Lady Gaga Wows at the 2016 American Music Awards With a Barefoot Performance of 'Million Reasons'

Rachel McRady
Entertainment Tonight

She's done it again! Lady Gaga didn't disappoint on Sunday night when she took to the stage at the 2016 American Music Awards to perform "Million Reasons," her heartfelt country ballad.

The chart-topper opted for a black, studded leather cowgirl outfit and bare feet for her performance. It was a much different look than her red carpet ensemble, a chic and breezy white pantsuit topped with a wide-brimmed hat.

MORE: Ariana Grande, John Legend and The Weeknd to Perform at 2016 American Music Awards

Gaga's performance of the new song off her fifth studio album, Joanne, was an emotional, pared-down rendition that saw the singer alone on the stage with her guitar, perched atop a stool against a night sky backdrop.

via GIPHY

Prior to the show, Gaga left her Little Monsters in the dark as she posted a series of mysterious videos to social media, teasing the performance.

After Snapchatting several muted videos of herself playing an acoustic guitar and enjoying a sunny day out with her French bulldogs, Asia and Koji, she shared a clip from a grassy hillside, writing, "Happiness is this beautiful American earth. See u at the AMAs. Hope to share a piece of my soul with you."

MORE: Lady Gaga Says She Took a Break From Music After 'Endless Work' Became 'Abusive' to Her Body and Mind

Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah hosted this year's show, which featured performances from Bruno Mars, John Legend, Ariana Grande, and more.

Gaga was a very vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton throughout the election season. Watch the video below to see her political statements ever since Donald Trump was declared president-elect.

Related Articles