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Iggy and 5 SOS win big at AMAs

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

Soundtrack: Frozen