Monday, November 23, 2009

Mysteries of 'Jennifer Lopez Falls' & 'Adam Lambert AMA' Solved

Wondering why "Jennifer Lopez Falls at AMAs," "Adam Lambert AMA Performance," "Lady Gaga at the AMAs" and "AMA Winners" are surging in Google Trends? We can shed some light on the mystery. Google Trends provides the hottest keywords of the hour, and though the results change frequently, at any moment the list offers a snapshot of what's hot in the world of entertainment news. Today it's all American Music Awards, all the time. In a special AMA edition of What's Hot, check out what you're searching for today...

Adam Lambert AMA Performance – Adam Lambert (or rather the record execs who conceived him) knows what it takes to hit the top of Google Trends. The pop star's existence screams for attention, and deserves it. Last night at the AMAs, the 'American Idol' runner-up simulated oral sex, made out with an androgynous keyboard player, fake fondled a dancer's privates, and stumbled (and recovered) during a rousing performance of "For Your Entertainment." You've gotta see the video to believe it.

Whitney Houston AMA Performance – Whitney Houston has 21 American Music Awards sitting on her shelves at home. OK, maybe she pawned a few of them off during those dark days in the early aughts that we've all heard so much about. Last night, the 46-year-old singer took the stage to perform the mid-tempo "I Didn't Know My Own Strength" off her new-ish album 'I Look to You.' The performance isn't exactly getting rave reviews, many critics bemoaning the loss of Whitney's trademark highs. But the legend is back, at least in some form, and music appreciators are thankful. Houston took home the International Artist Award for her many contributions to the world of sound.

Jennifer Lopez Falls at AMAs – It happens to everyone. Regular people slip on ice or trip over cracks in the sidewalk. You know you've made it when your stumble occurs while jumping off a semi-naked human staircase. That's what happened to J.Lo while performing her new single "Louboutins" at the American Music Awards last night. But she popped right back up like nothing happened. "That shows she's a true entertainer," of the Black Eyed Peas told "It doesn't matter how you fall – just how you get up. She got up."

Lady Gaga AMA 2009 – Lady Gaga knows how to put on a performance. Never mind that she probably lip syncs every time she steps onstage. Forget that she'd be just a very ordinary singer without her shocking costumes. Take her for what she is: a performer. And a very good one, at that. Witness her AMA performance of "Speechless." The girl belongs onstage.

Janet Jackson 2009 AMA Performance – Janet took to the limelight for a 7-minute montage of hits that spanned the decades and was dedicated in large part to her recently departed brother. From 1986's "What Have You Done for Me Lately," to 1993's "If," to 2009's "Make Me," Janet blasted the audience with her trademark energy and attitude. She closed the act with an upbeat version of "Together Again," a song written in the mid-90s for friends who had passed away from AIDS. The song was clearly directed towards someone else last night. "Always been a true angel to me," she sang. "Now above, I can't wait for you to wrap your wings around me baby."

American Music Awards Winners – 2009 is really shaping up to be the year of Taylor Swift. The 19-year-old country queen (yes, she's officially graduated from "princess") took home awards for Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Artist (Pop/Rock), Favorite Female Artist (Country), Favorite Artist (Adult Contemporary), and Favorite Album (Country). Other notable winners include Michael Jackson who posthumously won four awards including Favorite Male Artist (Pop/Rock and Soul/R&B), Jay-Z who won Favorite Male Artist (Rap/Hip-Hop), and Green Day who won Favorite Artist (Alternative Rock).

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