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Christina Aguilera and A Great Big World performed their hit collaboration "Say Something" at the 2013 AMAs Sunday, live from L.A.'s Nokia Theatre.

With her hair in a braid and wearing a muted black dress, Xtina offered a fairly stripped-down performance compared to the night's more gaudy showcases.

Watch her do her thing along with the group below ...

Following A Great Big World's performance with Aguilera on The Voice, last week, "Say Something" debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Digital Songs chart.

The band's debut full-length album Is There Anybody Out There? will be released in January 2014 and has fans already waiting anxiously in anticipation.

What did you think of their AMA performance?

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Justin Timberlake took home multiple American Music Awards last night, earning trophies for Best Pop/Rock Male Artist and Best Soul/R&B Artist.

And the singer was SO VERY EXCITED to hear his name announced!!!

In the below, hilarious GIF, we see the acclaimed singer react to one of his victories by going absolutely bonkers in front of none other than Taylor Swift.

But is he actually poking fun at his fellow artist, who often receives criticism for how excitedly shocked she acts every time she wins an award? You decide.

Justin Timberlake Winning GIF

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Katy Perry's performance of "Unconditionally" at the American Music Awards had some people scratching their heads and others labeling it offensive.

The star opened the show dressed as a geisha, complete with an elaborate Japanese-style set, which not every viewer loved "Unconditionally."

She said beforehand that she wanted to up her game, with the chance to open, and did she ever. Some felt it racist, though, Tweeting remarks like:

  • I guess Katy Perry really didn't want to be left out of the mind-numbingly ignorant and racist pop-star hall of shame.
  • @katyperry returns to her roots as trite and ignorant in her performance as a "geisha." Brings me back to the days of 'Ur So Gay.' #AMAs

Other fans defended Katy Perry, however, with reactions such as:

  • These claims of Katy Perry's AMA performance being racist are absolutely ridiculous. Appreciation and appropriation of other cultures is ok.
  • It honestly bothers me that people believe @katyperry performance was a racist act. She loves the Japanese culture and japan loves her.

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There were performance galore at the American Music Awards.

Miley Cyrus sang "Wrecking Ball" with a cat. Luke Bryan went a little country with "That's My Kind of Night." And Ariana Grande simply amazed with a simple version of "Tattooed Heart."

But let's face it: the talk of these events always centers on the red carpet fashion.

Who looked best? Who dressed worst? Who rode into the ceremony on a horse?

Watch the above video for a glance at various celebrities and scroll down to click through a number of looks on the red carpet:

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At Sunday night's American Music Awards, Seattle duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won Favorite Rap / Hip Hop Album for their indie smash The Heist.

Since they’re currently on tour, the two appeared via satellite from Miami, Fla., where they were performing and put on a spirited rendition of "Can't Hold Us."

Watch the guys (and their horn section) do their thing:

In his acceptance speech, the rapper known for his strong views on gay marriage with his anthem "Same Love," turned serious discussing another matter:

“Now that I’m sitting here in front of millions of people, I would like to address something extremely important to me," the 30-year-old said.

"I was talking to my friend before the show and he reminded me of a great Martin Luther King quote. He said, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’"

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Luke Bryan brought a little country to the American Music Awards stage.

With his smash hit "That's My Kind of Night," Bryan worked the entire stage and had whole place clapping along with his singing and hip-shaking.

Luke took home the award Favorite Male Country Artist at the event, but it was his extremely tight, all-black outfit that won the most plaudits online ...

One of the biggest names in the genre, Bryan showed us why last night.

In 2012, Luke won the AMA for Favorite Male Country Artist as well. This year, he said he was so thrilled, he was “out of words” during his acceptance speech.

Imagine what he'll say next year following his inevitable three-peat.

Other standout performances from this star-studded evening ...

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Following a show-stopping performance of her smash hit "Diamonds," Rihanna accepted the first-ever Icon Award at the 2013 American Music Awards.

It was presented to her by her mom, Monica Braithwaite, following a video commemoration from Jay Z and a video montage of her career highlights:

"I know the journey and your career has not always been an easy one," Braithwaite told her daughter, whose real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty.

"But tonight I applaud and admire you for being so strong and so positive and so humble and so focused. I'm so blessed to be part of this historic moment."

Bill Maher first introduced the singer's performance and her Icon Award.

"She has become, I think, the voice of our time," he opined.

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Jennifer Lopez put on a colorful performance at the 2013 American Music Awards.

The American Idol judge underwent a number of costume changes while paying tribute to late salsa dancer Celia Cruz, a native of Cuba.

Known as "The Queen of Salsa, Cruz passed away in July as the result of brain cancer.

But at least Lopez made her proud in the following video, rocking various outfits and showing off her own skills at this sexy dance. Watch her in action now:

All that was missing for J. Lo? A lip-synching cat.

Just kidding. We'll leave up to Miley Cyrus.

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Miley Cyrus did not Twerk at last night's American Music Awards.

She did not dance with any little people and she did not get naked.

Instead, the 21-year old artist took to the stage and performed her smash hit "Wrecking Ball" alongside an adorable lip-synching cat on the screen behind her.

Was this unexpected? You bet. We all know Miley is a dog person! Watch now:

Among other memorable performances from the event, Ariana Grande stripped down "Tattooed Heart" and received a standing ovation, while R. Kelly straddled Lady Gaga on the desk of the oval office.

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Sunday marked a TLC reunion as the group sang their smash hit "Waterfalls" in a surprise performance for the 2013 American Music Awards crowd.

Surviving members Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas were joined by Lil Mama, who took the place of the late Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes.

As the group took to the stage wearing ethereal white ensembles, reminiscent of their outfit coordinating, 1990s heyday, the audience roared in response:

With their fluid choreographed movement, just like back in the day, the singers delighted those fans who remembered TLC’s peak nearly two decades ago.

The performance at the 2013 AMAs follows the October release of the VH1 biopic CrazySexyCool, which follows the girl group’s electric rise to fame.

Managed by Pebbles Reid, their time at the top was marked by meteoric success, but also plenty of controversy. But their talent still shines through.

Nearly 20 years after "Waterfalls" was first released, the ladies showed why they once ruled the industry, don't you think? Vote in our survey below ...

TLC reunion:

 

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