American Music Awards of 2014

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42nd Annual American Music Awards
Date November 23, 2014
Location Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
Los Angeles, California
Country United States
Hosted by Pitbull
Most awards One Direction (3)
Most nominations Iggy Azalea (6)
Website ABC-American Music Awards
Television/radio coverage
Network ABC
Runtime 180 minutes
Viewership 11.61 million
Produced by Dick Clark Productions

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'"
Lemonade "Big Weekend"
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)"
Garth Brooks "People Loving People"
(Live from Brooks' concert in Greensboro, NC)[10]
Mary J. Blige "Therapy"
Jessie J
Ariana Grande
Nicki Minaj
"Bang Bang"
Jennifer Lopez
Iggy Azalea