The American Music Awards is the awards show that’s all about the fans.
That’s because the fans pick the winners — and one winner stole the show with her message.
It was a night of music and memorable live performances at the 2016 American Music Awards in Los Angeles.
Ariana Grande: “Hey, got me walking side to side.”
Super model Gigi Hadid and funny man Jay Pharoah hosted the big event.
Hadid did a controversial impersonation of the soon-to-be first lady, Melania Trump.
Gigi Hadid (impersonating Melania Trump): “I love my husband.”
By the way, this show is different than all others … because it’s all about the fan vote.
The top winner of the night: Drake, winning awards for Favorite Rap, Hip Hop Artist, Song and Album.
Zayn Malik, former One Direction member, won New Artist of the Year.
His first solo award.
And Ariana Grande got the top prize of the night — Artist of the Year.
But it was Selena Gomez who was the real standout, for not only winning Favorite Pop Female Artist, but for her honesty when talking about her recent hiatus from the music biz.
Selena Gomez: “I had to stop because I had everything, but I was absolutely broken inside.”
The singer, who’s been taking time off from touring to treat depression and anxiety, gave an acceptance speech that brought many to tears.
Selena Gomez: “I don’t want to see your body on Instagram; I want to see what’s in here. I’m not trying to get validation, nor do I need it anymore.”
Gomez got moral support from the likes of Lady Gaga. Gaga posted this picture on Instagram with the caption: “So dope I got to hang with the biggest rockstar of the night. (Ya know, besides Sting and Green Day) …the girl with the biggest prize of all a BIG Heart that she shares with the world.”
Twitter lit up with support, too.
Miami’s own, Camila Cabello of Fifth Harmony Tweeting:
And gold medal gymnast Aly Raisman… Tweeting:
Actor Colton Haynes Tweeting:
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