The two powerhouse singers came open Sunday night's awards show before performing separately throughout the evening.
The anticipation for the performance by style icon, singer and actress Diana Ross escalated all evening with plenty of hype from her daughter and the show's host actress Tracee Ellis Ross. "I'm very excited", she gushed. In 2012, the South Korean rapper Psy won the "New Media" trophy for his worldwide viral smash hit "Gangnam Style" and performed the song with global rapper MC Hammer during the 40th AMAs.
"With us tonight are first responders, who ran toward the danger when it would have been so easy to run away". From hurricanes, wildfires, hate, hatred-fueled violence, 2017 was the year that tested our faith.
It was not only a great performance, but set the tone for a night of uplifting and positive messages.
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And she called out specifically how important it was to her that opening number was a duet. "And there's going to be some men singing too".
Then, he introduced Pink and Clarkson, calling them "two of the world's most powerful voices" - and he's not wrong about that.
She plans to dance and sing on the side of an LA hotel. During her performance of "Beautiful Trauma", Pink and the dancers performed acrobatic flips and poses while their graceful movement reflected off the building's glass windows like they were dancing on water.