Showstopping VMA Performers

VMAs 2023 | Highlights Gallery Performance Nicki Minaj  | 1920x1080

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Emcee and Best Hip-Hop Winner Nicki Minaj

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VMAs 2023 | Highlights Gallery Olivia Rodrigo | 1920x1080

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Performer Olivia Rodrigo

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VMAs 2023 | Highlights Gallery Diddy/Yung Miami | 1920x1080

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Performers Diddy and Yung Miami

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VMAs 2023 | Highlights Gallery Cardi B | 1080x1080

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Performer Cardi B

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VMAs 2023 | Highlights Gallery Megan Thee Stallion | 1080x1080

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Performer Megan Thee Stallion

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VMAs 2023 | Highlights Gallery KAROL G | 1920x1080

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Performer KAROL G

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VMAs 2023 | Highlights Gallery Anitta | 1920x1080

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Best Latin Winner and Performer Anitta

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VMAs 2023 | Highlights Gallery Stray Kids | 1920x1080

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Performer Stray Kids

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VMAs 2023 | Highlights Gallery Lil Wayne | 1080x1080

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Performer Lil Wayne

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VMAs 2023 | Highlights Gallery Doja Cat | 1920x1080

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Performer Doja Cat

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VMAs 2023 | Highlights Gallery Peso Pluma | 1920x1080

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Performer Peso Pluma

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VMAs 2023 | Highlights Gallery Demi Lovato | 1920x1080

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Performer Demi Lovato

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VMAs 2023 | Highlights Gallery TOMORROW X TOGETHER | 1920x1080

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Performer TOMORROW X TOGETHER

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VMAs 2023 | Highlights Gallery DMC/Nicki Minaj/LL Cool J  | 1920x1080

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Performers DMC, Nicki Minaj and LL COOL J

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VMAs 2023 | Highlights Gallery Performer Måneskin | 1920x1080

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Performer and Best Rock Winner Måneskin

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2022 VMAs | Showstopping Performance Gallery Red Hot Chili Peppers | 1920x1080

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Performers Red Hot Chili Peppers

2022 VMAs | Showstopping Performance Gallery Nicki Minaj | 1920x1080

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Nicki Minaj Performs a Medley of Her Biggest Hits

2022 VMAs | Showstopping Performance Gallery Panic! At The Disco | 1920x1080

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Performers Panic! At The Disco

2022 VMAs | Showstopping Performance Eminem/Snoop Dogg | 1920x1080

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Performers Eminem and Snoop Dogg

2022 VMAs | Showstopping Performance Anitta | 1920x1080

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Performer Anitta

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2022 VMAs | Showstopping Performance Yung Gravy | 1920x1080

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Performer Yung Gravy

2022 VMAs | Showstopping Performance Saucy Santana | 1080x1080

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Performer Saucy Santana

2022 VMAs | Showstopping Performance Lizzo | 1920x1080

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Performer Lizzo

2022 VMAs | Showstopping Performance Jack Harlow and Fergie | 1920x1080

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Performers Jack Harlow and Fergie

2022 VMAs | Showstopping Performance Dove Cameron | 1080x1080

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Performer Dove Cameron

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2022 VMAs | Showstopping Performance Conan Gray | 1920x1080

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Performer Conan Gray

2022 VMAs | Showstopping Performance Khalid/Marshmello | 1920x1080

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Performers Khalid and Marshmello

2022 VMAs | Showstopping Performance J Balvin/Ryan Castro | 1920x1080

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Performers J Balvin and Ryan Castro

2022 VMAs | Showstopping Performance BLACKPINK | 1920x1080

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Performers BLACKPINK

2022 VMAs | Showstopping Performance Bad Bunny | 1920x1080

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Performer Bad Bunny at Yankee Stadium

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2022 VMAs | Showstopping Performance Måneskin | 1920x1080

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Performers Måneskin

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Foo Fighters Performance | 1920x1080

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Performer Foo Fighters

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Shawn Mendes Performance | 1920x1080

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"Summer of Love" Performer Shawn Mendes

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Ozuna Performance | 1920x1080

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"La Funka" Performer Ozuna

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery MGK Performance | 1080x1080

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"papercuts" Performer Machine Gun Kelly

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2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Normani Performance | 1920x1080

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"Wild Side" Performer Normani

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery The Kid LAROI Performance | 1920x1080

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"STAY" Performer The Kid LAROI

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Kacey Musgraves Performance | 1920x1080

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"star-crossed" Performer Kacey Musgraves

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery  Ed Sheeran Performance | 1080x1080

