AMAs 2019: Halsey wins first ever American Music Award; takes subtle dig at Grammys snub in winning speech

Halsey, who won her first-ever American Music Award for her single 'Without Me', also gave an epic performance with Taylor Swift and Camila Cabello.
taylor swift,grammys 2019,Hollywood,halsey,AMAs 2019Halsey won her first ever American Music Award on Sunday night.
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The 2019 American Music Awards was packed with entertainment and drama on, as well as, off the stage. The prestigious music awards night saw big names from the music industry walk down the red carpet and look stunning while at it. From Taylor Swift to Post Malone, the night was a huge winner for the audiences as they witnessed some of the biggest names in the industry belt out their smashing hits on stage. One of them was singer Halsey who won her first-ever American Music Award for her single 'Without Me'. She also gave an epic performance with Taylor Swift and Camila Cabello. 

In her winning speech, Halsey said, "I grew up watching shows like this and I would sit at home wide-eyed and watch artists in these beautiful gowns and handsome suits, like, stroll up the stairs to the stage and they would hold up these awards and they were usually gold-plated and shiny and weighted, these, like, metaphors, these trophies that were supposed to be some kind of validation for the soul-crushing and heartache-inducing work that they put into writing a song and bringing it to life. And to be honest with you, I really believed that fairy tale." 

The singer, who did not get a single nomination at the Grammys this year, also took a subtle dig at the Recording Academy towards the end of her speech. "I believed these awards. When I was a kid, I used to believe that this award was the ultimate validating and that I’d come up here and laugh and cry and my fans at home would rejoice because we accomplished this thing together.” 

She added, "But the truth is I am older now and I’m also an artist and apparently I’m doing okay. But most of these awards really aren’t what they seem at all." Halsey, otherwise had a ball performing with Taylor Swift and Camila as she shared an adorable on stage moment on her Instagram Story. Taylor reposted Halsey's picture congratulating specifically on her speech and performance. "You absolute legend with that speech and performance."

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