The 42nd American Music Awards was held on November 23, 2014, at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony celebrated the most popular artists and albums of 2014 and brought some of music’s biggest talents to the red carpet. The nominations were announced back on October 13, 2014, by Jason Derulo and Charli XCX. The show was hosted by American rapper Pitbull. Australian singer Iggy Azalea lead the nominees with six nominations, and she won awards for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album and Favorite Artist Rap/Hip-Hop Album. A few of the most important performers on this year’s AMAs were: Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, One Direction, Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez and Fergie.
Here is the complete list of lucky winners:
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
Check out the best of celebrity red carpet moments below…
Music star Taylor Swift was one of the winners of the night and although skipping the red carpet, she was all smiles while posing to the photographers in the press room. She looked elegant and donned Michael Kors custom made green gown with cut-out details on the waist.
American singer Jordin Sparks was one of the first ones to walk the red carpet at the 2014 American Music Awards. The newly single 24-year-old donned Halston Heritage sequined gown with plunging neckline from their Fall 2014 collection and accessorized with Dolce & Gabbana sandals.
All eyes were on Jennifer Lopez when she walked the red carpet. The 45-year-old singer looked smouldering in Reem Acra soft pink wrap dress which showed off her incredibly toned abs. To complete the look, she accessorized with Norman Silverman diamond earrings, Oroton clutch and Christian Louboutin “Pigalle Strass” nude color pumps.
Stacy Ferguson “Fergie” was an elegant vision in black while attending the 2014 American Music Awards. The 39-year-old singer was dressed in Halston Heritage halter neck black gown from their Spring 2015 collection and accessorized with Anthony Vacarello x Versus shoes.
The star of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”, Elizabeth Banks walked the red carpet in vibrant colored Peter Pilotto mini dress from their Spring 2015 collection and accessorized with Reece Hudson clutch bag and Nicholas Kirkwood “Savara” shoes.
Actress Olivia Munn showed her radiant smile and golden glow while walking the red carpet. The 34-year-old actress donned Lanvin golden floor length gown with deep V-neckline from their Resort 2015 collection. She accentuated her waist with Lanvin leather belt and donned bold oxblood lipstick.
“Keeping up with the Kardashians” star, Khloe Kardashian showed off her curves and opted for sexy and fresh look with Versus Versace little black dress with asymmetrical hemline from their spring 2015 collection. The 30-year-old donned messy long ombre hair combined with glowing skin and nude lips.
Music sensation Nicki Minaj walked the red carpet and showed off her legs in Alexander Wang black dress with cut-out details from his Spring 2015 collection and accessorized with Manolo Blahnik black pumps. She hit the stage to perform her hit single “Bed of Lies”.
Sports illustrated model Gigi Hadid also attended the 2014 American Music Awards. The 19-year-old blonde beauty rocked Prabal Gurung pantsuit from their Spring 2015 collection and accessorized with Dolce & Gabbana embellished sandals.
As we expected, German supermodel Heidi Klum made another bold fashion statement with her favorite Versace. She wore their asymmetric black top and skirt with crystal mesh details from their Spring 2015 collection and accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and Lucite two-toned sandals. The 41-year-old donned bold smokey eyes makeup look and slicked back hair.
Kylie and Kendall Jenner accompanied their older sister Khloe while posing to the photographers at the red carpet. Kylie donned very sexy look by wearing Alexandre Vauthier oxblood satin gown with plunging neckline and high slit from their Spring 2014 Couture collection. Kendall was all smiles and after being named Estee Lauder`s newest ambassador, she obviously has many reasons to smile. She was dressed in Yigal Azrouël see-through dress from their spring 2014 collection and accessorized with black heels.
Songstress Selena Gomez was an elegant vision in black while walking the red carpet.The 22-year-old was dressed in Armani Privé form fitted black gown which reveled the contours of her whole figure. She accessorized with golden jewelry and donned simple bun hairstyle.
British actress Kate Beckinsale was all smiles while posing to the photographers on the red carpet. The 41-year-old actress donned Kaufmanfranco white gown with plunging neckline and cut-out details on the back. She accessorized with Bulgari Serpenti diamond necklace and Savage “Stack” clutch bag.
Music star Rita Ora made a bold fashion statement by wearing Zac Posen yellow strapless figure fitted mermaid gown and completed the look with Swarovski clutch bag. The 24-year old donned long fake eylashes and yellow eyeshadow as a part of her beauty look.