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Originally posted 11/20/2011 11:30PM
Talk about striking gold.
Continuing her winning streak, Taylor Swift, dazzling in a gold gown, took home top honors at Sunday night's American Music Awards as the artist of the year.
"This is one of the craziest things that has ever happened to me," the singer, who also earned the title in 2009, told the audience at Los Angeles's Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. "Thank you to the fans. Please, never change."
Originally posted 11/20/2011 10:30PM
For Jennifer Lopez, less was more at the American Music Awards.
"Less" being a barely there, sheer body suit that made a jaw-dropping statement Sunday night at Los Angeles's Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. On stage, she shook and shimmied to a medley of her hits "Until It Beats No More," "Papi" and "On the Floor."
It was a triumphant awards show return for Lopez following her split from Marc Anthony this past summer after seven years of marriage.
Not to mention sexy.
The singer kept it sultry and sassy as she peeled off layer after layer of her costume throughout her performance. By "On the Floor," she was baring almost all in a sheer bodysuit with glittery detailing.
Originally posted 11/17/2011 04:00PM
Will the AMAs this year stand for Awkward Moment Awards?
Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez both will be performing at this weekend's American Music Awards – and Lopez's new beau Casper Smart also may be on stage as one of her dancers.
The pair, who split last summer after seven years of marriage, will take the stage separately at Los Angele's Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.
Originally posted 11/21/2010 11:30PM
It's sweet being 16 – especially for Justin Bieber.
The teen idol dominated the American Music Awards on Sunday, winning four trophies to go with ear-piercing squeals from the girls at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre.
"I can't stop smiling," says Bieber, who won for pop/rock male, breakthrough artist, album of the year for My World 2.0 and artist of the year.
In becoming the youngest artist to win the top AMA honor, Bieber invited Usher to the stage, calling the R&B star "not only my mentor but my best friend and my big brother."
Originally posted 11/21/2010 12:10PM
Two days shy of her 18th birthday, Miley Cyrus has had more than her share of grown-up pressures, most recently the divorce of her parents.
The singer, whose birthday is Tuesday, intends to show off her more adult side with a rendition of her single "Forgiveness and Love" at the 2010 American Music Awards on Sunday.
Justin Bieber also hopes to make a splash with his new single "Pray," and will be putting on a huge number with a band and some surprise guests.
Originally posted 10/28/2010 09:40AM
Five days after her own personal fireworks at her super-private wedding in India, Katy Perry is setting off some more public ones with the debut of her new video for "Firework."
"To me, it's an anthem that I'm so proud of," Perry told PEOPLE in July of the track off her Teenage Dream album. "Everybody can be a firework," she added in a Youtube video interview. "It's just all about you igniting the spark inside of you … This song would probably be my favorite song on the record."
Originally posted 10/12/2010 02:45PM
It will be a rap vs. country music showdown at this year's American Music Awards: Eminem and Lady Antebellum are each nominated for five trophies at the ceremony.
The artists lead the pack of nominees, which were announced Tuesday morning.
Close behind, Tween star Justin Bieber earned four nods – while B.o.B., Katy Perry, Ke$ha and Usher received three nominations. And Taylor Swift was nominated in the country favorite female category.
A lively telecast, this year's AMAs, which will be broadcast from L.A.'s Nokia Theater on Nov. 21 (8 p.m. ET), will feature performances by nominee Usher, Pink and Bon Jovi, with more performers and presenters to be reveled in the coming weeks.
For the fourth year, fans can determine the winners, voting for their favorites on the show's official Web site. – Michelle Ward
Originally posted 11/23/2009 12:55PM
That little pratfall that Jennifer Lopez took at the American Music Awards?
All part of the plan.
That's what a laughing Lopez told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show the day after the slip that became water-cooler talk in offices around the country.
Originally posted 11/23/2009 12:15AM
How hot is Taylor Swift right now? The country star dominated the American Music Awards on Sunday night – and she wasn't even there.
After sweeping the Country Music Association Awards earlier this month, Swift won five American Music Awards, including Favorite Artist of the Year – all while she was in London.
A stunned and momentarily speechless Swift, 19, gave her acceptance speech via satellite, paying homage to the night's other big winner, Michael Jackson.
"To even be mentioned in a category with Michael Jackson … is an unimaginable honor," said Swift, who also won Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, Favorite Adult-Contemporary Artist, Favorite Country Album for Fearless and Favorite Country Female Artist. "I'm sending my love to the Jackson family."
Originally posted 10/23/2009 01:50PM
The American Music Awards are as smitten with American Idol as everyone else.
Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Daughtry have been added to the schedule of performers for the 37th annual awards, airing live Nov. 22 on ABC. They join fellow Idol alum Adam Lambert, who was announced earlier as a performer.
"American Idol continually produces great talent, and we are looking forward to hosting Kelly, Carrie, Daughtry and Adam. It's a great fit for the AMAs," said producer Larry Klein.
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