The American Music Awards wasn't just about the music. Celebrities walked the red carpet in a variety of glamourous 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.
Yesterday's 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 jewelled 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?
Many of music's biggest names stepped out at the American Music Awards in LA tonight. The ladies, including Kelly Rowland, Christina Aguilera, and Nicki Minaj brought the glamour with their red carpet looks. Performer and nominee Taylor Swift sparkled in a Zuhair Murad mini while Pink, who arrived with husband Carey Hart, went long in Catherine Deane. Carrie Underwood chose a colourful lace look by Abed Mahfouz before taking the stage to perform during the show. Gwen Stefani switched things up in an embellished Balmain jacket and leather leggings as she arrived with her No Doubt bandmates and Jordin Sparks showed skin in a cut-out Etro gown on the arm of boyfriend Jason Derulo. Justin Bieber brought his mum to the show after spending time with on-again girlfriend Selena Gomez over the weekend. There were lots more sexy looks this evening so click through to see them all and make sure to vote on your favourites with Fab and Bella's red carpet polls!
The AMAs took over LA's Nokia Theatre tonight, 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 of her outfit, while Heidi Klum snapped a photo from backstage. Stylist Brad Goreski posed alongside Stacy Keibler, and Carly Rae Jepsen had some last-minute help before hitting the red carpet. Click through to see all the candid photos from your favourite stars!
The American Music Awards are going down in LA this evening. 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$ha. Taylor Swift performed her soon-to-be-released single "I Knew You Were Trouble." She changed out of the gold Zuhair Murad number she wore on the red carpet and into her second dress of the evening. Justin Bieber hit the stage too for a rendition of his songs "As Long As You Love Me" and "Beauty and a Beat." Pink put on an acrobatic, energetic performance, and Christina Aguilera wore a tiny costume to sing a song of her own.
As for the awards, Taylor and Justin were big winners. After arriving with his mum, Pattie Mallette, as his date, Justin picked up an early honour for best pop or rock male artist. He was also recognised with favourite pop/rock album. Taylor, meanwhile, was crowned favourite female country artist. Further honours went to best new artist, Carly Rae Jepsen, and favourite country band, Lady Antebellum. The show's still underway in LA, so check back soon for more updates!
The American Music Awards are underway, and with performers like Carrie Underwood, Usher, Taylor Swift, Pink, and No Doubt set to light up the stage, it's guaranteed to be a rockin' good time. The red-carpet looks have been rolling in, and so far, we've spotted Carrie Underwood in a gorgeous, sheer purple lace confection by Abed Mahfouz; Heidi Klum in a sexy gold number by Balmain; and Jordin Sparks in a sleek, sheer printed gown by Etro. Click through.
It's been 40 years since the first American Music Awards, a tradition started by the late Dick Clark. And with stars like Pink, Cyndi Lauper, and Ke$ha on the red carpet, you know it's going to be a good time. From the perennially chic celebrities to the ones to add a bit of edge, see the hottest beauty looks from the AMAs up close.
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Taylor Swift showed off her legs in a short gold number on the American Music Awards red carpet in LA this afternoon. Taylor is a nominee this evening, and she'll also be performing a number off her smash hit album Red. Taylor broke from singing about her own exes to console her friend Selena Gomez this weekend. Taylor and Selena went out for a girlfriends dinner on Saturday evening, just one day after Selena's troubled date with Justin Bieber that didn't end well. Selena had been expected to attend the awards as well, though it's yet to be seen whether she'll opt to avoid any confrontation with Justin instead. As for Taylor's love life, she may have a new man — she's been seen hanging out with One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles. At 18, he'd be another younger man for the 22-year-old Taylor, but that hasn't held her back in the past.
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