Taylor Swift won her 3rd successive musician of the year reward at the American Music Awards, however she missed out on the program for a great factor: She stated she’s active re-recording her very early songs after her brochure was marketed.
In a video clip that broadcast throughout Sunday’s honors reveal, the pop celebrity stated “the factor I’m not there tonight is I’m in fact re-recording every one of my old songs in the workshop where we initially taped it. So it’s been fantastic. And I can not wait on you to hear it.”
Last year songs supervisor Scooter Braun– that takes care of Justin Bieber and also Ariana Grande– revealed that his Ithaca Holdings firm had actually obtained Big Machine Label Group, the residence to Swift’s initial 6 cds. This month Braun stated he has actually marketed the master legal rights to Swift’s initial 6 cds to an investment firm; Swift recognized the sale on social media sites and also stated she would certainly not deal with the brand-new purchasers due to the fact that Braun was still entailed.
Instead, she headed back to the workshop.
Swift defeated Bieber, Post Malone and also Roddy Ricch to win the leading honor. She additionally won preferred video and also preferred pop/rock women musician, winning 3 honors and also connecting Bieber, Dan + Shay and also the Weeknd for a lot of success Sunday.
The Weeknd approves the honor for preferred male soul/R&& B musician at the American Music Awards onSunday Photo: AP/Chris Pizzello
The Weeknd shed musician of the year, however he still began his all-star week as a large victor: Days prior to he’s anticipated to land numerous Grammy elections, he won preferred soul/R&& B male musician, preferred soul/R&& B cd for “After Hours” and favorite soul/R&B song for “Heartless” 2 days prior to the 2021 Grammy elections are revealed.
“The last time I got this honor it was provided to me by the late, excellent Prince,” he said after winning favorite soul/R&B album. “And, you know, he’s the reason I get to constantly challenge the genre of R&B and yeah, I’d like to dedicate this to him.”
The Weeknd really did not damage personality throughout the three-hour program with his gauze-wrapped face, which matched the ambiance of his current cd and also video where he shows up blooded and also wounded. He approved his honors and also executed with his face covered in gauze.
Kenny G signed up with the Weeknd for his efficiency, playing the sax in midtown Los Angeles as the Weeknd strolled throughout a bridge vocal singing “In Your Eyes.” He completed the efficiency vocal singing “Save Your Tears.”
The Weeknd was just one of a number of musicians that showed up real-time at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles for the fan-voted honors reveal. Others lately taped their efficiencies as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, though host Taraji P. Henson– that showed up real-time from the location– stated minority target market participants being in the mezzanine exercised social distancing, used masks and also were examined for the infection.
Henson joked that A-list celebs remained in the target market, consisting of Beyonc é, though cardboard cut-outs of the vocalist, Jay- Z and also various other celebrities showed up in seats.
But a great variety of chart-toppers remained in the structure. Breakthrough singer-rapper Doja Cat executed and also won brand-new musician of the year and also preferred soul/R&& B women musician. Grammy- winning nation duo Dan + Shay magnificently executed “I Should Probably Go to Bed” and also won preferred nation duo or team, partnership of the year and also preferred nation tune for “10,000 Hours,” the latter two shared with Bieber. And Megan Thee Stallion — won favorite rap/hip-hop songs for “WAP” with Cardi B– executed “Body” from her recently released debut album “Good News.”
Bieber and also Shawn Mendes began the AMAs with a pre-taped efficiency of their brand-new duet “Monster,” marking the first time they performed the song together. It began with a stripped-down Bieber singing his recent hit “Lonely,” with songwriter-producer Benny Blanco on piano, and also “Holy,” where history professional dancers putting on masks joined him.
Mendes, playing his guitar, after that stood for “Monster,” which featured the twentysomethings singing lyrics about about fame and growing up as celebrities who attracted massive public attention. Mendes later sang his song “Wonder” throughout the program, which broadcast on ABC.
Katy Perry, in her sneak preview because bring to life her initial youngster, offered a solid efficiency of the psychological and also enthusiastic tune “Only Love,” which included a shock visitor look from Darius Rucker, that sang and also played guitar. With flaming traffic signals blazing behind her, Billie Eilish sang her brand-new tune “Therefore I Am,” as her brother-songwriter-producer Finneas backed her on guitar. Jennifer Lopez and also Maluma collaborated to execute their brand-new tunes “Pa’ Ti” and also “Lonely” from the movie “Marry Me,” which both of them star in, while Dua Lipa– that won preferred pop/rock tune– drifted airborne throughout her efficiency of “Levitating.”
24kGo ldn and also Iann Dior– that presently have the nation’sNo 1 tune with the blockbuster “Mood,” additionally executed. The multi-genre track is the uncommon tune that has actually gotten toNo 1 on both the rap and also rock graphes.
Other entertainers consisted of BTS, Lewis Capaldi, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Baby, Bell Biv DeVoe and also Nelly, that carried out hits from his diamond-certified launching cd “Country Grammar,” which commemorates its 20th wedding anniversary this year.
This year the AMAs, which normally grants one Latin honor, introduced a lot more classifications in the category. Becky G– that break on the songs scene in 2014 with the pop hit “Shower” however has actually lately had success vocal singing in Spanish and also releasing appeal the Latin graphes– won preferred Latin women musician.
She utilized her speech to recognize immigrant households.
” I happily swing both flags, Mexican and alsoAmerican And like lots of, lots of youngsters and also grandchildren of immigrants, despite where they’re from, we have actually gained from the ones prior to us what sacrifice and also effort appears like,” she said. “And I dedicate this award to all of our immigrant workers in this pandemic; the students and immigrant families. It’s because of my family, my abuelitos, that I stand here today.”
Nominees for the AMAs were based upon streaming, cd and also electronic sales, radio airplay and also social task, and also show the moment duration ofSept 27, 2019, via Sept 24, 2020.
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