American Music Awards

Nov
18
Swizz Beatz, Chris Brown, & Ludacris Perform ‘Everyday Birthday’ at AMAs

Swizz Beatz, Chris Brown, and Ludacris

Following an introduction from Brandy, Swizz Beatz turned the American Music Awards into an all-out dance party during his exhilarating set at Sunday’s show. As women bum-rushed the stage, Swizzy performed his dance-floor anthem “Everyday Birthday” in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the AMAs.

Chris Brown worked up a sweat as he showed off his fancy footwork, stripping shirtless before dancing in the aisles. Fresh from Europe where he was shooting Fast and Furious 4, a dapper Ludacris also joined the festivities.

Report to the dance floor.

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Nov
18
Pitbull and Christina Aguilera Perform at American Music Awards

Christina Aguilera and Pitbull

You can always count on Pitbull to get the party started. Mr. Worldwide heat up the AMA stage with his feel-good single “Don’t Stop the Party” at Sunday’s show, bringing out Christina Aguilera for a quick performance of their collaboration “Feel This Moment” off his new album Global Warming. Prior to his set, Xtina delivered her own medley of Lotus cuts including the title track, “Army of Me,” and “Let There Be Love.”

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Nov
18
Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj Perform ‘Beauty and a Beat’ at AMAs

Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber

Following her performance of “Freedom,” Nicki Minaj made a quick wardrobe change and joined Justin Bieber on stage at the American Music Awards. The teen superstar kicked things off with an acoustic rendition of “As Long As You Love Me” before jumping into his current single “Beauty and a Beat.”

Sporting a curly black wig and bustier, the Young Money MC burst out of a speaker box to spit her verse, even rapping the “Keep an eye out for Selener” lyrics despite the Biebs’ recent breakup with Selena Gomez.

Watch their playful performance below.

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Nov
18
Nicki Minaj Performs ‘Freedom’ at the AMAs

Nicki Minaj

Let it snow, let it snow! Nicki Minaj brought the outdoors inside during her wintery set at the American Music Awards. Bundled up in a furry white coat with pink hair, the rap diva performed her new single “Freedom” live for the first time. As snow began to fall from the sky, a choir joined her onstage.

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Nov
18
Usher Opens the AMAs with Dance Medley

Usher

Usher kicked off the 40th Annual American Music Awards with a medley of dance hits off his latest album Looking 4 Myself. The smooth operator started with “Numb” before taking it to the “Climax,” and closing with “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” as laser beams shot across the stage at NOKIA Theatre. Watch Ursh’s electrifying set below.

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Nov
18
American Music Awards 2012: Red Carpet

Nicki Minaj and Christina Aguilera

Hip-hop, R&B, pop, rock, and country music came together under one roof at the 40th anniversary of the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre in downtown L.A. on Sunday. Nicki Minaj was radiant in a yellow Monique Lhuillier gown, Kelly Rowland dazzled in a bejeweled dress, Jordin Sparks coupled up with boyfriend Jason Derulo, will.i.am showed off his one-of-a-kind style, and Ludacris linked with Breezy and Swizz Beatz. The trio will perform “Everyday Birthday” live for the first time at tonight’s show.

Who looked the best? Check out all the red carpet fashions below.

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Nov
12
Chris Brown, Swizz Beatz, and Ludacris Added to AMA Lineup

Swizz Beatz, Ludacris, and Chris Brown

Get ready to hit the dance floor. Swizz Beatz is bringing his new single “Everyday Birthday” to the American Music Awards. The super-producer will be joined by Chris Brown and Ludacris for a performance.

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