The 2017 American Music Awards introduced collectively music legends, rising expertise, an internationally beloved boy band and unusual collaborations. Here are a few of our favourite moments from the 2017 AMAs in chronological order.
Diana Loves DJ Khaled
After profitable an award, DJ Khaled shouted out Diana Ross for protecting “All I Do Is Win” at her concert events. Wait, what? Yep, seems the Supremes legend has been protecting DJ Khaled, and we’re glad to concentrate on this unlikely, weird and completely unbelievable actuality.
Keith Loves Shawn
Jamie Foxx’s daughter singing alongside to Shawn Mendes was cute, nevertheless it’s not a shock that somebody her age is aware of “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back.” More shocking, nonetheless, was watching Keith Urban show he is aware of each phrase of Mendes’ newest smash.
Selena Gomez Bleeds
For her Marshmello collab “Wolves,” Selena Gomez had simply essentially the most artistic stage dressing of the night time. Done as much as appear like she’d been hit by a automotive in the course of an eerie, woodsy intersection, Selena was lit by the headlights of an idling automotive whereas mists and dancers swirled round her. With faux blood dripping from her tousled hair and Marshmello pounding the drums, it was a riveting, unusual efficiency that caught with you after they’d left the stage.
Portugal Feeling It, Still
Portugal. The Man introduced an intensive musical entourage to the AMAs to ship their crossover hit “Feel It Still,” placing an emphasis on musicianship vs. theatrics. At the top of the efficiency, the display screen behind them invited your complete viewers to hitch the band for a drink after the present on the Wilshire.
“Stay” Goes Chic
With Zedd on the piano and Alessia Cara in an elegant robe, they introduced a string-laden model of “Stay” to the AMAs. It was an astonishing vocal showcase for the younger expertise, proving her dwell chops are solely getting higher.
Khalid and Dragons Roar
Go-to awards present collaborators Imagine Dragons teamed up with contemporary face Khalid for a mash-up of his irresistible “Young, Dumb and Broke” and their bombastic “Thunder.” It labored surprisingly nicely, and when Khalid and Dragons’ Dan Reynolds began buying and selling vocals on the finish, it was kind of elegant.
P!nk Flying High
After so many aerial stunts at awards reveals, what’s left for P!nk? Well, because it seems, one on the facet of a resort constructing. Suspended lots of of toes within the air on the facet of the JW Marriott, P!nk used the resort home windows as her stage to sing the title observe to her new album Beautiful Trauma, with backup dancers/aerialists tossing her backwards and forwards within the air in a type of death-defying ballet.
Kelly Clarkson Brings the Soul
After a few of “Miss Independent,” Kelly Clarkson segued into her Stax soul-drenched single “Love So Soft,” demonstrating her spectacular vocal command, and her capacity to sail on the excessive notes and growl with swamp-rock realness when needed.
BTS & Tears
The BTS fan military was in full impact on the AMAs whereas the boy band carried out “DNA.” Witnessing the group’s flashy choreography up shut and private had a couple of fan in tears, making for one of the best response photographs of the night time.
Diana Ross & Her Grandkids
Receiving a lifetime achievement award on the AMAs, Diana Ross drew on her prolonged profession of hits for a five-song medley to shut the present. Watching AMAs host Tracee Ellis Ross singing alongside to her mother throughout “I’m Coming Out” was cute, and watching Jamie Foxx boogying to “Ease On Down the Road” from The Wiz was a delight. But it was her grandkids, who took the stage together with her throughout “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” that stole the present.