Live From the 2013 American Music Awards

From Rihanna to Robin Thicke, the music industry's biggest and brightest chart-toppers of the year partied at the American Music Awards. See who shined on the red carpet and who rocked the stage.

ESSENCE.COM Nov, 24, 2013

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Ciara attends the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Honoree Rihanna accepts the Icon Award onstage during the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Jennifer Hudson attends the 2013 American Music Awards Powered by Dodge at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Jordin Sparks attends the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Lil Mama performs with singers Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins and Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas of TLC onstage during the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Zendaya attends the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Naya Rivera attends the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Rihanna attends 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Chilli and T-Boz attend the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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MC Lyte attends the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Zoe Saldana attends the 2013 American Music Awards Powered by Dodge at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Lil' Mama attends 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Nicole Richie attends the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Kendrick Lamar attends the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Nelly and Akon attend the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.

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Rocsi Diaz attends the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.