Nov
23
Lil Wayne and Christina Milian Debut ‘Start a Fire’ at AMAs

Christina Milian and Lil Wayne

Ring the alarm. Lil Wayne heat up the stage with the debut performance of his new single “Start a Fire” at Sunday’s AMAs. The Young Money chief was joined by rumored girlfriend and YMCMB labelmate Christina Milian on their duet, which is set to appear on Weezy’s oft-delayed album Tha Carter V.

“This record has actually been around for a second and actually while we were filming the show,” Christina told E! Online. “His manager Cortez heard the song and was like, ‘Wayne needs this on his album’ and literally when we were filming the episode while we were in the studio; that’s how that whole thing happened.”

Tha Carter V is scheduled to drop on December 9, while Christina will star in her own reality series, “Christina Milian Turned Up,” which premieres on E! in early 2015.

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Nov
23
Ariana Grande and The Weeknd Perform ‘Love Me Harder’ at AMAs

The Weeknd and Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande brought her big voice to the American Music Awards on Sunday. Looking gorgeous in a floor-length black dress, the pop diva performed a jazzy version of her hit singles “Problem” and “Break Free,” and was joined by The Weeknd for their top 10 duet “Love Me Harder.”

Her new Christmas single “Santa Tell Me” goes to iTunes at midnight.

See her stripped-down set below.

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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
23
New Music: Gwen Stefani – ‘Spark the Fire’

Spark the Fire

Light it up. Nine years after topping the charts with “Hollaback Girl,” Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams rekindle the flame on “Spark the Fire.” Pharrell previewed the hip-pop track at the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival earlier this month, and now Gwen has debuted the studio version and Harajuku-inspired cover art.

“The Voice” stars prove that the magic is still there on the catchy jam, which finds Gwen rapping over Pharrell’s signature production.

“OMG, OMG, I’m back again / Original feel good is what I defend / I’m a believer, no I don’t pretend,” sings the No Doubt frontwoman.

A video has already been shot with Sophie Muller (“Baby Don’t Lie”) and the song will appear on Gwen’s third solo album, which she hopes to release by the end of the year.

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