Winners: Justin Timberlake, Nelly, Rihanna, Macklemore, Rihanna, Marc Anthony, Taylor Swift, etc.
Performers: R. Kelly, Lady GaGa, TLC, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, etc.
Presenters: Ciara, Jennifer Hudson, Sarah Silverman(comedian), etc.
Audience Sightings/Red Carpet Sightings: 2 Chainz, R. Kelly, L.A. Reid, Kelly Osborne, Kendrick Lamar,etc.
The show opened up with host Pitbull paying homage to his hometown of Miami complete with dancers, and some of the raunchy dance moves Miami is known for. After that is when I started changing the channel as I was also watching the newest episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
I missed Rihanna when she won her award for R&B/Soul Female because Twitter was on fire when they saw her hairdo. I didn't see her hairdo until her second appearance in the show when she received the first ever ICON Award. The award was presented by her Mother which also led to Mother praising daughter and vice versa. Rihanna capped off her win by performing her monster hit Diamonds from her album Unapologetic.
Justin Timberlake was a multiple winner last night as he swept the Pop/Rock and R&B/Soul categories which wasn't surprising to me, but surprising to everyone else. JT is equally accepted in both genres so it was no surprise there that he was nominated and won in both categories. I think some felt slighted that more Black artists weren't nominated this year. This just goes to show that Black artists need to step their cookies up. JT and Robin Thicke has been ruling the roast too long in my opinion. If that wasn't enough JT performed his single Drink You Away from his latest album.
The performance highlight for me was Jennifer Lopez who paid tribute to Latin diva Celia Cruz. The performance was complete with what I thought was live singing, a rigorous dance sequence, two outfit changes from J-LO, and a standing ovation from the audience.J-LO definitely brought the house down!
Other highlights include: TLC performing Waterfalls with Lil' Mama, Miley Cyrus performing Wrecking Ball with a huge cat in the backdrop, Lady Gaga and R. Kelly performing Do What U Want complete with a Scandal like concept and much more.