AMA Shocking Moments: Fiery Gaga, Lewd Lambert & J. Lo’s Spill

Adam Lambert, Lady Gaga and J-Lo sizzled, Jacko became the most recognized artist ever and Taylor Swift took top honors.

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Show-stoppers Adam Lambert, Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez stole the show with dazzling performances at the sizzling American Music Awards.
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Adam Lambert smooches his male keyboard player during the final, highly sexual performance of the night.
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Adam Lambert stunned the audience with a risque performance that included hip gyrations, lewd gestures and flipping the audience the bird.
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Not to be outdone, Lady Gaga's fiery performance that featured her prancing around stage ended with her piano erupting in flames.
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Lady Gaga did not win a single award at this year's AMAs, but she gave a memorable performance while dressed in an "Alien"-inspired headdress and nude bodysuit.
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Jennifer Lopez gave a knock-out effort during her boxing-themed performance that almost left her KO'd. The sultry singer slipped during a dance move but made a quick recovery.
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Lopez was singing "Louboutins" when she lept from a human pyramid and slipped backward onto her derriere.
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Rihanna donned a peek-a-boo body suit a la Milla Jovovich in "The Fifth Element." The R&B singer's neck tattoo reads "Rated R," the name of her new album and the rating we have given to her duds.
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Rihanna also debuted her new blonde locks while she rocked a body suit at the AMAs.
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Some performances were more awe than shock. Janet Jackson kicked off the show with an 8-minute medley of her most popular singles.
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Jackson got cozy with her dancers during her opening number at the AMAs. She performed tracks from a new greatest hits album called "Number Ones."
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Singer Whitney Houston won an award for "International - Favorite Artist." She also marked her career comeback with a well-received rare performance on stage.
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Michael Jackson made AMA history as the the show's most honored artist but Taylor Swift still beat him as this year's top entertainer. The King of Pop's brother Jermaine Jackson accepted Jackson's four awards on stage.
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Jermaine Jackson wore a white glove in tribute to his brother Michael to accept MJ's "Favorite Male Artist" award at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
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Country singer Taylor Swift was named favorite artist of the year. The 19-year-old songstress accepted the award via satellite from London. "To even be mentioned in a category with Michael Jackson, who we will miss and love forever, is an unimaginable honor," she said.
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Fergie, Taboo, apl.de.ap and will.ilam of The Black Eyed Peas accepted the Winner of Pop/Rock - Favorite Band, Duo or Group Award onstage at the 2009 American Music Awards.
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Apl.de.ap, Fergie, will.ilam and Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas performed onstage at the 2009 American Music Awards.
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Shakira sang the dancefloor hit "Give It Up to Me" during her award show performance.
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Singer Shakira's dozen dancers helped deliver a step-inspired dance routine.
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Fall Out Boy musician Pete Wentz - sporting his new shorter 'do - introduced the performance by Chris Daughtry.
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Former American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson performed her hit single, "Already Gone" onstage at the 2009 American Music Awards.
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Another former "Idol" star, singer Carrie Underwood, took to the CMA stage.
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Carrie Underwood debuted her new shorter 'do.
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Yankee slugger A-Rod introduced Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, who then performed their hit New York anthem "Empire State of Mind."
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Alicia Keys sang onstage in a heartfelt performance.
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Musician Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day raised his guitar high above his head during his AMAs performance.
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Singer Timbaland performed onstage with entourage backing him up.
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Singer SoShy and rapper Timbaland got down together on stage.
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Musician Melissa Etheredge presented singer Jermaine Jackson a trophy to honor the accomplishments of his brother, Michael Jackson.
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Singer Nelly Furtado took her turn on stage at the CMAs.
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Musician Keith Urban performed "Kiss A Girl" onstage at the 2009 American Music Awards after earlier turning heads with wife Nicole Kidman on the red carpet.
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Happy couple Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban arrived at the 37th Annual American Music Awards.
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Shakira blew a kiss on the red carpet before the AMAs.
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Actress Kristen Bell flashes her pearly whites on the red carpet. Bell later introduced the award for Favorite Country Band.
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Singer Ne-Yo looked red carpet ready when he arrived at the AMAs.
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Kelly Clarkson waves on the red carpet before her AMA performance.
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Paula Abdul arriveed to the red carpet of the AMAs in a gown with a dramatically long train.
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Red carpet regular Phoebe Price arrived at the 37th Annual American Music Awards.
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V actress Morena Baccarin arrived at the 37th Annual American Music Awards.
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Rihanna showed off her stylish gown on the red carpet.
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Disney star Selena Gomez arrived at the 2009 American Music Awards.
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TV personality and Anna Nicole Smith's former interior designer, Bobby Trendy, arrived to AMAs in a unique ensemble.
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