COLDPLAY SCREAMS OUT LOVE FOR INDIA
British rock band Coldplay is clearly not over India. First, their frontman, Chris Martin played an impromotu gig in the Capital in July this year, then the band shot their music video in Mumbai a few months later. This time around, at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, they had Coldplay written in Devanagari script over amplifiers.
The 43rd American Music Awards on Sunday night in Los Angeles were all about music and tributes. Singer Jennifer Lopez hosted the night, which was kicked off with a 10-minute dance montage of the year’s biggest hits including Uptown Funk, Bad Blood and Hotline Bling, among others. Other performers included Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Coldplay. But Celine Dion, stole the show with her rendition of French singer Edith Piaf ’s Hymne à L’Amour (Ode To Love) to honour the Paris attack victims. Actor Jared Leto, who introduced Dion, said the attacks were “horrific and a senseless tragedy”. He also named friends who had been at the Bataclan Concert Hall, one of whom, Thomas Ayad, was killed.
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Celine Dion as she sang in honour of the victims of the recent Paris