Jessie J and Shakira are all elegance on the red carpet, but get sexy on stage at the 40 Principales Awards


Turning up the heat! Jessie J and Shakira are all elegance on the red carpet, but get sexy on stage at the 40 Principales Awards

Stars turned out for the 40 Principales Awards 2011 show at the Palace of Sports in Madrid last night.

Jessie J looked elegant on the red carpet in a black and gold playsuit, teamed with gold lace-ups and her trademark red lipstick.

She also donned an eye-catching gold jacket, to eliminate any slender chance that she could be missed as she made her entrance.

Columbian songstress Shakira showed up in a sparkly silver number, baring her toned legs with a very brief skirt.

Making their entrance: Jessie J and Shakira worked very different looks as they turned up for the 40 Principales Award at Palacio de los Deportes in Madrid last night Making their entrance: Jessie J and Shakira worked very different looks as they turned up for the 40 Principales Award at Palacio de los Deportes in Madrid last night

Making their entrance: Jessie J and Shakira worked very different looks as they turned up for the 40 Principales Award at Palacio de los Deportes in Madrid last night

Check me out! The Do It Like A Dude star made sure she grabbed attention in an eye-catching gold jacket

Check me out! The Do It Like A Dude star made sure she grabbed attention in an eye-catching gold jacket

Her cute new blonde bob made quite a contrast to her old mane, but suited the 34-year-old well.

The Wanted were also in attendance, channeling understated cool as they posed on their way in.

The performances saw things steam up somewhat, with Jessie stripping off into an almost completely sheer black number complete with suspender tights, and dominatrix-style studs on her leather bra.

Casual choice: The Wanted were rather more laid back in their wardrobe

Casual choice: The Wanted were rather more laid back in their chilled-out wardrobe

Stripping off: Jessie worked a far more daring look for her performance later on Stripping off: Jessie worked a far more daring look for her performance later on

Stripping off: Jessie worked a far more daring look for her performance later on

She clearly enjoyed herself however, tweeting later: “Madrid just BLEW MY MIND!!!! Argggghh that audience was CRAZY!!! I wish I could stay longer than a day ๐Ÿ™ you were EPIC #booooyyaaa ๐Ÿ™‚ #stompstompinspain”

Romanian singer Alexandra Stan turned up already showing a lot of skin in a tiny pair of stars and stripes emblazoned hot pants, exposing her stomach under a rock-chick style studded leather jacket.

She wore a black leotard for her performance, putting her hair up and accessorising with a pair of diamond-studded earphones.

Princess dress: Shakira went for a floaty turquoise ensemble when she took to the stage

Princess dress: Shakira went for a floaty turquoise ensemble when she took to the stage

Showing off her moves: Shakira changed into skin-tight black trousers for a dance number

Showing off her moves: Shakira changed into skin-tight black trousers for a dance number

Shakira meanwhile switched to a turquoise dress with a jewel-studded corset and floaty skirt for one number, changing again into skin-tight black trousers and a glittering sheer burgundy lace top.

The star picked up the most influential Latin artist award and best foreign artist in Spanish language award.

She must have been thrilled as she had gushed prio to the ceremony: “I”m so happy to be here now, this is Spain”s night, the night of a country I like so much, and I”m really happy to be at the gala of prizes so important for music.”

Baring flesh: Romanian singer Alexandra Stan chose a sexy look for both her arrival and performance Baring flesh: Romanian singer Alexandra Stan chose a sexy look for both her arrival and performance

Baring flesh: Romanian singer Alexandra Stan chose a sexy look for both her arrival and performance

Making her presence felt: Spanish singer Marta Sanchez wore a very form-fitting gold catsuit

Making her presence felt: Spanish singer Marta Sanchez wore a very form-fitting gold catsuit

“I hope they give me some good news tonight so I can celebrate tomorrow,” she told Efe.

Spanish singer Marta Sanchez took to the stage in a daring gold catsuit, her long blonde hair reminiscent of Shakira”s old “do.

And Enrique Iglasias was his usual handsome self in a brown leather jacket and grey jeans as he belted out hits.

Los 40 Principales is the main musical radio station in Spain with more than four million listeners.

Spanish heat: Enrique Iglesias was his usual alluring self on stage in a brown leather jacket

Spanish heat: Enrique Iglesias was his usual alluring self on stage in a brown leather jacket

Wanted everywhere: The British boys had the crowd clamouring for more

Wanted everywhere: The British boys had the crowd clamouring for more

Award-winner: Shakira picked up the trophies for most influential Latin artist and best foreign artist in the Spanish language award

Award-winner: Shakira picked up the trophies for most influential Latin artist and best foreign artist in the Spanish language award