MTV VMAs 2016: Best Moments

From Beyoncé’s surprise stage re-creation of “Lemonade” to Britney Spears’ big comeback, here are some of the best moments from Sunday’s show.

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Beyonce walked the white carpet with the squat featured in the “Lemonade” visual album – mothers of gun violence victims among them.

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During the show Serena Williams introduced Beyoncé for an unexpected performance of several of her “Lemonade” hits. The album scored Beyoncé eight Moon Man trophies – including Video of the Year for “Formation.”

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Britney Spears returned to the VMA stage for the first time since 2007 and proved she’s the Queen of Pop.

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The star performed her new single, “Make Me” with G-Easy and made it clear that she was back in the dance form that made her famous.

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Kanye West took the stage to talk for about 5 minutes – we’re still trying to understand his point. He compared himself to Walt Disney and Steve Jobs and also poked fun at the time he grabbed Taylor Swift’s microphone in 2009.

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He then premiered his new music video for “Fade.”

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Rihanna performed some of her biggest hits throughout the night including, “We Found Love,” “Where Have You Been” and “Work.”

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At the end of the show, Drake surprised viewers by presenting her with the Video Vanguard Award. He has reportedly dated Rihanna on-and-off for years, said he admired her before adding, “She’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22-years-old.”

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Winners List

Video of the Year

Beyoncé– “Formation”
Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
Rihanna
Best Female Video
Beyoncé — “Hold Up”
Best Male Video
Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna — “This Is What You Came For”
Best Collaboration
Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign — “Work From Home”
Best Hip Hop Video
Drake — “Hotline Bling”
Best Pop Video
Beyoncé — “Formation”
Best Rock Video
twenty one pilots — “Heathens”
Best Electronic Video
Calvin Harris & Disciples — “How Deep Is Your Love”
Breakthrough Long-Form Video
Beyoncé– Lemonade
Best New Artist
DNCE
Song of the Summer
Fifth Harmony featuring Fetty Wap — “All In My Head (Flex)”
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