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The best moments from 2016's pop music awards ceremonies


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It’s almost a wrap for 2016 and while we make our list and send it to Santa, wrap up presents, stuff our faces with chocolate truffles, toffee bonbons, homemade fudges and all other kind of Christmas sweets, and wait for a new year to come, taking stock of the past one can’t be helped.

Recalling memories can make some people melancholic and nostalgic.

2016 has been an amazing year to discover artists, fall in love with new songs, cry watching performances and crack up and shed some tears during awards ceremonies. From the Grammys to the AMAs, these were the moments not to be forgotten.

The Grammys

If there is something to be remembered from the 58th Grammy Awards, that’s Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for Album of the Year. She encouraged young women to focus on their work and fight for what they want and not to let anyone to take credit for their accomplishments or fame, a clear reference to Kanye West song 'Famous'.

Lady Gaga and Nile Rogers paying tribute to David Bowie and Demi Lovato to Lionel Richie made everyone’s heart melt, as well as performances from Ellie Goulding and Andra Day, Kendrick Lamar and Adele.

We also saw Justin Bieber getting his first Grammy ever (unexpected, huh?), and got crazy listening to the cast of Hamilton acceptance speech for Best Musical Theatre Album.

We can’t forget Beyoncé presenting Bruno Mars Record of the Year.

The Brit Awards

Adele shined at Brit Music Awards. From sharing a kiss with Justin Bieber and shouting at him, worrying he might set everyone on fire during his performance, to her touching acceptance speech to support Kesha’s legal problems, and finally going home as the most awarded singer of the night. She made it again.

Other funny moments not to forget from the ceremony were Chris Martin's speech - not forgetting Louis Tomlinson when he thanked One Direction (awkward), and Rihanna and Drake's performance (sassy).  

Billboard Music Awards

The Billboard Music Awards had many great performances: Britney, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, Kesha, Pink, Adele - but the most memorable was Celine Dion’s. She took the stage and sang Queen’s 'The Show Must Go on', paying tribute to her deceased husband.


MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs)

What was expected to be Rihanna’s night turned into Beyoncé’s. It wasn’t enough for the singer from Barbados getting a career award and killing it during her performances, because Beyoncé was there to slay. She put together a nearly 15-minute performance that touched everyone in the audience, backstage and and in the press room, and she inspired with her not to be forgotten show-stopping spectacle.

Girls run the world.


American Music Awards (AMAs)

Selena Gomez's speech, during her first public appearance since she was hospitalised, is one to remember for the good. She was honest in her acceptance speech saying: “I had everything and I was absolutely broken inside... I am not trying to get validation nor do I need it anymore.” She concluded by stating: “If you are broken, you do not have to stay broken.”

We also enjoyed incredible performances from Drake, Fifth Harmony, Shawn Mendes, The Chainsmokers and Halsey, The Weeknd, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande.

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