Heading into the evening, 5SOS are up for New Artist Of The Year (Presented By Kohl’s). They face off against Iggy Azalea, Bastille, Smith and Meghan Trainor for the title. The group shot into the mainstream following success in their native country of Australia and charted a collection of No. 1′s here in the states, including their self-titled debut album, bolstered by such hits as “She’s So Pretty” and “Amnesia.”
For Smith, his success stems from his searing performances with such Hot 100 hits as “Stay With Me” and “I’m Not The Only One,” both cuts from his In The Lonely Hour debut project. He’s also up for Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock, a field which also includes John Legend and Pharrell Williams.
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