The Most Unforgettable VMAs Performances
Look back at some of the best performances in VMAs history, including Nicki Minaj's show-stopping rendition of "Anaconda," *NSYNC's timeless medley from 2000 and One Direction's energetic version of "One Thing."
Cher - "If I Could Turn Back Time"
Cher slays the stage as she performs her timeless hit song "If I Could Turn Back Time" at the 1989 Video Music Awards.
Queen Latifah, Redman, Fetty Wap, Naughty by Nature & Wyclef Jean - Hip-Hop Medley
Hip-hop icons Queen Latifah, Redman, Fetty Wap, Naughty by Nature and Wyclef Jean close out the 2019 VMAs with a medley of their greatest hits.
J Balvin & Bad Bunny - "Que Pretendes"
J Balvin and Bad Bunny make a memorable VMAs debut by performing their hit "Que Pretendes."
Big Sean featuring A$AP Ferg - "Bezerk"
Big Sean and A$AP Ferg join forces to deliver an unforgettable performance of their hard-hitting track "Bezerk."
Normani - "Motivation"
Normani takes the stage at the 2019 VMAs to perform her hit single "Motivation."
H.E.R. - "Anti"
MTV PUSH artist H.E.R. commands the stage at the 2019 VMAs as she performs her song "Anti."
Rosalia featuring Ozuna - "A Ningun Hombre," "Aute Cuture" & "Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi"
Latin music sensation Rosalia performs "A Ningun Hombre" and "Aute Cuture," then teams up with Ozuna for "Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi."
Miley Cyrus - "Slide Away"
Miley Cyrus takes the VMAs audience by surprise with her emotional performance of her new song "Slide Away."
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello - "Senorita"
Rumored couple Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello perform a sultry rendition of their song "Senorita."
Missy Elliott - “The Rain,” “Hot Boyz,” “Get Ur Freak On,” “Work It,” “Pass That Dutch” & “Lose Control”
Missy Elliott sends fans into a frenzy with a medley of her greatest hits, including “The Rain,” “Work It,” “Get Ur Freak On” and “Lose Control.”
Lil Nas X - "Panini"
Lil Nas X takes over the stage at the 2019 VMAs with a futuristic performance of his new song "Panini."
Jonas Brothers - "Sucker" & "Only Human"
Jonas Brothers return to the VMAs in style by performing their massive hits "Sucker" and "Only Human" at Asbury Park's infamous The Stone Pony.
Lizzo - "Truth Hurts" & "Good as Hell"
Lizzo is the picture of female empowerment as she performs her acclaimed hit songs "Truth Hurts" and "Good as Hell" at the 2019 VMAs.
Shawn Mendes - "If I Can't Have You"
Shawn Mendes woos the crowd with his tribute to heartbreak "If I Can't Have You," live from the 2019 VMAs.
Taylor Swift - "You Need to Calm Down" & "Lover"
To open the 2019 VMAs, Taylor Swift electrifies the stage with colorful performances of her hit songs "You Need to Calm Down" and "Lover."
Alessia Cara "Scars To Your Beautiful"
Alessia Cara performs "Scars To Your Beautiful" live from the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.
Demi Lovato - "Sorry Not Sorry"
Demi Lovato performs her song "Sorry Not Sorry" at a pool party outside the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas as part of the 2017 Video Music Awards.
Shawn Mendes - "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back"
Shawn Mendes rocks out at the 2017 VMAs with his hit "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" in front of an electric crowd.
Future - "F**k Up Some Commas"
Future performs "F**k Up Some Commas" from his mixtape "Monster" at the 2016 VMAs in NYC's Madison Square Garden.
Katy Perry Performs "Roar"
Katy Perry's 2013 VMA performance took place on the Brooklyn Bridge! Get ready for the 2016 MTV Video Music as it makes it return to New York.
One Direction - "One Thing"
One Direction takes the stage at the 2012 VMAs to perform their song "One Thing."
