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Jennifer Lopez performs in a WEDDING dress but no sign of Ben Affleck at AMAs


Jennifer Lopez certainly made a bold statement and stole the show at the 2021 American Music Awards in LA on Sunday night.

While there were plenty of solid performances from artists old and new – including everyone from Olivia Rodrigo to New Kids on the Block – it was J-Lo that got tongues wagging.

She started off in an elegant gown behind an orchestra to sing her new song On My Way, from her upcoming romantic comedy Marry Me, also starring Owen Wilson.

Marry me! Jennifer Lopez performs a quick change into a WEDDING dress and throws her veil into the crowd… but there's no sign of Ben Affleck at AMAs on Sunday night in LA

Marry me! Jennifer Lopez performs a quick change into a WEDDING dress and throws her veil into the crowd… but there’s no sign of Ben Affleck at AMAs on Sunday night in LA

Suddenly, the 52-year-old pulled off a very impressive ‘quick change’ trick as she switched to a wedding dress.  

However, there was no sign of her beau Ben Affleck at the event, who perhaps stayed home instead of appearing in the audience. 

Making no mistake of her wedding-theme routine, she finished off by throwing her veil into the audience like a bouquet of flowers.  

She's a catch! J-Lo even threw her veil into the crowd as she put on a wedding-themed performance

She’s a catch! J-Lo even threw her veil into the crowd as she put on a wedding-themed performance 

Quick change! Jen had viewers fooled at the beginning of her performance performing in a black gown

Quick change! Jen had viewers fooled at the beginning of her performance performing in a black gown

Not so fast: Jen began to unwrap her dress for the surprise as an image of an orchestra appeared behind her

Not so fast: Jen began to unwrap her dress for the surprise as an image of an orchestra appeared behind her 

Ready for the reveal: Jen shocked audiences by switching her outfit to a wedding dress

Ready for the reveal: Jen shocked audiences by switching her outfit to a wedding dress 

The wedding dress performance comes just a few days after J-Lo said on the Today show that she still believes in marriage. 

‘I don’t know, yeah, I guess,’ she said when asked if she would walk down the aisle again. ‘I still believe in happily ever after, for sure, 100 percent.’

The actress – who has 13-year-old twins Emme and Max with ex-husband Marc Anthony -said she isn’t ashamed of her romantic history and is ‘really proud’ of where she is today. 

Here comes the bride: The crowd went wild for Jenny in a wedding dress

Here comes the bride: The crowd went wild for Jenny in a wedding dress 

Will Ben be watching from home? J-Lo wowed the crowd in a wedding dress performing her song

Coming soon: The song features on her new rom com Marry Me

Will Ben be watching from home? J-Lo wowed the crowd in a wedding dress performing her song

Belting it out: The singer certainly looked happy wearing the white gown

Belting it out: The singer certainly looked happy wearing the white gown 

Beyond the veil: J-Lo looked every inch the bridge-to-be at the AMAs

Loving it: The singer seemed to be having the time of her life at the show

Beyond the veil: J-Lo looked every inch the bridge-to-be at the AMAs

That's not Ben! The singer is seen next to a video of Owen Wilson, as he appears in her movie Marry Me

That’s not Ben! The singer is seen next to a video of Owen Wilson, as he appears in her movie Marry Me 

Jen reconnected with her former fiancé Ben Affleck earlier this year after calling off her engagement with Alex Rodriguez.

They previously dated between 2002 and 2004 and were affectionately dubbed ‘Bennifer.’

Adding fuel to the fire, Jen’s one-time publicist Rob Shuter claimed last month that he could see the pair getting married hinting that Ben was the one who got away. 

Giving them something to talk about: It seems J-Lo isn't shying away from being a bride

Giving them something to talk about: It seems J-Lo isn’t shying away from being a bride 

Bride on time: She appeared in the dress just days after admitting she would walk down the aisle again

Promo: The performance was to promote her new rom-com

Bride on time: She appeared in the dress just days after admitting she would walk down the aisle again 

Their romance has been going from strength to strength this year which has also made the rumors swirl. 

Judging by her performance, J-Lo certainly isn’t shy when it comes to trying on a dress and entertaining the idea.  

Meanwhile, other performers on the night included Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Mickey Guyton and Tyler, The Creator. 

