American Music Awards 2014: The 5 Biggest and Best Moments From the Show

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The 2014 American Music Awards brought emotional, dynamic performances from stars like Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez, and more. Relive the five biggest moments from L.A.’s Nokia Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 23.

1. Selena Gomez Cries About Justin Bieber During Emotional Performance

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Grab more tissues. Selena Gomez cried while singing “The Heart Wants What It Wants,” a single written about Justin Bieber, live before the packed venue. The visuals accompanying Gomez’s performance included emotionally turbulent images, including thunderstorms, a sobbing woman, as well as a clouded figure resembling Gomez’s troubled former flame.

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2. Taylor Swift Plays With Fire in Over-the-Top

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She can show you incredible things! Taylor Swift opened the 2014 American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 23, inside L.A.’s Nokia Theatre with a literally heated performance of her latest number one single “Blank Space.” Swift held fire, made crazy faces, and made her suitors cower in fear during the opening sequence of the annual awards show.

Taylor Swift performs at 2014 American Music Awards
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3. Jennifer Lopez Delivers Sexy Performance of

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Shake that! Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea delivered a jaw-dropping, booty-bumping performance of their hit track, “Booty,” on Sunday evening. Both performers took to the stage in skimpy, body-baring leotards, while unleashing their bootylicious fury before the star-studded crowd below.

Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea perform at 2014 American Music Awards
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4. Fergie Looks Stunning, Suffers Wardrobe Malfunction During Performance

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Lucky, Josh Duhamel! The actor’s wife delivered an upbeat performance of her new single “L.A. Love” on Sunday, although she hit a slight snag in the form of a wardrobe malfunction. Sporting legs for days, Fergie intended to sexily throw off her robe at one point, but struggled to remove it completely from her bangin’ bod.

Fergie performs at 2014 American Music Awards
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5. Lorde Thrashes Around During

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Headbanging heroine! A no-longer stoic Lorde hit the stage — and thrashed her head — while crooning her punk-tinged “Yellow Flicker Beat” at the star-studded awards show. The emotional, moody song is featured on the soundtrack of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I.

Lorde performs at 2014 American Music Awards
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