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Music Awards and Macy’s Parade

Welcome back to POP! Of Culture Weekly, where we discuss the highlights of all things entertainment for the week! This week, we cover the 2020 American Music Awards as well as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! Check it out!

2020 American Music Awards Recap

The 2020 American Music Awards took place on Sunday, Nov. 22 with Taraji P. Henson as the show’s host for the night. Many artists were recognized for their work and took home many awards. The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, and Dan + Shay all went home with three awards each, winning in categories such as Artist of the Year (Swift), Favorite Male Artist-Pop/Rock (Bieber), Favorite Duo/Group-Country (Dan + Shay), and Favorite Male Artist-Soul/R&B (The Weeknd).

Along with giving out awards, the AMAs also had many artists perform throughout the show. Jennifer Lopez and Maluma performed their song Pa’ Ti + Lonely, Billie Eilish performed her song Therefore I Am and Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes performed their song Monster.

photo from AMA’s Twitter

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade took place on Thursday, Nov. 26. Even during a pandemic, the parade was still able to put on a show, but following COVID-19 conduct, of course.

Many balloons and floats were showcased in the parade such as balloon of Snoopy in an astronaut uniform, a SpongeBob balloon, a Pikachu balloon, and much more.

photo from Pokemon’s Twitter

There were also many performances during the parade to keep watchers entertained. The cast of Hamilton took the street and performed the broadway hit The Schyler Sisters. Tori Kelly, Keke Palmer, Dolly Parton, Pentatonix, and other artists also performed during the parade as well!

New content in the Pop industry

Welcome back to POP! Of Culture Weekly, where we discuss the highlights of all things entertainment for the week! This week, we cover Shawn Mendes’ new Netflix documentary and Ariana Grande’s new single! Check it out!

Shawn Mendes Gets a Netflix Documentary

Canadian singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes announced he will be coming out with a new Netflix documentary on Nov. 23 called In Wonder. Netflix dropped the trailer to his documentary on Tuesday. Mendes announced the news of his documentary last week on Instagram with a caption saying “Been working on this documentary for so long & am so excited to finally share it with you all.”

The documentary follows Mendes’ life and his rise to fame as well as the physical and emotional challenges of becoming a well-known artist. Watch the trailer for Mendes’ documentary below.

Ariana Grande Drops New Single, Positions

American singer/songwriter Ariana Grande dropped her first single off her new album, with the same title, called Positions on Friday, Oct. 23. The music video was set with presidential vibes with Grande herself as the woman in charge. Watch the music video below.

Grande first teased the arrival of her new album last week with a tweet saying “I can’t wait to give u my album this month.” She added no additional details after tweeting the announcement, leaving her fans on edge and waiting for her new music.