Is she ready to walk down the aisle again? J-Lo recently admitted she does want to get married again

Is she ready to walk down the aisle again? J-Lo recently admitted she does want to get married again 

Singing for Ben? There have been rumors that J-Lo and Affleck - who first dated in the early 2000s - could be getting engaged

Singing for Ben? There have been rumors that J-Lo and Affleck – who first dated in the early 2000s – could be getting engaged 

This one is for you! Jen gets ready to throw her veil into the crowd

This one is for you! Jen gets ready to throw her veil into the crowd 

Who needs a bouquet! Jen throws the veil for one lucky fan to catch in the audience

Who needs a bouquet! Jen throws the veil for one lucky fan to catch in the audience 

Before J-Low wowed the crowd however, it was Silk Sonic – Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars – who opened the show this year. 

The star duo performed their hit Smokin Out the Window to a rapturous response. 

Before the show, it was revealed that their band had won the award for Favorite Song.

Big entrance: Silk Sonic – Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars – opened the show this year

Big entrance: Silk Sonic – Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars – opened the show this year

Winning: The star duo performed their hit Smokin Out the Window to a rapturous response

Winning: The star duo performed their hit Smokin Out the Window to a rapturous response

Chloe Bailey made a bid for solo stardom with a very sultry performance of her hit song Have Mercy. 

She is best known for being in the duo Chloe x Halle with her sister, but all eyes were on Chloe the solo artist at the AMAs. 

Making a grand entrance, she dropped down from the ceiling in a white caped outfit.  

Bailey would slip out of her gown and into a white leotard-style ensemble for her perfoance at the annual awards show

Bailey would slip out of her gown and into a white leotard-style ensemble for her perfoance at the annual awards show

Movin' to the groovin': The Chloe x Halle star have a bevy of backup dancers in pink leotards

Movin’ to the groovin’: The Chloe x Halle star have a bevy of backup dancers in pink leotards

Splittsville: Bailey is poised to drop her first solo studio album, following the release of her lead single, Have Mercy in August

Splittsville: Bailey is poised to drop her first solo studio album, following the release of her lead single, Have Mercy in August

Her leotard-style ensemble showed off more of her legs and midriff as she belted out her song, alongside a bevy of backup dancers who were decked out in similar pink outfits.   

Italian rock band Maneskin – who won the Eurovision song contest this year – performed their hit song Beggin. 

Country icon Carrie Underwood brought the house down, performing her duet If I Didn’t Love You with Jason Aldean. 

Down with the kids: Chris Martin of Coldplay performs My Universe at the American Music Awards

Down with the kids: Chris Martin of Coldplay performs My Universe at the American Music Awards

Unlikely pairing: Coldplay and BTS perform during the show

Unlikely pairing: Coldplay and BTS perform during the show 

Debut: Sensation Olivia Rodrigo performed at the AMAs for the first time singing the track Traitor

Debut: Sensation Olivia Rodrigo performed at the AMAs for the first time singing the track Traitor 

A momentous night for fans of old-school R&B and boy-banders, for the first time ever Brown’s group New Edition (which formed in 1978) took the stage with New Kids on the Block. 

Dubbed the ‘Battle for Boston’ — where both bands originated — the groups alternated performing some hits separately before coming together on the big stage.  

New Kids on the Block (which consists of Jonathan and Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, and Danny Wood) took the stage first and performed The Right Stuff and later Step by Step. 

Country stars: Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood perform onstage in Nashville, Tennessee for the 2021 AMAs

Country stars: Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood perform onstage in Nashville, Tennessee for the 2021 AMAs

Creative: Tyler, The Creator performed his song Massa around a snowy stage set

Creative: Tyler, The Creator performed his song Massa around a snowy stage set 

Out there: Bad Bunny delivered a futuristic performance of Lo Siento BB with Tainy and Julieta Venegas

Out there: Bad Bunny delivered a futuristic performance of Lo Siento BB with Tainy and Julieta Venegas

New Edition (which consists of Brown, Ricky Bell, Ralph Tresvant, Ronnie DeVoe, Michael Bivins, and Johnny Gill) then took over with their song Candy Girl and also later did Mr. Telephone Man and Can You Stand the Rain. 

