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From the red carpet to the stage, stars rock out at the MTV awards

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General view of the arrival line at the Forum at the 2014 MTV Music Video Awards in Inglewood, California August 24, 2014.

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Lucy Hale arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif.

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Singer Kesha arrives at the 2014 MTV Music Video Awards in Inglewood, California August 24, 2014.

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Ashton Irwin, from left, Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings and Michael Clifford of 5 Seconds of Summer arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif.

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Ariana Grande arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif.

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Jeremy Scott arrives at the 2014 MTV Music Video Awards in Inglewood, California August 24, 2014.

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Jessie J arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif.

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Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, California August 24, 2014.

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Solange Knowles arrives at the 2014 MTV Music Video Awards in Inglewood, California August 24, 2014.

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The cast of "Faking It" poses on the red carpet at the 2014 MTV Music Video Awards in Inglewood, California August 24, 2014.

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Nicki Minaj arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif.

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Miley Cyrus arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif.

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Maroon 5 arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif.

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Ariana Grande arrives at the 2014 MTV Music Video Awards in Inglewood, California August 24, 2014.

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Gwen Stefani arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif.

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Singers Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo arrive at the 2014 MTV Music Video Awards in Inglewood, California August 24, 2014.

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Nick Jonas arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif.

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Taylor Swift arrives at the 2014 MTV Music Video Awards in Inglewood, California August 24, 2014.

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Recording artist Iggy Azalea arrives at the 2014 MTV Music Video Awards in Inglewood, California August 24, 2014.

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Usher arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif.

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Kendall Jenner, from left, Kim Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif.

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Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose arrive at the 2014 MTV Music Video Awards in Inglewood, California August 24, 2014.

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Singer Gwen Stefani arrives at the 2014 MTV Music Video Awards in Inglewood, California August 24, 2014.

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Jessie J performs "Bang-Bang" on stage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, California August 24, 2014.

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Ariana Grande, from left, Jessie J and Nicki Minaj perform at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif.

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Charli XCX performs at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif.

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Nicki Minaj performs "Anaconda" during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, California August 24, 2014.

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Taylor Swift performs "Shake It Off" during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, California August 24, 2014.

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Usher takes the stage to perform "She Came to Give It to You" during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, California August 24, 2014.

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Taylor Swift performs "Shake It Off" on stage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, California August 24, 2014.

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Usher performs "She Came to Give It to You" with Nicki Minaj (2nd L) backstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, California August 24, 2014.

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Actor Jim Carey falls backward as he and Jeff Daniels (R) present the award for best pop video during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, California August 24, 2014.

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Common discusses the death of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri before presenting the award for best hip hop video on stage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, California August 24, 2014.

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Singer Ed Sheeran jumps onto the back of director Emil Nava backstage after winning the award for best male video for "Sing" backstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, California August 24, 2014.

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