Justin Bieber dominates American Music Awards
U.S. showed their Bieber Fever was strong: The teen singer dominated the American Music Awards on Sunday night.
Bieber wins top award including series, artist of the year. His mother joined him on stage to collect the trophy, beating Rihanna, Maroon 5, Katy Perry and Drake.
“I wanted to thank you for always believing in me,” said Bieber, looking for his mother.
The 18-year-old also won the award in 2010. He said it is “difficult to grow with everyone looking at me”, and asked that people continue to believe in it.
Bieber and Nicki Minaj performed together – and separately – to the AMA and were both multiple winners.
But collaboration was more colorful performance of the night: PSY Korean rapper MC Hammer. Hammer joined the pop star-buzzed for his viral hit “Gangnam Style.” PSY shook traditional “Hammer” pants as jam and danced Hammer “Too Legit to Quit”.
Bieber won favorite pop / rock male artist in the first award presented at the show on Sunday and gave a shout-out to those who do not think he would last in the music scene.
“I mean this is for all the haters who thought I was here for one or two years. I feel that I will be here for a very long time,” he said.
He also won favorite pop / rock album “Believe”. He gave a short version, the acoustic performance of “As Long As You Love Me”, then the transition to the dance-heavy “Beauty and the beast”, where he was joined on stage Minaj, grinding with the teen for about seconds.
Minaj, wearing three different wigs and costumes of four over the night, repeated the AMA wins from last year, picking up trophies for favorite rap / hip-hop album “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded”. She was in an all-white get-up, including fur coat and pink hair when she performed her new song “Freedom”. The scene was ghostly and snowy, like a chorus – also white – joined her on stage. A background singer stole the performance, semi-high notes bands Minaj looked like.
As Bieber won his second award, he kissed her on the neck by Jenny McCarthy, who presented the award.
“Wow. Violated I feel right now,” he said, laughing.
“I did grab her butt,” McCarthy said backstage. “I could not help it. He was so delicious. Too little. Wanted to rip his head off and eat it.”
Red and black suit of Bieber seemed to be the theme of the night, as Taylor Swift and Usher wearing similar sets.
Usher kicked off the three-hour show with green laser lights shining on stage as performed a medley of songs, including “Numb”,” Climax “and” cannot stop, will not stop “, which included a floor full Smoke and a number of backup dancers like Usher jammed completely black, except for red shoes. Won favorite soul / R & B Male Artist.
Swift won his fifth consecutive award for favorite female country artist.
“This is unreal. Want to thank the fans. Guys are the only ones who voted in this,” he said.
Swift gave a recital masquerade themed pop song “I Knew You Were Trouble”. She sang on stage with a light dress while the dancers wore all black. But then it became a red corset and black skirt, matching his dark humor. She even danced and sang on the floor as lights flickered throughout the performance.
Dick Clark, who created the AMAs, was remembered by Ryan Seacrest and a strong performance by Stevie Wonder.
Carly Rae Jepsen, who performed earlier in the night, won favorite new artist.
“I am humbled. Wow,” she said, thanking Bieber and his manager, Scooter Braun.
Party girl Ke $ ha was wearing on the red carpet, rocking long, blonde hair and a dress flowy light pink. He changed his normal attire when she performed her hit “Die Young”. It was tribal, with shirtless dancers in tight leather pants, silver hair and painted skeleton faces, who also played drums. Ke $ ha is-less pants, knee-high boots rocking and rolling on the floor when the song ended.
Minaj and Christina Aguilera were grenades blondes, too: hair Minaj was busy and full of volume and she wore a strapless neon to accept his award. Aguilera wore a blonde bob with a purple dress to match her eye shadow.
Aguilera performed a medley of material from their new album and joined Pitbull on stage.
Kelly Clarkson also took the stage, winking at her “American Idol” roots with a number on her dress and three judges watching while singing “Miss Independent”. Then she went on “Since U Been Gone”,” Stronger “and” Catch My Breath. “It’s worth noting that” Idol “judge Randy Jackson introduced Clarkson, the first winner in the history of the series. Advised to also people to donate through the Red Cross for victims Sandy superstorm.
Fellow “Idol” winner Carrie Underwood won best country album favorite, also performed with the right notes during his performance of “Two Black Cadillacs”. Luke Bryan won favorite male country artist and country group Lady Antebellum favorite.
American Music Awards Nominees were selected based on sales and airplay, and fans chose the winners by voting online. In this award, even the stars are fans: Pink said on the red carpet you would like to work with Lauryn Hill. Cyndi Lauper said her musical playlist includes pink and Minaj. Boy band The Wanted said they were very happy to see Colbie Caillat PSY and wanted to see No Doubt.
“What makes the American Music Awards special fans choose winning artists,” said Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, who won favorite alternative rock artist and performed “Burn It Down”, as sung by Brandy and Gwen Stefani, Usher and Phillip Phillips head bobbed.
David Guetta won the first series awards electronic dance music. No televised awards went to Katy Perry for pop / rock female artist, Beyoncé for soul / R & B female artist, for the artist Adele Adult Contemporary and Latin artist Shakira.