One Direction Won Artist of the Year Again at the “AMAs”
Being down a member didn’t stop One Direction from picking up Artist of the Year last night at the “American Music Awards”. It was their second consecutive win in that category. They also picked up Favorite Pop / Rock Duo or Group.
— AMAs (@TheAMAs) November 23, 2015
Taylor Swift picked up three awards, including Song of the Year, for “Blank Space”. Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd, and Florida Georgia Line all won two apiece.
Meanwhile, Celine Deon got a standing ovation by singing Edith Piaf’s “Hymne a L’Amour” for the victims of the Paris terror attacks. Jared Leto introduced her.Demi Lovato joined Alanis Morissette for “You Oughta Know”. They kept all the dirty parts in, but ABC censored them, of course.
Demi also nailed a solo performance of her own song “Confident”.Justin Bieber closed the show with a medley of “Where Are You Now”, “What Do U Mean?”, and “Sorry”. He did the last song during an indoor rain storm.
Meghan Trainor & Charlie Puth sang their sexy duet “Marvin Gaye” and started making out pretty hard afterwards, leaving everyone confused and wondering if they’re a couple now.
Ariana Grande took home the award for Favorite Female Artist, and used her acceptance speech to thank her Nonna.
— AMAs (@TheAMAs) November 23, 2015
Adele Went Undercover as an Adele Impersonator
Adele pranked some Adele impersonators recently for a British special hosted by Graham Norton. The show had rounded up some Adele impersonators and said it was for a talent show. Adele joined them, but was pretending to be a nanny named “Jenny,” and was disguised with a fake nose and a fake chin. None of the other Adeles caught on, until it was ‘Jenny’s’ turn to sing. One by one, the other ladies figured it out, and one said, quote, “As soon as she opened her mouth, you can’t mimic like that.” Get more here.
Justin Bieber Serenaded Selena Gomez at a Bar
Witnesses say Justin and Selena weren’t acting like a couple, but they were also spotted taking a walk together earlier in the day. Get more here.
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello Got Married
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello got married last night at a place called the Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, Florida. There were about 400 guests, including Sofia’s “Modern Family” co-stars Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Ariel Winter, Sarah Hyland, and Ed O’Neil, plus Reese Witherspoon, who was Sofia’s co-star in the movie “Hot Pursuit”. Then there was Joe’s “Magic Mike” co-star Channing Tatum, and his co-stars from “True Blood”, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer. During the rehearsal dinner Saturday night, Joe sang “Sweet Child O’ Mine” to Sofia. Get more here.
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Justin Bieber Beat One Direction to Debut at #1
Justin Bieber beat One Direction to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200. He sold 649,000 copies of his new album “Purpose”, which is his best sales week of all time, and the best sales week of anyone in 2015. Of course, he’s only going to hold that distinction for one week, because Adele is already blowing him out of the water. One Direction came in second with 459,000 in sales. Rappers Logic and Jeezy also debuted in the Top Five, along with country singer Chris Young. Here’s the Top 10 . . .
1. NEW: “Purpose”, Justin Bieber . . . 649,000 copies
2. NEW: “Made in the A.M.”, One Direction . . . 459,000 copies
3. NEW: “The Incredible True Story”, Logic . . . 135,000 copies
4. NEW: “Church in These Streets”, Jeezy . . . 107,000 copies
5. NEW: “I’m Comin’ Over”, Chris Young . . . 65,000 copies
6. “Traveller”, Chris Stapleton . . . 53,000 copies
7. NEW: “Letters from the Labyrinth”, Trans-Siberian Orchestra . . . 46,000 copies
8. “Beauty Behind the Madness”, The Weeknd . . . 43,000 copies
9. NEW: “Know-It-All”, Alessia Cara . . . 36,000 copies
10. NEW: “Losing My Religion”, Kirk Franklin . . . 35,000 copies
Speaking of Justin and One Direction, they both shattered a previous Spotify record. Justin’s album was streamed 205 million times globally in its first week, and One Direction’s was streamed 106 million times. The previous record for most album streams in a week was 90 million, which was set by The Weeknd’s “Beauty Behind the Madness” earlier this year. Get more here.