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Pink had the honor of performing a tribute to Olivia Newton-John at the 50th Annual American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday.

With a monitor flashing images of the late singer, who was a 10-time AMA winner, the pop star gave a rousing rendition of Hopefully Devoted To You, decked out in a pink-feathered gown and her blonde tresses styled short and feathered back off her face.

The song was originally sung by Newton-John for the hit musical film Grease (1978), and its accompanying soundtrack, and went on to reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and number seven on the Adult Contemporary chart.

Passionate: Pink, 43, sang Hopefully Devoted To You in a tribute to late singer and actress Olivia Newton-John at the 50th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday

Passionate: Pink, 43, sang Hopefully Devoted To You in a tribute to late singer and actress Olivia Newton-John at the 50th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday

Melissa Etheridge first came on the the AMA stage to introduce Pink. But before she called her out, the musician shared a few sweet sentiments about Newton-John.

‘From the moment you were in the presence of Olivia Newton-John, you sensed her sweetness, you stood in awe of her welcoming beauty, and you basked in the feeling that she was connecting to you alone,’ she began.

The Bring Me Some Water singer-songwriter went on to share how to hear her sing ‘was to feel the power of art to transform feelings, the feelings we all have of love and elation and disappointment into something sublime.’

From there, Etheridge set up Pink for her performance of Hopefully Devoted To You.

With a monitor flashing images of the late singer, who was a 10-time AMA winner, the pop star gave a rousing rendition of Hopefully Devoted To You, decked out in a pink-feathered gown and her blonde tresses styled short and feathered back off her face

With a monitor flashing images of the late singer, who was a 10-time AMA winner, the pop star gave a rousing rendition of Hopefully Devoted To You, decked out in a pink-feathered gown and her blonde tresses styled short and feathered back off her face

Roar: The crowd erupted into a loud roar at the end of her second performance of the evening

Roar: The crowd erupted into a loud roar at the end of her second performance of the evening

Pink (born Alecia Beth Moore Hart), 43, proceeded to deliver a passionate version of the song, which was also performed by Newton-John at the 21st Grammy Awards back in 1979. 

All while she sang, a group of audience members were situated over her right shoulder with their hands raised high into the air.

By the end of the performance, the crowd erupted into a loud applause that quickly transformed into a standing ovation, that was led by Pink’s husband Carey Hart, 47, and their two children, 11-year-old daughter Willow and five-year-old son Jameson. 

Pink also got to open the 2022 AMAs with a live debut of her new song, Never Gonna Not Dance Again.

Lovin' it; That crowd roar turned into a standing ovation led by Pink's husband Carey Hart, 47, and their two children, 11-year-old daughter Willow and five-year-old son Jameson

Lovin’ it; That crowd roar turned into a standing ovation led by Pink’s husband Carey Hart, 47, and their two children, 11-year-old daughter Willow and five-year-old son Jameson

Stand Oh: The crowd continued it loud ovation even as the show moved to the next segment

Stand Oh: The crowd continued it loud ovation even as the show moved to the next segment

Before the show began, Pink praised the late singer and actress during an interview with Entertainment Tonight.

She was an absolute icon, and also, she was a wonderful human being. ‘I loved her voice,’ Pink shared while on the red carpet. ‘My daughter just got done doing Grease in her theatre production, and she actually helped me learn the song.’ 

It turns out the Get The Party Started singer-songwriter got to meet Newton-John three times, and that she was an ‘absolute angel’, according to her Instagram post in the wake of Newton-John’s death this past August.

‘One of the loveliest, kindest, light from within human beings I have ever met. Kindness personified. May she Rest In Peace and may her family be held in love and light during this difficult time,’ she wrote in the caption alongside a photo of the two singer’s together.

RIP: In the wake of Newton-John's death on August 8, Pink took to her Instagram page and shared a heartfelt tribute to the late performer along with a photo of the stars together

RIP: In the wake of Newton-John’s death on August 8, Pink took to her Instagram page and shared a heartfelt tribute to the late performer along with a photo of the stars together

On the heels of the soundtrack, Grease went on to become the highest-grossing musical film of all-time, eclipsing a record held by The Sound of Music by grossing more than $366 million on just a $6 million budget. 

