Best Performances At The 'American Music Awards' In The Past: Including Pink, Katy Perry, and Beyonce [VIDEOS]
The time is near as the American Music Awards are almost here -- featuring a lineup with the likes of Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and One Direction. Enstars decided to revisit some of the best performances that have taken place at the AMAs throughout its history.
1. Try - Pink
Pink really flexed those muscles with a whole lot of body paint and acrobatics involved. In a brilliant collaboration with her on-stage lover, and dance partner, she nailed every step, every sensual move, and every note. The singer recreated the song's video on stage and rendered a striking performance set in a living room.
2. Single Ladies - Beyonce
Beyonce turns on the heat, but this time not for the men but for women power. Beyonce makes her entrance to the stage in rockstar fashion to a bleeding guitar lead. Her crunchy vocals introduce the popular hit as she moves that ass like its nobodies business and with all those amazingly svelte moves, so well, maybe the sexed-up performance did serve well for all the single men in the audience too.
3. The One That Got Away - Katy Perry
Katy Perry might roar on the AMAs stage this time, but in 2011 she went for a ballad-styled sensitive ditty. She stood solo, strumming her acoustic guitar in a stunningly unique pink dress with her hair worn back and puffed up in a crown. In the stripped down, clearly echoing sound cocoon, Perry's vocals mine the catharsis in this love song about being jilted.
4. I Knew You Were Trouble - Taylor Swift
The singer-songwriter performed her popular hit, which was inspired by her break up with Harry Styles in 2012. She still had feelings about the whole affair, as she made it known during the MTV VMAs earlier. Dressed in an elegant ballroom gown, Swift worked her magic in an elaborate production with a set simulating a mansion and a striking crew of dancers setting the stage on fire and the dance-licious beats taking over.
5. We Are The World - Michael Jackson and Friends (Elizabeth Taylor, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, the Jacksons)
In what was widely considered to be one of the most epic moments captured in live music awards history, Jackson sang his anthem for Africa with a bevy of music greats such as Ross, Houston, and the Jackson five and stars like Taylor. Stars in the audience joined in as did Paul McCartney were streamed in live from London.