The 2014 American Music Awards was broadcasted LIVE from the Nokia Theater L.A. on November 23rd, 2014. The AMAs feature over 16 performances from today’s hottest artists and presents fan-voted awards in the categories of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM, New Artist of the Year, and Artist of the Year.
The American Music Awards pays tribute to today’s most influential and iconic artists. 2014 performers included 5 Seconds of Summer, Iggy Azalea, Mary J. Blige, Garth Brooks, Charli XCX, Fergie, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Imagine Dragons, Jessie J, Wyclef Jean, Lorde, MAGIC!, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Pitbull, Sam Smith and Taylor Swift. The show is one of the biggest music shows in the world and is seen in more than 160 countries.
American Music Award categories include: Artists of the Year; Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist; Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist; Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group; Favorite Pop/Rock Album; Favorite Country Music Male Artist; Favorite Country Music Female Artist; Favorite Country Music Band, Duo or Group, Favorite Country Music 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 Rock Artist; Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist; Favorite Latin Music Artist; Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist; Electronic Dance Music Favorite Artist; New Artist of the Year; AMA Icon Award.
American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming and social activity. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound.
American Music Award categories include:
Artist of the Year
Single of the Year
New Artist of the Year
Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock
Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Pop/Rock
Favorite Album – Pop/Rock
Favorite Male Artist – Country
Favorite Female Artist – Country
Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Country
Favorite Album – Country
Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop
Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop
Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock
Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary
Favorite Artist – Latin Music
Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational
Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)