The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards have come and gone. We know, we know, we're just as depressed as you are about it. Lucky for us, the show was filled with stellar performances, awesome awards, and fabulous fashion. We've got the whole thing cued up On Demand for you to watch over and over again (or, in the case of the One Direction performance, like a million times over). Want a rundown on some highlights from the show, broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday, Sept 6th? Let's recap.
Our night kicked off with a pre-show party packed with your favorite celebs. MTV's 'Teen Wolf' star Holland Roden served as our red carpet correspondent, getting the deets on what the superstars were wearing. Plus, Demi Lovato wowed the outdoor audience with a performance of 'Give Your Heart A Break' before accepting the Moonman for Best Video With A Message.
The performances kept on coming, with a soulful seranade from Frank Ocean and a scream-inducing set from One Direction. Drake brought his Young Money family on the stage with him to accept the Best Hip-Hop Video award, which was convenient for Lil Wayne, as he returned immediately after to perform 'Yuck' and 'No Worries' with 2 Chainz. Green Day got the crowd moshing with 'Let Yourself Go' and Wiz Khalifa announced he would be a proud papa to Amber Rose's growing baby bump. Alicia Keys and Best Female Video winner Nicki Minaj rocked out with Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas for a performance of 'Girl On Fire' and Rihanna got Kevin Hart to scream like a true member of her navy when he announced 'We Found Love' as Video Of The Year . Last but not least, the country queen Taylor Swift took us out with a super cute performance of her record breaking hit 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' The two hour show flew by far too fast but, lucky for us, we have All Access Live clips and Backstage Moments photos to keep us riding the VMA high for a little longer.
How will MTV top eight super sweet performances, a slew of awesome awards, and all of the rad online extras like Twitter Tracker and GIF It? Guess we'll have to tune in next year to find out. See you in 2013, Moonman lovers!
Katy Perry "Wide Awake (Calvin Harris Remix)"
John Williams "Superman Theme"
Passion Pit "Take A Walk"
P!nk "Get The Party Started"
P!nk "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)"
3OH!3 "You're Gonna Love This"
Nicky Romero "Generation 303"
Frank Ocean "Thinkin Bout You"
Calvin Harris "Feel So Close"
TNGHT "High Ground"
Calvin Harris "Awooga"
One Direction "One Thing"
The Wanted "Glad You Came"
M.I.A. "Bad Girls (Calvin Harris Remix)"
Lil Wayne "No Worries"
PSY "Gangnam Style"
Green Day "Let Yourself Go"
Beastie Boys "No Sleep Till Brooklyn"
Calvin Harris "Iron"
Wiz Khalifa "Work Hard, Play Hard"
Florence + The Machine "Spectrum (Say My Name) [Calvin Harris Edit]"
Alicia Keys "Girl On Fire"
Calvin Harris "Flashback"
Taylor Swift "We Are Never Getting Back Together"