One Direction was the big winner at the American Music Awards last night, taking home three prizes, while Iggy Azalea took home two, and Taylor Swift was honored with a special award.
The "Steal My Girl" hitmakers, who also took to the stage to perform "Night Changes," were thrilled to pick up the trophies for Best Pop/Rock Band and Best Pop/Rock Album for Midnight Memories, as well as the prestigious Artist of the Year award at the annual ceremony at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre.
Picking up their third honor of the night, Liam Payne said: "I can't believe we've won three.It's amazing, it's so cool."
Iggy Azalea won Best Rap/Hip-Hop Album for The New Classic and Best Rap/Hip-Hop Artist, and gave an emotional speech when she picked up the first award.
The Australian said: "This award is the first award I've ever won in my entire life, and means so much to me that it is for best hip-hop, because that's what inspired me to move to American and pursue my dreams. It's what helped me when I was a teenager to escape and to get through my life and to better times."
Taylor Swift dined with a handsome man and played with fire during her show-opening performance of "Blank Space" and she was later awarded with the newly-created Dick Clark Award for Excellence.
During her acceptance speech, the 24-year-old beauty appeared to take a swipe at Spotify.
She said: "What you did by going out and investing in music and albums is you are saying that you believe in the same thing that I believe in: that music is valuable and music should be consumed in albums and albums should be consumed as art and appreciated."
Other big winners on the night included Beyonce, who won Best Soul/R&B Female Artist and Best Soul/R&B Female Album for BEYONCE, and Katy Perry, who accepted the Best Pop/Rock Female Artist and Single of the Year for "Dark Horse" via video link from Australia.
Performers at the ceremony included the evening's host Pitbull, Lorde, Iggy Azalea , Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez—who wept as she sang "The Heart Wants What It Wants"—and Fergie.
Here's the full list of winners:
Dick Clark Award for Excellence:
Artist of the Year:
Best Pop/Rock Band:
Best Rap/Hip-Hop Album:
The New Classic - Iggy Azalea
Midnight Memories - One Direction
Best Pop/Rock Female Artist:
Best Country Male Artist:
Best Alternative Rock Artist:
Best New Artist of the Year:
5 Seconds of Summer
Best Rap/Hip-Hop Artist:
Best Country Album:
Just As I Am - Brantley Gilbert
Best Latin Artist:
Single of the Year:
"Dark Horse" - Katy Perry feat. Juicy J
Best Country Female Artist:
Best Country Band:
Florida Georgia Line
Best Soul/R&B Male Artist:
Best Soul/R&B Female Artist:
Best Soul/R&B Album:
BEYONCE - Beyonce
Best Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Artist: