Plus; Kendrick Lamar and SZA perform together at annual awards ceremony
Lady Gaga and R Kelly played the role of US president and secretary as they performed ‘Do What You Want’ at the American Music Awards last night (November 24). See above to watch now.
The duo performed their collaborative track, which appears on Gaga’s album ‘ARTPOP’, in one of the most elaborate performances of the night. Starting in a music hall style, secretary Gaga rang president Kelly on the phone to ask him what he wants for lunch. After making it clear that he wants her, the pop singer then makes her way through to the oval office where the performance officially begins.
Half way through the performance, R Kelly breaks to shout “Who put these pictures on Instagram?” as it becomes clear that news of the couple’s affair has become public. Distancing himself from the relationship, he leaves Gaga on the stage to close the song on her own in front of a video comprising clippings of newspaper headlines criticising her career and body image.
Other performers at the 2013 American Music Awards included Miley Cyrus, who performed ‘Wrecking Ball’ alongside a virtual cat, Katy Perry, Rihanna, One Direction, Ariana Grande, Imagine Dragons, and Kendrick Lamar. The US rapper was joined by SZA, the latest artist to sign to his Top Dawg record label, for a medley of songs. Scroll down to watch the pair perform ‘Swimming Pools’ and ‘Poetic Justice’ together.
The big winner at the annual awards was Taylor Swift, who took home four awards including Artist Of The Year. The ceremony took place Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles yesterday (November 24).
The winners of 2013’s American Music Awards are:
Artist of the Year
Single of the Year
Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly – ‘Cruise’
New Artist of the Year
Favourite Male Artist – Pop/Rock
Favourite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Favourite Band, Duo or Group – Pop/Rock
Favourite Album – Pop/Rock
One Direction – ‘Take Me Home’
Favourite Male Artist – Country
Favourite Female Artist – Country
Favourite Band, Duo or Group – Country
Favourite Album – Country
Taylor Swift – ‘Red’
Favourite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – ‘The Heist’
Favourite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
Favourite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Favourite Album – Soul/R&B
Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience
Favourite Artist – Alternative Rock
Favourite Artist – Latin Music
Favourite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
Favourite Artist – Adult Contemporary