One Direction Wins Big at AMAs, But Paris Takes Spotlight

23 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

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

And during the American Music Awards 2015, the Thirty Seconds To Mars frontman did that onc more by paying tribute to the victims of the Paris terror attacks, especially those at the Bataclan. 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 honored the victims killed and injured during the devastating terror attacks in Paris with a breathtaking rendition of Edith Piaf’s “Hymne A L’amour” in French, amid images of the city’s landmarks.

The Suicide Squad actor and singer recalled playing in the very same theatre where militants gunned down 129 people just a few months before the devastating attack. 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. Tears continued to flow during Gwen Stefani’s performance of “Used to Love You,” an emotional ballad about her breakup with her husband of 13 years, Gavin Rossdale. Stefani’s current beau, fellow “The Voice” judge Blake Shelton wasn’t in attendance, but he showed his support by tweeting, “Prepare for greatness” before Stefani hit the stage.

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. Big winners included Nicki Minaj, who swept her category for both favorite Rap/Hip-hop artist and favorite Rap/Hip-Hop album for “The Pinkprint.” She dubbed it “the hardest album” she’s ever made. Host Jennifer Lopez kicked off the show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles singing and dancing to this year’s best hits including “Bad Blood” and “Uptown Funk,” followed by legendary pop rocker Prince who presented the first award of the night. 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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