Entertainment Weekly

Subscribe

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content
Join Now
PetHero: Save 25% at the vet; get toys, treats, and a 24/7 lost pet conciergeLearn More

Article

AMAs 2016: Lady Gaga performs Million Reasons

Posted on

Kevin Winter/Getty Images

From dive bars to Studio 8H, Lady Gaga has spent the better part of the last month promoting her latest album, and she finally brought the sounds of Joanne to a major awards show for the first time on Sunday night.

The Grammy-winning performer took the American Music Awards stage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles following an introduction by Matt Bomer, belting a spirited rendition of “Million Reasons” while seated on a campground set.

Gaga previously performed “Million Reasons” on the Oct. 22 episode of Saturday Night Live, sporting a pink hat similar to the one worn on the Joanne album cover. She also powered through the country-inspired ballad, co-written with genre hitmaker Hillary Lindsey, during a segment on James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke later that month.

After first dropping as a promotional track ahead of Joanne‘s Oct. 21 debut, “Million Reasons” was later upgraded to official single status when it topped the U.S. iTunes chart in the days following Gaga’s Carpool Karaoke session. It has thus far peaked at No. 57 on the Billboard Hot 100. Joanne‘s lead single, “Perfect Illusion,” charted at No. 15 in September.

Following her AMAs appearance, Gaga will take the stage at NRG Stadium in Houston as the Super Bowl LI Halftime Show headliner on Feb. 5, 2017.Β 

via GIPHY