New Edition and NKOTB then joined forces to combine their respective songs Is This the End and Please Don’t Go Girl, with all 11 men dancing and singing alongside each other.  

The performance marked the first time New Edition has performed at the AMAs since 1997, while NKOTB last time on the show was in 2010. 

Both groups have won two AMA awards throughout the course of their careers. 

The R&B band additionally has large plans for 2022 which includes a tour and a Las Vegas residency — both of which were announced around the time they signed with CAA this past summer.  

New edition: Marking their first time back on the AMAs stage since 1997, Brown, Ricky Bell, Ralph Tresvant, Ronnie DeVoe, Michael Bivins, and Johnny Gill of New Edition took the stage in top hats and matching coats

New edition: Marking their first time back on the AMAs stage since 1997, Brown, Ricky Bell, Ralph Tresvant, Ronnie DeVoe, Michael Bivins, and Johnny Gill of New Edition took the stage in top hats and matching coats  

Collaborative: New Edition and NKOTB then joined forces to combine their respective songs Is This the End and Please Don't Go Girl, with all 11 men dancing and singing alongside each other

Collaborative: New Edition and NKOTB then joined forces to combine their respective songs Is This the End and Please Don’t Go Girl, with all 11 men dancing and singing alongside each other 

Battle for Boston: Dubbed the 'Battle for Boston' — where both bands originated — the groups alternated performing some hits separately before coming together on the big stage

Battle for Boston: Dubbed the ‘Battle for Boston’ — where both bands originated — the groups alternated performing some hits separately before coming together on the big stage 

NKOTB: New Kids on the Block (which consists of Jonathan and Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, and Danny Wood) took the stage first and performed The Right Stuff

NKOTB: New Kids on the Block (which consists of Jonathan and Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, and Danny Wood) took the stage first and performed The Right Stuff 

American Music Awards 2021: WINNERS

 Artist of the year:

Ariana Grande

BTS – WINNER

Drake

Olivia Rodrigo

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

Golden: BTS earned the most wins with three at the 2021 American Music Awards on Sunday evening

Golden: BTS earned the most wins with three at the 2021 American Music Awards on Sunday evening

 

New artist of the year:

24kGoldn

Giveon

Masked Wolf

Olivia Rodrigo – WINNER

The Kid LAROI

Rising star: Olivia Rodrigo had the most nominations at the event with seven but was only able to come away with one win

Rising star: Olivia Rodrigo had the most nominations at the event with seven but was only able to come away with one win 

 

Collaboration of the year:

24kGoldn ft. iann dior, “Mood”

Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, “DÁKITI”

Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”

Doja Cat ft. SZA, “Kiss Me More” – WINNER

Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon, “Peaches”

 

Favorite trending song:

Erica Banks, “Buss It”

Måneskin, “Beggin’”

Megan Thee Stallion, “Body” – WINNER

Olivia Rodrigo, “drivers license”

Popp Hunna, “Adderall (Corvette Corvette)”

 

Favorite music video:

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), “Leave the Door Open”

Cardi B, “Up”

Lil Nas X, “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” – WINNER

Olivia Rodrigo, “drivers license”

The Weeknd, “Save Your Tears”

 

Favorite male pop artist:

Drake

Ed Sheeran – WINNER

Justin Bieber

Lil Nas X

The Weeknd

 

Favorite female pop artist:

Ariana Grande

Doja Cat

Dua Lipa

Olivia Rodrigo

Taylor Swift – WINNER

Sending a message: Taylor Swift did not attend in person but did send in a video as she won favorite pop album for Evermore

Sending a message: Taylor Swift did not attend in person but did send in a video as she won favorite pop album for Evermore

 

Favorite pop duo or group:

AJR

BTS – WINNER

Glass Animals

Maroon 5

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

 

Favorite pop album:

Ariana Grande, Positions

Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia

Olivia Rodrigo, SOUR

Taylor Swift, evermore – WINNER

The Kid LAROI, F*CK LOVE

 

Favorite pop song:

BTS, “Butter” – WINNER

Doja Cat ft. SZA, “Kiss Me More”

Dua Lipa, “Levitating”

Olivia Rodrigo, “drivers license”

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears (Remix)”

 

Favorite male country artist:

Chris Stapleton

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan – WINNER

Luke Combs

Morgan Wallen

 

Favorite female country artist:

