by Sydney Lewis
On October 9th, the annual American Music Awards was held in Los Angeles. All types of artists came to honor those who work hard on their craft. Stars such as, Cardi B, Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, Post Malone, Halsey, G-Eazy, Shawn Mendes, Migos, J-Lo, and many others work the red carpet. At the event, there was also first timers, NCT 127, and a K-Pop Group from South Korea. Each of the stars came to the red carpet with beautiful, yet sometimes outrageous outfits that night.
It started with an opening performance by host, Tracee Ellis Ross, which combined hits by artist such as Cardi B, Aretha Franklin, Beyonce, and more. Her performance was followed up with a sexy performance by Taylor Swift singing her song “I Did Something Bad.” The night continued with many other performances. Panic! At the Disco performed the rendition of one of Queen’s hits “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign performed “Psycho” and “Better Now.” J-Lo debuted her song, ‘Limitless’ which was written by Sia. One of the favorite performances was Cardi B, J Balvin and Bad Bunny performing their song ‘I Like It’ bringing everyone to their feet and dancing to the salsa feeling.The night continued with many other performances that the audience enjoyed to the fullest.
There was also a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, performed by gospel singers, Gladys Knight, Donnie McClurkins, CeCe Winans, Ledisi, and Mary Mary, in order to commend Aretha for the work and talent that she had given to this world. Following this performance, country artist, Carrie Underwood, debuted her song ‘Spinning Bottle’ from her album Cry Pretty. This is an emotional ballad that astonished the crowd. here was also a performance by Ciara, where she performed her last hit ‘Level Up’. The performance also featured Missy Elliot rapping her a verse. After finishing ‘Level Up’, Ciara’s sang her other song “Dose.” Each performer that night gave the audience a show that they very much appreciated.
The AMA’ is are to award artist for the hard work and many were granted that honor. We applaud for all the nominees that we recognised for their craft. Taylor Swift won Artist of the Year, Tour of the Year, Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, and Favorite Pop/Rock Album. BTS won Favorite Social Artist, Black Panther won Favorite Song Track, Khalid won Favorite R&B/ Soul Male Artist, Carrie Underwood won Favorite Country Female Artist, and many others were winners that night.
The AMA’s of 2018 was a night filled with great performances, by outstanding artists, and admiration for everyone. The overall feeling was amazing