Justin Bieber, One Direction, Paris get spotlight at AMAs

23 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

1D Wins Big at AMAs; Dion Pays Tribute to Paris Victims.

Lopez kicked off the AMAs in a dance routine that highlighted some of the year’s biggest hits like “Where Are U Now,” ”Anaconda,“ ”Uptown Funk!“ and ”Hotline Bling.“ She also impressively sang in almost a cappella form.One Direction may have debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts behind Justin Bieber, but they won the top award — artist of the year — at Sunday’s American Music Awards.

Bieber, who won best collaboration with Diplo and Skrillex, closed the night with a medley of his hits, including “Sorry,” ”Where Are U Now” and “What Do You Mean.” Purple laser lights beamed from the stage as the singer danced and sang for the loud audience. Harrison discussed Williams’ contributions to the movie world, including the theme songs to “Jaws,” “E.T.” and, of course, “Star Wars.” The Microsoft theatre stood still, without a peep from the audience as a new clip from “The Force Awakens” aired live during the show.

Jared Leto introduced the Quebec star, and said, “Tonight we honour the victims of the unimaginable violence that has taken place in Paris and around the world. Not as many costume changes as Lopez, but they gets extra marks for sticking to black, on the red carpet and later, onstage, when she performed Used to Love You. Below, Céline Dion strikes a signature silhouette as she performed a tribute to Paris and, in the final image, because you’re obsessed with his hair too (right? He ended it drenched after standing under a waterfall. “I want to just thank you, the fans, for allowing me to change and have a different voice every time I come back out (with a new album),” Minaj said. “And please find your voice and find your purpose before it’s too late. Love you.” Other girls at the awards show encouraged their peers: Zendaya and Hailee Steinfeld danced excited as Selena Gomez performed onstage; Fifth Harmony and Rebel Wilson sang as Demi Lovato was in strong form with “Confident”; and Gomez sang as Grande performed “Focus” in a shimmery number.

Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth’s performance got additional attention after the singers made out onstage after singing their song, “Marvin Gaye,” which features the lyrics: “Let’s Marvin Gaye and get it on.” Taylor Swift, who is out of the country shooting a music video, was the top nominee with six. YA favourite Demi Lovato also performed, alongside Morissette, in a duet of her iconic song “You Oughta Know,” making for one very classic red and white night.

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