Iggy Azalea, One Direction win big at American Music Awards

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Rap artist Iggy Azalea beat out stiff competition from Drake and Eminem to scoop Favourite Rap Album and Artist at the American Music Awards.

Alongside British pop group, One Direction, Azalea was triumphant at the awards. The group, who were the third runners-up of X-Factor UK, took home Favourite Group, Favourite Pop and Artist of the Year.

See winners below.

Favourite Pop Rock Band, Duo, or Group: One Direction

Favourite Rap/Hip Hop Album: Iggy Azalea, The New Classic

Favourite Pop Rock Male: Sam Smith

Favourite Country Male: Luke Bryan

Favourite Pop/Rock Album: One Direction, Midnight Memories

Favourite Pop/Rock Female: Katy Perry

Favourite Alternative Artist: Imagine Dragons

Favourite New Artist: Five Seconds of Summer

Favourite Rap/Hip Hop Artist: Iggy Azalea

Favourite Country Album: Bradley Gilbert, Just As I Am

Artist of the Year: One Direction

Asmaa Mubita is a Kenyan journalist of international repute with over fifteen years of experience in broadcast journalism. Asmaa Mubita began his journalism career at the Kenyan state broadcaster (KBC) and later worked at the KTN owned by the Standard Group and Citizen Television, the flagship brand of Royal Media Services. These exploits together with his reporting experience with the Voice of America, CNN and BBC have been rewarded with local and global recognition.