And Newton-John went on to score many more of her Top 10 hits.

He 10 wins at American Music Award dated back to 1974 when she won Favorite Album – Country for Let Me Be There and went through until 1982 when she won for Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock.

Newton-John was also four-time Grammy Award winner whose music career included five number-one hit songs. 

Massive hit: Newton-John originally sang Hopefully Devoted To You for the film Grease (1978) and its accompanying soundtrack, and proceeded to reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and number seven on the Adult Contemporary chart

Massive hit: Newton-John originally sang Hopefully Devoted To You for the film Grease (1978) and its accompanying soundtrack, and proceeded to reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and number seven on the Adult Contemporary chart

Heartbreaking loss: Newton-John was 73-years-old when she passed away this past summer at her beloved ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley of California

Heartbreaking loss: Newton-John was 73-years-old when she passed away this past summer at her beloved ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley of California

Newton-John was 73-years-old when she passed away this past summer at her beloved ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley of California.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer three times during her lifetime, beginning in 1992. 

In the wake of her first recovery, the actress and singer became an advocate for breast cancer research and other health issues. 

More than 25 years had gone by when she made the shocking announcement that she had again been diagnosed with breast cancer. It was during this time that she revealed she had a previous recurrence of the disease in 2013, but had decided to keep the news private.

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The If You Love Me, Let Me Know star revealed that her third diagnosis in 2017 had metastasized, spread to her bones, and progressed to Stage IV.

Newton-John left behind her husband, John Easterling, whom she married in 2008, and her daughter Chloe, 36, whom she shared with her first husband Matt Lattanzi. 

American Music Awards 2022: WINNERS

ARTIST OF THE YEAR 

Adele 

Bad Bunny 

Beyoncé 

Drake 

Harry Styles 

Taylor Swift (Winner)

The Weeknd

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Dove Cameron (Winner)

GAYLE

Latto

Måneskin

Steve Lacy

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto Cast – We Don’t Talk About Bruno

Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart – PNAU Remix (Winner)

Future ft. Drake & Tems – WAIT FOR U

Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow – INDUSTRY BABY

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – STAY

FAVORITE TOURING ARTIST

Bad Bunny

Coldplay (Winner)

Ed Sheeran

Elton John

The Rolling Stones  

FAVORITE POP SONG 

Adele – Easy on Me

Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto Cast –  We Don’t Talk About Bruno

Harry Styles – As It Was (Winner)

Lizzo – About Damn Time

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – Stay

FAVORITE COUNTRY ALBUM  

Carrie Underwood – Denim & Rhinestones

Luke Combs – Growin’ Up

Cody Johnson – Human: The Double Album

Taylor Swift – Red (Taylor’s Version) (Winner)

Walker Hayes – Country Stuff: The Album

FAVORITE COUNTRY SONG  

Chris Stapleton – You Should Probably Leave

Cody Johnson – Til You Can’t

Dustin Lynch ft. MacKenzie Porter –  Thinking ‘Bout You

Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan – Buy Dirt

Morgan Wallen – Wasted on You (Winner)

FAVORITE MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST  

Drake

Future

Kendrick Lamar (Winner)

Lil Baby

Lil Durk

FAVORITE FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST  

Cardi B

GloRilla

Latto

Megan Thee Stallion

Nicki Minaj (Winner)

FAVORITE MALE R&B ARTIST  

Brent Faiyaz

Chris Brown (Winner)

Givēon

Lucky Daye

The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE R&B ARTIST 

Beyoncé (Winner)

Doja Cat

Muni Long

Summer Walker

SZA

FAVORITE MALE LATIN ARTIST  

Bad Bunny (Winner)

Farruko

J Balvin

Jhayco

Rauw Alejandro

FAVORITE FEMALE LATIN ARTIST  

Anitta (Winner)

Becky G

Kali Uchis

Karol G

Rosalía

FAVORITE ROCK ARTIST  

Imagine Dragons

Machine Gun Kelly (Winner)

Måneskin

Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Lumineers

FAVORITE ROCK SONG  

Foo Fighters – Love Dies Young

Imagine Dragons x JID – Enemy

Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)

