AMA PERFORMANCES

7:30 AM Shae Wilbur 0 Comments

Ahhhh so so SO much to talk about today!  Last night, the biggest names in music came together for the American Music Awards.  From the red carpet arrivals, to show stopping performances from artists like Ariana Grande - the evening did not disappoint.

 

Watching the show... I really felt like the focus was on the music, more than ever. The majority of the performances actually impressed me! [For a complete list of the winners scroll to the bottom.]

20 year old Ariana Grande not only won the award for New Artist of the Year, she OWNED the night with this performance.  I just can't stop watching it:



So I showed you the best first, now let's talk the rest of the performers. Katy Perry sang her latest single, Unconditional, in a Geisha themed performance.  Visually it was absolutely stunning - especially towards the end - however vocally it was not her strongest.



Say what ya want about One Direction, but these boys have some serious talent. Pair that with really REALLY catchy songs and you've got no reason to wonder why they're such a phenomenon.



Now this next performance surprised me a bit.  Christina Aguleria teamed up with A Great Big World for their HUGE hit Say Something.  Honestly, I feel like this is the first time in history that Christina didn't over-sing... and I love it! This song is just incredible anyway. [To hear one of my favorite covers of it CLICK HERE]


What would an awards show be without a Miley moment? Granted it was no foam finger performance - THANKFULLY - but it was... odd.  Nothing says Wrecking Ball like a gigantic singing kitten right?


LOVED this JT performance - so fun to watch.  Staging, style, everything on point!


Gaga went theatrical with R. Kelly... I'm just waiting for her to branch out into Broadway or something.




Although I was happy to see Jlo take the stage, nothing about this performance blew me away.


Just 1 day after performing right here in Jacksonville, Maclemore lights up the national stage performing for the AMAs live from Miami.  So great to see them take home favorite Rap/HipHop album!


Well... you can't say they aren't passionate. :) 


Rihanna not only took home the night's Icon award - she performed Diamonds will a full orchestra.


I don't know about you but I was looking forward to this TLC reunion all night long! I was a tad bit disappointed only because I think I can recite Left Eye's rap better than Lil Mamma :) - but it was still really cool to see them all take the stage to perform a classic!


What a year it's been for Florida Georgia Line - their song Cruise is, no doubt, one of the biggest of the year!


Luke Brya: That's My Kinda Night


Kendrick Lamar: Swimming Pools





COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS:
Favorite Male Pop Rock Artist – Justin Timberlake

Favorite Female Artist, Soul/R&B - Rihanna

Favorite Album, Country - "Red," by Taylor Swift

Favorite Album, Rap/Hip-Hop - "The Heist," by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Favorite Artist, Alternative Rock - Imagine Dragons

Favorite Artist, Latin - Marc Anthony

Favorite Album, Pop or Rock - "Take Me Home," by One Direction

New Artist of the Year, presented by Kohl's - Ariana Grande

Favorite Male Artist, Soul/R&B - Justin Timberlake

Favorite Female Artist, Country - Taylor Swift

Single of the Year - "Cruise," by Florida Georgia Line, featuring Nelly

Favorite Album, Soul/R&B - "The 20/20 Experience," by Justin Timberlake

Favorite Artist, Electronic Dance Music (EDM) - Avicii

Favorite Artist, Adult Contemporary - Maroon 5

Favorite Artist, Contemporary Inspirational - Matthew West

Top Soundtrack - Pitch Perfect

Favorite Male Artist, Country - Luke Bryan

Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Pop or Rock - One Direction

Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Country - Lady Antebellum

Artist of the Year - Taylor Swift

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