2010 American Music Awards
What’s the difference between Usher and a shrieking, pre-teen Justin Bieber fan? Usher is the ridiculous one. Mr. U got it bad at the AMA’s last night, weeping with pride when his lil’ buddy won four trophies. Four! “To see Justin take the award—having received that award before—it was like an out of body experience, you understand?” he confessed at the ceremony. “It was emotional. I don’t cry that often, but I did. Hopefully it gives an indication of how hard we worked to build a career that hopefully will flourish and blossom over the years.” All the haircuts, all the swagger coaches, all the hormone suppressors…all worth it. Here are 5 other moments that recently made Usher cry.
- The first time his son Naviyd said “Daddy.”
- The first time Bieber accidentally called him “Daddy.”
- A pair of boobies that were like wow, oh wow.
- When he lost double or nothing on the Raymond vs. Raymond fight.
- When he accidentally dropped his ice cream cone at Disneyland and Bieber wouldn’t buy him a new one.
See last night’s lovefest in the gallery below.
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Were there any surprises with the winners at the 2010 American Music Awards? Nope. Justin Bieber made a killing sweeping favorite breakthrough artist, favorite artist of the year and favorite pop/rock artist. Taylor Swift won favorite female country artist. Cue Taylor’s surprise-face now, please. Rihanna got favorite soul/RnB artist, while The Black Eyed Peas got favorite pop/rock group. In other words… Duh.
But AMA fashion didn’t disappoint, and nor did the stage performances. Rihanna started off demure but went totally raunchy with a medley of What’s My Name and Only Girl in the World. Christina Aguilera dominated the stage in a black basque, black fishnet tights and high heeled black lace up boots channeling her new movie Burlesque. Katy Perry lit up the stage singing Firework and a pregnant Pink shook it to Raise your Glass. That’s just a small fraction because there was so much more. Miley Cyrus, Ke$ha, Usher, The Biebs, Taylor and (Squee!) our hearts are still palpitating from watching New Kids On The Block and the Backstreet Boys on stage together.
Can’t get enough? Relive the moments with our gallery of performance shots below. [Photo: Getty Images]
The 2010 American Music Awards just went down last night, in case you weren’t glued to your television screens. Apart from being quite a show inside, there was muchness of a parade happening outside the venue. The red carpet at the Nokia Music Theatre had an assembly line of celebrities bringing on the good, the bad and the ugly.
Rihanna and Heidi Klum brought on the sheer lace, Taylor Swift went straight-haired and sparkly, Katy Perry was a teenage dream in pastel pink, and a bevy of ladies showed off their stems in teeny dresses like Keri Hilson, Fergie, Christina Milian and Miley Cyrus (with a diva-train). Then there was the shock value with ,who else, but Ke$ha.
Check out the gallery below and let us know who rocked it and who ruined it? Let your comments be the judge. [Photos: /Getty Images]