There Are a Million Reasons to Be Glad Lady Gaga Is Back at Music Awards Shows, One Being Her Understated AMAs Performance

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If you got used to seeing Lady Gaga steal the (award) show spotlight at the Golden Globes and Oscars of late, fear not, she still knows how to command a music awards show's stage. Gaga appeared at the American Music Awards on Sunday in full countrified Joanne character (sans hat!) for a somber-but-stellar performance of her big ballad "Million Reasons." Gone are the days of emerging from an egg, simulated bloodbaths, and all the stunts Gaga used to concoct for whichever awards show dared to let her have at it. Say hello to understated, guitar-plucking Joanne and your nearest box of tissues.