When Jennifer Lopez is hosting the main event and there are live performances from every major music star from Celine Dion to Justin Bieber, it’s obvious why the American Music Awards is one of the industry’s favorite nights. While the red carpet was full of stunners and the show itself had lots of unlikely surprises (we’ll never be able to un-see that makeout sesh between Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth or get over the fact that J.Lo and Diddy reunited on the same stage), we’d be remiss to say the excitement ended when the telecast did.
As with any award show worth its salt, the after-parties gave us plenty to talk about—and, thankfully, our favorite celebs documented it all on the ‘gram. Check out the most candid pics from the AMA after-parties.
French Montana and J.Lo repped their borough hard at her after-party.
Ariana Grande‘s grandmother Nonna Grande stole the show, which the two discussed while en route last night.
Karrueche Tran brought the heat with Christina Milian in a sexy crop outfit for post-show festivities.
Real recognize real—or, in this case, sparkle recognize sparkle: Paula Abdul and Demi Lovato cheesed it up at the after-party.
Look back at it! Kylie Jenner took a booty shot with Nicki Minaj and Gigi Hadid after the show last night.
J.Lo smized hard with Dean and Dan Caten, who designed her opening performance look for DSquared2.
Nicki Minaj with some fans.
It was all smiles for Frankie Grande as he posed with two of the biz’s biggest voices: Celine Dion and his sister, Ariana Grande.
Sean Diddy Combs celebrated post-show exactly the way you would expect him to—with some Cîroc.
Rebel Wilson‘s caption says it all: Winning an AMA is hard work.
Carrie Underwood selfie’d with Harry Styles after the show last night.