Justin Bieber - "U Smile"/"Baby"/"Somebody to Love"
Justin Bieber rolls up to the 2010 Video Music Awards in a 50s-era Thunderbird to perform a medley of his songs "Baby," "Somebody to Love" and "U Smile."
Eminem and Rihanna - "Not Afraid"/"Love the Way You Lie"
Eminem and Rihanna take the stage together to perform their songs "Not Afraid" and "Love the Way You Lie" at the 2010 VMAs.
Kanye West feat. Pusha-T Perform "Runaway"
Kanye West delivers an operatic performance of his song "Runaway" at the 2010 VMAs, complete with ballerinas and a guest verse from Pusha T.
Lady Gaga - "Paparazzi"
Lady Gaga graces the 2009 VMA stage with a masquerade-inspired performance of her hit "Paparazzi."
Jonas Brothers - "Lovebug"
Jonas Brothers performs their single "Lovebug" on a deceptive stoop then switches gears and cranks it up at the 2008 VMAs.
Missy Elliott - "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)"
Video Vanguard Award honoree Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott and Timbaland hype the crowd at the 2006 Video Music Awards with a rousing performance of "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)."
Relive Christina Aguilera's Epic Performance of "Dirrty" and "Fighter" at the 2003 VMAs
Christina Aguilera takes the stage at the 2003 VMAs with sexy, high-energy versions of her hits "Dirrty" and "Fighter," with some help from Redman and Dave Navarro.
Britney Spears "I'm a Slave 4 U"
Britney Spears performs "I'm a Slave 4 U" at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards.
Missy Elliott featuring Nelly Furtado, Ludacris and Trina - "Get Ur Freak On"/"One Minute Man"
Missy Elliott's stage presence is undeniable as she performs "Get Ur Freak On (Remix)" and "One Minute Man" with Nelly Furtado, Trina and Ludacris at the 2001 VMAs.
Alicia Keys "Fallin'"
Alicia Keys performs "Fallin'" at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards.
Britney Spears - "Satisfaction"/"Oops!... I Did It Again"
At the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards, Britney Spears covers The Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and performs her hit song "Oops!... I Did It Again."
*NSYNC Performs "Bye, Bye, Bye," "It's Gonna Be Me" and More
*NSYNC shows off their range with a medley performance of their songs "This I Promise You," "Bye, Bye, Bye" and "It's Gonna Be Me" at the 2000 VMAs.
Brandy and Monica - "The Boy Is Mine"
R&B dynamos Brandy and Monica hit the stage at the 1998 VMAs to perform their best-selling song "The Boy Is Mine."
Highlights from the 2019 VMAs8 Videos
Jonas Brothers Get Back to Their Roots
Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas recall their first VMAs performance and talk about playing at Asbury Park's The Stone Pony in their home state of New Jersey for the 2019 VMAs.
Billie Eilish Wins PUSH Artist of the Year
Hayley Kiyoko presents the PUSH Artist of the Year Award to Billie Eilish, and Billie gives her fans a personal message.
The Chainsmokers and Bebe Rexha Win Best Dance
Bebe Rexha accepts the award for Best Dance at the 2019 VMAs for her collaboration with The Chainsmokers on "Call You Mine," thanking her fans and MTV for supporting her.
The Stars Celebrate Video Vanguard Award Honoree Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Ciara, Lil' Kim, Lizzo, Pharrell and others pay tribute to Missy Elliott by thinking of one word to describe her musical genius.
Ariana Grande and Social House Win Song of the Summer
Ariana Grande takes home the Song of the Summer Award for her collaboration with Social House on "Boyfriend."
Host Sebastian Maniscalco Greets the Crowd
Sebastian Maniscalco kicks off the 2019 VMAs by urging the crowd to put away their phones and offers anyone he might offend several ways to release their stress backstage.
Missy Elliott Accepts the MTV Video Vanguard Award
Hip-hip icon Missy Elliott shows gratitude for her fans and MTV, then dedicates her award to the global dance community.
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