American Music Awards

Nov
23
Iggy Azalea Performs ‘Fancy’ and ‘Beg for It’ at AMAs

Iggy Azalea

After winning her first award of the evening for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album, Iggy Azalea took the stage to perform her No. 1 single “Fancy” at Sunday’s American Music Awards. The blonde bombshell rocked a black tie and metallic blazer while holding a mock press conference with paparazzi and an appearance from Charli XCX.

She then changed into a leotard and sneakers and got physical while dancing to “Beg for It” off her new album Reclassified, which drops Monday.

Watch I-G-G-Y bring her all to the AMAs.

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Nov
23
Sam Smith and A$AP Rocky Perform ‘I’m Not the Only One’ at AMAs

Sam Smith and A$AP Rocky

Fresh off his win for Favorite Male Pop/Rock Artist, Sam Smith hit the AMA stage to sing his hit “I’m Not the Only One” off his debut In the Lonely Hour. The British crooner was joined by the fashion killa himself, A$AP Rocky, who rocked an oversized scarf over his suit.

“Genuinely from my heart, I didn’t think I would be winning this,” said a humble Smith, who beat out Pharrell and John Legend. “Last year, I wrote an album about being lonely and tonight, I couldn’t feel further from lonely, so thank you so much.”

Watch the soulful set, which earned a standing ovation.

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Nov
23
Iggy Azalea Wins Favorite Hip-Hop Album at AMAs

Iggy Azalea and T.I.

It was a triumphant night for Iggy Azalea, who won her first award ever at the 2014 American Music Awards on Sunday. The Aussie rap sensation, who led the pack with six nominations, beat out Drake and Eminem and took home the prize for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album for her debut The New Classic. She brought up her mentor T.I. while accepting the award from Jamie Foxx.

“This award is the first award I’ve ever won in my entire life, and it means so much to me that it’s for best hip-hop because that’s what inspired me to move to America and pursue my dreams and it’s what helped me when I was a teenager to escape and to get through my life and to better times,” said Iggy.

“It means so much that I can stand here against Eminem and Drake and come out with this. It’s amazing and thank you so much to T.I. for believing in me and to all my fans.”

Following her win, Twitter erupted with comments, some praising Iggy while others weren’t as kind.

“Define a hip-hop album,” tweeted Timbaland’s rap protégée Tink.

Iggy celebrated her win by hitting the stage with Charli XCX to perform “Fancy” and “Beg for It” off her new album Reclassified.

UPDATE: Iggy also took home the award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist against Drake and Eminem.

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Nov
23
2014 American Music Awards: Red Carpet

Nicki Minaj

Pop, hip-hop, R&B, rock, and country artists gathered at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. for the 2014 American Music Awards on Sunday. From the glamorous to the gaudy to the gangsta, the stars showed out on the red carpet.

Before performing her new single “Bed of Lies” with Skylar Grey, Nicki Minaj stunned in a black Alexander Wang dress. Rita Ora was beaming in a yellow Zac Posen gown, first-time nominee Jhené Aiko got dolled up in burgundy, and Mary J. Blige shimmered in a black fringe dress.

Fergie pulled up in her party bus with passengers YG and DJ Mustard before the trio hit the stage to perform “L.A.LOVE (la la).”

Jessie J and her new boo Luke James were a stylish pair in black and white, while performer Christina Milian opted for a sleek black dress.

See all the winning fashion moments below.

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Nov
18
Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne to Perform at American Music Awards

Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj

Young Money is invading the AMAs. Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne are set to perform at the 2014 American Music Awards.

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Oct
13
Iggy Azalea Leads American Music Awards Nominations

Iggy Azalea

It’s all about I-G-G-Y at this year’s AMAs. Iggy Azalea leads the nominations for the 2014 American Music Awards.

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Nov
24
Justin Timberlake, Rihanna Among Winners at 2013 American Music Awards

Justin Timberlake and Rihanna

Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake earned the top honors at the 2013 American Music Awards on Sunday.

The “Mirrors” singer took home three awards at Sunday’s show at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, while Swift lead the pack with four awards including Artist of the Year.

Timberlake, who performed “Drink You Away” during the telecast, won in the categories of Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, and Favorite Soul/R&B Album.

Rihanna scored two awards including Favorite Female Soul/R&B Artist and the first-ever Icon Award, which was presented to her by Jay Z and her mother Monica Fenty.

“Right now, I can’t believe that at 25 years old, I’m holding an Icon Award,” said Rihanna, who performed “Diamonds.” “That is weird to even say out loud.”

Two-time winners Macklemore & Ryan Lewis beat out Jay Z and Kendrick Lamar in the Rap/Hip-Hop categories.

Winners were determined by online voting. See a full list below.

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