Rihanna kicked off the star-studded ceremony of 2010 American Music Awards. Sporting a curly red hair, she perched on the branch of a stylized tree standing tall above the stage and opened her set with "Love the Way You Lie (Part II)" before later switching the mellow vibes of the Eminem-assisted song to a more cheerful tone with "What's My Name?".
While RiRi delivered a sassy performance with some sexy female dancers, Katy Perry chose to bring a children choir when singing empowering song "Firework". As she walked to the center stage, the kids moved aside. They were replaced by several males who lined up behind Perry and set off some fireworks.
Rihanna took Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist title at the 38th Annual AMAs taking place at Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on November 21. Katy Perry, meanwhile, walked home empty-handed, losing Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist to Lady GaGa, and Favorite Pop/Rock Album as well as Artist of the Year to Justin Bieber.