“He was a mentor, friend and a wonderful advocate for popular music,” Seacrest said of Clark in a statement. “It’s only fitting that one of music’s legends, Stevie Wonder, will play at Sunday’s tribute.”
Stevie performed a medley of hit songs including “My Cherie Amour,” “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life” and “Sir Duke.” His performance was sweet and appropriate as pictures of Dick emerged on a screen behind him. Stevie also spoke fondly of his late friend Dick, as he said he will “remember his friendship and his kindness.”
This year marked the 40th Anniversary of the American Music Awards. Clark formed the American Music Awards back in 1973 as a means of competing with the Grammys.
AMAs also paid tribute to a variety of the 80′s stars such as Cyndi Lauper, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince amongst others.
The American Music Awards also included performances from Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, Carly Rae Jepsen, Carrie Underwood, Ke$ha, Taylor Swift, Usher, and a number of others.
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