Show Highlights

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/vma_getty_177675071.jpg

1 / 50

The Barclays Center is absolutely packed for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/lady-gaga-john-shearer-invionsJS1_0874.jpg

2 / 50

Lady Gaga opens the show with a performance of Applause at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By John Shearer/Invision

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/lady-gaga_getty-177658646.jpg

3 / 50

Lady Gaga performs Applause at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/lady-gaga-getty-177658589.jpg

4 / 50

Lady Gaga models one of her many costume changes during her performance of Applause at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/lady-gaga-getty177675290.jpg

5 / 50

Lady Gaga brings down the house with her performance of Applause at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/ladygaga-inovisionJS1_0983.jpg

6 / 50

Lady Gaga gives a performance worthy of much Applause at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By John Shearer/Invision

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/177658512.jpg

7 / 50

Lady Gaga rocks a scantily-clad seashell look while performing 'Applause' at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/one-direction-getty177675124.jpg

8 / 50

One Direction present the Moonman for Best Pop Video at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/miley-cyrus-getty177675197.jpg

9 / 50

Miley Cyrus performs 'We Can't Stop' at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/miley-cyrus-getty177696457.jpg

10 / 50

Miley Cyrus performs 'We Can't Stop' at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/miley-cyrus-inovisionJS2_8695.jpg

11 / 50

Miley Cyrus performs 'We Can't Stop' at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By John Shearer/Invision

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/robin-thicke-john-shearer-invisionJS1_1176.jpg

12 / 50

Robin Thicke performs a medley of 'Blurred Lines' and 'Give It 2 U' at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By John Shearer/Invision

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/robin-thicke-miley-cyrus-getty177675213.jpg

13 / 50

Miley Cyrus twerks with Robin Thicke as they perform a medley of 'We Can't Stop,' 'Blurred Lines' and 'Give It 2 U' at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/iggy-azalea-lil-kim-getty177675226.jpg

14 / 50

Iggy Azalea and Lil' Kim present the Moonman for Best Hip-Hop Video at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/kevin-hart-getty177739821.jpg

15 / 50

Kevin Hart sings the praises of Lady Gaga's posterior at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/jared-leto-getty177697157.jpg

16 / 50

Jared Leto brings back the grunge look while introducing Kanye West's performance of 'Blood On The Leaves' at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/daft-punk-pharrell-niles-rodger-getty177675894.jpg

17 / 50

Pharrell, Daft Punk and Nile Rodgers present the Moonman for Best Female Video at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/taylor-swift-getty177696466.jpg

18 / 50

Taylor Swift is pleasantly surprised by her Best Female Video win at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/taylor-swift-daft-punk-getty177675823.jpg

19 / 50

Taylor Swift gladly accepts the Moonman for Best Female Video at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/taylor-swift-daft-punk-getty177675881.jpg

20 / 50

Taylor Swift gives her acceptance speech for Best Female Video at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/taylor-swift-getty177675675.jpg

21 / 50

Taylor Swift accepts the Moonman for Best Female Video at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/justin-timberlake-getty177697314.jpg

22 / 50

Justin Timberlake takes his rightful place on stage to perform a medley of his hits at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/justin-timberlake-getty177739799.jpg

23 / 50

Justin Timberlake tickles the ivories during a medley performance of his hits at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/justin-timberlake-inovisionJS1_1404.jpg

24 / 50

Justin Timberlake performs a medley of his hits at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By John Shearer/Invision

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/justin-timberlake-getty177697182.jpg

25 / 50

The ladies just want a high-five from Justin Timberlake as he works the crowd during a medley performance of his hits at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/justin-timberlake-inovisionJS1_1356.jpg

26 / 50

Justin Timberlake in the midst of a rousing performance of his hits at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By John Shearer/Invision

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/justin-timberlake-getty177739602.jpg

27 / 50

Justin Timberlake is movin' and groovin' on stage while performing a medley of his hits at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/nsync-getty177739717.jpg

28 / 50

The rest of the *NSYNC boys reunite with Justin Timberlake for a medley of their hits at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/justin-timberlake-jimmy-fallon-getty177883015.jpg

29 / 50

Jimmy Fallon presents Justin Timberlake with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/justin-timberlake-jimmy-fallon-getty177739640.jpg

30 / 50

Justin Timberlake recieves his Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award from Jimmy Fallon at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/jimmy-fallon-justin-timberlake-getty177739642.jpg

31 / 50

Jimmy Fallon moves in to hug his buddy Justin Timberlake and deliver his Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/justin-timberlake-getty177697168.jpg

32 / 50

Justin Timberlake accepts the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/kevin-hart-getty177696480.jpg

33 / 50

Kevin Hart cracks himself up at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/vampire-weekend-getty177883169.jpg

34 / 50

Vampire Weekend announces the Best Song Of The Summer nominees at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/austin-mahone-getty177740073.jpg

35 / 50

Austin Mahone, this year's Artist to Watch winner, at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/austin-mahone-getty177740074.jpg

36 / 50

Austin Mahone savors his Artist To Watch win at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-performers/drake-getty177697404.jpg

37 / 50

Drake performing 'Hold On, We're Going Home' and 'Started From The Bottom' live at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-performers/drake-jshearer-inovisionJS1_1577.jpg

38 / 50

Drake performing 'Hold On, We're Going Home' and 'Started From The Bottom' live at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By John Shearer/Invision

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/taylor-swift-getty177828414.jpg

39 / 50

Taylor Swift presents the Moonman for Best Male Video at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/taylor-swift-bruno-mars-getty177740429.jpg

40 / 50

Taylor Swift presents Bruno Mars his Best Male Video Moonman at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/taylor-swift-getty177883019.jpg

41 / 50

Taylor Swift presents Bruno Mars his Best Male Video Moonman at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/bruno-mars-getty177740166.jpg

42 / 50

Bruno Mars accepts his Moonman for Best Male Video at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/bruno-mars-getty177828386.jpg

43 / 50

Bruno Mars accepts his Moonman for Best Male Video at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/selena-gomez-getty177883088.jpg

44 / 50

Selena Gomez introduces Bruno Mars' performance of 'Gorilla' at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/selena-gomez-getty177739779.jpg

45 / 50

Selena Gomez introduces Bruno Mars' performance of 'Gorilla' at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/bruno-mars-getty177739896.jpg

46 / 50

Bruno Mars sings his heart out while performing 'Gorilla' at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/joseph-gordon-levitt-getty177828355.jpg

47 / 50

Joseph Gordon-Levitt presents the Moonman for Video Of The Year at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/justin-timberlake-joseph-gordon-levitt-getty177740413.jpg

48 / 50

Joseph Gordon-Levitt leads the applause for Justin Timberlake's Video Of The Year win at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/katy-perry-getty177739939.jpg

49 / 50

Katy Perry closes the show with a performance of 'Roar' at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images

/content/ontv/vma/2013/photos/flipbooks/13-show-highlights/katy-perry-getty177740019.jpg

50 / 50

Katy Perry floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee while performing 'Roar' at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo By Getty Images