2016 American Music Awards (AMAs) RECAP!

The American Music Awards (AMAs) were today, and it truly was a night we'll remember, filled with performances from our faves, and iconic moments in history!

The show began with an electrifying Bruno Mars performance, where he sang his new single '24k Magic'! Let's face it- his dance moves always slay us, and his vocals are always on point! The show also featured performances by Lady Gaga, Shawn Mendes, Niall Horan and Fifth Harmony!

Niall sang 'This Town', which low key made us fall in love with him all over again! Lady Gaga sang 'Million Reasons', her new single, and slayed us with her amazing vocals (as always)! Fifth Harmony showed us the definition of girl power with a show stopping performance of 'That’s My Girl', reminding us of the true power of girl love! And last, but definitely not least, Shawn Mendes sang Mercy on the piano, and we’re still shook at how incredible he is live!

Selena Gomez won the AMA for Favourite Female Artist – Pop Rock, and delivered a heartfelt speech. She left the entire crowd emotional as she tearfully exclaimed “If you are broken, you don’t have to stay broken, and whether you respect me or not, that’s one thing you should know about me”. We’re definitely Selenators here at Amplify, and we’re so proud of Selena for putting her mental health first when it was bringing her down. According to Selena, she had to take a break from music and touring for a few months because her mental health was taking a hit. 

Green Day also had an incredible performance, taking the opportunity to make a political statement, repeatedly chanting “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA”. We definitely commend them for the move, and admire their dedication to politics, and spreading the word on their views!

The night ended with Ariana Grande winning Artist of the Year, and we’re so proud of our queen! 

What was your fave moments of the AMAs?