Katy Perry made a low-key appearance at the 2020 American Music Awards on Sunday, where she performed a stripped-down duet of “Only Love” with Darius Rucker. It was her first live performance since giving birth to her daughter Daisy this past summer. The 36-year-old pop star donned a dyed-blonde bob and kept it casual in a denim jacket over a ribbed white tank top and matching acid wash jeans. The track is from her latest album “Smile.” Katy and her fiancé, actor Orlando Bloom, welcomed their bundle of joy on August 26.
Katy Perry made a low-key return to the music scene on Sunday at the 2020 American Music Awards. The singer, who is 36 years old, performed a stripped-down duet of her song “Only Love” with Darius Rucker, 54, in what was her first live performance since giving birth this past summer. The soulful performance saw the pair seated and socially distanced while singing across from each other. Originally set to perform solo, Perry announced on Instagram that she would be performing a re-imagined duet with the former Hootie the Blowfish frontman. The artist also used her full name, Katheryn, in the caption to signal the rootsy tone of the music. This comes after her remote outing for September’s 45th Anniversary Gracie Awards.
The music icon rocked a trendy look with a blonde bob hairstyle and donned a denim jacket paired with a white ribbed tank top and acid wash jeans.
Adding some extra flair: Katy Perry, known for her hit song Teenage Dream, has exciting news for her fans. Her highly anticipated debut performance of Only Love, which she had announced earlier, will now be a special duet with none other than the talented country singer, Darius Rucker. This exciting announcement was made on Sunday morning, leaving fans ecstatic for what’s to come.
Perry celebrated a major milestone on Sunday as she commemorated a decade since her first appearance on the show. The annual awards ceremony, hosted by Taraji P. Henson, took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, marking a unique year due to the pandemic. Despite the circumstances, Henson promised an exciting and electrifying night of music for everyone in attendance.
Going back to basics was a refreshing change for Perry as she usually incorporates elaborate production in her stage performances and music videos. The idea of “less is more” was embraced during this outing.
Initially, Katy was set to perform alone but on Sunday morning, it was revealed that she would collaborate with the former lead singer of Hootie the Blowfish for a modified duet performance.
Perry gave us a sneak peek of her upcoming performance by sharing a photo on Instagram. She looked stunning in her double denim outfit that perfectly highlighted her rustic style. Excitement is already building up for the performances of big names such as The Weeknd, Billie Eilish, and Justin Bieber at the AMAs. Justin Bieber is all set to make a comeback after four years and will perform a medley of songs including Holy and Lonely, with surprise guest Benny Blanco.
The duet was well-received and garnered positive feedback on various social media platforms. In other news, The Weeknd’s song Save Your Tears will make its first television appearance with the accompaniment of saxophonist Kenny G. Another highly anticipated performance is Billie Eilish’s debut of Therefore I Am. A star-studded lineup of artists such as Bebe Rexha Doja Cat, Dan + Shay, Lewis Capaldi, Machine Gun Kelly, Bad Bunny Jhay Cortez, BTS, Dua Lipa, Jennifer Lopez Maluma, Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion, Nelly, Shawn Mendes, and Bell Biv DeVoe will also grace the stage.
Taraji P. Henson took on hosting duties for this year’s ceremony, which was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday night. The event was a star-studded affair that brought together some of the biggest names in music and entertainment.
Aside from his live show, The Weeknd has also been nominated in eight categories for the upcoming American Music Awards, which ties him with Roddy Ricch for the most nods. Megan Thee Stallion secured five nominations, while Bieber, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Doja Cat, Bad Bunny and DaBaby each received four. Swift, who currently holds the record for the most AMAs with 29, could further cement her top spot if she takes home any more awards. The event is set to air live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Nov. 22.