Watch American Music Awards ’14 Performances From Taylor Swift, Lorde, Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX, & More

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Watch American Music Awards ’14 Performances From Taylor Swift, Lorde, Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX, & More

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The American Music Awards are being held in Los Angeles tonight with host Pitbull. Taylor Swift opened up the show with the live debut of her new single “Blank Space.” On Twitter before the show, Swift promised that it was “gonna be crazy. No like, actually crazy.” Judge for yourself. Charli XCX did a medley of “Boom Clap” and “Break The Rules” and brought out some goth-inspired background dancers. Lorde performed her Hunger Games song “Yellow Flicker Beat” on live TV for the first time. Sam Smith and A$AP Rocky did “I’m Not The Only One” and the Weeknd came out with Ariana Grande for “Love Me Harder.” Waka Flocka Flame did a weed-themed commercial for throat drops. Lil Wayne debuted a new track with Christina Milian and Nicki Minaj performed her new single “Bed Of Lies” with Skylar Grey. Swift was handed the first ever Dick Clark Award For Excellence by Diana Ross. See performances plus the winners list below, and check out pictures above.

Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”

Charli XCX – “Boom Clap” / “Break The Rules”

Sam Smith – “I’m Not The Only One” (Feat. A$AP Rocky)

Lorde – “Yellow Flicker Beat”

Ariana Grande – “Problem” / “Break Free” / “Love Me Harder” (Feat. The Weeknd)

Waka Flocka Flame’s commercial for … Pine Brothers Throat Drops

Lil Wayne – “Start A Fire” (Feat. Christina Milian)

Nicki Minaj – “Bed Of Lies” (Feat. Skylar Grey)

Ariana Grande, Jessie J, & Nicki Minaj – “Bang Bang”

Winners List
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
Soundtrack: Frozen

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Charli XCX
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Charli XCX
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5 Seconds Of Summer
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Sam Smith & A$AP Rocky
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Iggy Azalea
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Ariana Grande & The Weeknd
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Selena Gomez
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Lil Wayne & Christina Milian
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Nicki Minaj and Skylar Grey
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Taylor Swift accepting the first annual Dick Clark Award For Excellence.
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Fergie and DJ Mustard
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Mary J. Blige
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Nicki Minaj, Jessie J, & Ariana Grande
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Jennifer Lopez

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