IN PHOTOS: 10 unforgettable moments from the American Music Awards 2015
MANILA, Philippines – That's a wrap on the American Music Awards 2015, and what a show! This year's show had fans buzzing on social media, as artists like One Direction, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, The Weeknd, and many more flocked to the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California to celebrate and have a great time with industry friends. (LIST: Winners, American Music Awards 2015)
Here are just 10 of many amazing moments on the show.
The most meaningful and poignant moment of the night came as the crowd joined Celine Dion in remembering the victims of the Paris terror attacks last November.
Oscar winner and 30 Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto introduced Celine Dion's moving performance in tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks. The world grieved with Paris as over 128 people died in a series of attacks is various entertainment and lifestyle venues in the city.
"Tonight we honor the victims of the unimaginable violence that has taken place this year in Paris and around the world. France matters, Russia matters, Syria matters, Mali matters, the Middle East matters, the United States matters, the entire world matters and peace is possible," he said, introducing Celine Dion, who performed "Hymne à l'amour," popularized by the iconic French singer Edith Piaf.
Wait, was the kiss part of the choreography? After performing their hit "Marvin Gaye," Meghan and Charlie celebrated with a doozy of a kiss. Are they dating? Let the speculation begin – but according to E! News, a source says the two are just good friends.
Here's what they had to say about it backstage:
The return of Justin Bieber, One Direction
Fans are thrilled that 1D and The Biebs are back with new music – 1D after losing Zayn, and Justin after going through a number of misdemeanors. Both acts performed at the show and earlier, posed on the red carpet for pictures.
It's no secret that Justin's been through some tough times with his personal and professional life – so it's nice to see him back on his feet.
Here are photos of his performance:
1D won Artist of the Year at the end of the night.
They also performed earlier on in the show.
Alanis X Demi
Alanis Morissette is one of music's most iconic superstars, and she shared the stage with another outstanding vocalist, Demi Lovato for a performance of "You Oughta Know."
Earlier in the show, Demi brought the house down with a rocking performance of her song "Confident" – plus, we got a reaction shot from Demi's ex, Joe Jonas.
Star Wars x PTX
There is perhaps no movie theme more instantly recognizable than the one from Star Wars. Well, a cappella superstars Pentatonix found a way to make it even more special.
Plus, the group was introduced by Han Solo himself, Harrison Ford.
A scene from the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens also debuted at the show.
Nicki Minaj celebrates her fans with earnest acceptance speech
No "Miley, what's good?" this time. Nicki won Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop and celebrated with a lovely speech thanking her fans.
"I know this award is about fans voting and I personally feel I have the best fans on this planet. You guys, I know you're out there on the Internet somewhere, and I wanna just say I love you. The Pinkprint was the hardest album I've ever had to do, write, be a part of, perform onstage every night, so I wanna just thank you, the fans, for allowing me to change and have a different voice every time I come back out," she said.
"Please, find your voice and find your purpose before it's too late. Love you," she added.
Joe Jonas and DNCE were there to support Joe's brother Nick as he took to the stage to perform his hits "Chains," "Levels," and "Jealous." Sweet!
Host Jennifer Lopez kills it onstage
And true to J-Lo form, it's in spectacular fashion, with big dance numbers highlighting her signature fiery moves.
The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Coldplay, Gwen Stefani, Selena Gomez, and many others performed in addition to the ones mentioned above. Check out some stills here:
Red carpet fashion
And of course, no awards show would be complete without the red carpet. Here are just a few of our favorites.
It's not all about the red carpet – at these awards shows, big stars mingle, get introduced, and take selfies with their own idols. Here are just a few:
What was your favorite moment? Let us know in the comments below. – Rappler.com
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