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2016 MTV VMAs Recap & Review

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This year’s Video Music Awards, live from Madison Square Garden in NYC, aired on MTV, may be one of the best ever. With Beyoncé basically performing a mini concert, Rihanna’s 4 explosive performances, and the return of Brittany Spears, this year’s VMA special will certainly be one to go down in the history books.

There were tons of celebrities in the building, including Simone Biles along with her fellow Olympic gymnast stars, Naomi Campbell, Serena Williams, Tracee Ellis Ross, and more.

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Kanye West debuted his music video for Fade, a song featured on his recent album The Life of Pablo. The video starred Teyana Taylor, and had social media in an uproar. The video was of Taylor dancing to Fade in a gym, with a killer body, and by the end of the video, she was everyone’s #bodygoals.

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Beyoncé performed 5 songs featured on her Lemonade album, and pretty much had fans in tears from start to finish. Her sixteen-minute performance once again proved why she has the title Queen. She also won 8 VMA’s that night, making her the artist with the most VMA awards ever won.

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Rihanna performed 4 different times throughout the award show, singing songs such as Stay, Pour it up, Needed Me, Rude Boy and others. Drake presented Rihanna with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, all whilst professing  his love for the singer.

All in all, it was a great night for fans, all the biggest names in entertainment was in attendance at the award show!

 

List of VMA Winners 2016:

Best Choreography: Formation- Beyoncé

Best Editing: Formation- Beyoncé

Video of the Year: Formation- Beyoncé

Best Direction: Formation- Beyoncé

Best Pop Video: Formation- Beyoncé

Best Cinematography: Formation- Beyoncé

Best Rock Video: Heathen- Twenty-one Pilots

Best Collaboration: Work from Home- Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla Sign

Best Male Video: This is What You Came For- Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna

Best Electronic Dance Video: How Deep is Your Love- Calvin Harris ft. Disciples

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award: Rihanna

Best Long Form Video: Lemonade-Beyoncé

Best Hip-Hop Video: Hotline Bling- Drake

Best Female Video: Hold up- Beyoncé

Artist to Watch: DNCE

Best Art Direction: Blackstar- David Bowie

Best Visual Effects: Up&Up- Coldplay

By Tiara Bryant

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