AUSTRALIAN group 5 Seconds of Summer and rapper Iggy Azalea have taken home top gongs from the American Music Awards.
Sydney group 5 Seconds of Summer were named new artist of the year and Iggy managed to pick up two awards with rap/hip-hop artist of the year and rap/hip-hop album.
New Zealand singer Lorde performed her new single Yellow Flicker Beat at the ceremony, but failed to scoop up any awards.
Artist of the year was given to boyband sensation One Direction.
Winners of the 2014 American Music Awards:
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
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