Gary Moore

The Grammy Awards started with only 28 classes, however as we speak, the Grammys honor winners in a hundred and ten awards classes, including some honoring rock n’ roll genres which they launched in 1962. Among the biggest names in music are expected to attend the 45th Annual American Music Awards on Sunday night. Pink and Kelly Clarkson opened the ceremony with a cover of R.E.M.’s All people Hurts, before host and Black-ish actress Tracee Ellis Ross said the nominations mirror a year of music within the US. Her closest rivals at the Thursday night time awards were Auckland hip-hop artist KINGS and various singer Aldous Harding.

9 The Billboard Music Awards , additionally an ABC awards present produced by Dick Clark Productions, also used Samsung Galaxy handsets to disclose winners. Absent the sort of industry gatekeeper high quality of the Grammys, the AMAs serve in a sense as pop music’s id: a competing spectacle that lets the High 40 zeitgeist run rampant. Get access to upgraded seat places, crimson carpet VIP experiences and the official AMA After Social gathering with an American Music Awards VIP Package!

• 2009 – Kanye West interrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for Greatest Feminine Video to subject a tirade in protest, insisting that Beyonce’s Single Girls deserved recognition as a substitute, as the most effective music video of all time. Contemplating that the AMAs mark BTS’s first American award show efficiency, and the first time a Korean boy band has ever performed on the AMAs stage, they’re clearly an enormous deal even if you have not heard their name but.

However there were additionally some awards handed out, together with seven to Bruno Mars (who wasn’t current at the present). The final award of the night was the Manukau Institute of Technology Lifetime Achievement Award, offered to Rahui Vaka a.k.a. Brother Love. One other highlight of the night time got here when Linkin Park — whose lead singer Chester Bennington killed himself earlier this year — gained favourite different rock artist.

Iconic entertainer Diana Ross was honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award, and she obtained touching video messages from Barack and Michelle Obama, and Taylor Swift. The music legend acquired the AMAs’ lifetime achievement award, with former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama congratulating Ross in a video earlier than she carried out a medley of hits together with I’m Coming Out, Take Me Greater and The Greatest Years of My Life.