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"Shivers" Performer Ed Sheeran

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Doja Performance | 1920x1080

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"Been Like This" Performer Doja Cat

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2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Camila Cabello | 1920x1080

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"Don't Go Yet" Singer Camila Cabello

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Lil Nas X/Jack Harlow Performance | 1920x1080

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"Industry Baby" Performers Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Spliff Star/Busta Rhymes | 1920x1080

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Performers Spliff Star and Busta Rhymes

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Chloe Performance | 1920x1080

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"Have Mercy" Performer Chlöe of Chloe x Halle

2021 VMAs | Highlight Gallery Olivia Rodrigo Performance 2 | 1920x1080

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"good 4 u" Singer Olivia Rodrigo

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Missy Elliott dresses like a scarecrow during a hits medley featuring "Throw It Back," "Work It" and more.

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Missy Elliott dresses like a scarecrow during a hits medley featuring "Throw It Back," "Work It" and more. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Big Sean and A$AP Ferg get down low while performing "Bezerk."

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Big Sean and A$AP Ferg get down low while performing "Bezerk." Photo Credit: Getty Images.

During a steamy performance of "Senorita," Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes get very close.

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During a steamy performance of "Senorita," Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes get very close. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

The multitalented H.E.R. commands the crowd while singing "Anti."

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The multitalented H.E.R. commands the crowd while singing "Anti." Photo Credit: Getty Images.

J Balvin and Bad Bunny put on a colorful show for their hit "Que Pretendes."

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J Balvin and Bad Bunny put on a colorful show for their hit "Que Pretendes." Photo Credit: Getty Images.

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The Jonas Brothers return to the VMAs with an energetic performance at Asbury Park's legendary Stone Pony.

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The Jonas Brothers return to the VMAs with an energetic performance at Asbury Park's legendary Stone Pony. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Lil Nas X takes fans far into the future with a sci-fi-inspired performance of "Panini."

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Lil Nas X takes fans far into the future with a sci-fi-inspired performance of "Panini." Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Lizzo is an undeniable force at the 2019 VMAs performing her songs "Truth Hurts" and "Good as Hell."

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Miley Cyrus performs a showstopping rendition of her song "Slide Away."

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Miley Cyrus performs a showstopping rendition of her song "Slide Away." Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Normani takes the stage to perform her hit song "Motivation."

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Normani takes the stage to perform her hit song "Motivation." Photo Credit: Getty Images.

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Shawn Mendes gets the crowd swooning with a performance of "If I Can't Have You."

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Shawn Mendes gets the crowd swooning with a performance of "If I Can't Have You." Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Rosalia performs a medley of "A Ningun Hombre" and "Aute Cuture" before teaming up with Ozuna for "Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi."

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Rosalia performs a medley of "A Ningun Hombre" and "Aute Cuture" before teaming up with Ozuna for "Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi." Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Taylor Swift opens the 2019 VMAs with an over-the-top performance of "You Need to Calm Down" and "Lover."

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Taylor Swift opens the 2019 VMAs with an over-the-top performance of "You Need to Calm Down" and "Lover." Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Queen Latifah, Redman, Fetty Wap, Naughty by Nature and Wyclef Jean bring the house down with a medley of their greatest hits.

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Queen Latifah, Redman, Fetty Wap, Naughty by Nature and Wyclef Jean bring the house down with a medley of their greatest hits. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Nicki Minaj proves she is the Queen with her show stopping performance of hits from her latest album on stage at the Oculus in New York City at the 2018 VMAs.

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Nicki Minaj proves she is the Queen with her show stopping performance of hits from her latest album on stage at the Oculus in New York City at the 2018 VMAs.

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Ariana Grande took over the 2018 VMAs stage with her empowering anthem "God Is a Woman."

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Ariana Grande took over the 2018 VMAs stage with her empowering anthem "God Is a Woman."

During the 2018 VMAs, Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick took the mic to discuss their latest movie while the Rockettes performed on their home stage at Radio City Music Hall.

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During the 2018 VMAs, Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick took the mic to discuss their latest movie while the Rockettes performed on their home stage at Radio City Music Hall.

2018 Video Vanguard Honoree and triple threat Jennifer Lopez gave us all a show of a lifetime as she performed a powerful medley of some of her greatest hits.

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2018 Video Vanguard Honoree and triple threat Jennifer Lopez gave us all a show of a lifetime as she performed a powerful medley of some of her greatest hits.

Post Malone, Aerosmith and 21 Savage perform “Rockstar,” “Dream On,” and “Toys In The Attic” on stage creating one of the most epic collaborations of the 2018 VMAs.

