AMAs get retro-charged

Aguilera performs with New Kids on the Block

HOLLYWOOD — Sunday’s American Music Awards at the Nokia Theater took a trip down memory lane when Christina Aguilera opened the show with a medley of her greatest hits followed by a nostalgic performance by New Kids on the Block.

Upon accepting his kudos for rap album, the never modest Kanye West also referenced the past saying, “I want to be Elvis,” to which host Jimmy Kimmel later rejoined, “Elvis died on the toilet with a jelly donut in his mouth.”

Other big winners of the night included Chris Brown (with three), Rihanna and Alicia Keys (two each) as well as Annie Lennox who was given the Award of Merit by Justin Timberlake.

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