Perry, Matera Pursue History With AMA Performance
November 22, 2011
Guitarist Patrick Matera soulfully strummed a Gretsch White Falcon during Katy Perry’s performance of “The One That Got Away” at Sunday night’s American Music Awards, continuing a bid for Billboard Hot 100 history.
After Perry’s performance (viewed below), she was surprised by supermodel Heidi Klum and given a special achievement award for being the first female pop star with five No. 1 singles to come off one album.
Michael Jackson is the only other artist to accomplish such a feat, having notched five leaders with Bad in 1987-88.
“The One That Got Away” is the sixth single off Perry’s Teenage Dream, following “California Gurls,” “Firework,” the title track, “E.T.” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).”
Here are the rest of the 2011 American Music Awards winners:
Favorite Country Female Artist – Taylor Swift
Favorite Country Band – Lady Antebellum
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist – Adele
Favorite Pop/Rock Album – Adele, “21”
Favorite Pop/Rock Band – Maroon 5
Favorite Latin Artist – Jennifer Lopez
Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist – Nicki Minaj
Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Album – Nicki Minaj, “Pink Friday”
Favorite R&B Female Artist – Beyonce
2011 American Music Awards: Artists of the Year
Artist of the Year – Taylor Swift
Sprint New Artist of the Year – Hot Chelle Rae