The stars of yesterday's American Music Awards hit the red carpet before heading inside LA's Nokia Theatre for the main event. Janet Jackson kicked things off with an energetic eight minute performance. The evening's first award then went to the Black Eyed Peas, who later took the stage and performed "Boom Boom Pow" with a special Nirvana twist. The show continued with performances from Carrie Underwood and Shakira, as well as from Jay-Z and Alicia Keys with "Empire State of Mind." Unfortunately not everyone stayed on their feet — both Jennifer Lopez and Adam Lambert took tumbles while singing.
There were other memorable performances, from Lady Gaga, Rihanna and not to mention Whitney Houston's return to the stage before she received the International Award of Excellence. Jennifer Lopez had a beaming Marc Anthony in the crowd as she debuted her new single and showed off those customised Louboutins. Michael Jackson won multiple awards and his brother Jermaine took the stage to accept them on behalf of their family. Taylor Swift took home the most statues- though she wasn't there to accept them- and the upset of the night might have to go to Gloriana who won breakthrough artist. Kate Hudson joined her Nine costars Fergie and Nicole Kidman, though Kate did have a chance to share a special moment with Alex Rodriguez. We also had everything covered on the fashion and beauty ends, so make sure to check in with Fab and Bella!
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