Bieber Dominates 40th annual AMAs
by D. Chandler:
Justin Bieber provides some video proof below as to why he dominated the 40th annual American Music Awards on Sunday night. The night’s most celebrated artist took the show’s top award, winning “Artist of the year,” beating out Rihanna, Maroon 5, Katy Perry and Drake.
Accepting the Award with his mom on stage by his side, the singer remarked, “I wanted to thank you for always believing in me,” as he turned to look at his mother. The pop idol added, “It’s hard growing up with everything going on, with everyone watching me. I wanted to say that as long as you guys keep believing in me, I want to always make you proud.”
The 18-year-old was also awarded Favorite Pop/Rock male artist in the first award handed out at Sunday’s show and gave a shout-out to those who didn’t think he would last on the music scene, saying; “I want to say this is for all the haters who thought I was just here for one or two years. I feel like I’m going to be here for a very long time.”
Fans also saw the superstar win favorite pop/rock album for his platinum-selling third studio release, “Believe.”
Not one to miss a picture opportunity and obviously a massive Twilight fan, Jenny McCarthy decided the best idea was to grip Justin around the neck and kiss him as the pictured here shows. McCarthy had just presented the artist with his second award for Favorite Pop/Rock Album “Wow. I feel violated right now,” he said, jokingly, after the kiss.
“I did grab his butt,” McCarthy said backstage. “I couldn’t help it. He was just so delicious. So little. I wanted to tear his head off and eat it,” according to a Telegram.com published report.
Carly Rae Jepsen, the fellow Canadian whose career he boosted to the top of the charts this past year, scored her first major award for Favorite New Artist of the Year. On top of that, Bieber’s mentor, Usher, opened the show and took home his 8th AMA, for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist.
Even when Bieber wasn’t receiving an award or performing for the packed house, he was being praised by his colleagues. Most notably, Carly Rae Jepsen, who performed early in the night and won favorite new artist told the audience in her acceptance speech: “I am floored. Wow,” as she then turned to thank Bieber and his manager, Scooter Braun.
On another occasion, Carly introduced Bieber as the “current generation’s biggest superstar.”
Bieber’s red and black outfit seemed to be the night’s theme, as Swift and Usher wore similar ensembles.
Bieber kicked of his 2012 American Music Awards performance with an acoustic version of ‘As Long As You Love Me’. He was then joined on stage by Nicki Minaj for ‘Beauty And A Beat’. It was an amazing show of talent and perhaps represented the Ultimate “take that” statement to his former girlfriend, Selena Gomez.
Clearly, mega pop-star lit up the stage at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles,California.
Because it was the 40th Anniversary of the American Music Awards, the show’s long history was celebrated through the night with a few classic clips here and there, including some 1975 footage of Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson together, and a montage of Whitney Houston wins. In addition, Ryan Seacrest introduced a tribute to the late Dick Clark, creator of the American Music Awards.
“Dick Clark loved the power of music and its ability to create pure joy,” he told the audience, before bringing on Clark’s friend of 49 years, Stevie Wonder. The music legend performed three of his hits — “Master Blaster (Jammin’),” “My Cherie Amour” and “Sir Duke” — while a montage of Clark photos was shown behind him.
While it’s certainly true the night was all Bieber’s, what’s not so true are the false claims that he and Gomez were seen together after the AMAs. Those reports are blatantly false as TMZ correctly reported the two remain single.
In their most recent report, Bieber has concluded that their breakup may all be for the best.
The website also claimed that as of 1:00 AM Monday morning, they learned that Selena wants to right the relationship and get back to boyfriend/girlfriend status. However, Justin is reportedly telling his close friends he’s on the fence, partly because Selena has been so erratic.
According to TMZ the evidence of her erratic behavior could be associated with Friday night, when she stormed out of a restaurant they were eating at and wouldn’t open the gate to her home to let him in.
Justin thinks they may be better off as friends.
With that aside, the following list contains the names and respective wards given out by the AMA last night. Hope you enjoy.
American Music Award 2012 winners:
Artist of the Year
New Artist of the Year
Carly Rae Jepsen
Favourite Male Artist – Pop/Rock
Favourite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Favourite Band, Duo or Group – Pop/Rock
Favourite Album – Pop/Rock
Justin Bieber – Believe
Favourite Artist – Alternative Rock
Favourite Male Artist – Country
Favourite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop
Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
Favourite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
Favourite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Favourite Album – Soul/R&B
Rihanna – Talk That Talk
Favourite Artist – Adult Contemporary
In the clip below, Justin’s protege Carly Rae Jepsen introduced him. Then he kicks off the set with a sitdown performance of “As Long As You Love Me,” really getting into his fast pace verses before kicking into the chorus.
Justin Bieber AMA Performance
Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2012/11/19/selena-gomez-justin-bieber-break-up-change-of-heart/#ixzz2CfSnW8ZJ