The American Music Awards wasn't just about the music. Celebrities walked the red carpet in a variety of glamorous hairstyles and gorgeous makeup looks, providing plenty of beauty inspiration for months to come. From Taylor Swift's tucked-and-rolled bun, to Brandy's vintage bob, here are our top picks for who really stole the show. On Kirbie: Karen Kane dress.
At the American Music Awards, nothing is off limits on the red carpet. Thus, we're always treated to a range of gorgeous looks in every hue, length, and degree of textural intrigue. And last night, it was Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Stacy Keibler, and Kerry Washington who got our votes for best dressed. Amped-up embellishments were big on the Fall '12 runways, so it was no surprise to see music's biggest stars reaching for dramatically jeweled dresses. Watch today's Fab Flash to get the rundown on all these looks now. On Allison McNamara: Greylin jacket, StyleMint top, House of Lavande bracelet.
The 2012 American Music Awards have come and gone, and what a night it was! The red carpet was alight with some of music and television's biggest stars while the stage was packed with talent. With performances by Justin Bieber, Psy, Usher, No Doubt, Carrie Underwood, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Pink, and Christina Aguilera, it was an electrifying show. Check out the hottest pics of the night, from arrivals to winners and performers!
The American Music Awards went down in LA on Sunday night! Usher opened a show that went on to feature many performances from some of the biggest stars in the music industry. Gwen Stefani and the guys of No Doubt put on a show, as did Kelly Clarkson and Ke$ha. Taylor Swift performed her soon-to-be-released single "I Knew You Were Trouble." She changed out of the gold Zuhair Murad number she wore on the red carpet and into two elaborate costumes. Justin Bieber hit the stage too for a rendition of his songs "As Long as You Love Me" and "Beauty and a Beat." Pink put on an acrobatic, energetic performance, and Christina Aguilera wore a tiny costume to sing a song of her own.
As for the awards, Taylor and Justin were big winners. After arriving with his mom, Pattie Mallette, as his date, Justin picked up an early honor for best pop or rock male artist. He was also recognized with favorite pop/rock album and, right at the end of the show, artist of the year. Taylor, meanwhile, was crowned favorite female country artist. Further honors went to best new artist Carly Rae Jepsen and favorite country band Lady Antebellum. Carrie Underwood also has a new statue to celebrate with, having won best country album — check out the full list of American Music Awards winners!
The AMAs took over LA's Nokia Theatre last night, with the biggest names in music stepping out for the celebration. Many of the stars shared some of their behind-the-scenes fun, too. Pink posted a photo while a makeup artist removed her body paint and Heidi Klum shared a pic of her pre-show beauty routine. Lady Antebellum posted a photo later in the night after taking home an award and Stacy Keibler documented the night by snapping a pic with Gwen Stefani. Click through to see all the candid photos from your favorite stars!
Justin Bieber had Selena Gomez by his side at an afterparty for last night's American Music Awards in LA. He had quite a lot to celebrate after taking home three awards, including artist of the year, as well as hitting the stage to perform two singles. Although Justin stuck close by Selena for the latter part of the evening, he arrived for the show with a different date. Justin hit the red carpet with his mom, Pattie Mallette, by his side. Last night's afterparty was not the first time the couple have been spotted together since announcing their split last week. Over the weekend, Justin and Selena reunited for a short date night at LA's Yamato restaurant.
The American Music Awards are mostly about the performances (and trust me, there were loads), but they also made some time to pass out a couple of trophies between all that singing and dancing. Justin Bieber and Usher were the night's biggest winners, but other fan favorites like Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, and Carrie Underwood were honored as well.
Carrie Underwood gave a huge performance of "Two Black Cadillacs" at the American Music Awards in LA this evening, and afterward she stepped backstage to chat with us. Carrie sat down with Lindsay Miller to talk about "representing country music" at the show and what it was like to team up with Aerosmith recently. Carrie also revealed how she keeps her tour bus feeling like home and her Thanksgiving plans — she'll be cooking with friends! Check it out now.
The American Music Awards were all about shimmer, shine, and a lot of leg-baring looks this year. Of all the eye-catching ensembles from the evening, there were four in particular that stood out among the red-carpet crowd. Taylor Swift stunned in a sweet and sexy metallic floral mini by Zuhair Murad; Carrie Underwood dazzled in a sheer, purple lace gown by Abed Mahfouz; and Stacy Keibler showed off her legs for days in a jeweled Collette Dinnigan dress. Meanwhile, Scandal star Kerry Washington showed off her style prowess in a beautiful yellow lace creation by Stella McCartney paired with pink pumps. Now, it's your cue to chime in: which AMAs attendee gets your vote for best dressed of the evening?
The American Music Awards is underway, and with performers like Carrie Underwood, Usher, Taylor Swift, Pink, and No Doubt lighting up the stage tonight, it's guaranteed to be a rockin' good time. The red-carpet looks are rolling in, and so far, we've spotted Carrie Underwood in a gorgeous, sheer purple lace confection by Abed Mahfouz; Heidi Klum in a sexy gold number by Balmain; and Jordin Sparks in a sleek, sheer printed gown by Etro. See more of the looks so far right here, and come back often for updates!