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American Music Awards

The glitterati were out in force last night (20 November) for the 2011 American Music Awards in LA. Adele and Taylor Swift stormed the ceremony with three gongs each - although Adele was unable to attend in person as she continues to recover from throat surgery. Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez and Nicki Minaj were among other stars honoured at the show. Come see all the latest red carpet pictures in our gallery, below...

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    Katy Perry steals the show in a revealing Vivienne Westwood gown.

    The star changed outfits three times during the ceremony and picked up a special award for becoming the first woman to score five number one US singles from one album, Teenage Dream.

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    Jennifer Lopez (in Giambattista Valli) received a standing ovation after performing a medley of her hits. The singer later picked up an award for favourite Latin Music artist.

    "It's been a really amazing year in so many ways," she told the audience. "It's been up and down and just exciting and overwhelming."

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    Jennifer Hudson looks stunning in a Jenny Packham dress and Christian Louboutin heels.

    She presented at the audience-voted awards.

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    Taylor Swift was toast of the evening with three gongs, including the coveted artist of the year award.

    "This is one of the craziest things that has ever happened to me," the 21-year-old singer told the crowd as she picked up the accolade. "I have no idea what I'm supposed to say. I did not think this was going to happen.'"

    Taylor wore a sparkling sequin gown by Reem Acra.

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    Selena Gomez, in a silver Armani gown, was among many presenters at the show.

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    The Disney star was joined by her boyfriend Justin Bieber, who had fans singing along in the crowd with his rendition of Under the Mistletoe.

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    Katherine Heigl is joined by husband Josh Kelley as she prepares to present the award for Country Album (given to Taylor Swift).

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    Mary J. Blige opts for animal print on the red carpet. She later got the crowds moving with a rendition of her hit Mr. Wrong.

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    Heidi Klum sparkles in a cut-out silver design. "What an exciting night!" she tweeted from the awards.

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    Rapper Nicki Minaj scooped two awards; the favourite hip-hop/rap artist award and favourite hip-hop/rap album for Pink Friday.

    The singer was in tears as she picked up the second gong, saying, "I can't believe this is happening."

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    Alanis Morissette keeps things simple and elegant in black. The singer was among a huge line-up of famous presenters at the awards.

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    Reality TV star Audrina Patridge presented live from the AMAs red carpet.

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    Ellie Goulding represented Brit singers at the show.

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    90210 star Jenny McCarthy looks great in this purple number.

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    Baywatch icon David Hasselhoff performed on-stage at the AMAs.

    He's pictured with girlfriend Hayley Roberts.

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    Once Upon a Time actress Jennifer Morrison wows the crowd in a Temperley London dress with Fendi shoes.

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    Modern Family star Julie Bowen chose a festive sweater-dress ahead of her presenting stint at the ceremony.

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    Julie's Modern Family co-star Sarah Hyland was also present for the AMAs red carpet action.

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    The Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am strikes a pose. He later performed a duet with Jennifer Lopez.

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    Phoebe Price arrives at the awards in typically flamboyant style.