Opened and hosted by J-Lo with a final performance by Justin Bieber and in between numerous awards and performances from the cream of artists, the American Music Awards showcased the impact America is having on the music industry.
Rock and Pop, Latin, Country, R&B, Hip-Hop, Rap, Best Soundtrack and more, were all represented on this prestigious occasion. The AMAs makes history every year from the time that the artists and journalists step out onto the red carpet, so much so that this year it was noted how far away Giuliana Rancic kept her distance from kids tv actress Zendaya after last year’s dreadlocks and weed comment – never quite understood the motive behind that, Giuliana’s a grown woman… not very Fabulous!
The red carpet outfits at the AMA’s are still regal and flowing with glamour and colour although some artists appear a little more relaxed than those at the Oscars or Golden Globes – perhaps because it’s mainly music as oppose to film or TV.
Congratulations to my Bajan sister Rihanna (who I’m sure will be celebrating Independence Day on 30th November) for Best Soul/R&B female artist, The Weeknd picked up an award for Favourite Soul/R&B album, Pitch Perfect 2 for best soundtrack, and Enrique Iglesias for best Latin artist. Nikki Minaj took away Favourite Rap/Hip Hop Artist award but it was her facial expression that was more noted when Jennifer Lopez did her rendition of Nicki’s “Anaconda”. No surprise at all that Taylor Swift picked up Favourite Adult Contemporary Artist Award, it would have been more of a shock if she didn’t pick an award up! Taylor truly is a fabulous artist and probably the most popular singer currently on the planet.
The Awards ceremony calendar is really full in terms of TV, film and music but the next set of awards that I’m really going to be keeping my eye on are the Golden Globe nominations which are on Thursday 10th December and I’ll definitely be reporting back.