Jennifer Lopez hosted the 43rd American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 22. The multi-talented actress, singer and dancer rocked the stage with an incredible dance medley of the biggest hits of the year. Jlo gave her rendition of hip shaking moves to Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk”, Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood”, Drake’s “Hotline Bling”, Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money”. She also gyrated to songs from Justin Bieber and rapper Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen”.
The stylish starlet made 10 costume changes during the live show. Jennifer kicked off her performance in a tribal patterned bodysuit. She wore several sheer outfits including a beaded gold dress, sequins, a sheer black gown, a pink ombre dress, a blue number and a braided creation with cutouts which left little of her toned frame to the imagination. Jennifer’s pink dress was designed by Michael Cinco. The jumpsuit and red outfit were Zuhair Murad. The beige dress is Balmain. The gold dress is Julien MacDonald. The beautiful black sheer look is Zuhair Murad. The final light green dress that Jennifer Lopez wore to close the show and her silver dress were both designed by Charbel Zoe.
The biggest names in show biz and entertainment stepped on to the red carpet to show off their stylish ensembles. Here is an overview of our favorite AMA looks of the night.
Selena Gomez dazzled in a red sequined Givenchy halter dress. The singer flashed her figure with a plunging back. Selena paired her look with Jimmy Choo heels and Tacori earrings. There were rumors that Selena who performed at the show may have re-united with her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber. Zendaya looked lovely in a pink floral Emanuel Ungaro outfit with Christian Louboutin heels.
Gigi Hadid shocked many people while debuting a new short bob after her breakup from Joe Jonas. It was later revealed by her hairstylist Bryce Scarlett that the supermodel was sporting a temporary faux bob. The Matrix Stylink stylist confirmed that a “half wig” was used to hide Gigi’s long locks to create her look for the evening. The model wore white separates designed by Bao Tranchi for her sexy red carpet look.
Kendall Jenner was almost unrecognizable when she changed her look with a top knot hairstyle and bangs. The model wore a Bryan Hearns, Tamara Mellon heels and a Guiseppe Zanotti clutch. Kendall Jenner wore a barely there Prlett Domenech dress, Balmain shoes, an Elie Saab clutch and Neil Lane jewels.
Demi Lovato wore her finger waved hair in a retro 1920’s inspired flapper style. The singer donned a Lorena Sarbu dress. She had two additional outfit changes when she sang her song “Confident” during the live show. She changed again into a rocker inspired look when she joined Alanis Morrisette for an updated duet to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of “You Outta Know”.
British singer Ellie Goulding stood out in Alexandre Vauthier Couture. Pitch Perfect 2 actress Hailee Steinfeld showed off her long legs in a romper that she paired with Brian Atwood heels.
Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson was stylish in a green suit by Max Azria Atelier. The actress accessorized with Stuart Weitzman heels and a matching clutch. Vampire Diaries actress Nina Dobrev was chic in Zuhair Murad.
Sheer revealing outfits were big trend on the carpet. Gwen Stefani celebrated her divorce by wearing a sheer black outfit by Yousef Al-Jasmi. The singer changed into another sheer look during her heartbreaking live performance of her new single ” I Used To Love You”.
Carrie Underwood rocked a sparkling Kimberly McDonald dress with a sheer cape. Ciara showed off her amazing body in an embellished Reem Acra gown and Stuart Weitzman sandals. Hannah Davis shimmered in a gray Neem Khan dress. Julianna Hough also wore a Naeem Khan gown. Clueless actress Alicia Silverstone sparkled in a Christian Siriano sequin gown. One Direction singer Harry Styles also flaunted his style in a floral Gucci suit.
The evening included many memorable performances including Celine Dion’s touching musical tribute to the Paris attack victims. Justin Bieber closed the show with a show stopping medley of “Where Are U Now,” “What Do You Mean?,” and “Sorry.”from his chart topping album “Purpose”. The most shocking moment of the night occurred when Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth decided to have an impromptu makeup session on stage after their duet.
Here is a full list of winners at the 2015 American Music Awards:
Artist of the Year – One Direction
Song of the Year
– Taylor Swift “Blank Space”
Collaboration of the Year – Un-leashed by T-Mobile – Skrillex & Diplo Feat. Justin Bieber “Where Are Ü Now”
New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s – Sam Hunt
Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock - Ed Sheeran
Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock -Ariana Grande
Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock – One Direction
Favorite Album – Pop/Rock – Taylor Swift “1989”
Favorite Male Artist – Country – Luke Bryan
Favorite Female Artist – Country – Carrie Underwood
Favorite Duo or Group – Country – Florida Georgia Line
Favorite Album – Country – Florida Georgia Line “Anything Goes”
Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop – Nicki Minaj
Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop – Nicki Minaj “The Pinkprint”
Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B – The Weeknd
Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B – Rihanna
Favorite Album – Soul/R&B – The Weeknd “Beauty Behind The Madness”
Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock – Fall Out Boy
Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary – Taylor Swift
Favorite Artist – Latin – Enrique Iglesias
Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational – Casting Crowns
Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM) – Calvin Harris
Top Soundtrack – Pitch Perfect 2