Heading into the 43rd annual American Music Awards, The Weeknd and Taylor Swift led the pack with six nominations apiece. The “Hills” singer walked away with two awards while the “Blank Space” chanteuse snagged three statues. Other multiple winners of the night were One Direction, Nicki Minaj and Florida Georgia Line.

As with most music awards show, the telecast was all about the performances. Jennifer Lopez kicked the night off by performing a slowed-down version of her hit “Waiting For Tonight” before pulling an insane dance routine to a mashup featuring the year’s biggest hits. Girl slayed it and then some.

Other memorable performances were Demi Lovato joining Alanis Morissette on “You Oughta Know,” Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor making out to “Marvin Gaye,” Ariana Grande performing “Focus” without her signature high ponytail, Pentatonix with their Star Wars tribute and Nick Jonas and Justin Bieber each singing a medley of their hits. By far though, the emotional high point was Celine Dion’s tribute to Paris. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

Check out all the performances below and share your thoughts on your favorite AMA moment.

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It’s another home run for a cappella group Pentatonix. The Sing-Off Season 3 winners previously showed the “Evolution of Beyonce” and now they’re back to honor The Gloved One by delivering a sensational medley of Michael Jackson’s greatest hits.

Whether a casual fan or hardcore fanatic of the King of Pop, everyone will enjoy this musical stroll down the late singer’s discography. Check out the “Evolution of Michael Jackson” below. Be prepared to be wowed.

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After a year off, The Sing-Off returns for a fourth season to NBC this Christmas. Season 3 winners Pentatonix have gradually become the singing competition’s Kelly Clarkson by being the most successful out of the bunch. Since winning two years ago, their debut EP debuted at No. 14 with a brand new one dropping this week. In addition, they’ve appeared in numerous YouTube videos which have gone viral.

One of their best is the epic “Evolution of BeyoncĂ©” which chronicled the “Irreplaceable” singer’s discography all the way from her Destiny’s Child days to her “Grown Woman” era. Their a capella medley was genius. Apparently, Ellen Degeneres thought so too. She brought them on her show Monday to perform it for a live studio audience. Not surprisingly, it’s pitch perfect. Check it out below, along with the original and their interpretation of the evolution of music. That’s brilliant as well.

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YouTube held its first annual music awards on Sunday night. I didn’t watch the live streaming event, but by all accounts it was one hot mess… but in a good way. The irreverent event’s unscripted structure perfectly suited the video-sharing website. After all, if they want to separate themselves from the rest of the pack, they have to stay away from being safe and too polished.

One widely-cited complaint about the categories was there was too much focus on established artists and not enough on rising ones. Given their calculations determining the nominations, that was nearly impossible. They base it on data over the last 12 months. However, once the nominees were in place, the winners were determined by votes on social media.

Eminem and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis walked away with awards. The biggest upset to some occurred in the Video of the Year category. South Korean girl group Girls’ Generation beat out the likes of One Direction, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and many more. Check out all the winners below, along with highlights including performances by Lady Gaga, Eminem and more.

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Todrick Hall is back with another friggin’ masterpiece. Just when I thought he couldn’t top his hilariously fierce Mean Girls parody, the former American Idol hopeful does. For his latest, he teamed up with The Sing-Off Season 3 winners Pentatonix. They’ve previously worked together, but this time around they hit a home run with their Wizard of Oz parody.

Using a mashup of contemporary songs, they retell the story of Dorothy and her crew on their journey to the land of Oz. Some of the artists featured in the clip are Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Daughtry, Michael Buble, Motley Crue, Miley Cyrus, Danity Kane, Phillip Phillips and many more. Check out their genius collaboration below.

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