In Case You Missed It: Here’s A Recap of the 2015 AMA’s [JLo’s body glove, Nicki thanks Drake during acceptance speech, Prince and the Weeknd Share a Moment + much more!]

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As you guys know, last night was the showing of the 2015 American Music Awards. The show aired on ABC at 8/7c and just in case you weren’t able to get to your TV in time, here are some of the nights most memorable highlights…

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With Jennifer Lopez opening the show with a dance routine to a rendition of tracks by Taylor Swift, Drake, and Beyonce just to name a few. While most were admiring the fact that JLo’s still got it (it, referring to her dancing moves), others were admiring the body glove designed by dsquared that show cased her other “it”. Age ain’t nothing but a number and it looks as it JLo is still in good shaped and could possible give Queen Bey a run for her money in a performance.

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The first award given away at the show was for Favorite R&B/Soul album. Of course, The Weeknd was chosen and was presented with his award by none other than Prince. When Prince comes out of his shell to present you with an award, then that’s how you know you really earned it (no pun intended).

Next we were serenaded with a slew of performances by Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, and Carrie Underwood.

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Shortly after Ariana Grande took the stage for the first live performance of her new single “Focus”, she was presented with the Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist and we must admit, we sort of miss seeing Big Sean by her side.

gettyimages-498328292Singer Tyrese then took the stage with his precious baby daughter to announce the nominees of the Favorite Film Soundtrack. Now while both 50 Shades of Grey and Empire had amazing musical attributes, they were beat out by the soundtrack for Pitch Perfect 2. Even though we know “Drip, Drop” had the clubs going crazy and like “Earned It” was the number one songs for WEEKS, Pitch Perfect 2’s soundtrack had some pretty cool jams on it as well.

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Presenters Kylie Jenner and GiGi Hadid took the stage soon after to present the nominees for Best Rap/Hip-Hop Album. None other than Queen Nicki won this category. She took the stage to accept the award and before she walked away, she issued some words of encouragement that out generation needed to hear; “Find your voice and find your purpose before it’s too late”. Later on, Nicki was also presented to with the award for Best Rap/Hip-Hop Artist to where she thanked all of her collaborators, including Drake.

Another interesting part of the show was when Nick Jonas came out to perform his hit singles “Chains” and “Jealous” where he was accompanied by an all Black, all female choir. We knew Nick had some soul down in there some where. It was amazing to watch.

Before the final performance of the show, everyone took a minute for a moment of silence dedicated to the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks. Jared Leto spoke on behalf of the AMA’s while calling for peace in our troubled world. Celine Dion then took the stage for a dedication performance of “Hymne a L’Amour” to remember the lives lost.

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Last but not least, the Biebs brought the crowd to their feet with his closing performance. Singing an acapella version of “What Do You Mean” and a dancing medley to “Where Are U Now?. He rounded out his performance with fan favorite “Sorry”. This portion of his performance featured a group of dancers along with pouring rain and the singer expressed his apologies through song. After that, we believe him.

Overall, this year’s show was definitely one for the books! Until next year AMA’s…

 

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