BEYONCÉ’s groundbreaking visual album 'Lemonade' won eight Moonmen, including “Video of the Year” for 'Formation,' at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, which aired live today from New York’s famed Madison Square Garden.
The global megastar surprised the audience with a jaw-dropping “Lemonade” medley that recreated the stunning imagery of the visual album. Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award-winner Rihanna dazzled with a career-spanning four-act performance – including an electrifying opening dance medley and a trio of stirring ballads to close – before accepting the VMAs highest honor with a heartfelt tribute by Drake.
Britney Spears made a triumphant return to the VMA stage with a soaring performance of her G-Eazy collaboration 'Make Me…'. Kanye West made a special appearance to deliver a meditation on fame before introducing the steamy and surreal video for 'Fade,' starring actress and GOOD Music recording artist Teyana Taylor and her fiancée, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Iman Shumpert. Future tore through a blistering performance of his 2015 hit 'F**k Up Some Commas,' after being introduced by legendary Olympian Michael Phelps, who revealed he’d been listening to Future in the meme-launching photo of him in Rio.
The following is a complete list of winners and performances:
VIDEO OF THE YEAR BEYONCÉ – “Formation” Director: Melina Matsoukas
MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD Rihanna
BEST FEMALE VIDEO BEYONCÉ – “Hold Up” Director: Jonas Åkerlund, Beyoncé Knowles Carter
BEST MALE VIDEO Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For” Director: Emil Nava
BEST COLLABORATION Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Work From Home” Director: Director X
BEST HIP HOP VIDEO Drake – “Hotline Bling” Director: Director X
BEST POP VIDEO BEYONCÉ – “Formation” Director: Melina Matsoukas
BEST ROCK VIDEO twenty one pilots – “Heathens” Director: Andrew Donoho
BEST ELECTRONIC VIDEO Calvin Harris & Disciples – “How Deep Is Your Love” Director: Emil Nava
BREAKTHROUGH LONG-FORM VIDEO BEYONCÉ – Lemonade
BEST NEW ARTIST Presented by Taco Bell® DNCE
SONG OF SUMMER Presented by Verizon Fifth Harmony featuring Fetty Wap – “All In My Head (Flex)”
PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES Presented by Orbit® Gum
BEST ART DIRECTION David Bowie – “Blackstar” Production Designer: Jan Houllevigue
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY BEYONCÉ – “Formation” Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia
BEST DIRECTION BEYONCÉ – “Formation” Director: Melina Matsoukas
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY BEYONCÉ – “Formation” Cinematographer: Malik Sayeed
BEST EDITING BEYONCÉ – “Formation” Editor: Jeff Selis
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS Coldplay – “Up&Up” VFX Editor: Vania Heymann
RIHANNA Dance “Don’t Stop the Music” “Only Girl in the World” “We Found Love” “Where Have You Been”
Reggae “Rude Boy” “What’s My Name” “Work”
Trap “Needed Me” “Pour It Up” “Bitch Better Have My Money”
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