Ariana Grande and Zayn Malik won top honors at the recent American Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Ariana bagged the Artist of the Year award, while Zayn romped away with the New Artist of the Year recognition.
Drake and Justin Bieber got several awards, among them the Favorite Album award for their respective categories. Selena Gomez garnered the award for Favorite Female Artist-Pop/Rock while her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber got the male counterpart of the same award.
ARIANA GRANDE, ZAYN MALIK HEAPED WITH PRAISES
Most of the AMAs 2016 winners have a strong following on Twitter, including Adele. Blake Shelton, Beyonce, not to mention the big winners this year, Ariana Grande, Zayn Malik, Drake, and Justin Bieber.
Selena touched the hearts of most people in the audience with her emotional speech. She had a poignant moment as she thanked her fans and how grateful she is for the opportunity to be able to share what she loves. The AMAs tweeted her acceptance speech, in which she stated, “If you are broken, you do not have to stay broken.” Selena has been in the news lately. She had checked in at a rehabilitation centre following a bout with anxiety and depression stemming from Lupus.
There were lots of standout musical performances during this year’s event, including that of Sting, who was bestowed the American Music Award of Merit for his exceptional contribution to the music industry. The English singer-songwriter said he was deeply moved by the gesture, and stated that his musical soul is “all-American.” The former Police frontman enthralled both older and younger members of the audience with songs that include Every Breath You Take and Message in a Bottle.
Ariana Grande tweeted her online followers a big thank you, and received congratulatory messages plus assurances of support. The social media sites of Zayn Malik, who has proven he can make it on his own (outside One Direction) and be in the limelight not only for his love life but also for his music, were flooded with messages showing an outpouring of love and support.
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