Katy Perry dedicates American Music Awards performance to her dad

Katy Perry paid tribute to her father, Maurice Keith Hudson, as she made her first performance since giving birth to her daughter, Daisy Dove Bloom, at the 2020 American Music Awards on Sunday night.

 

The 36-year-old American singer was joined by former Hootie and the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker for a “reimagined” rendition of her track ‘Only Love’ from her latest LP ‘Smile’.

 

Ahead of the debut performance of the track at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday night, the pop megastar revealed the performance was a tribute to her parent, femalefirst.co.uk reports.

 

Alongside a snap of Katy as a baby in her dad’s arms, she wrote on Instagram: “Tonight’s @amas performance is for my father (sic)”

 

The AMAs – which was hosted by Taraji P. Henson – featured a number of dazzling performances from the likes of Dua Lipa, The Weeknd, Megan Thee Stallion, Nelly, and BTS.

 

Dua, who couldn’t be in Los Angeles due to travel restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic, wowed as she levitated off the stage at the Royal Albert Hall in London during her performance of her hit single, ‘Levitating’.

 

The Weeknd, who took home three prizes on the night for Favourite Male Soul/R&B Artist, Favourite Soul/R&B Song for ‘Heartless’ and Favourite Soul/R&B Album for ‘After Hours’; performed outside of the venue in downtown LA.

 

The ‘Blinding Lights’ hitmaker gave the world premiere performance of ‘In Your Eyes’ and ‘Save Your Tears’ with Kenny G. A street was closed off for the performance, which saw the Canadian musician don bandages on his face as pyrotechnics were set off all around him.

 

Jennifer Lopez and Maluma put on a smouldering set as they gave the world premiere performance of ‘Pa’ Ti’ and ‘Lonely’, which they co-wrote for their upcoming rom-com, ‘Marry Me’.

 

South Korean boy band, BTS, also dazzled as they performed ‘Life Goes On’ for the first time, as well as hit single ‘Dynamite’ at Seoul’s Olympic Stadium.

 

In an evening of firsts, Billie Eilish also performed ‘Therefore I Am’ for the first time and turned the stage red as she walked through a maze of hallways before joining her brother and producer Finneas and drummer Andrew Marshall

 

The evening kicked off with Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes giving the debut performance of their collaboration ‘Monster’, while the former also performed his solo tracks ‘Lonely’ and ‘Holy’.

 

Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and Dan + Shay were the big winners of the night, taking home three prizes apiece.

 

Here is the full list of winners below:

 

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Justin Bieber

 

Post Malone

 

Roddy Ricch

 

Taylor Swift (WINNER)

 

The Weeknd

 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Lewis Capaldi

 

Doja Cat (WINNER)

 

DaBaby

 

Lil Baby

 

Roddy Ricch

 

Megan Thee Stallion

 

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”

 

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”

 

Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours” (WINNER)

 

Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me”

 

Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé, “Savage Remix”

 

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST

BTS (WINNER)

 

Billie Eilish

 

EXO

 

Ariana Grande

 

NCT 127

 

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO

Doja Cat, “Say So”

 

Future ft. Drake, “Life Is Good”

 

Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me”

 

Taylor Swift, “Cardigan” (WINNER)

 

The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Justin Bieber (WINNER)

 

Post Malone

 

The Weeknd

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Dua Lipa

 

Lady Gaga

 

Taylor Swift (WINNER)

 

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

BTS (WINNER)

 

Jonas Brothers

 

Maroon 5

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

Harry Styles, “Fine Line” (WINNER)

 

Taylor Swift, “Folklore”

 

The Weeknd, “After Hours”

 

FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK

Lewis Capaldi, “Someone You Loved”

 

Dua Lipa, “Don’t Start Now” (WINNER)

 

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Post Malone, “Circles”

 

Roddy Ricch, “The Box”

 

The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Kane Brown (WINNER)

 

Luke Combs

 

Morgan Wallen

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST- COUNTRY

Gabby Barrett

 

Miranda Lambert

 

Maren Morris (WINNER)

 

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY

Dan + Shay (WINNER)

 

Florida Georgia Line

 

Old Dominion

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY

Luke Combs, “What You See Is What You Get”

 

Blake Shelton, “Fully Loaded: God’s Country” (WINNER)

 

Morgan Wallen, “If I Know Me”

 

FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY

Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours” (WINNER)

 

Maren Morris, “The Bones”

 

Blake Shelton (duet with Gwen Stefani), “Nobody But You”

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

DaBaby

 

Juice WRLD (WINNER)

 

Roddy Ricch

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

Cardi B

 

Nicki Minaj (WINNER)

 

Megan Thee Stallion

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

Lil Baby, “My Turn”

 

Lil Uzi Vert, “Eternal Atake”

 

Roddy Ricch, “Please Forgive Me For Being Anti Social” (WINNER)

 

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP

Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP” (WINNER)

 

DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”

 

Roddy Rich, “The Box”

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown

 

John Legend

 

The Weeknd (WINNER)

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Jhene Aiko

 

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Doja Cat (WINNER)

 

Summer Walker

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

Doja Cat, “Hot Pink”

 

Summer Walker, “Over It”

 

The Weeknd, “After Hours” (WINNER)

 

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown ft. Drake, “No Guidance”

 

Summer Walker, “Playing Games”

 

The Weeknd, “Heartless” (WINNER)

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – LATIN, PRESENTED BY CHEETOS

Bad Bunny (WINNER)

 

J Balvin

 

Ozuna

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST- LATIN, PRESENTED BY CHEETOS

Becky G (WINNER)

 

Karol G

 

Rosalía

 

FAVORITE ALBUM – LATIN, PRESENTED BY CHEETOS

Anuel AA, “Emmanuel”

 

Bad Bunny, “Las Que No Iban A Salir”

 

Bad Bunny, “YHLQMDLG” (WINNER)

 

FAVORITE SONG – LATIN, PRESENTED BY CHEETOS

Bad Bunny “Vete”

 

Black Eyed Peas x J Balvin, “RITMO (Bad Boys for Life)”

 

Karol G & Nicki Minaj, “Tusa” (WINNER)

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Billie Eilish

 

Tame Impala

 

Twenty One Pilots (WINNER)

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Lewis Capaldi

 

Jonas Brothers (WINNER)

 

Maroon 5

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Lauren Daigle (WINNER)

 

For King & Country

 

Kanye West

 

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

Kygo

 

Lady Gaga (WINNER)

 

Marshmello

 

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK

“Birds of Prey: The Album” (WINNER)

 

“Frozen 2”

 

“Trolls: World Tour”

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