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Soul made a major comeback at the '97 VMAs, reaping big results for Jamiroquai, Fiona Apple and Beck. But the night's most memorable moment was P. Diddy's tribute to his fallen friend, Biggie Smalls.

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9.4.1997, New York City: Before he makes it as a major movie star, SNL alum Chris Rock brings his outraged energy to MTV as the host of the 1997 VMAs.

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9.7.1995, New York City: Fiona Apple beats out Hanson and Jamiroquai for the Best New Artist Moonman with "Sleep To Dream."

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9.7.1995, New York City: Biggie Small's mother, Voletta Wallace accepts an award for her slain son's "Hypnotize" after giving big ups to his shorties in Bed-Stuy.

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9.7.1995, New York City: Is it just us, or does Martha Stewart look a little bit uncomfortable next to ragga-rapper Busta Rhymes.

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9.7.1995, New York City: Jewel conquers homelessness and dental neglect to perform her hit, "Angels Standing By," at the MTV VMAs.

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9.7.1995, New York City: Mace gets suited up in silver and performs "Mo Money, Mo Problems" with P. Diddy and some blue-haired honeys.

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9.7.1995, New York City: Chasing that schoolgirl style, an uncharacteristically prim and proper Madonna introduces Prodigy at the '97 VMAs.

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9.7.1995, New York City: Posh Spice, aka Victoria Beckham, croons along with Scary, Sporty and the girls o the song, "Say You'll Be There."

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Diddy sings, "I'll Be Missing You," in a moving tribute to his fallen friend, Biggie Smalls.

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9.7.1995, New York City: Sting joins P. Diddy and Faith Evans in commemorating the loss of the Notorious B.I.G. with an update on a Police classic called "I'll Be Missing You."

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9.7.1995, New York City: Will Smith almost smiles his face off as he accepts a Moonman for his contribution to the Men In Black soundtrack.

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