Beyoncé, John Legend and Juicy J Win American Music Awards

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Beyoncé (PHOTO CREDIT: DIMITRIOS KAMBOURIS/ GETTY)

It was a big night in music last night at the American Music Awards. Beyoncé and John Legend won the Favorite Female and Male awards in the Soul/R&B category.  Mrs. Carter also won the Favorite Album award for her latest album, Beyoncé.

The night’s big winners also included soulful newcomer Sam Smith for Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock and Katy Perry featuring Juicy J took home Single of the Year for “Dark Horse.”  See the full list of winners below:

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
Imagine Dragons
WINNER: One Direction
OneRepublic

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
WINNER: Iggy Azalea “The New Classic”
Drake “Nothing Was The Same”
Eminem “The Marshall Mathers LP 2”

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
Marc Anthony
WINNER: Enrique Iglesias
Romeo Santos

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
John Legend
WINNER: Sam Smith
Pharrell Williams

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Jason Aldean
WINNER: Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Lorde “Pure Heroine”
WINNER: One Direction “Midnight Memories”
Katy Perry “Prism”

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Iggy Azalea
Lorde
WINNER: Katy Perry

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Bastille
WINNER: Imagine Dragons
Lorde

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S
WINNER: 5 Seconds of Summer
Iggy Azalea
Bastille
Sam Smith
Meghan Trainor

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
WINNER: Iggy Azalea
Drake
Eminem

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
Garth Brooks “Blame It On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences”
Eric Church “The Outsiders”
WINNER: Brantley Gilbert “Just As I Am”

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX “Fancy”
John Legend “All of Me”
MAGIC! “Rude”
WINNER: Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J “Dark Horse”
Pharrell Williams “Happy”

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
WINNER: Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY
Eli Young Band
WINNER: Florida Georgia Line
Lady Antebellum

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Chris Brown
WINNER: John Legend
Pharrell Williams

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Jhene Aiko
WINNER: Beyonce
Mary J. Blige

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
WINNER: Beyonce “Beyonce”
John Legend “Love in the Future”
Pharrell Williams “G I R L”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Sara Bareilles
OneRepublic
WINNER: Katy Perry

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
WINNER: Casting Crowns
Hillsong United
Newsboys

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
Avicii
WINNER: Calvin Harris
Zedd

TOP SOUNDTRACK
WINNER: Frozen
The Fault in Our Stars
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
WINNER: One Direction
Iggy Azalea
Beyonce
Katy Perry
Luke Bryan

article by Lori Lakin Hutcherson (follow @lakinhutcherson)

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