Highlights

Just as it looks like boy bands are here to stay, Eminem shows up and sweeps most of the night's top awards. In a sign of things to come, indie rock innovators White Stripes and Dashboard Confessional make their first appearances.

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08.29.2002, New York City: 2002 VMA host Jimmy Fallon spoofs Avril Lavigne, along with all of the other nominated artists.

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08.29.2002, New York City: Host Jimmy Fallon is joined by the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, as he kicks off the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards.

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08.29.2002, New York City: Self-proclaimed King of Pop, Michael Jackson, mistakes his birthday present for an "Artist of the Millennium" award.

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08.29.2002, New York City: Shakira brings the Latin flavor to the stage in a super-sexy performance of "Objection (Tango)".

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08.29.2002, New York City: Rock n' roll history is made as feuding Van Halen frontmen, David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar, make peace long enough to present an award.

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08.29.2002, New York City: P. Diddy brings down the house with a live performance of "Pass The Courvoisier."

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08.29.2002, New York City: Pink is "too drunk" to give an acceptance speech for Best Dance Video-winning song "Get The Party Started."

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08.29.2002, New York City: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani makes a touching tribute to those lost on 9/11, one year after the event.

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08.29.2002, New York City: Moby looks only mildly amused as Triumph the Insult Comic Dog takes his best shot.

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08.29.2002, New York City: Presenter Christina Aguilera discovers that her scarf can double as (most of) a top.

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08.29.2002, New York City: Justin Timberlake performs "Like I Love You," his first ever solo performance, at the 2002 VMAs.

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08.29.2002, New York City: Eminem has another big year at the VMAs, taking home four Moonmen, including one for Video of the Year, "Without Me."

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