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Prince, who received the icon award, closed the awards show with a melody of his jams in a turquoise-and-purple ensemble. He sang, dance and rocked on the guitar.

Madonna won top touring artist, dance artist and dance album for “MDNA.”

“Thank you for supporting me for three decades. Without you, I truly wouldn’t be here,” she said.

Pitbull made two appearances, one with Jennifer Lopez and another with Christina Aguilera. His hit with Miss Aguilera, “Feel This Moment,” samples A-Ha’s “Take On Me,” and Morten Harket came out to sing a line from the song.

Comedian-actor Tracy Morgan was the show’s host, and he dressed as Psy in a bright yellow suit when the rapper-singer was onstage to present an award. They had a dance battle to Psy’s new single, “Gentleman.”