- The American Music Awards took place in LA on Sunday night, and the ceremony did not escape controversy.
- Early in the broadcast, Kelly Rowland took the stage at the Microsoft Theater to present the award for Favorite Male R&B Artist.
Kelly Rowland supported Chris Brown at the American Music Awards on Sunday, when his victory was met with a mixture of cheers and jeers from the audience.
After presenting the award for male R&B artist at the Los Angeles Microsoft Theater, the “Motivation” singer collected the trophy on Brown’s behalf. Brown, who released his most recent album, “Breezy,” in June, was reportedly withdrawn off the AMAs’ performance roster at the last minute.
Brown was nominated alongside Brent Faiyaz, Giveon, Lucky Daye, and the Weeknd for male R&B artist.
After announcing Brown’s victory, Rowland begged the audience members who were booing to “please calm down.”
“I want to thank Chris for making such excellent R&B songs. And I would like to applaud him for being an outstanding performer. I’ll accept this prize; please deliver it to me. I love you. “Congratulations to all of the nominees in this category.”
Friday, Brown announced through Instagram that his AMA tribute to Michael Jackson was canceled “for unknown reasons.” The “Under the Influence” singer released practice footage of him dancing to Jackson’s “Beat It,” “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’,” and “Thriller,” among others.
He posted the video on Instagram with “U SERIOUS?”
Monday, AMA representatives did not immediately respond to The Times’ request for comment.
In 2009, Brown pled guilty to assaulting Rihanna, his then-girlfriend. Since completing his probation for that case in 2015, the music artist has been accused of and arrested on many occasions for assault.
Taylor Swift shattered her own record for the most wins in the history of the AMAs, Pink and Wayne Brady paid tribute to Olivia Newton-John and Takeoff, respectively, and other musicians grieved the victims of a Saturday massacre at a gay nightclub in Colorado.
The following is a complete list of this year’s AMA winners.
Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift
New Artist of the Year: Dove Cameron
Collaboration of the Year: “Cold Heart – PNAU Remix,” by Elton John and Dua Lipa
Touring Artist: Coldplay
Music Video: “All Too Well: The Short Film” by Taylor Swift
Male Pop Artist: Harry Styles
Female Pop Artist: Taylor Swift
Pop Duo or Group: BTS
Pop Album: “Red (Taylor’s Version)” by Taylor Swift
Pop Song: “As It Was” by Harry Styles
Male Country Artist: Morgan Wallen
Female Country Artist: Taylor Swift
Country Duo or Group: Dan + Shay
Country Album: “Red (Taylor’s Version)” by Taylor Swift
Country Song: “Wasted on You” by Morgan Wallen
Male Hip-Hop Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Female Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
Hip-Hop Album: “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers” by Kendrick Lamar
Hip-Hop Song: “Wait For U” by Future featuring Drake and Tems
Male R&B Artist: Chris Brown
Female R&B Artist: Beyoncé
R&B Album: “Renaissance” by Beyoncé
R&B Song: “Essence” by Wizkid featuring Tems
Male Latin Artist: Bad Bunny
Female Latin Artist: Anitta
Latin Duo or Group: Yahritza Y Su Esencia
Latin Album: “Un Verano Sin Ti” by Bad Bunny
Latin Song: Sebastián Yatra “Dos Oruguitas” by Sebastián Yatra
Rock Artist: Machine Gun Kelly
Rock Song: “Beggin’” by Måneskin
Rock Album: “Impera” by Ghost
Inspirational Artist: For King & Country
Gospel Artist: Tamela Mann
Dance/Electronic Artist: Marshmello
Afrobeats Artist: Wizkid
K-Pop Artist: BTS