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American Music Awards 2009

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 24, 2009 by Aloysious Wong

At the recent 37th American Music Awards, there were certainly many moments that I felt is worth mentioning. Awesome start – Janet Jackson opened the show by dancing her way through an eight-minute medley of hits such as “Miss You Much,” “Together Again,” “If” and her new single, “Make Me.” Janet also showed off some of the creative moves that her family is known for. Overdoing it – Lady Gaga continued her quest to be the year’s most shocking performer, appearing in a body stocking and mask before smashing a window and climbing into a box with a piano that soon was on fire. She ended her performance by smashing liquor bottles on the keyboard. Shocker – This year’s “Idol” runner-up, Adam Lambert, sought to one-up Lady Gaga with his performance of “For Your Entertainment.” Moving among a freak show of dancers in sexy outfits, Lambert dragged one woman across the stage by her leg, walked a male dancer on a leash, participated in a simulated sex act and kissed the guy playing keyboards. America must be so relieved that he wasn’t voted as this year’s American Idol.

Taking a tumble – Jennifer Lopez  landed wrongly after jumping off the back of one of her dancers and falling on her butt. Do you think it was it an intentional dance move, or did she just slip? So what did JLO herself have to say about her little stumble? The singer who talked to Ryan Seacrest on his morning radio show said, “Yeah, I meant to do that…That was part of the choreography. Later she tries to get deep by saying: “the measure of things is, it’s not what happens when you fall, it’s how you handle it when you fall.” Check out the clip and judge for yourself?  Btw Adam Lambert also took a slip too during his performance later in the show.

The late Michael Jackson was nominated for five awards, just one shy of nominee leader Taylor Swift. He was named favorite male artist in the pop/rock and soul/R&B categories. His 2003 greatest-hits album, “Number Ones,” also won favorite album in both categories. The only other award he was vying for was the evening’s top prize, artist of the year, along with Lady Gaga, the Kings of Leon and Eminem and Taylor Swift. Swift overshadowed the late Michael Jackson by winning five prizes including the evening’s top prize, artist of the year. She accepted her AMA Awards live via satellite from her concert stage in an empty Wembley Arena in London, where she was rehearsing for a sold-out show on Monday. This is one way for organizers to keep Kanye West  from snatching her mic and interrupting her during her acceptance speech. LOL.. Taylor and her band stayed up most of the night to watch the show live from the US, and she accepted her last award at almost 4 a.m. London time. “Music has never been ultimately about competition,” Swift said, after winning the artist of the year prize. She said it was an “unimaginable honor” to be cited in the same category as Jackson, and thanked the Jackson family and Janet for reaching out to her the way that she had. Jackson was named favorite male artist in the pop/rock and soul/R&B categories, while his 2003 hits collection “Number Ones” was named favorite album in both those categories. The album is the No. 2 seller this year in the United States. Michael’s trophies were accepted by his brother Jermaine, who paid tribute to his late brother by wearing a glittery white glove

The list of the winners are shown below:

Artist of the Year

Taylor Swift


Male artist: Michael Jackson

Female artist: Taylor Swift

Band, duo or group: Black Eyed Peas

Album: Michael Jackson, “Number Ones”


Male artist: Michael Jackson

Female artist: Beyonce

Band, duo or group: Black Eyed Peas

Album: Michael Jackson, “Number Ones”


Artist: Jay-Z

Album: Jay-Z, “Blueprint 3”


Male artist: Keith Urban

Female artist: Taylor Swift

Band, duo or group: Rascal Flatts

Album: Taylor Swift, “Fearless”

Other Genres

Adult Contemporary: Taylor Swift

Alternative Rock: Green Day

Latin: Aventura

Contemporary Inspirational: Mary Mary

Soundtrack Album: “Twilight Soundtrack”

T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Award: Gloriana

International Award of Excellence: Whitney Houston


Taylor Swift moment on MTV Video Music Awards 2009

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2009 by Aloysious Wong

kanye west & taylor swift

Any of you guys caught the latest VMAs award?? The most talked about moments of the night must be the Taylor Swift acceptance speech incident. Kanye West just had to ruin it for her.. what an asshole… It happened after Taylor Swift’s victory in the Best Female Video category for “You Belong With Me,” which beat out Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It).” Just moments after Swift accepted the Moon man (MTV award) and began her acceptance speech, West went onstage the stage, grabbing the microphone from a shocked Swift to announce Beyoncé deserved the award. He declared, “Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’m gonna let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time.”

You guys should have seen the look on Taylor Swift face… she was so shock and too lost for words. Everyone looked stunned including Beyoncé who looked astonished and horrified in her seat. It was Swift’s very first VMA and she didn’t get to enjoy it.. To add insult to injury, after West handed the mic back to Swift, her time was up. I’m going to quote what Pink said: “Kanye West is the biggest piece of shit on earth.”

Subsequently after being Booed heavily, he left the venue, Radio City Music Hall.

According to sources at the VMAs, Swift was seen hysterically crying backstage after Kanye’s outburst, making it convenient that the first part of her performance of “You Belong to Me,” which immediately followed the acceptance speech, was prerecorded.


After winning a VMA for Best Female Video earlier in the show and having her acceptance speech interrupted by the egotistic Kanye West, Taylor Swift was invited by Beyoncé to come back out onstage to have her moment. Beyoncé took home the biggest award of the night, Video of the Year.

Both exchanged a hug before Beyoncé passed the mic to the country teen artist.


I really felt that it was a wonderful and gracious move by Beyoncé to give up the stage to Swift, so kudos to her.

West had since apologized on numerous occasions including his official blog and several public apologies, however I just felt that it still won’t make up for his outburst at the VMAs. In an interview backstage, Taylor said that she was excited that she had won the award, and was very excited that Kanye West was on the stage and then she wasn’t so excited anymore after that. And she was even a fan of his. I would really feel lousy like the whole world seems to be crushing down on me and really really disappointed and hurt if my idol was to did that to me..

You’re such a jack-ass West!!!

His initial post on his blog which was subsequently removed:

I spoke to her mother right after and she said the same thing my mother would’ve said. She is very talented! I like the lyrics about being a cheerleader and she’s in the bleachers! I’m in the wrong for going on stage and taking away from her moment! Beyonce video was the best of this decade!!! I’m sorry to my fans if I have let you guys down!!! I’m sorry to my friends at MTV!!! I will apologize to Taylor 2mrw. Welcome to the real world!!!! Everybody wanna booooo me but I’m a fan of real pop culture!!! No disrespect but we watchin’ the show at the crib right now cause … well you know!!!! I’m still happy for Taylor!!!! Boooyaaawwww!!!! You are very very talented!!! I gave my awards to Outkast when they deserved it over me … That’s what it is!!!!!!! I’m not crazy y’all, i’m just real. Sorry for that!!! I really feel bad for Taylor and I’m sincerely sorry!!! Much respect!!!!!”

Can you believe it??!! You even call that an apology?? It wasn’t even sincere if you ask me…

Click on the link below to view the video clip of the incident