Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez hit the red carpet at the AMAs. Photo: Courtesy ABC
Even though the American Music Awards have always lived in the imposing shadow of the Grammys, there was a time, back when Dick Clark truly ran the show, that the awards meant a little something and even fostered events such as We Are the World.
But now they’re just a glorified People’s Choice Awards (*see Explanation of Convoluted Voting below).
Anyway, for those who care, Taylor Swift was the big winner with three AMAs (Artist of the Year, Best Country Female Artist and Country Album). The excitable country princess said one of the smartest things of the night to her fans…she thanked them not only for remembering her lyrics, but “for caring about lyrics.”
In a year of “Party Rock Anthem”s and various will.i.am virtual concoctions, she makes a valid point.
The show aired live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. A list of winners is at the end of this post, but first, let’s
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