Selina Gomez kicks off the 2019 edition of the American Music Awards with a performance.

Over 30 years ago, Dick Clark sought an alternative to the industry voted Grammy Awards and created the American Music Awards; giving music fans a chance to have their say in what they liked best.

Often referred to as the world’s oldest teenager, Clark is no longer with us, but his annual awards show continues and like its counterpart, features a variety of musical performances and collaborations.

Coming down on a ring from the top of the auditorium, show host Ciera performs while her children looked on before taking on her hosting duties.

The first award of the night was for Favorite Alternative Rock Artist went to Billie Eilish. This is her first AMA.

The award for Favorite Pop Rock Song went to Halsey for “Without Me”. This is her first AMA.

Lizzo performs her new hit song “Jerome”.

Country artist Thomas Rhett comes to the AMA’s to perform his hit song “Look What God Gave Her”.

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello perform their hit song “Senorita”.

The award for Favorite Pop Rock Album went to Taylor Swift for her album “Lover”.

Kesha takes the stage with Big Freida for a performance.

Getting a jump on the auditions for the next season of “American Idol’, a few singers are performing during the AMA’s for fan votes and the chance to go to Hollywood.

Toni Braxton takes the stage to perform her smash hit “Unbreak My Heart”.

The award for Favorite Country Album went to Carrie Underwood for “Cry Pretty”. This si her 14th AMA win. Underwood earned her 15th award as the Favorite Female Country Artist.

Dressed like he is ready for the beach in shorts and sandals, Tyler. The Creator introduces Billie Eilish for a performance.

The award for Collaboration of the Year went to Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello for “Senorita”.

The award for New Artist of the Year went to Billie Eislish.

Halsey performs her song “Graveyard” in a paint splattered presentation.

Billie Eilish returns to the stage to introduce the rock trio Green Day for a performance.

The award for Favorite Rap or Hip-Hop Album went to Post Malone for “Hollywood’s Bleeding”.

Billy Porter introduces Camila Cabello for a performance.

Currently on tour, The Jonas Brothers perform on the AMA’s via video feed from Boston.

Hall of Fame artist Carole King presented Taylor Swift with the Artist of the Decade Award. The 23 time AMA award winner performed a medley of her songs. Misty Copeland and Greg Hall joined Taylor on stage to dance for the last song.

The award for Favorite Rap or Hip-Hop Song went to Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus for “Old Town Road”.

Fifteen time AMA winner Carrie Underwood introduces Great Big World and Christina Aguilera for a world premiere performance.

Post Malone takes the stage for a performance of his hit song “Circles” before joining up with Ozzy Osbourne, Watt, and Travis Scott for a performance that sent the audience into a frenzy.

British star Dua Lipa takes the stage for a performance of her hit “Don’t Stop Now”.

The award for Favorite Country Song went to Dan + Shay for “Speechless”.

Logan, Layla, and Shawn have all sung and are hoping for a second chance at “American Idol” and Hollywood. After the fan vote, the winner will be announced on the grand finale of “Dancing with the Stars”.

The award for Artist of the Year went to Taylor Swift.

In the final performance of the night, Country music legend Shania Twain takes the AMA stage for the first time in 16 years to perform a medley of songs.

The Korean pop group BTS won the award for Favorite Tour.

 

feature photo credit: By RszLuiiz – Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=23111520

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