Taylor Swift dominated in actual awards, winning three, including “Album of the Year” for her hit record 1989 and “Female Artist of the Year.” The night included a slew of performances from pop artists — including Justin Bieber, Meghan Trainor, Chris Brown, Maroon 5 and the Weeknd — but it was the unusual mix of backup talent and stage props that got the most attention.
The three-hour awards show, broadcast live from The Forum in Inglewood, California, on Sunday (April 3) with Jason Derulo hosting, was stuffed with an eclectic roster of performers. From knockout vocal showcases to dirt bikes as backup dancers…
Honorable mention: Jason Derulo’s choreography-heavy opener — where the “Talk Dirty” singer gave his pipes a rest while he danced to other people’s 2015 hits — gets special props. A Derulo dance is always a good thing.
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