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Post Malone, Aerosmith and 21 Savage perform “Rockstar,” “Dream On,” and “Toys In The Attic” on stage creating one of the most epic collaborations of the 2018 VMAs.

Appearing on stage via an roller coaster ride car, Travis Scott performed “Stargazing,” Stop Trying To Be God,” and “Sicko Mode” from his latest album Astroworld, in front of is iconic inflatable head at the 2018 VMAs.

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Appearing on stage via an roller coaster ride car, Travis Scott performed “Stargazing,” Stop Trying To Be God,” and “Sicko Mode” from his latest album Astroworld, in front of is iconic inflatable head at the 2018 VMAs.

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Maluma brings an explosive performance of “Felices Los 4” to the 2018 VMA stage.

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Maluma brings an explosive performance of “Felices Los 4” to the 2018 VMA stage.

Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco belts “High Hopes” from the band’s latest album on the 2018 VMA stage.

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Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco belts “High Hopes” from the band’s latest album on the 2018 VMA stage.

Logic and Ryan Tedder perform “One Day” with immigrant families at the center of their performance on stage sending a powerful message at the 2018 VMAs.

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Logic and Ryan Tedder perform “One Day” with immigrant families at the center of their performance on stage sending a powerful message at the 2018 VMAs.

Shawn Mendes had us all singing in the rain during his drenching rendition of “In My Blood” at the 2018 VMAs.

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Shawn Mendes had us all singing in the rain during his drenching rendition of “In My Blood” at the 2018 VMAs.

Kendrick Lamar’s 2017 VMA performance was literally fire when he opened the show with an iconic medley of his hit songs “DNA” and “HUMBLE.”

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Kendrick Lamar’s 2017 VMA performance was literally fire when he opened the show with an iconic medley of his hit songs “DNA” and “HUMBLE.”

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At the 2017 VMAs, the goddess Lorde chose not to sing due to the flu, but still blew up the stage with her epic dance moves to “Homemade Dynamite.”

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At the 2017 VMAs, the goddess Lorde chose not to sing due to the flu, but still blew up the stage with her epic dance moves to “Homemade Dynamite.”

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Fifth Harmony dropped their mics on the 2017 VMA stage as the rain came down on them after performing “Angel” and “Down” with their incredible choreography and vocals.

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Fifth Harmony dropped their mics on the 2017 VMA stage as the rain came down on them after performing “Angel” and “Down” with their incredible choreography and vocals.

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Miley Cyrus brought a retro vibe to the 2017 VMAs for her performance of “Younger Now” complete with 1950s fashion and stellar vocals.

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Miley Cyrus brought a retro vibe to the 2017 VMAs for her performance of “Younger Now” complete with 1950s fashion and stellar vocals.

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P!nk took us on a walk down memory lane with her Video Vanguard performance featuring a medley of hits like "So What" and "Raise Your Glass" at the 2017 VMAs.

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P!nk took us on a walk down memory lane with her Video Vanguard performance featuring a medley of hits like "So What" and "Raise Your Glass" at the 2017 VMAs.

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In one of the most powerful moments of the night, Logic was joined by 50 suicide attempt and loss survivors for his 2017 VMA performance of his song titled for the suicide hotline, “1-800-273-8255.”

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In one of the most powerful moments of the night, Logic was joined by 50 suicide attempt and loss survivors for his 2017 VMA performance of his song titled for the suicide hotline, “1-800-273-8255.”

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To close out the 2017 show, VMA host Katy Perry brought her single “Swish Swish” to the VMA stage with a basketball themed performance.

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To close out the 2017 show, VMA host Katy Perry brought her single “Swish Swish” to the VMA stage with a basketball themed performance.

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Ri Ri opened the show with a medley of “Don’t Stop the Music/Only Girl (In The World)/ We Found Love/Where Have You Been", which earned her the first standing ovation of the evening at the 2016 VMAs.

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Ri Ri opened the show with a medley of “Don’t Stop the Music/Only Girl (In The World)/ We Found Love/Where Have You Been", which earned her the first standing ovation of the evening at the 2016 VMAs.

Rihanna continues to slay in her second medley of ""Rude Boy / What’s My Name? / Work,” leaving us wanting more at the 2016 VMAs.

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Rihanna continues to slay in her second medley of ""Rude Boy / What’s My Name? / Work,” leaving us wanting more at the 2016 VMAs.

In her final show-stopping set of the evening, Rihanna, clad in all white belts out her most memorable ballads, including "Rihanna "Stay / Love On The Brain / Diamonds” at the 2016 VMAs.

