Nicki Minaj, from left, Jessie J and Ariana Grande perform at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

“This has been a real perfect day … America feels like a second home to us,” Liam Payne said onstage with his band mates when they won the night’s first award. The group released its new album, “Four,” last week.

This CD cover image released by Universal shows the soundtrack for the film "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1," performed by various artists. (AP Photo/Universal)

It was only a matter of time before Lorde graduated from contributing a song for “Catching Fire” to taking over the soundtrack for the latest “Hunger Games” soundtrack in which the 18-year-old chanteuse curates a concoction of dark magic, enchanting tunes and revolutionary feelings.

In this Oct. 7, 2014 photo, entertainer Bette Midler poses for a portrait in promotion of her upcoming album "It's the Girls!" in New York. The album is an eclectic collection of covers of 15 famous songs by seven decades of girl groups, from The Andrews Sisters to TLC. It’s also Midler's 25th album and first studio offering in eight years. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP)

“I don’t want to travel with 40 trucks. I don’t want to travel with 90 people,” said the Grammy- and Tony-winner. “Bruno Mars is my hero. Bruno Mars has eight trucks. If I tour, that’s how I want to tour. I don’t want the confetti cannons.”