November 25, 2013 03:08:06 GMT
Imagine Dragons wins Favorite Alternative Artist, Rihanna receives the Icon Award, while Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift win other awards.
Young stars One Direction and Ariana Grande shone at the ongoing American Music Awards. Both artists have nabbed one award each at the show, where they were also billed as musical performers.
The British/Irish boyband, who performed their new ballad "The Story of My Life" earlier that night, won Favorite Album - Pop/Rock with "Take Me Home". They defeated Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake, who had won Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist and Favorite Male Artist in Pop/Rock at the event.
Swift and Timberlake later added more trophies their own shelves. The former was chosen as Favorite Country Female Artist, while the latter won Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B Album. JT beat out Rihanna and Robin Thicke for the Soul/R&B Album prize.
Nickelodeon star Grande who rocked a sparkly red dress was dubbed New Artist of the Year. Other contenders in the category included rising stars Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Phillip Phillips.
Losing the New Artist award, Imagine Dragons claimed victory in another category, Favorite Alternative Rock Artist, presented by Joan Jett. Also vying for the award were The Lumineers and Mumford & Sons.
Rihanna, who had nabbed the Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist, was honored with the Icon Award announced by Bill Maher. Her mother stepped out to hand out the trophy to the "Diamonds" songstress as Jay-Z congratulated her in a video message.
Other winners included Marc Anthony who was named Favorite Latin Artist and Florida Georgia Line whose collaboration with Nelly, "Cruise", won Single of the Year.