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.


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.”


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


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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2016 MTV Video Music Awards, Show, Madison Square Garden, New York, USA - 28 Aug 2016


Winners List

Video of the Year

Beyoncé– “Formation”
Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
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
Song of the Summer
Fifth Harmony featuring Fetty Wap — “All In My Head (Flex)”
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