AMAs video: Jared Leto offers powerful tribute to Paris while introducing …

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AMAs 2015: Jared Leto pays emotional tribute to Paris attack victims, and shows support for refugees.

Celine Dion performed the French classic made famous by Edith Piaf, “L’Hymne a L’Amour,” in front of a string section and a montage of images of famous Paris sites.Celine Dion on Sunday led the music industry in an emotional tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks, as the American Music Awards heard appeals for a peaceful world.

The Canadian singer sang Edith Piaf’s classic “Hymne a l’Amour” (“Hymn to Love”) in French at the star-studded ceremony in Los Angeles, which went ahead barely a week after the assault on a concert hall and other civilian targets across Paris. The Suicide Squad star said: ‘Earlier this year my band, Thirty Seconds To Mars, was wrapping up a tour in Europe and we were looking for a good excuse to stop off in one of our favorite cities in the world, Paris. The tribute was a rare somber note in the made-for-television gala, although the electronic producer Skrillex also referred to world turmoil as he accepted an award for his work with pop celebrity Justin Bieber.

One in the series of a terrorist attack on Paris that changed the world forever. 129 innocent people died, 368 were injured and another 7 billion will forever be scarred by this horrific and senseless tragedy. The rap duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis also took to the stage to debut a new song, “Kevin,” a politically charged tale of drug addiction’s toll in modern America that featured the soul singer Leon Bridges. In a sign of the burgeoning US market for country music, the award for favorite new artist went to Nashville crooner Sam Hunt, who outpaced emerging stars in other genres including The Weeknd who won in the two R&B categories. Puth and Trainor, who has become a star in part due to her struggles with body image, had teamed up for his song “Marvin Gaye,” which uses the name of the legendary “Let’s Get It On” R&B singer as a euphemism for sex. But you will not have my hatred.” He went on to say, “You’re asking for it, but responding with hatred and anger is falling victim to the same ignorance that has made you what you are.

Leto shared a defiant message from Antoine Leiris, a journalist and father who lost his wife during the Bataclan massacre and addressed Isis directly in a Facebook post a few days later. “Antoine Leiris was also at Bataclan and said: ‘Friday night, you took an exceptional life. France matters, Russia matters, Syria matters, Mali matters, the Middle East matters, the United States matters — the entire world matters and peace is possible. And ended with a comment on those in the US wanting to close their borders to Syrian refugees: ‘By the way, many of us here are the sons and the daughters of immigrants.

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