Best MTV Live Performance Of 2011: Voting Is Open!

Jay-Z and Kanye West's VMA set, 30 Seconds to Mars' 'Unplugged' and Beyoncé's big reveal made our top 16 — now you decide on the best.

When’s the last time Beyoncé came to your job and revealed that she was pregnant with her first child? Or Jay-Z and Kanye West dropped by your party to perform live on TV for the first time as the Throne ?

Those are just two of the 16 awesome moments compiled as part of a list of our Best MTV Live Performances of 2011. As the year draws to a close, the music experts at MTV News, MTV.com, Buzzworthy and MTV’s music and talent department have narrowed down hundreds of live musical performances from 2011 to a carefully curated 16. Now, it’s up to you to vote and decide on the Best MTV Live Performance of the year.

Voting is under way now and will remain open through Monday, December 12, at noon ET.

The choices are pretty amazing and they include Grammy nominee Adele’s mesmerizing “Someone Like You” from the VMAs, Odd Future’s mayhem-filled performance of “Sandwitches” and “Yonkers” at the 2011 mtvU Woodie Awards and Paramore’s set 
at the “Fueled by Ramen 15th Anniversary Concert.”

Also on the list is Mac Miller slaying the crowd during “Knock Knock” at “Mac Miller: Live in Chicago,” MTV exclusives like 30 Seconds to Mars’ MTV “Unplugged” show, Jack’s Mannequin’s rooftop take on “Release Me” and other memorable moments from Chris Brown, Pitbull, Wiz Khalifa, Lupe Fiasco, Lil Wayne, Foster the People, Robyn and Two Door Cinema Club.

Check out the nominees, watch show highlights and vote for the Best MTV Live Performance of 2011. Stay tuned for the results on Monday, December 12, at noon ET!

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