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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!

Passings and Performances

Welcome back to POP! Of Culture Weekly, where we discuss the highlights of all things entertainment for the week! This week, we cover the passing of Alex Trebek and the announcement of the performer for the Super Bowl halftime show!

Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek Passes

The host of the TV game-show Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek passed away on Sunday, Nov. 8th. Trebek was 80 years old and lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. Trebek had reportedly passed away “peacefully and surrounded by family and friends” according to Jeopardy!’s Twitter post.

Many celebrities came to social media to post their condolences.

Actress Viola Davis said in a tweet “RIP Alex Trebek. A true, true gentleman and courageous hero. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”

photo from Viola Davis’ Twitter.

Dr. Phil wrote “Television has lost a true treasure and icon. Alex was in a league of his own. Class act, grace and courage just scratch the surface. Always warm, friendly and unassuming. Robin & I send our heartfelt condolences to the entire Trebek family. You are all in our prayers,” on Twitter.

photo from Dr. Phil’s Twitter.

The Weeknd to Perform at Super Bowl Halftime Show

On Thursday, Nov. 12, it was announced that Canadian artist, Abel Tesfaye, known professionally as The Weeknd, will be performing at the upcoming Super Bowl halftime show.

The three-time Grammy Award winner will perform at the halftime in February in Tampa, Florida.

The Weeknd shared this tweet to announce the news.

photo from The Weeknd’s Twitter.