By Megan McCluskey
November 21, 2016

During her first high-profile appearance since announcing that she planned to “take some time off” in August, Selena Gomez delivered a speech at Sunday’s American Music Awards that was met with acclaim by her fellow stars.

The 24-year-old singer’s acceptance speech for Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist — which touted the importance of mental health — earned praise from many in the audience, including Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande.

Gaga took to Instagram to show her support for Gomez, posting a photo of the two embracing backstage. “So dope I got to hang with the biggest rockstar of the night. (Ya,know besides Sting and Green Day),” she wrote. “The girl with the biggest prize of all a BIG Heart that she shares with the world.”

Even Taylor Swift — who didn’t attend the awards show — shared a video of herself cheering on her longtime friend.

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