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iHeartRadio Music Festival: Miley Cyrus Twerks Post-Split, Plus More Stars!

UPDATED 09/21/2013 at 06:00 PM EDT Originally published 09/21/2013 at 01:00 PM EDT

iHeartRadio Music Festival: Miley Cyrus Twerks Post-Split, Plus More Stars!
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Vegas, baby!

A slew of artists rocked Sin City for the iHeartRadio Musical Festival, the star-studded bonanza held Sept. 20-21 that pulled together an eclectic mix of top hitmakers and their celebs admirers.

In what essentially amounted to a mega musical mashup, a bevy of chart-topping mainstays, including Elton John, Chris Brown, Robin Thicke, Katy Perry and fun., hit the stage at the MGM Grand – that is, when they weren't schmoozing with one another in between sets.

The shindig also featured Miley Cyrus's first performance since calling off her engagement to Liam Hemsworth.



Taking the stage in a tight white corset top and skimpy white shorts, Cyrus, 20, opened her set with "We Can't Stop" as people dressed as mushrooms, rainbows and flowers danced behind her. She later twerked with a barrage of little people who joined her onstage, happily slapping one's derriere.

At one point, a fan flung a pink bra at Cyrus, which she promptly tossed back at the crowd.

But the mood dramatically shifted when the pop tart launched into an emotional rendition of "Wrecking Ball," tears streaming down her mascara-stained face as she sung, "You'll never wreck me."

Of course, Cyrus wasn't the only one who made a splash at the bash. Check out these pics of the fest's biggest names, who provided ample stargazing ops for an amped-up crowd.



iHeartRadio Music Festival: Miley Cyrus Twerks Post-Split, Plus More Stars!| TLC, Music, Adam Lambert, Elton John, Katy Perry, Keith Urban, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke

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Elton John and TLC

Can you say crazysexycool? The Rocket Man rubbed elbows with the R&B songbirds – should we start getting our hopes up for a collaboration? In true Elton fashion, the rock icon electrified the audience with hits like "Bennie and the Jets" and scored a standing ovation by the time he hit his third song.

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Brian May and Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert's wailing vocals have earned him countless comparisons to the late Freddie Mercury, so it's only fitting that the American Idol vet took the stage with the Queen to belt out anthems like "We Are the Champions."

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Katy Perry and Drake

The pop star scored some face time with the rapper, just days after admitting that she and boyfriend John Mayer turn up Drake's hit "Hold On, We're Going Home" when they're feeling, um, romantic.

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Robin Thicke

Looks like his erstwhile duet buddy Miley Cyrus isn't the only one flashing flesh these days: The "Blurred Lines" crooner suffered a wardrobe malfunction when both a button and his zipper popped.

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Keith Urban and Jep Robertson

Unlikely pals? The county singer and the Duck Dynasty star rubbed elbows at the fest.



iHeartRadio Music Festival: Miley Cyrus Twerks Post-Split, Plus More Stars!| TLC, Music, Adam Lambert, Elton John, Katy Perry, Keith Urban, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Actor Class

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Kate Hudson

Nope, she didn't perform, but the actress was one of several celeb presenters on hand at the music blowout.
• With reporting by Mark Gray

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