Selena Gomez’ Powerful Acceptance Speech Steals Show at AMA’s
Selena Gomez stole the show at the American Music Awards on Sunday night by delivering a passionate speech to her fans as she accepted the Female Pop/Rock Artist trophy. The pop star was not expected to attend the ceremony in Los Angeles and so her arrival on the red carpet was a shock to many, marking her first public appearance since she abandoned her world tour this summer and reportedly checked into rehab to focus on her struggle with autoimmune disorder lupus. Wearing a stunning red gown and looking tanned, happy and healthy, the “Come & Get It” singer hit the stage to collect the award and held back tears as she addressed her fans. As the Microsoft Theater audience fell silent, Gomez said, “In 2014 this stage was actually the first time that I was authentically, 100 percent honest with all of you. I think it’s safe to say that most of you know a lot of my life, whether I like it or not.” Gomez cut short a 2014 tour of Australia and checked in to the Dawn at The Meadows facility in Arizona to receive professional care and undergo chemotherapy. In August she announced she was taking an indefinite break from her world tour in order to focus on getting well again. “I had to stop because I had everything and I was absolutely broken inside,” she added during her speech. “I kept it all together enough to where I’d never let you (fans) down, but I kept it too much together, to where I let myself down. “All I can say from the bottom of my heart is I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to be able to share what I love every single day with people that I love… If you are broken, you do not have to stay broken.” Meanwhile, her ex Justin Bieber, his fellow Canadian Drake, Rihanna, and Ariana Grande were among the biggest winners of the night. The Toronto rapper, who came into the 2016 AMAs with a record-breaking 13 nominations, picked up three honors and shared a fourth with rumored ex-girlfriend Rihanna, who also claimed a triple win, including an unexpected Soul/R&B Album of Year trophy for Anti, beating out Beyonce’s Lemonade. Bieber picked up the most awards of the night landing four of his five nominations, and Grande was crowned Artist of the Year. She and Bieber were also among the night’s performance highlights alongside sets from Merit Award recipient Sting, Green Day, double winners Twenty One Pilots, The Weeknd, Fifth Harmony, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Niall Horan, and Maroon 5 and Kendrick Lamar, who closed the show with “Don’t Wanna Know.”
The full list of winners is:
Artist of the Year: Ariana Grande New Artist of the Year: Zayn Malik Collaboration of the Year: “Work From Home” – Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign Pop/Rock Male Artist: Justin Bieber Pop/Rock Female Artist: Selena Gomez Duo or Group – Pop/Rock: Twenty One Pilots Pop/Rock Album: Purpose – Justin Bieber Pop/Rock Song: “Love Yourself” – Justin Bieber Soul/R&B Male Artist: Chris Brown Soul/R&B Female Artist: Rihanna Soul/R&B Song “Work” – Rihanna and Drake Soul/R&B Album: Anti – Rihanna Rap/Hip-Hop Artist: Drake Rap/Hip-Hop Song: “Hotline Bling” – Drake Rap/Hip-Hop Album: “Views” – Drake Electronic Dance Music Artist: The Chainsmokers Alternative Rock Artist: Twenty One Pilots Country Male Artist: Blake Shelton Country Female Artist: Carrie Underwood Country Duo or Group: Florida Georgia Line Country Album: Storyteller – Carrie Underwood Country Song: “Humble & Kind” – Tim McGraw Adult Contemporary Artist: Adele Latin Artist: Enrique Iglesias Contemporary Inspirational Artist: Hillsong UNITED Top Soundtrack: Purple Rain – Prince Video of the Year: “Sorry” – Justin Bieber Tour of the Year: Beyonce American Music Award of Merit: Sting
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