Y’all are going to be so proud of me!
I actually watched the majority of this awards show! Just kidding, I’m lying! I was switching back and forth between the American Music Awards and about two other shows the entire night. But I made a brief recap of the night’s events!
This year’s 41st American Music Awards was held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
I had totally forgotten about rapper Pitbull hosting the show until he showed up in a suit and tie on stage after the opening performance.
Fortunately, Mr. 305 did not suck at hosting, so I was bale to make it through his cuts.
I however, was not able to make it through his performance with Ke$ha and that god awful song Timber.
Speaking of performances, the AMA’s had a nice variety this year.
Did I sit through all of them, of course not (there were over 15); but the ones I considered relevant I sat through, and they were pretty good.
As far as winners go, I already mentioned in my last American Music Awards post how I was NOT surprised by the list of nominations, so you know the list of winners were even less shocking.
So here’s a quick recap of what happened and what people will be talking about today:
-Lady Gaga came in on a white horse… not real though.
-Katy Perry will have a “Was her performance racist” situation to deal with this week.
-Justin Timberlake is apparently the best Pop/Rock/Soul and R&B artist… EVER!
-Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis beat out Jay Z and Kendrick Lamar. I Know!
-Rihanna’s mom presented her with the Icon Award, and was adorable.
– Lady Gaga and R.Kelly. I’ll let you watch that performance and judge for yourselves.
– Jennifer Lopez went full Latina for her tribute performance for Celia Cruz and killed it!
– Miley Cyrus with a cute kitten
Check out the list of winners below and then take a look at some of the performances from the night’s show and let me know what you think!
FULL LIST OF AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD WINNERS.
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly, “Cruise”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
One Direction, “Take Me Home”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
FAVORITE BAND, DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY
FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
Taylor Swift, “Red”
FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “The Heist”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Justin Timberlake, “The 20/20 Experience”
FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS PERFORMANCES (THAT’S WORTH THE WATCH)
ARIANA GRANDE– TATTOOED HEART
IMAGINE DRAGONS– RADIOACTIVE
PITBULL FT. KE$HA- TIMBER
JENNIFER LOPEZ CELIA CRUZ TRIBUTE PERFROMANCE
A GREAT BIG WORLD AND CHRISTINA AGUILERA- SAY SOMETHING
LADY GAGA FT. R. KELLY- DO WHAT U WANT
TLC FT. LIL MAMA- WATERFALLS
MILEY CYRUS- WRECKING BALL
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE- DRINK YOU AWAY
KENDRICK LAMAR FT. SZA- SWIMMIMG POOLS (DRANK), POETIC JUSTICE