The 2018 American Music Awards have been an evening stuffed with celebration, whether or not it was Taylor Swift celebrating a brand new file, Twenty One Pilots celebrating a brand new album, Panic! on the Disco celebrating the music of Queen, or the lives of late rapper XXXTentacion and soul legend Aretha Franklin being celebrated by their family members and admirers.
That theme of celebration carried backstage on the Microsoft Theatre at LA Live, the place winners made their means in entrance of photographers and reporters holding handfuls of to do a victory lap. While you noticed who gained and carried out on the telecast, that solely advised a part of the story.
Below, what you didn't see on TV at Tuesday evening's (Oct. 9) AMAs:
four:04 p.m. PT: Twenty One Pilots make their means by way of safety exterior the Microsoft Theatre at LA Live simply over an hour earlier than their massive efficiency — no jumpsuits in sight.
5:46 p.m.: Red-carpet host and Austin & Ally alum Laura Marano is the primary celeb backstage to pose for pics, exhibiting off her nude sequined floor-length robe and going off the clock, now that her pre-show work is finished.
6:28 p.m.: Shawn Mendes wields his AMA for favourite artist – grownup modern previous photographers.
6:48 p.m.: Lenny Kravitz poses for pics backstage and takes a fast pause to take a look at Jennifer Lopez's "Limitless" efficiency on the screens.
6:57 p.m.: "Show us the grill!" photographers shout at Post Malone to get him to smile as he makes his means backstage with two new AMAs.
7:28 p.m.: As Kane Brown arrives to pose for pictures backstage, the AMAs group arms him three trophies, regardless that he solely gained one award onstage. "Wait, what?!?" his rep shrieks in disbelief. "He gained all three?!?" In addition to his televised favourite male artist – nation win, he additionally gained favourite album – nation for his self-titled debut and favourite track – nation for "Heaven."
7:35 p.m.: Mariah Carey sashays backstage in a feather-duster, curve-hugging, glowing robe and charms the cameras. "Mariah, we should always do that daily!" one photographer yells, making the diva snort as she walks away down the corridor.
7:56 p.m.: Carrie Underwood, exhibiting off a resplendent child bump in her fitted black velvet robe, pauses to let her group ensure the prepare of her gown isn't caught earlier than stepping up on the picture platform. Safety first for the expectant mama.
eight:14 p.m.: It takes a village to get Camila Cabello's tulle-skirted princess robe located on the picture platform whereas she balances her 4 new American Music Awards, together with her new artist of the yr win. "Does this look dumb?" she asks her group as she struggles to stability the quartet of prizes. (It's unattainable to look dumb after profitable that many awards, Camila!)