There was a wide variety of looks on the American Music Awards red carpet, but there was one overriding theme: black and sparkles, be it sequins or jewels.
Demi Lovato looked hip in a blush-colored dress with a jeweled halter neck, and
Speaking of "Idol," Paula Abdul looked chic in a simple black strapless mermaid dress. Fergie also wore black, in the form of a shimmering leather gown that looked a lot like the one Shakira wore to the VMAs in September. The guys also embraced the black trend, with Drake and Keith Urban donning nearly identical black suits with black button-downs, with noticeably absent ties. Urban, however, accessorized his look with his glamorous wife, Nicole Kidman, who looked stunning in a taupe tiered Balenciaga gown with a bright pink stripe.
Speaking of pairings, 50 Cent, clad in a gray suit, showed up with Val Kilmer in his most formal cowboy outfit. Shakira bucked the trends in a short, bright yellow dress with a V-style corset. However, perhaps no one made a bigger statement than