The 43rd annual American Music Awards was full of action, with a no-show from Taylor Swift, a moving tribute to the victims of the Paris terror attacks and a questionable kiss.
Jennifer Lopez hosted the ceremony, opening the show with a dance medley of this year's hits joined by Kiwi dance crew ReQuest.
But the most memorable performance of the night involved a kiss between Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth that got the crowd going wild and had everybody talking.
Ariana Grande took out the award for Best Rock/Pop Female, and she dedicated the win to her grandmother.
"I owe a lot of this to my Nonna, who reminded me she voted," she said. "She said 'Ariana, I voted, I used the computer, I voted, so I think you'll win'."
During the ceremony, the stars aligned for Pentatonix's musical homage to Star Wars, while Celine Dion brought everyone back down to Earth with a moving tribute to the victims of the Paris terror attacks.
Collaboration of the Year went to Skrillex, Diplo and Justin Bieber's 'Where Are You Now'.
That was the question on everyone's lips about Taylor Swift – the woman most expected to sparkle and shine at the event was a complete no-show. It's rumoured she was in Auckland filming a video instead.