The American Music Awards threw down at the Los Angeles Microsoft Theater Sunday night and while it was an awards show, some might have thought it was a political campaign stop. Many a joke was thrown Donald Trumps way but the highlight for us was an emotional speech my Selena Gomez.
“I kept it all together enough to where I would never let you down,” she said.
“But I kept it too much together to where I let myself down. I had to stop, because I had everything and I was absolutely broken inside.
“I don’t want to see your bodies on Instagram,” she said, indicating her heart. “I want to see what’s in here.
“I’m not trying to get validation, nor do I need it any more. All I can say is I’m so grateful that I have the opportunity to be able to share what I love every day with people that I love.
“But if you are broken, you do not have to stay broken. That’s one thing you should know about me – I care about people. And this is for you.”
Lady Gaga actually broke down and cried while Hailee Steinfeld hugged Selena as she left the stage.
Here’s a complete rundown of the winners Sunday night:
- Award Of Merit
- Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Pop/Rock
Twenty One Pilots
- Favorite Album – Rap/Hip Hop
- Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music
- Collaboration of the Year
Fifth Harmony Ft. Ty Dolla Sign, “Work From Home”
- Favorite Country Song
Tim McGraw “Humble and Kind”
- New Artist of the Year
- Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip Hop
- Top Soundtrack
- Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Country
Florida Georgia Line
- Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock
Twenty One Pilots
- Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
- Artist of the Year
- Favorite Song – Rap/Hip Hop
Drake “Hotline Bling”
- Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
- Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
- Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
- Favorite Song – Soul/R&B
- Favorite Artist Adult Contemporary
- Favorite Artist Latin
- Favorite Artist Contemporary Inspiration
Selena Gomez’s return to the spotlight at the 2016 American Music Awards seems to become more of a reality every day. AMAs producer Larry Klein told E! News that Gomez could show up and this claim is backed up by a second source who stated that Selena would be there. What about her Ex Justin Beiber. No worries for her because the Biebs is in Europe for his ‘Purpose’ tour, and will perform via satellite for the show.
Don’t expect Selena to perform because she hasn’t been rehearsing and she just left rehab but it’s still going to be nice to see her and she how she looks. You go girl and we’re behind you 100%
Marc Anthony is separating from his wife of 2 years and it doesn’t come without some controversy. His news comes after a few hours after he and Jennifer Lopez shared some serious PDA.
Marc and Shannon De Lima reportedly have only been serperated for a short time but that didn’t stop Marc from locking lips with JLo. BTW, they got married back in 2014, and have no children together.
During Thursday night’s Latin Grammys J Lo presented Marc with an award and then they lockd lips but J Lo’s manager is denying any kind of a romantic connection.
…..If he had voted!
Kanye last night told the concert goers at his Saint Pablo Tour show in San Jose that “I would have voted on Trump”. He didn’t vote though so why even say anything?
At a cost of several songs, Kanye went on a 40 minute political rant about about the paradigm shift. More or Less Kanye praised Trump for providing the disruption Washington needed.
“Whether you voted for Hillary or Trump, this is a safe space for both of you,” he told the audience
He also reiterated his desire to run for president in 2020, saying his focus would be on education and that his campaign would use a different political model. We all can’t wait. After the Trump win, anything’s possible right?
The attitude at the show was very mixed. Kanye was apparently happy when one woman screamed that she loved him in spite of his appreciation of Trump’s campaign, but there was also a lot of booing, stunned silence and even a few projectiles – one of which was a Yeezy shoe, which Kanye promptly signed and returned to the thrower. Gotta love Kanye.
The Rolling Stones will have been invited to perform for Donald Trump’s Presidential Inauguration in January.
If this offer is true, it’s really hard to believe, given a history of hatred between The Donald and and the Rolling Stones. But maybe Trump is trying to make nice, and there’s an opportunity for the Stones to unify warring factions.
Rumor has it Trump could be paying the Stones upwards of $5 million dollars, probably more since during the campaign, Justin Bieber was reportedly offered $5 million to play a Republican event. That offer was declined, following rumored manager Scooter Braun. Must be nice to turn down 5 Million dollars huh?
There are certainly other artists that have been supportive of a Donald Trump presidency. But the Stones are not only popular, they’re in great performing shape with the 73-year-old Jagger able to dance effortlessly on stage.
The Rolling Stones have not responded to an inquiry regarding the reported invitation but you can be sure we’ll let you know if they decide to pull the trigger.
Not one to sit still, Sean Combs who is better known as Diddy (P-Diddy / Puff Daddy), sat down in a interview with AdWeek to discuss Branding, Liquor, Mousetraps and his future plans.
As a businessman, Diddy has made his millions off music, TV, film, clothing and fragrances. So what’s this multi-talented, jack of all trades have in store next?
In Diddy’s latest Ciroe vodka ad, he’s set the theme to a classic Sinatra tune,”Luck Be a Lady”. Combs explains how the idea came about.
“The spot that put Ciroc on the map was the first partnership we did with the Sinatra estate four years ago. I did a huge out-of-the-box buy on CNN, and I knew there would be a lot of traffic because Obama was running for president. And sales went through the roof. It was one of the most impactful ad campaigns in the spirit’s history. Also, for years, people have called me the black Sinatra. So that’s where the whole collaboration came from.”
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Forbes recently named Lady Gaga the Top-Earning Woman in Music; in 2011 alone the fame monster brought in an astounding $90 million in earnings.
Lady Gaga is in the news yet again. According to Forbes Lady Gaga generated $90 during 2011, thanks to strong sales on her ‘Born This Way’ album, Monster Ball Tour, and various endorsements. Looking at the success the Fame Monster has achieved in such a short time, it’s clear Lady Gaga has an dedicated fan base, and her style and pizazz only helps grow. Continue reading Forbes names Lady Gaga the Top-Earning Woman in Music »