Katy Perry And Darius Rucker Dedicates “Only Love” Performance To Perry’s Dad At 2020 AMAs

A decade after her American Music Awards debut, Katy Perry returned to the stage to perform her single “Only Love” with country superstar Darius Rucker. On Sunday (Nov. 22), Perry and Rucker spread a message of love and unity with…

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Posted on November 22, 2020

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Katy Perry and Darius Rucker; Photo Courtesy of Getty Images for AMAs

A decade after her American Music Awards debut, Katy Perry returned to the stage to perform her single “Only Love” with country superstar Darius Rucker.

On Sunday (Nov. 22), Perry and Rucker spread a message of love and unity with their incredible stripped reimagined version of the song. The performance marked the live debut of the track. Perry dedicated the performance to her Father, Keith Hudson.

If I had one day left to live
And if the stars went out on me, the truth is
Yeah, there’s so much I’d say and do
If I had nothing to lose, nah, nothing to lose

“Only Love” is a track from Perry’s latest album, Smile, which was released earlier this year. The original song does not feature Rucker.

The 2020 American Music Awards also featured performances from Bad Bunny, Jhay Cortez, BTS, Dua Lipa, Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion and Shawn Mendes, Bebe Rexha feat. Doja Cat, Bell Biv DeVoe, Jennifer Lopez with Maluma, The Weeknd, Kenny G, Machine Gun Kelly, Lewis Capaldi, Dan + Shay and Billie Eilish.

The awards was produced by dick clark productions. Amy Thurlow, Barry Adelman, Mark Bracco and Linda Gierahn are executive producers. Larry Klein is producer. The “2020 American Music Awards” is sponsored by Cheetos, T-Mobile and Xfinity.

Hosted by Taraji P. Henson, The AMAs aired on Wednesday, November 22 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET) on ABC.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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