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Drake, Bieber Win Big at AMAs

Green Day slammed Trump, 'fascist USA'

(Newser) - The 2016 American Music Awards featured a number of pop stars strumming their guitars, Drake making a rare awards show appearance, an emotional speech from Selena Gomez, and political moments about President-elect Donald Trump. Drake, who has skipped his fair share of awards shows in recent years, was the big... More »

Drake Just Busted a Michael Jackson Milestone

He is nominated for a record 13 AMA awards

(Newser) - Drake earned a record-breaking 13 American Music Awards nominations on Monday thanks to his latest album, Views, shattering Michael's Jackson's mark of 11 nominations in a single year from 1984 when the King of Pop had Thriller. Rihanna got seven nominations and Adele and Justin Bieber tied with... More »

Celine Dion Brings AMAs to Tears With Paris Tribute

One Direction is big winner of the night

(Newser) - One Direction might have debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts behind Justin Bieber, but they won the top award at Sunday's American Music Awards, hosted by Jennifer Lopez. "This is a testament to how incredible our fans are," Louis Tomlinson said onstage at the Microsoft... More »

Taylor Swift a 'Man Eater' at AMAs

Breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea beat out Eminem, Drake

(Newser) - Taylor Swift kicked off the American Music Awards as a mad woman and man eater by feeding a boy a poisonous apple, holding burning roses, and giving crazy eyes during a performance of her song about her dating life. She was aggressive, grabbing her male dancers by their blazers when... More »

Taylor Swift Wins Big at AMAs

She takes top prize for 3rd time

(Newser) - Taylor Swift's fans have done it again, voting her the American Music Awards artist of the year for a third time. The 23-year-old pop star also won country album of the year for Red and favorite female country and pop/rock artist, giving her a leading four trophies as fans... More »

AMA's Big Winner: a Canadian

Justin Bieber dominates the night with 3 awards

(Newser) - The big winner at last night's American Music Awards was ... a Canadian. Justin Bieber won artist of the year, which he also grabbed in 2010, as well as favorite pop/rock male artist and favorite pop/rock album. "I want to say this is for all the haters who thought... More »

Big Night for Taylor Swift, Adele at AMAs

Swift takes home top honors for second time

(Newser) - Is anyone surprised that America’s sweetheart, Taylor Swift, once again took home artist of the year at last night’s American Music Awards? Apparently Swift, who also won favorite country female artist and favorite country album, was: “This is so crazy” was her response. She beat the likes... More »

AMA Fashion: the Good, the Bad, the Wacky

We've got really long trains, super wide shoulder pads, and more

(Newser) - Yeah, yeah, yeah—Justin Bieber took home the top prize last night at the American Music Awards. But more importantly, who looked hottest on the red carpet? Radar offers up a list of the best, worst, and wackiest fashions. Browse through a sampling in the gallery or click here for... More »

'Amazed' Bieber Grabs AMA's Artist of Year

'I can't stop smiling,' gushes singer as he sweeps 4 top honors

(Newser) - Apparently he's not just a very pretty face. Heartthrob boy wonder Justin Bieber swept 4 top honors at the American Music Awards presentation last night, including the biggie, Artist of the Year. The 16-year-old star was the youngest ever to win the award. He also grabbed honors for best pop/rock... More »

Adam Lambert: I'm Not Apologizing

Says parents should keep kids from watching sexy performance

(Newser) - Adam Lambert has no plans to apologize for his guy-kissing, crotch-thrusting American Music Awards performance. “I’m not a babysitter, I’m a performer,” he tells the Early Show . "I think it's up to the parents to discern what their child's watching on television. It was almost... More »

Adam Lambert Gets Down and Dirty at AMAs

American Idol runner-up defends American Music Awards performance

(Newser) - Adam Lambert’s crotch-grabbing, oral-sex-miming, bondage-themed performance on last night’s American Music Awards has everyone talking—even him. Right afterward, he said the idea of ABC censoring it, which it did before airing it on the West Coast, is tantamount to “discrimination.” The American Idol runner-up tells... More »

Taylor Swift, Jacko Rule; Clumsy JLo Steals Show

Teen queen snags artist of the year in an upset

(Newser) - Taylor Swift unexpectedly captured artist of the year honors at tonight's American Music Awards, preventing a sweep by Michael Jackson. The 19-year-old country-pop crossover sensation called being included in the same category as the King of Pop an "unimaginable honor." She won five awards; Jermaine Jackson accepted two... More »

Brown, Kanye Storm AMAs

Rihanna takes 2 trophies; star lineup performs

(Newser) - Chris Brown was the big winner, but it was Kanye West's night at the American Music Awards. Instead of his typical tantrum—a trend West started four years ago when he lost the favorite new artist prize—the rapper claimed two trophies last night and called on his colleagues to... More »

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