An absent Taylor Swift controlled the American Music Awards, winning three prizes, including record of the year and song of the year.
One Guidance also fared well, being named artist and favourite group of the year, for the second year in a row.
Jared Leto made a moving speech about terror assaults in Paris, remembering the time his band played in The Bataclan.
Celine Dion then sang Edith Piaf’s Hymne an L’Amour against a backdrop.
“France matters. Russia matters. Mali issues. Syria matters… The whole world matters. Peace is possible.”