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Recap: 2019 American Music Awards

Last night’s 2019 American Music Awards were held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California. It’s one of music’s best nights as everyone’s favorite musician arrived on the carpet in hopes of taking home an award.

Selena Gomez opened the show performing her hit song “Lose You To Love Me” and “Look At Her Now” for the first time on stage.

The AMAs were hosted by Ciara dressed fashionably in a gold ensemble.

Billie Eilish took home two awards Favorite Artist in Alternative Rock and New Artists of the Year. She also performed her song “All The Good Girls Go to Hell,” introduced by Tyler The Creator.

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Singer Halsey won for her song “Without Me: for Favorite song in Pop/ Rock.

Lizzo was the third artist up to perform her hit song, Jerome.

Shawn Mendes and girlfriend Camila Cabello performed their summer hit song “Senorita,” and their chemistry had everyone wanting more.

The pair took home the award for Collaboration of the Year for their song “Senorita.”

Taylor Swift’s record Lover won for Favorite Album in Pop/ Rock. During Swift’s acceptance speech she stated,

“Thank you to the fans. This album felt like a new beginning. Also, really love my record labels Universal and Republic. As a songwriter, it’s so thrilling to me that I get to keep doing that.”

Coming from her acceptance speech, in mid-November Swift posted a letter to her fans via her social platforms asking for her fans help due to Scooter Braun and to her former record label Big Machine Record CEO Scott Borchetta and quote,

“have now said that I’m not allowed to perform my old songs on television because they claim that would be re-recording my music before I’m allowed to next year…”

After she posted her message, fans didn’t know whether or not she would perform or not.

Since Swift was given the green light to perform, she performed some of her hit songs, starting with her newest song called “The Man.” She was dressed in a white shirt dress with her past album titles plastered in black on the shirt.

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She also received the Artist of the Decade award from singer Carole King. King highlighted Swifts 13 years in the entertainment business.

When receiving the Artist of the Decade award, Swift’s acceptance speech was everything her fans had wanted to hear and more. Throughout the evening, Swift collected six awards of the night.

“The fact this is an award that celebrates a decade of hard work, and of art and of fun and memories, all that matters to me is the memories that I’ve had. Thank you for being the reason why I am on this stage. From the very first day of my career until tonight,” she said.

Swift also won Artist of the Year and Video of the Year for her music video You Need to Calm Down.

Green Day blew everyone’s mind by performing an unforgettable performance of their song “Dookie,” celebrating its 25th anniversary on the show.

Post Malone won for Best Album in the Rap/ Hip- Hop category for his album “Hollywood’s Bleeding.”

The Jonas Brothers performed their song “Only Human” live from Boston for the AMA’s.

Bruno Mars and Beyoncé also won for Favorite Male and Female Artist in the Soul/ R&B category.

Later in the night, the lovely Shania Twain came out to close the show by performing her song, “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” to conclude the award show.

The 2019 American Music Awards has come to close, and it was filled with many emotions and memorable throwback songs to dance around. Overall the night ended with confetti falling into the crowd as everyone was already on their feet from Twain’s performance.