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
19
Ariana Grande, Big Sean, Pharrell, & Mary J. Blige Celebrate ‘A Very Grammy Christmas’

Big Sean and Ariana Grande

Christmas came early during the taping of “A Very Grammy Christmas” at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A. on Tuesday. Hosted by LL Cool J, the one-hour special featured today’s biggest stars performing holiday songs and their current hits as well as sharing their favorite holiday memories.

Pharrell Williams, decked out in a Christmas sweater, covered the classic “Please Come Home for Christmas” and performed his G I R L cut “Lost Queen” with his Baes.

Ariana Grande and Big Sean showed some PDA while performing their duet “Best Mistake.” The cute couple, coordinated in a red dress and black tuxedo, walked off stage hand-in-hand after their romantic set. Ariana also cozied up in front of the fireplace for a festive performance of her new holiday single “Santa Tell Me,” which debuts November 24.

The Queen of R&B, Mary J. Blige, spread some cheer of her own with selections from her upcoming album The London Sessions.

In addition to the performances, the nominations for Album of the Year for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards will be announced during “A Very Grammy Christmas,” which airs December 5 at 9 p.m. on CBS.

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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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Nov
9
Ariana Grande, Alicia Keys, & Ed Sheeran Perform at MTV EMA

Alicia Keys and Ariana Grande

Nicki Minaj wasn’t the only superstar performer at the 2014 MTV EMA. Alicia Keys, Ed Sheeran, U2, Enrique Iglesias, and more all brought their talents to Glasgow, Scotland for Sunday’s big show.

Ariana Grande kicked off the evening on a high note by performing a medley of her smash hits “Problem” and “Break Free.” The pop diva also took home the awards for Best Female and Best Song (“Problem”), which was presented to her by Alicia Keys and Emeli Sandé.

Ariana’s boyfriend Big Sean was cheering her on. “Shine bright my baby!!! U look amazing!” he told her, to which she responded, “You’re my favorite.”

Following an introduction from Redfoo, a pregnant Alicia Keys—beaming in white—belted out her empowering anthem “We Are Here” from the O2 Academy.

Ed Sheeran also charmed the crowd at The Hydro with his acoustic ballad “Thinking Out Loud.”

Other winners included Beyoncé for Best Song with a Message (“Pretty Hurts”), Justin Bieber for Best Male, and Katy Perry and Juicy J for Best Video (“Dark Horse”).

If you missed out, catch all the EMAzing performances below.

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