direction "Night Changes"
Lil Wayne
Christina Milian
"Start a Fire"
Nicki Minaj
Skylar Grey
"Bed of Lies"
DJ Mustard
"L.A. Love (La La)"
Chopstick Brothers "Little Apple"
Garth Brooks "People Loving People"[a]
Mary J. Blige "Therapy"
Jessie J
Ariana Grande
Nicki Minaj
"Bang Bang"
Jennifer Lopez
Iggy Azalea


  • ^[a] Broadcast live from Garth Brooks' concert in Greensboro, NC.[10]


Winners and nominees[edit]

The nominations were announced on October 13, 2014, by Jason Derulo and Charli XCX.[2]

Artist of the Year New Artist of the Year
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Favorite Pop/Rock Album
Favorite Country Male Artist Favorite Country Female Artist
Favorite Country Duo or Group Favorite Country Album
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist
Favorite Soul/R&B Album Favorite Alternative Artist
Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist Favorite Latin Artist
Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist Favorite EDM Artist
Single of the Year Top Soundtrack
International Song Award International Artist Award
Dick Clark Award for Excellence


  1. ^ "American Music Awards | Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE". Archived from the original on 2014-10-08. Retrieved 2014-09-15.
  2. ^ a b "AMA's 2014: Iggy Azalea Has Most Nominations". ABC News. October 13, 2014.
  3. ^ "American Music Awards - dick clark productions". Retrieved 2014-09-05.
  4. ^ a b "American Music Awards Announce 2014 Pre-Show Hosts & Performers". Billboard. November 7, 2014. Retrieved November 7, 2014.
  5. ^ "The 2014 American Music awards – as it happened". BBC Sport. 24 November 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  6. ^ Bibel, Sara (November 25, 2014). "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Madam Secretary', 'The Simpsons', '60 Minutes' & 'America's Funniest Home Videos' Adjusted Down & Final Football Numbers". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on November 27, 2014. Retrieved November 25, 2014.
  7. ^ "American Music Awards Announce 2014 Performers". November 19, 2014. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  8. ^ "Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne added to AMAs Line-Up". Digital Spy. November 19, 2014. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  9. ^ "Selena Gomez, Imagine Dragons and Garth Brooks Added to Line-Up". Billboard. November 19, 2014. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  10. ^ "WFMY News 2 on Twitter". Retrieved 18 October 2016.