Singer/actress  Jennifer Lopez performed double duty last night as performer and host of last night’s “American Music Awards”.  Lopez opened the annual event dancing to a medley of some of the year’s top hits, much to the bemusement of Nicki Minaj and The Weeknd. Minaj swept the hip hop/rap categories for favorite album and artist, referring to “The Pinkprint” as “the  hardest album I’ve ever had to do, write and perform every night”, during her acceptance speech. The real surprises began after Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth, two of the biggest stars of the past few months, ended their duet with a kiss that quickly extended to a full-on make out. A representative confirmed that the two are just friends. Sam Hunt won best new artist of the year over Tove Love, Fetty Wrap, Walk the Moon and The Weeknd. As for performances, Demi Lovato’s performance of “Confident” earned her a standing ovation from the audience. Ariana Grande, who won favorite female pop/rock artist, kicked off with a lounge singer intro before going full band cabaret for a performance of “Focus”. The Weekend effortlessly transitioned in and out of his falsetto on “The Hills” while Macklemore debuted a new track with Leon Bridges titled “Kevin”. The moving speech by actor Jared Leto regarding the terrorist attacks in Paris earlier this month should be mentioned along with the performance by Celine Dion who sang “Hymne L’Amour” in French in front of a backdrop of Parisian landmarks. One Direction took home the “American Music Awards” top honor while Justin Bieber’s three song medley, an acoustic version of “What Do You Mean?”, a Shrillex and Diplo enhanced “Where Are You Now?”, and a rain soaked “Sorry” ended the evening on a high note. The first week sales of Bieber’s latest album “Purpose” surpassed One Direction, which should make the singer very happy.