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Photos of Keith Urban, Kate Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, Janet Jackson at American Music Awards 2009-11-23 06:00:00

Stars Sparkle, Burn and Sing at the American Music Awards

The stars of last night'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, and the evening's first award then went to the Black Eyed Peas. The Black Eyed Peas went on to take the stage to do "Boom Boom Pow" with a special Nirvana twist. The show went on 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 customized Louboutins. Michael Jackson won multiple awards, and his brother Jermaine took the stage to accept the award on behalf of their family. Taylor Swift took home the most statues, though she wasn't there and the upset of the night might have to go to Gloriana who won breakthrough artist — make sure to check out the full list of winners. 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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Images include: Shakira, Kate Hudson, Jay-Z, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Paula Abdul, Alicia Keys, Adam Lambert, Chris Daughtry, Pete Wentz, Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urban, Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood, Mary J Blige, Nicole Kidman, Alex Rodriguez, Kristen Bell, Green Day, Nelly Furtado, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Christian Slater, Samuel L Jackson, Seth Green, Leona Lewis, Timbaland, Toni Braxton, Keri Hilson

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Akasha Akasha 7 years
I wasn't able to watch the AMA's, although based on everyone's reviews I didn't miss much, but can someone please tell me what the heck Rihanna is wearing in those pictures. It looks like an updated version of Milla Jovavich's Fifth Element costume.
ashkell ashkell 7 years
There were a lot of WTF moments last night. Overall my favorite performances were Jay/Alicia, Gaga, Carrie Underwood, Eminem and Whitney just because it was very emotional. The rest were not memorable besides J.Lo busting her ass and Shakira's random step show routine.
jaan_black jaan_black 7 years
heard J-Low busted her @$$ on stage lmao....haaa haaa
KrisB KrisB 7 years
Could have done with out both JLo and Adam Lamberts performance. Agree Kate Hudson needed a different dress, it made her look odd and definitely not flattering. Overall this year wasn't that impressive. JayZ and Alicia best performance of the night for me.
KrisB KrisB 7 years
Could have done with out both JLo and Adam Lamberts performance. Agree Kate Hudson needed a different dress, it made her look odd and definitely not flattering. Overall this year wasn't that impressive. JayZ and Alicia best performance of the night for me.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
Couple of things to point out:Kate Hudson- gross, that dress was coming open while she leaned down and her flat chest made me want to puke. Nothing wrong with flat chests,,, I just dont want to see ALL of them on tv. Gaga- slayed it. amazingDaughtry,Urban,Underwood,Lopez,green day, Shakira.......Like watching paint dry.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
Couple of things to point out: Kate Hudson- gross, that dress was coming open while she leaned down and her flat chest made me want to puke. Nothing wrong with flat chests,,, I just dont want to see ALL of them on tv. Gaga- slayed it. amazing Daughtry,Urban,Underwood,Lopez,green day, Shakira.......Like watching paint dry.
babaloo babaloo 7 years
Obviously if you've listened to the radio in the last 6 months all you've heard is the Black Eyed Peas. It was funny to see just how bad they are live. Fergie can't sing. At all. I'm guessing her stripper/lingerie/hooker outfit was supposed to distract from her lack of talent. It kind of worked but at the same time I could only think how cultural decay continues unabated.
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