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Celine Dion paid tribute to the victims of the recent Paris attacks at the American Music Awards by singing Edith Piaf’s “Hymne à L’Amour” in French as some audience members cried.

Jared Leto, who introduced Dion, said his band 30 Seconds to Mars recently performed at the Bataclan, the Paris concert hall where 89 people were killed in the Nov. 13 attack.

Dion earned a rousing applause after her performance Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, which started with the Eiffel Tower projected behind her.

Before her performance, Nicki Minaj won her second award for the night: favorite artist — rap/hip-hop. Earlier, she encouraged her feverish fans to “find their voice” when accepting favorite album — rap/hip-hop for “The Pinkprint,” beating out Drake and J. Cole.

“I want to just thank you, the fans, for allowing me to change and have a different voice every time I come back out (with a new album),” Minaj said. “And please find your voice and find your purpose before it’s too late. Love you.”

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source: BlackAmericaWeb.com

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