10 Oct The Most Unforgettable Moments Of The 2018 American Music Awards
American Music Awards 2018 has just ended, and here are a few of the 2018 AMAs’ most memorable moments.
1. XXXTentacion’s mother received the award on behalf of her son
Male rapper XXXTentacion was shot dead while in his car on June 18. Before being killed, he was one of the potential rappers and was loved by Kanye West.
Up to now XXX Tentacion’s death has still been a regret for the public hip-hop fans community. The male rapper’s mother-Cleopatra Bernard accepted his award for Favorite Soul/R&B album at the AMAs nearly four months after he was murdered in Florida: ‘I am honored to accept this award on the behalf of my son’, Bernard emotionally said and concluded: ‘I would like to thank the AMAs, his fans and to everyone who made this possible. Thank you guys, I appreciate it’.
2. Mariah Carey performed the song “With You” for the first time
2018 seems to be an unlucky year for the diva Mariah Carey when her latest single “GTFO” did not get much success. The “We Belong Together”‘s singer Mariah Carey offered the live television debut of “With You,” a single from her forthcoming album, on Tuesday during the American Music Awards. She sang in the middle of a large circle of pink fabric, with dancers arranged around her; a mirror reflected the performers’ movements in an arrangement that resembled a massive rose petal. The singer, who is still radiating the sensuality of the early 2000s — looked like the center of a blossoming flower made of shirtless men.
The song marked Mariah’s comeback with R&B. When Mariah Carey exclaimed “With You”, she really reached her famous high notes.
3. Aretha Franklin is honored
The night concluded with a tribute to Aretha Franklin. Aretha Louise Franklin is an American singer, songwriter and pianist with the title “Queen of Souls”. Famous for soul music, Franklin is also known for other genres such as: jazz, rock, blues, pop, R&B and gospel music. Her passing was a big loss to the music scene.
Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin, and CeCe Winans joined forces to honor the late Queen of Soul. Before the emotional concert, a special video was aired looking back at the music legend’s impressive career.
The tribute performance concluded with gospel duo Mary Mary’s performance of “Let Is All Go Back.”
“We love you, Aretha,” said Ross as the awards show concluded.