By: Farah Wael
It’s time for the 2017 American Music Awards!
The 45th Annual American Music Awards took place on November 19, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, most celebrities did magnificent performances.
Lady Gaga – “The Cure (Live From The Joanne Tour)”, Shawn Mendes – “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”, Nick Jonas, Hailee Steinfeld, Florida Georgia Line, Alesso and Watt – “Let Me Go”, Niall Horan, Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay”, Portugal the Man, Demi Lovato, Khalid, Imagine Dragons, Pink, and Kelly Clarkson performed at the awards, along with Selena Gomez and Marshmello as she performed a stunning show and revealed her new hair color.
Christina Aguilera paid tribute to Whitney Houston and the 25th anniversary of the mega-selling The Bodyguard soundtrack at the 2017 American Music Awards. The soundtrack, is being reissued for its upcoming 25th anniversary next month with never-before-heard live, and The Bodyguard soundtrack, Diana Ross.
Artist of the year: Bruno Mars
New artist of the year: Niall Horan
Collaboration of the year: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Tour of the year: Cold play
Video of the year: Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Favorite female artist—pop/rock: Lady Gaga
Favorite duo or group – pop/rock: Imagine Dragons
Favorite Album—Pop/Rock: Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
Favorite Song – Pop/Rock: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Favorite male artist – Country: Keith Urban
Favorite Female artist – Country: Carrie Underwood
Favorite Duo or group – Country: Little Big Town
Favorite Album—Country: Keith Urban, Ripcord
Favorite song- Country: Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
Favorite artist – Rap / Hip-Hop: Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
Favorite – Rap/ Hip-Hop: DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne, “I’m The One”
Favorite Male artist – Soul/ R&B: Bruno Mars
Favorite Female artist – Soul / R&B: Beyonce
Favorite album – Soul/ R&B: Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
Favorite Song – Soul / R&B: Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”