Among some lackluster performances at the American Music AwardsAriana Grande and Nicki Minaj created a steamy scene.

ARIANA GRANDE AND NICKI MINAJ PERFORM “SIDE TO SIDE”

Grande performed her new hit with hints of reggae, “Side to Side,” alongside Minaj. Her background dancers danced very close to her, and one even pulled up her skirt during the routine. Minaj joined Grande and rapped on stage, sitting on a chair with her legs spread.

Drake and The Weeknd also contributed dazzling performances at the awards show. The crowd came alive for the singers. Drake broke an AMA record with a whopping 13 nominations, including two fir favorite rap/hip-hop album. He walked away with two trophies.

The night was also full of male artists strumming guitars to play their slower songs, including Niall Horan with “This Town,” James Bay with “Let It Go,” and Shawn Mendes with “Treat You Better.”

See Grande’s performance below.