Usher And Black Eyed Peas Kick Off American Music Awards

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November 21, 2010 | 11:55pm EST

Usher and the Black Eyed Peas are celebrating after taking home the first two honours of the night at the 2010 American Music Awards on Sunday.
Rihanna got the show at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater off to a blazing start when she opened the show perched high up in a tree to belt out her ballad Love The Way You Lie (Part II).

She then turned the stage into a party and stripped down to a strapless black bra top and matching underpants to sing What’s My Name? and Only Girl (in the World) against a fiery backdrop, earning her a standing ovation from the star-studded crowd.

Supermodel Heidi Klum presented Usher with the accolade for Best Soul/R&B Album for Raymond Vs. Raymond, beating Alicia Keys and Sade to the podium, while the Black Eyed Peas triumphed over Lady Antebellum and Train to be named Favorite Pop/Rock Duo or Group for the second year in a row.

Enrique Iglesias, Miley Cyrus and Diddy-Dirty Money also performed in the first part of the ceremony.