2017 American Music Awards

Last night was the first time I watched the American Music Awards (AMA’s). The lineup for the performances was incredible. Some of the amazing artists that performed were Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, Niall Horan, Selena Gomez, and international k-pop sensation BTS. The awards were held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angelos, CA. There were awards given out like “Artist of the year,” “Favorite male and female artist,”  “New Artist of the year,”  and many more. Also last night, Christina Aguilera honored Whitney Houston singing the songs, “I Will Always Love You,” “I Have Nothing,” “Run To You,” and “I’m Every Woman”.
Selena Gomez performed for the first time after her kidney transplant surgery. She sang her newest song “Wolves,” which was a collab between her and Marshmello, released only three days ago. Shawn Mendes performed his hit song “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” which got the crowd jamming out with him. For me, one of the most shocking performances last night was P!nk’s performance. She performed her song “Beautiful Trauma” on the side of the JW Marriot Hotel… at a 90-degree angle!! I remember watching the performance in fear that something might go wrong. Lastly, the boy-band that’s taking the social media world by a storm- BTS. BTS is a South-Korean band consisting of seven members, each having their own personality and style. They performed their song, “DNA” from their latest album Love Yourself: Her. The audience went crazy when The Chainsmokers announced that BTS would be performing. This was BTS’ very first performance on American TV, and they absolutely killed it! Watching the awards made me excited to watch next year’s American Music Awards. 

My Top Pick Going Into The New Year

Sstaying_strongtaying Strong 365 Days a Year by Demi Lovato has become a part of my daily routine in the last year and I have already restarted in the New Year. For each day of the year is a page with the date that contains; the date, a quote, a positive message that usually ties everything together, and a daily goal. I got this book as a gift while a family member was in the hospital and have read it everyday since.

I usually pick it up in the morning and then put the daily goal in my phone or write it down so I can make sure that I accomplish it. There are times that it will stay in my phone for days, or even weeks before I actually can delete it. But the feeling is indescribable and it is something that I can easily look forward to everyday.
I always recommend it to friends and even family, everyone that has read it has loved it.

If you are looking for a book that is uplifting and can bring some extra positivity into your life, this is definitely the book. I can’t describe how much it has changed my life for the better.

-Shelby B., 10th grade