Top 4 fantastic moments of American Music Awards


1) Justin Timberlake epitomizes "crossover"1) Justin Timberlake epitomizes “crossover”
We will try not to fall the term “blue-eyed soul” here, but the previous ‘N Sync member nabbed not only popular pop/rock male but also popular soul/R& B male and soul/R& B album awards. Prior to introducing him with the latter award, comedian Sarah Silverman joked that the competitors was among Timberlake, the son of the “dad from Growing Pains” Robin Thicke and Rihanna.“Growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, I can say this is the initial time I have ever been racially profiled by a white woman,” Timberlake joked during his approval speech.
2) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis get political
Agreeing to the award for favorite rap/hip hop album, Macklemore used the opportunity to speak out towards racial profiling.
“Due to the fact that we are in Florida this evening accepting this award, I want to acknowledge Trayvon Martin and the hundreds and hundreds of kids who are dying each year due to racial profiling and the violence that follows,” the artist said via satellite. “These are our friends, our neighbors, our peers, our fans, and it’s time that we look out for the youth and fight towards racism and the laws that protect it.”
The pair later rocked the crowd with a rousing performance of “Can’t Hold Us” with Ray Dalton.
3) Rihanna’s mom presents her with an award
Monica Fenty couldn’t have been prouder getting to the stage to give her daughter Rihanna the first-ever Icon Award.
“Rihanna, I’m so proud of you tonight,” Fenty said. “I know the journey in your career has not always been an easy one, but tonight I applaud and admire you.”
The singer, who carried out her hit “Diamonds,” seemed awed that she was receiving such an accolade so early in her career.”My fans, I love you so much; you have no idea,” Rihanna said. “I can’t believe at 25, I am holding an Icon Award!4) J.Lo pays honor to Celia Cruz4) J.Lo pays honor to Celia Cruz
Jennifer Lopez seemed to embody the spirit of Cuban salsa queen Cruz, who died in 2003. For those who had forgotten that Lopez first got into the business as a dancer, she advised fans as she also sang a medley of Spanish tunes made famous by Cruz. Add to that the multiple ruffled and fringed costume changes during the number, which also featured a stage full of fellow dancers, and it was a rollicking good time.

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