The biggest stars in all genres of music (along with this year’s wonders) came together and are congratulated for their talent and contribution to this year’s hit singles, albums at the 42nd Annual American Music Awards. This year was another event-filled year in music and we saw newbies become mega stars like Iggy Azalea move past the weekly TMZ headlines and celebrate multi-platinum status.
One Direction Named Artists of the Year
One thing besides the actual awards I want to see are the performers on stage. Veterans such as Mary J. Blige, Fergie and Wyclef Jean always bring high energy to the crowd. Selena Gomez gave a particularly emotional performance of “The Heart Wants What It Wants”.
Selene Gomez’ Tear-Inducing Performance
Best Hip Hop Album Winner Iggy Azalea
Pitbull Catches A Bit of Slack for Latino Jokes
I always look forward to the unscripted, unpredictable moments on these shows. Hosting for the second year in a row, Latino powerhouse Pitbull might have caught some heat for immigration jokes – but included this onstage statement:
“Now, you all know I’m Cuban, but remember America, not all Latinos are Mexican,” Pitbull said. “We got everybody here tonight – black, white, pink, purple, orange, Asian, Latino – and guess what, President Obama said we can all stay. God Bless America.”
Taylor Swift Receives Dick Clark Award for Excellence
The American Music Awards introduced some new segments to this year’s show: 5SOS Emojis, Fan Art, and the ability to vote for your favorite artists via Twitter. Did the show disappoint, appear so-so or did you love it?! Comment below.. let us know.