Taylor Swift opened the show with her new single “Blank Space” and definitely went a little insane! It was a huge production that was very entertaining. She was lip syncing some parts – and it was very apparent – because she forgot to sing a whole verse! It was a little confusing to when she was going to sing and when she might stop pretending to sing… Nonetheless, it was a very fun performance and she definitely showed us she could act!
One Direction took home a few awards, but the most important being “Artist of the Year 2014”. Even when up against the toughest competition including, Beyonce, Luke Bryan, Iggy Azalia and Katy Perry, they still pulled through. Leaving the AMA’s, 1D has 3 new awards to add to their list. The other awards included “Favorite Band”, and “Favorite Pop/Rock Album” for their album, Midnight Memories.
Then to some performances by Charli singing “Boom Clap”, Magic! singing “Rude”, and 5 Seconds of summer singing “What I Like About You”. Followed by an outstanding performance by Imagine Dragons debuting their new single “I Bet My Life”
Sam smith wins “Favorite Male Artist” He is so overwhelmed, stating he didn’t think he was going to win. This is Sams first major award, and we are sure there are many big things to come from this 22 year old celeb! He then went on stage to perform his current single “I’m Not The Only One”. Always an amazing performance by sam smith, his voice is beautiful!
Lorde sang the her single from Mockingjay Part 1 “Yellow Flicker Beat” in her usual Lorde-style type of dancing/performing. You know…
And of course Taylor swift was her biggest fan, yet again. BFFLs<3
But Ariana Grande stole the night with a beautiful 3 song medley of “Problem,” “Break Free,” and “Love Me Harder.” The Weeknd joined her during “Love Me Harder” and together they gave an outstanding performance! Later she performs “Bang Bang” with Jessie and Nikki and obviously kills it again!
OKAY SELENA GOMEZ! We finally find out that she CAN actually sing. Giving her best TV performance, she moved the audience singing her new single “Heart Wants”, about Justin Bieber and fights back tears.
Taylor Swift wins the Dick Clark Award of Excellence, and throws shade at Spotify saying “Music is valuable and music should be consumed in albums and albums should be consumed as art and appreciated”
Finally, J-Lo and Iggy fill everyones booty fix for the night, when they perfom a remix version of their single “Booty” at the end of the night.