Katy Perry beside a logo of the AMAs

American singer, Katy Perry, returned to the American Music Awards 2020 on Sunday to perform her new single, Only Love. 

It is also Perry’s first performance on stage after she gave birth to her first child, Daisy, in August. 

Daisy is Perry’s first child with her partner, Lord of the Rings actor, Orlando Bloom. 

The Firework singer delivered an emotional comeback of her new song, along with American roots rock singer Darius Rucker. 


Katy Perry and Darius Rucker onstage together

The song asks the question, “if you had one day to left to live, what would you do with it?” asked the show host, Taraji P. Henson, while introducing Perry and Rucker. 

“What would you do if you had nothing to lose?” he added. 

Before the performance, both Pery and Rucker surprised their fans after teasing about a song collaboration. 

On her Instagram post, Perry shared that after going back to church, she met a new friend and found #OnlyLove. She then added to tune in for AMAs. 

The Wagon Wheel singer also posted on his Instagram a teaser picture of him and Perry on AMA’s stage. 

On another Instagram post, Perry shared that she’s dedicating her AMA’s performance to her father.

The Dark Horse singer included a picture of her father and herself when she’s still a baby. 

The 2013 AMA Controversy 

Various news outlets have also commented on Perry’s simple outfit during her recent performance. 

The I Kissed a Girl singer performed while wearing denim-on-denim. 

A far cry from her last AMA performance in 2013, and in some way, quite symbolic too. 

Seven years ago, in 2013, Perry got involved in a race controversy after she performed “Unconditionally” with a Japanese themed ensemble. 

Viewers of the show accused her of racism after dressing as a Geisha and opening her performance like she’s praying at a temple. 


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