Boston was in the house at the American Music Awards
Two of Boston’s hottest music groups, New Edition and the New Kids on the Block, performed in an event called the “Battle of Boston” at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night. Although the musicians went back and forth, the set was meant to show off their Boston pride.
It was the groups’ first time performing together, but it seemed like they collectively knew how to bring energy by singing their 80s and 90s hits. They share a common lineage in producer Maurice Starr, who helped discover the Roxbury and Dorchester bands in the 80s and promote them to stardom.
The crowd enjoyed walking down memory lane as they listened to hits such as “You Got It (The Right Stuff)” and the iconic “Candy Girl,” with the words “Battle in Boston” emblazoned above the stage. lights and images. of Fenway Park in the background.
Towards the end of the set, New Edition shouted to the crowd during “If It Isn’t Love” “yo rep Boston, Roxbury, Dorchester, you know we had to do it.”
Watch the full performance here:
Check out these photos from the starry night:
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