It’s Cameron he has entered the house! The 26-year-old singer and actress wowed the crowd at the 2022 American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night, Nov. 20 wearing a black and white dress with a white corset-like dress paired with a long black dress. A puffer dress that she turned into a maxi skirt. She looked beautiful with her long, brown hair pulled back into a ponytail and braids around her face. She wore black eyeliner to highlight her bright green eyes. Hoop earrings and a silver necklace with a fancy charm added sparkle to her unique fashion choices.
Although the Disney alum has been around for quite some time, his music career took off this year with the release of his single “Boyfriend”. The song peaked at number 16 on the Hot 100 chart in June, at Billboard, giving the rising star his first top 20 single of his career. Although the song was not nominated for the 2022 AMAs, Dove was nominated in the Best New Artist category and will be performing “Boyfriend” later in the night.
“Boss” was certified platinum by the RIAA this fall, and Dove was presented with the monument by Kelly Clarkson on Nov. 17 when Nkhunda was a guest The Kelly Clarkson Show. The song is about Dove’s sexuality, and his lyrics try to convince a girl that he can be a better friend to her than any boy can be. “[‘Boyfriend’] it was a big part of me finding myself and embracing my stupidity,” she said A native star told the 40-year-old American Idol alum. “And it makes me emotional every time I talk about it, but it was the secret that helped me get into myself, in a way that I didn’t know if I would have the opportunity to find pieces of myself. And to exist as that person, right?”
“The fear is that you’re there alone and the world opens up and everything ends, and all the lights go out,” he continued. “And when the song came out and I saw that people were connecting with it, I think I was scared for some reason, because I didn’t expect it. And over time, it kind of settled into this good thing, like … something that was useful for me to be useful for others.” …
Dove first spoke out about being gay in a 2020 Instagram Live after being accused of sexism in her September 2020 single “We Belong”. Opening up about that time in his life for Gay Times in May 2021, he said, “I’ve been writing about my sexuality for years and I’m afraid to tell anyone.” He continued, “I went on Instagram Live and said ‘Guys, I need to explain something to you. I may not have said it, but I’m super queer. This is something that I want to represent through my music because that’s who I am.'”
“It seemed like something I couldn’t say,” he added, talking about the struggles he faced before telling his fans he was attracted to women again. “I feel like the industry has changed a lot in terms of having a place for people with platforms to be people and not be chosen. I was so scared to come out, and one day I quit because I was acting like someone who came out and I realized I wasn’t.”