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Exclusive Video: Usher, Fergie, Justin Bieber Behind the Scenes at the AMAs

November 22, 2010 11:41 AM ET

Justin Bieber, Usher, Taylor Swift, Pink and the Black Eyed Peas had big nights at Sunday's American Music Awards, and their enthusiasm was palpable before and after the show in exclusive interviews with Rolling Stone.

"I won five times tonight," Usher says after the show, actually under-counting the combination of his two wins and protégé Justin Bieber's four. "I'm super-duper gassed, happy, I couldn't ask for a better night."

Photos: Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Bon Jovi, Katy Perry and more from the 2010 American Music Awards

As Miley Cyrus, Pink, Swift, Nicki Minaj, Mike Posner, Natasha Bedingfield, Gavin Rossdale, Christina Milian, New Kids on the Block, Glee's Darren Criss and many others walk the red carpet before the show, the Band Perry's Kimberly Perry reveals who she is most excited to see perform.

"When I was 9 years old I went to my very first concert — NKOTB — so I'm excited to see them perform."

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“Money For Nothing”

Dire Straits | 1984

Mark Knopfler wrote this song with Sting, and it wasn’t without controversy. The Dire Straits frontman's original lyric used the word “faggot” to describe a singer who got their “money for nothing and their chicks for free.” Even though the slur was edited out in many versions, the band, and Knopfler, still took plenty of criticism for the term. “I got an objection from the editor of a gay newspaper in London--he actually said it was below the belt,” Knopfler told Rolling Stone. Still, "Money For Nothing," undoubtedly augmented by its innovative early computer-animated video, stayed at Number One for three weeks.

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