The American Music Awards mashes up the hottest dance craze in the world with a busted-out old school phenomenon!
This year's AMAs was a special one for those involved, as it was the first one to take place since the passing of originator Dick Clark. "America's Oldest Teenager," who died on April 18th at the age of 82, was remembered in musical tribute performed by Stevie Wonder. "This show, on its 40th anniversary, still reflects Dick's original vision," host Ryan Seacrest, a Clark protégé, told the audience. "Bring the top artists on the planet together on an equal stage and then let the music speak for itself."
That mantra was in full force as the show closed with South Korean rapper PSY's collaboration with MC Hammer in a dance medley to a mash-up of PSY's "Gangnam Style" and Hammer's 1991 sensation "Too Legit to Quit."
"That was so awesome," PSY told CNN backstage after the show. "We experienced miracle tonight."
Hammer, who triggered a dance craze in the early 1990s, said he and Psy are "kindred spirits" and they may work together again. "He's got the whole world dancing," he said, comparing PSY to James Brown, Michael Jackson and himself.
Gotta love these guys! They're so modest!
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