The American Music Awards took place this weekend with Taylor Swift taking the plaudits by winning Top Artist Of The Year, one of three gongs she took home - an amount shared by the multi-million selling Adele. Indeed it was the British artist Swift beat out, and the country artist - who also took the top honour at the recent Country & Folk Music Awards - seemed genuinely surprised at the outcome, the UK's Daily Telegraph quoting her as saying "This is one of the craziest things that has ever happened to me. I have no idea what I'm supposed to say. I did not think this was going to happen.'" It's a statement that perhaps pays true testament to quite how far Adele has actually risen.
On the stage however it was Jennifer Lopez who put her younger rival in the shade, with a risque performance collaborating with Pitbull. The Huffington Post reports that the 42 year-old wore a body stocking wrapped in crystals - showcasing her curvaceous figure - the star raunched up a performance which saw her flung around by her backing dancers before ending up grinding on the rapper. Returning later on, Pitbull also performed with Lopez ex-husband Marc Anthony.
The night's other success was Nicki Minaj, who won two awards for Favourite Artist and Best Album in the hip-hop category.