Highlights at the 2016 American Music Awards

5 words to describe this years American Music Awards? Emotional, sarcastic, sexy, funny and of course very eventful! 

Here’s a rundown of what went down at this year’s AMAs.

Gigi’s Melania Trump’s Impression

Gigi Hadid not only stunned everyone in her AMAs 2016 outfit but she gave a rather OKAY impression of Melania Trump’s copied speech as part of her AMAs hosting gig. Gigi said, ‘I love my husband, President Barack Obama, and our children, Sasha and Malia.’ – from the pout to the accent, Gigi made the crowd laugh but was also backlashed shortly after on Twitter by Trump supporters, calling her ‘Racist’ for the impersonation.


Selena Gomez’s Emotional Speech

After a 3-month hiatus in rehab for her mental illness, Selena came up on stage and accepted her award for Favourite Female Artist in the pop/rock category. She addressed her fans known as Selenators, friends and family for the support and gave an emotional speech saying, ‘I had everything and I was absolutely broken inside’, which brings us and some of the crowd (a.k.a Lady Gaga) to tears. It was literally the most beautiful thing..*sob.


Zayn Dissing 1D

Photography: rakyatku.com

Photography: rakyatku.com

Zayn nabbed the award for New Artist of The Year and came up on stage throwing a slight shade to his former One Direction members when he accepted his award saying ‘This has just my name on it right?’ before continuing on to thank his family, friends and fans. Oh shady, Zayn!


Niall’s In Town

Another former One Direction member Niall Horan, performed his hit single This Town making this his first solo performance. Niall proved himself to have what it takes to perform solo with his soulful and captivating voice. Also, he was looking hotter than ever!


Nicki and Ariana’s Sexy Performance

Any music award show wouldn’t be complete without some hot sex appeal performance. Performing their catchy collaboration tune, Side to Side, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj sexed up the AMAs stage with some of Ari’s vocals, Nicki’s rap number, some twerking and grinding formation with their shirtless back up dancers. Later in the show, Ariana won the Artist of The Year award, previously helmed by Taylor Swift. Jungle-themed What a performance!


Lady Gaga’s Acoustic Act

Lady Gaga stripped down her Million Reasons track from her new album Joanne, giving us a beautiful raw dosage of her power vocals and string games. With a prairie like set design and being barefooted, she sang her heart out under starry night sky (twinkling lights) and nailed her performance. The song’s definitely going to be on repeat for us.Check out a teaser of her performance above.


Justin Bieber in Switzerland

Yeah, that’s right. Justin was one of the biggest performances of the night. He presented his performance via satellite at the AMA, all the way from his Purpose tour in Switzerland! Singing his hit collaboration song with DJ Snake, ‘Let Me Love You’, we can say that Justin was immensely loved by everyone that night, talk about commitment!


Degrassi Reunion

The 201 popular Canadian teen series, Degrassi, made a cast reunion that night (sort of). Well it was just Drake and Nina Dobrev, who both had acted in the show. Nina presented Drake with his first ever AMAs award for Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Album for his album, Views. Drake had to include ‘Me and Nina were on Degrassi together, by the way.’ in his winning speech, then addressing to Nina, ‘Congratulations on all your success. We’ve come along way’. Awww Drake you shouldn’t have!

Chrissy Teigan’s Infinity slit

Photography: zeberka.pl

Photography: zeberka.pl

It went on for days! Chrissy showed of her insanely toned legs in that risqué number by Yousef Akbar. Her hooha also made an appearance in front of the paps – woops! But like all wardrobe malfunction, all you got to do is just laugh it off, smile and work that frock!

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