Brendon Urie & Taylor Swift
The pair opened the show with their new single “ME!,” sticking to the music video motifs of pastel hues and umbrellas. They even took off in one at the end of the song.
Singing “Without Me,” Halsey faced off with a female dancer in a complementary ensemble.
With her new album Beauty Marks dropping next week, Ciara performed the first single, “Thinkin Bout You,” as her husband Russell Wilson and son Future Zahir cheered adorably from the crowd.
Dan + Shay & Tori Kelly
The country duo invited the singer-songwriter into the fold for a fresh take on their hit “Speechless.”
The Jonas Brothers
After a little remix of Nick’s “Jealous” and Joe’s “Cake by the Ocean,” the newly reunited band of brothers brought the heat with their new single “Sucker” — as their partners adorably danced in the crowd.
The 21-year-old nominee treated the crowd to his smooth singles “Talk” and “Better.”
Madonna & Maluma
The pair joined forces for their new single “Medellín,” employing four holograms of the Material Girl and some sexy moves (he took off her garter!) as they rolled on.
The Contemporary Christian singer brought some softness to an evening of bold performances with her stripped-down version of “You Say.”
Before receiving the Icon Award from Jennifer Hudson, Carey hit the stage for a medley of her hits, as her twins sweetly cheered from the crowd.
Panic! at the Disco
Brendon Urie made his second appearance of the night to sing “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” — and used the line as a shout-out to his parents (who were in the crowd!) when he won for top rock song.
The hostess with the mostess technically performed twice, opening the show with a medley of this year’s hits. She came back later in the evening to sing her newest song, “Broken & Beautiful” (written by Pink!) from the UglyDolls soundtrack.
BTS & Halsey
The insanely popular K-pop group drowned out the screams to sing and dance to their hit “Boy with Luv,” with an assist from a quick-changing Halsey.
The beloved pop star closed the show with a series of her biggest numbers, dedicating the performance to her late parents, who both died in the last 18 months.