The 2014 American Music Awards are airing on Nov. 23, so we’re rewinding back and remembering the top 10 best AMAs performances of all time! Are you ready for this?
The American Music Awards are always filled with some of the craziest and most jaw-dropping performances. Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and the Backstreet Boys have all hit the stage and delivered amazing renditions of their hit songs. Let’s take a look back and relish in these great AMAs performances.
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Reminder: These performances are in no particular order.
1. Miley Cyrus
No one can seem to forget that time Miley hit the AMAs stage in 2013 and performed “Wrecking Ball” with cats everywhere. She had cats on her outfits and a dancing cat in the background.
Miley’s performance was epic — that’s for sure. No one puts on a show quite like Miley.
Bow down to the queen. Beyonce performed her amazing hit “Single Ladies” for the AMAs crowd in 2012. From her epic dance routine to just her overall perfection, all eyes were on Bey all night long.
Rihanni’s always hot, but her 2013 performance of “Diamonds” blew us away. Ri Ri’s vocals were on point and she looked flawless. “Diamonds” is such a fierce song and Rihanna shined just like a rare cut!
4. Backstreet Boys
There’s nothing better than a boy band, especially when there’s two! Ultimate ’90s boy bands The Backstreet Boys and New Kids On The Block teamed up in 2010 for one knockout performance.
From hits like “Larger Than Life” to “Hangin’ Tough,” these two boy bands took us way back.
5. Christina Aguilera
No one can belt it out quite like Christina. The singer sang “I Turn To You” and “What A Girl Wants” at the 2000 AMAs and completely stole the show.
6. Britney Spears
It’s Britney, b**ch! The singer took over the 2003 AMAs to perform “Me Against The Music.” Brit put on a epic show, just like she always does.
7. Michael Jackson
The King of Pop performed at the AMAs numerous times, with each one getting better and better. From his 1993 “Dangerous” performance to 2006’s “We Are The World,” Michael always knew how to get us up and dancing.
8. Taylor Swift
We just love T-Swift. For her 2012 AMAs performance, the country singer turned pop star delivered an incredible rendition of “I Knew You Were Trouble.” Her amazing theatrics had us intrigued the entire time. We can’t wait to see what she has planned this year!
We had to grab some tissues during her 2012 performance of “Try.” She went the extra mile by engaging in a very physical performance. The physical duet was raw and absolutely stunning.
10. Ariana Grande
Ariana proved she just needs a mic to deliver one of the best AMA performances ever. Her gorgeous performance of “Tattooed Heart” in 2013 made our jaws drop. Seriously, this girl’s vocals as IN-SANE. If 2013 was any indication of what kind of performer Ariana is, then we are in for a treat on Nov. 23!
HollywoodLifers, which AMAs performance is your favorite? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson