At the American Music Awards on Sunday, there was plenty of love for international artists.
British boy band One Direction was a big winner at the 2014 ceremony, taking home both the artist of the year award and the trophy for favorite pop/rock band, duo or group.
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, who walked into the ceremony as the lead nominee with six nods, also won two awards on Sunday, including the favorite rap/hip-hop album honor.
“This award is the first award I’ve ever won in my entire life, and it means so much to me that it is for best hip-hop because that’s what inspired me to move to America and pursue my dreams, and it’s what helped me when I was a teenager to escape and to get through my life and to better times,” Azalea told the audience while accepting her trophy.
Meanwhile, soulful British singer Sam Smith, who showcased his pipes during Sunday’s ceremony, was awarded the favorite pop/rock male artist trophy. Read more