LOS ANGELES: Pop star Taylor Swift emerged as the winner at the American Music Awards by bagging three top prizes song of the year for “Blank Space”, favourite pop/rock album for “1989” and favourite adult contemporary artist.
Other big winners included boy band One Direction, who nabbed favourite pop/rock band, duo or group and artist of the Year.
The Weeknd, who took home favourite soul/R&B artist and favourite soul/R&B album; and Nicki Minaj, who won favourite rap/hip-hop artist and favourite rap/hip-hop album.
Carrie Underwood won the favourite female artist award in country music category.
Ariana Grande bagged the favourite female artist trophy in pop/rock category.
The favourite male artist trophy in pop/rock category went to Ed Sheeran. Rihanna became the winner in the favourite pop/rock female artist category.
Favourite artist in the electronic dance music category went to DJ Calvin Harris. Jennifer Lopez hosted the awards show.