Another American Music Awards came and went. The show opened with a slightly out of breath Usher doing a medley of his hits and possibly blinding millions in the process. The performances were heavy on blondes, with Pink, Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood and Gwen Stefani and Co rocking the stage. Nicki Minaj took us through a Winter Wonderland nightmare, and Justin Bieber didn’t let his recent breakup keep him doing what he does…lots of crotch-grabbing.
Perhaps the most talked about moment will be PSY‘ “Gangnam Style“ with a cameo from MC Hammer. Yes, that MC Hammer! Look, I know people are already writing PSY off as a one hit wonder here in the States, but this guy is huge everywhere and he puts on one hell of a show. It was exciting, and fun and kind of reminded me of LMFAO‘s big show closing performance form last year’s show. Hopefully, he won’t be in the same position they are now when I’m writing a recap of of 2013’s show.
There were some “interesting” looks from the red carpet. It’s the AMAs, so I never expect much really. Nicki wore a bright Now n’ Later colored dress, while Xtina got rid of the My Little Pony hair for a bob. I miss the pink honestly. Taylor Swift wore, surprise, sparkles and dumb look on her face!
Carrie Underwood looked good in this dark purple gown.
Bieber, who is well on his way to a CoverGirl contract.
Speaking of cover girls, Pink worked a grey-ish silver dress.
Will.i.am wore this. (Eyeroll)
While 50 Cent was one of the few guys to wear a suit.
No Doubt never age, and hair bleach might have something to do with it.
Kelly Rowland looked gorgeous and trendy in this short number.
Ke$ha is trying out a new, “cleaner” look, but it’s not quite working for her.
The show was performance heavy, but a handful of awards were actually given out. Here are all the winners!
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
WINNER – Justin Bieber
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
WINNER – Carly Rae Jepsen
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
WINNER – Justin Bieber
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
WINNER – Katy Perry
FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
WINNER – Maroon 5
FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
WINNER – Justin Bieber, “Believe”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
WINNER – Luke Bryan
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
WINNER – Taylor Swift
FAVORITE BAND, DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY
WINNER – Lady Antebellum
FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
WINNER – Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”
FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
WINNER – Nicki Minaj
FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
WINNER – Nicki Minaj, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
WINNER – Usher
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
WINNER – Beyoncé
FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
WINNER – Rihanna, “Talk That Talk”
FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
WINNER – Linkin Park
FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
WINNER – Adele
FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
WINNER – Shakira
FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
WINNER – tobyMac
FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
WINNER – David Guetta
What was YOUR favorite performance of the night?