Last night Los Angeles played host to the MTV Video Music Awards.
With celebrities such as Emma Watson
, Rita Ora and Miley Cyrus leading the way down the red carpet, it was inevitably going to be a night of high glamour, with some sensational musical performances thrown in.
British boy band One Direction won three awards, including best pop video, best new artist and most share-worthy video. Rihanna
, who looked sleek in a backless white draped gown, picked up video of the year for her single We Found Love, and Nicki Minaj won best female video.
Live performances came from Alicia Keys, who performed a duet with Nicki Minaj. They in turn welcomed special guest Gabby Douglas to the stage. The Olympic gold medallist showed off her world-class floor skills. Taylor Swift
started crowdsurfing during her closing performance of We Are Never Getting Back Together and Rihanna performed her new single Cockiness (I Love It).