(AGI) Los Angeles, Nov 24 - One Direction, the boy band teenagegirls die for, won the most prestigious prizes at the AmericanMusic Awards. They received acknowledgements for Artist of theYear and Most Loved Album, after their latest release namedMidnight Memories. Kate Perry received three awards, althoughshe could not attend the gala evening, at the Nokia Theater inLos Angeles, as she is on tour in Australia. Taylor Swift sang"Blank Space" and won the prize for Excellence, from musiclegend Diana Ross, which was created this year this year inmemory of the founder of the event, Dick Clark, who died in2012. The American Music Awards are decided by the votes ofmusic fans, where as the Grammy awards are decided by musiccritics. (AGI) . .