Zoe Wees gave a powerful performance of her female empowerment anthem, “Girls Like Us,” on Sunday evening (Nov. 21) during the American Music Awards.
The 19-year-old German singer/songwriter performance came as part of the new ‘AMA Song For Soul Moment,’ which celebrated the power of music and the artists that amplify their voices to inspire change.
“For me, it was the hardest feeling to grow up in a world that you feel doesn’t accept you,” Wees previously shared of the song. “We all have insecurities, but this is what makes us beautiful.”
“Girls Like Us” appears on Wees’ 5-track debut EP, Golden Wings.
The 2021 American Music Awards also featured performances from Olivia Rodrigo, Bad Bunny with Tainy and Juliete Venegas, Kane Brown, Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Lopez, BTS, Coldplay, Silk Sonic, New Edition, Chlöe, New Kids on the Block, Diplo, Måneskin, Mickey Guyton, Tyler, the Creator, and Walker Hayes.
The awards ceremony also included a star-studded list of presenters, including Machine Gun Kelly, Brandy, Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler, Anthony Ramos, Billy Porter, D-Nice, Drew Lachey, Joey Fatone and Shawn Stockman, JB Smoove, JoJo Siwa, Liza Koshy, Marsai Martin, Madelyn Cline, Michelle Young, and Winnie Harlow.
Sponsored by Xfinity, the 2021 American Music Awards is produced by MRC Live & Alternative and Jesse Collins Entertainment.
Hosted by Cardi B, the American Music Awards aired live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8/7c on ABC.
The show will stream again on Monday, November 22, 2021, via Hulu.