This years American Music Award‘s without a doubt was one for the books! From Katy Perry opening the night as a Geisha to Jennifer Lopez performing an amazing tribute to Celia Cruz to Lil’ Mama stepping in for Left-Eye during TLC‘s performance! Mr. Worldwide himself Pitbull was this year’s host, a very good look for the Latino-community. He performed his new track with Ke$ha, “Timber,” but that wasn’t the performance of the night – Jennifer Lopez was the talk of the country. Receiving the “Vino Stamp” from Vanessa Bryant, the 44-year-old payed tribute to the late Cuban-artist Celia Cruz with a stunning dance routine and a even better vocals to match it. Did we mention she had three outfit changes and is still killing the game at 44? That’s 20-years consistency JLo!
Ariana Grande was another wowzer of the night. The ‘New Artist of the Year’ winner, performed her single “Tattooed Heart” and won over all of America’s hearts. Rihanna was honored with the first ever ‘Icon Award’ and it couldn’t have gone to a better artist. Justin Timberlake, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis dominated the urban categories! We have all performances of the night – good and bad. Enjoy!