50th American Music Awards belonged to Taylor Swift

50th American Music Awards belonged to Taylor Swift

The fiftieth American Music Awards belonged to a few very totally different artists: Pink, Lionel Richie and Taylor Swift.

However the Ticketmaster-crashing Swift was the one artist who actually mattered in music in 2022 who was current on the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday night time.

The 32-year-old celebrity was rewarded with the night time’s largest haul — six awards, together with Artist of the Yr — extending her document variety of AMAs to 40.

However as embellished as she was, Swift didn’t carry out.

That left Pink as the largest feminine pop performer on the night time, and she or he deservedly opened the present together with her new single “By no means Gonna Not Dance Once more,” roller-skating in to get the get together began in enjoyable, infectious trend.

However Pink’s second efficiency, singing “Hopelessly Dedicated to You” in tribute to the beloved late star Olivia Newton-John, was a little bit of a disappointment. Though she sounded wonderful, it wasn’t the right tune for her, and a medley with different songs and different singers would have completed extra justice to Newton-John.

Lionel Richie accepts the Icon Award onstage through the 2022 American Music Award on Nov. 20, 2022 in Los Angeles, Calif.
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Pink performs a tribute tune for Olivia Newton-John through the 2022 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Calif on Nov. 20, 2022.
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Stevie Marvel, Lionel Richie, and Smokey Robinson carry out through the 2022 American Music Awards on Nov. 20, 2022 in Los Angeles, Calif.
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The tribute to Richie that closed the present was way more becoming, offering the emotional and musical highlights of the night time.

First there was ageless Motown legend Smokey Robinson introducing Richie, bringing the form of class and traditional pedigree that was lacking for a lot of the present. Then Richie —  newly inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame — stepped as much as give a really earnest speech as he accepted the Icon Award, encouraging younger artists to try to encourage future generations.

However the perfect was saved for final when Stevie Marvel(!) and Charlie Puth carried out a joyful medley of Richie’s hits — from “Three Instances a Girl” and “Simple (Like Sunday Morning)” to “Brick Home” and “All Night time Lengthy (All Night time).” All of it ended with a star-studded “We Are the World” that made it really feel like 1985 yet again.

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