The American singer Bruno Mars won seven awards at the American Music Awards (AMAs) today, a ceremony in which Puerto Rican Luis Fonsi and his “Despacito” left their mark with two awards.
Mars won trophies for artist of the year, video of the year (“That’s What I Like”), favorite male artist, favorite album (“24K Magic”), favorite soul / R & B male artist and favorite soul / R & B album .
He lacked the statuette to the contemporary favorite artist to make a full, but that prize went to Shawn Mendes.
Fonsi and “Despacito”, on the other hand, triumphed in the collaboration fields of the year (along with Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber) and favorite pop / rock song.
However, he could not win the video of the year or the favorite Latin artist, awarded to Colombian Shakira.
The gala had a marked political tone from the beginning, where a memory was sent to the emergency teams deployed to the recent natural disasters that have plagued the country in recent months.
There were also references to allegations of sexual harassment by hundreds of women in the country, as well as the divisive policies of the Donald Trump Administration.
“We need the power of music to help us heal, it’s been a year that has put our faith to the test,” said actor Jamie Foxx, one of the presenters at the event.
After his speech, Pink and Kelly Clarkson joined in a duet to sing an exciting version of the classic “Everybody Hurts” by REM.
“There is too much hate in the world, we have to overcome it and never ask for forgiveness for being who we are,” said Demi Lovato before performing “Sorry Not Sorry” on the stage of the Microsoft theater in Los Angeles, whose screens showed user tweets that They criticized his body.
Other highlights were the performance of Diana Ross (“I’m Coming Out”, “Take Me Higher”, “Best Years of My Life” and “Is not NO Mountain High Enough”) after receiving an honorary award for his career , and the tribute of Christina Aguilera to Whitney Houston for the 25th anniversary of the premiere of “The Bodyguard”, a performance in which she offered versions of songs like “I Will Always Love You” or “Run To You”, among others.
Also, Selena Gómez, premiering blond dye, played for the first time on television her song “Wolves”.
The nominees for the American Music Awards are based on record sales of albums and digital songs, radio broadcasts and “streaming” measured by Billboard and its partners Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound.
The winners, on the other hand, are chosen by the fans.