Bruno Mars reina y “Despacito” deja su marca en los American Music Awards
Bruno Mars and Keith Urban win big at American Music Awards

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El cantante estadounidense Bruno Mars se llevó hoy siete premios en los American Music Awards (AMAs), una ceremonia en la que el puertorriqueño Luis Fonsi y su “Despacito” dejaron su sello con dos galardones.

Mars se hizo con los trofeos al artista del año, vídeo del año (“That’s What I Like”), artista masculino favorito, álbum favorito (“24K Magic”), artista masculino favorito de soul/R&B y álbum favorito de soul/R&B. Le faltó alzarse con la estatuilla al artista favorito contemporáneo para hacer un pleno, pero ese premio fue a parar a Shawn Mendes.

Fonsi y “Despacito”, por su parte, triunfaron en los campos de colaboración del año (junto a Daddy Yankee y Justin Bieber) y canción favorita de pop/rock. Sin embargo, no pudo hacerse con el galardón al vídeo del año ni con el de artista latino favorito, otorgado a la colombiana Shakira.

La gala tuvo un marcado tono político desde el comienzo, donde se mandó un recuerdo a los equipos de emergencia desplegados a las recientes catástrofes naturales que han asolado al país en los últimos meses.

También hubo referencias a las denuncias de acoso sexual por parte de cientos de mujeres en el país, así como a las políticas divisorias de la Administración de Donald Trump.

“Necesitamos el poder de la música para que nos ayude a curarnos. Ha sido un año que ha puesto a prueba nuestra fe”, dijo el actor Jamie Foxx, uno de los presentadores del evento.

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Bruno Mars and Keith Urban were the big winners at the American Music Awards.

The 32-year-old singer won seven accolades at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday night (19.11.17), including Artist of the Year, Pop or Rock Male Artist and the Pop or Rock Album prize for ’24K Magic’.

Despite his haul of gongs, Bruno wasn’t at the ceremony due to tour commitments in South America so had to thank fans via video message.
He said: “I wish I could be partying with y’all.”

Keith was another big winner on the night as he picked up a hat-trick of awards, including the Best Male Country Artist prize.

When he went on stage to collect the huge accolade, he was also told by presenting pair Justin Hartley and Kathryn Hahn that he had won for Best Country Song for his hit ‘Blue Ain’t Your Color’ and he’d scooped the Country Album accolade for ‘Ripcord’.

When Kathryn joked he didn’t have enough hands to hold his haul, Justin handed two of the awards to his wife Nicole Kidman, who was sat in the front row. Keith said: “Absolutely, you should be sharing these, my love.” He then thanked his significant other and their kids, Sunday, nine, and Faith, six.

Keith told the crowd: “To my fans, you are the best in the world. Baby girl, I share these with you tonight and our baby girls at home.”

Other big winners at the star-studded ceremony were Diana Ross, who took home the Lifetime Achievement Award, and also performed her 1980 hit ‘I’m Coming Out’ as well as ‘Take Me Higher’ and ‘Ease on Down the Road’.

Diana’s daughter Rhonda Ross Kendrick presented her with the accolade, and the legendary singer admitted she was “so humbled” to receive the prize.

She told the audience: “This is all about love, This is my family and I’m sending love out there to each and everyone one of you – our global family. I’m so humbled. I love you so very much and I think you know that.

“I really, really love you so very much and I will hold onto this beautiful honour. Thank you.”

Other winners on the night included Niall Horan, who picked up the New Artist of the Year gong, while Lady Gaga was named the Pop or Rock Female artist and Coldplay won the Tour of the Year accolade.