Måneskin – Beggin’ (Winner)

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Black Summer

FAVORITE ROCK ALBUM

Coldplay – Music of the Spheres

Ghost – Impera (Winner)

Imagine Dragons – Mercury – Act 1

Machine Gun Kelly – mainstream sellout

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Unlimited Love

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FAVORITE DANCE/ELECTRONIC ARTIST  

Diplo

Marshmello (Winner)

Swedish House Mafia

The Chainsmokers

Tiësto

FAVORITE AFROBEATS ARTIST  

Burna Boy

CKay

Fireboy DML

Tems

Wizkid (Winner)

 

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO

Adele – Easy On Me

Bad Bunny ft. Chencho Corleone – Me Porto Bonito

Harry Styles – As It Was

Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow – INDUSTRY BABY

Taylor Swift – All Too Well (Taylor’s Version) (Winner)

FAVORITE MALE POP ARTIST

Bad Bunny

Drake

Ed Sheeran

Harry Styles (Winner)

The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE POP ARTIST

Adele

Beyoncé

Doja Cat

Lizzo

Taylor Swift (Winner)

FAVORITE POP GROUP OR DUO

BTS (Winner)

Coldplay

Imagine Dragons

Måneskin

OneRepublic

FAVORITE POP ALBUM

Adele – 30 

Bad Bunny – Un Verano Sin Ti

Beyoncé – Renaissance

Harry Styles – Harry’s House

Taylor Swift – Red (Taylor’s Version) (Winner)

The Weeknd – Dawn FM

FAVORITE MALE COUNTRY ARTIST

Chris Stapleton

Cody Johnson

Luke Combs

Morgan Wallen (Winner)

Walker Hayes

FAVORITE FEMALE  COUNTRY ARTIST

 Carrie Underwood

Lainey Wilson

Maren Morris

Miranda Lambert

Taylor Swift (Winner)

FAVORITE COUNTRY DUO OR GROUP

Dan + Shay (Winner)

Lady A

Old Dominion

Parmalee

Zac Brown Band

FAVORITE HIP-HOP ALBUM  

Future –  I Never Liked You

Gunna – DS4EVER

Kendrick Lamar – Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers (Winner)

Lil Durk – 7220

Polo G – Hall of Fame 2.0

FAVORITE HIP-HOP SONG  

Future ft. Drake & Tems – Wait For U (Winner)

Jack Harlow – First Class

Kodak Black – Super Gremlin

Latto – Big Energy

Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow – Industry Baby

FAVORITE R&B ALBUM  

Beyoncé – Renaissance (Winner)

Drake – Honestly, Nevermind

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) – An Evening with Silk Sonic

Summer Walker – Still Over It

The Weeknd – Dawn FM

FAVORITE LATIN DUO OR GROUP  

Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga

Calibre 50

Eslabon Armado

Grupo Firme

Yahritza Y Su Esencia (Winner)

FAVORITE LATIN ALBUM  

Bad Bunny – Un Verano Sin Ti (Winner)

Farruko – La 167

J Balvin – Jose

Rauw Alejandro -Vice Versa

Rosalía – Motomami

FAVORITE LATIN SONG  

Bad Bunny ft. Chencho Corleone – Me Porto Bonito

Becky G x Karol G – MAMIII

Karol G – Provenza

Rauw Alejandro – Todo de Ti

Sebastián Yatra – Dos Oruguitas (Winner)

FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL ARTIST  

Anne Wilson

for King & Country (Winner)

Katy Nichole

Matthew West

Phil Wickham

FAVORITE GOSPEL ARTIST  

CeCe Winans

DOE

E. Dewey Smith

Maverick City Music

Tamela Mann (Winner)

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK  

ELVIS (Winner)

Encanto

Sing 2

Stranger Things: Soundtrack from the Netflix Series, Season 4

Top Gun: Maverick

FAVORITE K-POP ARTIST  

Blackpink

BTS (Winner)

Seventeen

Tomorrow X Together

Twice

FAVORITE R&B SONG

Beyoncé – Break My Soul

Muni Long – Hrs And Hrs

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) – Smokin Out The Window”

SZA – I Hate U

Wizkid ft. Tems – Essence

 

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