American Music Awards 2014's 20 Best and Worst Moments

The verdict on Taylor Swift, One Direction, 5SOS and everything from Pitbull's "Fireball" to Waka Flocka Flame

Best: Pitbull Is Mr. Worldwide Broadcast
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Best: Pitbull Is Mr. Worldwide Broadcast

When it comes to award show hosts, Hugh Jackman is a talented song-and-dance man and Neil Patrick Harris will literally jump through hoops for you, but neither of them would return the American Music Awards' phone calls. So instead, producers went with the guy who's always available: Pitbull. The odds of him ever EGOTing are slim, but in his second stint as AMA host (who can forget his work last year?) Mr. Worldwide once again proved to be a reliable steward. He cracked corny jokes — "In the four minutes she was onstage, she sold another 68 million albums!" he chortled after Taylor Swift's performance — made a couple of wink-wink nods to the headlines (immigration, marijuana legalization, "apps that make you look better") and showed a better-than-most ability to read lines of a teleprompter. In short, he was the perfect host for a show where Diana Ross presents Taylor Swift with a lifetime achievement award. And all that happened before he went out and shimmied through a medley of hits both current ("Fireball") and forthcoming ("Time of Our Lives") hits. Mr. 305 then jetted cross-country for an a.m. performance on Good Morning America

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