The Weeknd made a fiery entrance at the American Music Awards on Sunday, emerging in front of a flaming vestibule to perform “The Hills,” the chart-topping hit from his new album Beauty Behind the Madness, which won Favorite Soul/R&B Album. Earlier in the evening he was presented the award by non-other than Prince.
Dressed in all black with white kicks, the 25-year-old star belted out the sinisterly erotic tune in front of burning arches on the flame lined stage. Fellow stars such as Justin Bieber, Nick Jonas, Meghan Trainor and Wiz Khalifa were all seen mesmerized by his performance.
The Weeknd is currently traveling on his miini “Madness Fall Tour” with Travis Scott, Banks, and Halsey.
Check out the performance below:
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