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.
With a moving speech, @JaredLeto introduces a very special #AMAs performance by @celinedion. https://t.co/Q4CRvbav5v— AMAs (@TheAMAs) November 23, 2015
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.
Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth’s on-stage kiss
STILL NOT OVER THIS. #MeghanCharlieAMAs https://t.co/MQQSz58sLq— AMAs (@TheAMAs) November 23, 2015
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:
"We're just friends"- @charlieputh talks his HOT #AMAs performance with Meghan Trainor backstage. #MeghanCharlieAMAs https://t.co/wrizIc5Ems— AMAs (@TheAMAs) November 23, 2015
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.
BIG shout out to @justinbieber+@diplo+@skrillex for taking home #AMAs Collab of the Year! https://t.co/pkIm8sXNEW— AMAs (@TheAMAs) November 23, 2015
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
The level of girl power at the #AMAs is UNREAL RN. @Alanis & @ddlovato are the perfect pair! #AlanisAMAs pic.twitter.com/J8bqlCUPPu— AMAs (@TheAMAs) November 23, 2015
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.”
so much fun performing with @ddlovato at the #AMAs! #JLPMoment pic.twitter.com/4NzBPYt0zz— Alanis Morissette (@Alanis) November 23, 2015
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.
.@joejonas reacting to @ddlovato's AMAZING performance! #DemiOnAMAs #AMAs pic.twitter.com/Nk2Io86EmC— AMAs (@TheAMAs) November 23, 2015
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.
The genius of John Williams + a live orchestra + @PTXOfficial = @starwars GOLD! #PTXonAMAs #StarWarsAMAs pic.twitter.com/3EilQlc0Ba— AMAs (@TheAMAs) November 23, 2015
Plus, the group was introduced by Han Solo himself, Harrison Ford.
Hey, Harrison Ford! Han Solo himself is introducing the @PTXOfficial performance! #PTXonAMAs #StarWarsAMAs pic.twitter.com/MizyV4uQiv— AMAs (@TheAMAs) November 23, 2015
A scene from the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens also debuted at the show.
Nicki Minaj celebrates her fans with earnest acceptance speech
LOVE THIS ALBUM! Congratulations @NICKIMINAJ on your Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop win! #AMAs https://t.co/7EQvnzYwjJ— AMAs (@TheAMAs) November 23, 2015
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.
.@DNCE got us ready to DANCE to @nickjonas's performance! #NickJonasAMAs #AMAs https://t.co/LasdihYBMu— AMAs (@TheAMAs) November 23, 2015
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!
YOU CAN CALL ME OBSESSED with this @nickjonas performance! OMG. #NickJonasAMAs pic.twitter.com/l49OsXGmAq— AMAs (@TheAMAs) November 23, 2015
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.
.@JLo started the night off right! #AMAs #JLoAMAs https://t.co/JR92BsfSMk— AMAs (@TheAMAs) November 23, 2015
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:
When Harry met Carrie…In a garage stairwell at the #AMAs @Harry_Styles Congrats @onedirection on a big night! pic.twitter.com/aacePtYAut— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) November 23, 2015
.@justinbieber & me on the red carpet at @TheAMAs tonight. #BieberOnAMAs #AMAs pic.twitter.com/HWM9Zx365o— Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul) November 23, 2015
Ran into @charlieputh @TheAMAs! Love you! pic.twitter.com/SGiZfwdjZk— Justine Ezarik (@ijustine) November 23, 2015
Reunion w/ @YO_RANDYJACKSON backstage at @DogRescueOnFOX xoxoP #AllStarDogRescue pic.twitter.com/Y3lxyyILWD— Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul) November 22, 2015
What was your favorite moment? Let us know in the comments below. – Rappler.com
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