Carrie Underwood – WINNER

Gabby Barrett

Kacey Musgraves

Maren Morris

Miranda Lambert

 

Favorite country duo or group:

Dan + Shay – WINNER

Florida Georgia Line

Lady A

Old Dominion

Zac Brown Band

 

Favorite country album:

Chris Stapleton, Starting Over

Gabby Barrett, Goldmine – WINNER

Lee Brice, Hey World

Luke Bryan, Born Here Live Here Die Here

Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album

 

Favorite country song:

Chris Stapleton, “Starting Over”

Chris Young & Kane Brown, “Famous Friends”

Gabby Barrett, “The Good Ones” – WINNER

Luke Combs, “Forever After All”

Walker Hayes, “Fancy Like”

 

Favorite male hip-hop artist:

Drake – WINNER

Lil Baby

Moneybagg Yo

Polo G

Pop Smoke

 Favorite female hip-hop artist:

Cardi B

Coi Leray

Erica Banks

Megan Thee Stallion – WINNER

Saweetie

 

Favorite hip-hop album:

Drake, Certified Lover Boy

Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die

Megan Thee Stallion, Good News – WINNER

Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon

Rod Wave, SoulFly

 

Favorite hip-hop song:

Cardi B, “Up” – WINNER

Internet Money ft. Gunna, Don Toliver & NAV, “Lemonade”

Lil Tjay ft. 6LACK, “Calling My Phone”

Polo G, “RAPSTAR”

Pop Smoke, “What You Know Bout Love”

Host with the most: Cardi B not only served as master of ceremonies but she also won favorite hip-hop song for Up

Host with the most: Cardi B not only served as master of ceremonies but she also won favorite hip-hop song for Up

 

Favorite male R&B artist:

Chris Brown

Giveon

Tank

The Weeknd – WINNER

Usher

 

Favorite female R&B artist:

Doja Cat – WINNER

H.E.R.

Jazmine Sullivan

Jhené Aiko

SZA

 

Favorite R&B album:

Doja Cat, Planet Her – WINNER

Giveon, When It’s All Said and Done… Take Time

H.E.R., Back of My Mind

Jazmine Sullivan, Heaux Tales

Queen Naija, missunderstood

 

Favorite R&B song:

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), “Leave the Door Open” – WINNER

Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”

Giveon, “Heartbreak Anniversary”

H.E.R., “Damage”

Jazmine Sullivan, “Pick Up Your Feelings”

 

Favorite male Latin artist:

Bad Bunny – WINNER

J Balvin

Maluma

Ozuna

Rauw Alejandro

 

Favorite female Latin artist:

Becky G – WINNER

Kali Uchis

KAROL G

Natti Natasha

ROSALÍA

Purple reign: Inglewood native Becky G took home favorite Latin female artist

Purple reign: Inglewood native Becky G took home favorite Latin female artist

 

Favorite Latin duo or group:

Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga – WINNER

Calibre 50

Eslabon Armado

La Arrolladora Banda El Limón De Rene Camacho

Los Dos Carnales

 

Favorite Latin album:

Bad Bunny, El Último Tour Del Mundo – WINNER

Kali Uchis, Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios)

KAROL G, KG0516

Maluma, Papi Juancho

Rauw Alejandro, Afrodisíaco

 

Favorite Latin song:

Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, “DÁKITI”

Bad Bunny x ROSALÍA, “LA NOCHE DE ANOCHE”

Farruko, “Pepas”

Kali Uchis, “telepatía” – WINNER

Maluma & The Weeknd, “Hawái (Remix)”

 

Favorite rock artist:

AJR

All Time Low

Foo Fighters

Glass Animals

Machine Gun Kelly – WINNER

Interesting: The second award of the night was given to Machine Gun Kelly in the favorite rock artist category

Interesting: The second award of the night was given to Machine Gun Kelly in the favorite rock artist category

 

Favorite inspirational artist:

CAIN

Carrie Underwood – WINNER

Elevation Worship

Lauren Daigle

Zach Williams

 

Favorite gospel artist:

Kanye West – WINNER

Kirk Franklin

Koryn Hawthorne

Maverick City Music

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

 

Favorite dance/electronic artist:

David Guetta

ILLENIUM

Marshmello – WINNER

Regard

Tiësto

 



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