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In her final show-stopping set of the evening, Rihanna, clad in all white belts out her most memorable ballads, including "Rihanna "Stay / Love On The Brain / Diamonds” at the 2016 VMAs.

Pink ladies Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj got us moving “Side to Side” during their energetic performance at the 2016 VMAs.

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Pink ladies Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj got us moving “Side to Side” during their energetic performance at the 2016 VMAs.

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Nick Jonas makes us all kinds of hungry during his performance of “Bacon” featuring Ty Dolla $ign at the 2016 VMAs.

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Nick Jonas makes us all kinds of hungry during his performance of “Bacon” featuring Ty Dolla $ign at the 2016 VMAs.

Britney Spears makes her much awaited return performing “Make Me” featuring G-Eazy during the 2016 VMAs show.

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Britney Spears makes her much awaited return performing “Make Me” featuring G-Eazy during the 2016 VMAs show.

Future had us checking our grammar during his performance of “F**k Up Some Commas” at the 2016 VMAs.

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Future had us checking our grammar during his performance of “F**k Up Some Commas” at the 2016 VMAs.

In their debut performance together, The Chainsmokers and Halsey rock out to their smash hit “Closer” at the 2016 VMAs.

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In their debut performance together, The Chainsmokers and Halsey rock out to their smash hit “Closer” at the 2016 VMAs.

Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj hug it out after a crowd pleasing surprise mash-up of "Trini Dem Girls" and "Bad Blood" that squashed any lingering rumors of their Twitter beef at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj hug it out after a crowd pleasing surprise mash-up of "Trini Dem Girls" and "Bad Blood" that squashed any lingering rumors of their Twitter beef at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Justin Bieber's high flying return to the 2015 VMA stage was exactly the kind of intense, memorable performance of "What Do You Mean?" that loyal fans have been waiting for.

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Justin Bieber's high flying return to the 2015 VMA stage was exactly the kind of intense, memorable performance of "What Do You Mean?" that loyal fans have been waiting for.

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Just when the 2015 VMA audience thought Demi Lovato's beach-themed performance of "Cool For The Summer" couldn't get any hotter, she brought up rapper BFF Iggy Azalea for a duet that was pure fire.

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Just when the 2015 VMA audience thought Demi Lovato's beach-themed performance of "Cool For The Summer" couldn't get any hotter, she brought up rapper BFF Iggy Azalea for a duet that was pure fire.

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Tori Kelly's knockout performance of "Should've Been Us" at the 2015 VMAs had everyone jumping to their feet for a much-deserved standing ovation.

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Tori Kelly's knockout performance of "Should've Been Us" at the 2015 VMAs had everyone jumping to their feet for a much-deserved standing ovation.

Everything about Miley Cyrus' technicolor finale performance at the 2015 Video Music Awards was a total jaw-dropper. From the colorful costumes to her backup dancers, it was one of the biggest surprises of the night.

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Everything about Miley Cyrus' technicolor finale performance at the 2015 Video Music Awards was a total jaw-dropper. From the colorful costumes to her backup dancers, it was one of the biggest surprises of the night.

As if we needed another reason to bow down to Beyoncé, her flawless 2014 Video Vanguard performance featured heavenly dancers who looked straight from a painting, pole dancing, feminism and home videos of Blue Ivy.

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As if we needed another reason to bow down to Beyoncé, her flawless 2014 Video Vanguard performance featured heavenly dancers who looked straight from a painting, pole dancing, feminism and home videos of Blue Ivy.

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In a perfect recreation of their music video, 5 Seconds of Summer performed a stripped-down version of "Amnesia" with blissful, unforgettable harmonies at the 2014 show.

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In a perfect recreation of their music video, 5 Seconds of Summer performed a stripped-down version of "Amnesia" with blissful, unforgettable harmonies at the 2014 show.

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Pint-sized diva Ariana Grande opened the 2014 Video Music Awards with an out-of-this-world performance of "Break Free."

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Pint-sized diva Ariana Grande opened the 2014 Video Music Awards with an out-of-this-world performance of "Break Free."

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Adorned in a scaly green two-piece, Nicki Minaj took her 'Anaconda' jungle theme to the next level with serpentine contortionists and big booty twerking for a ferocious performance at the 2014 VMAs.

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Adorned in a scaly green two-piece, Nicki Minaj took her 'Anaconda' jungle theme to the next level with serpentine contortionists and big booty twerking for a ferocious performance at the 2014 VMAs.

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Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" performance featured dapper dancing dudes and lots of shimmering fringe at the 2014 Video Music Awards.

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Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" performance featured dapper dancing dudes and lots of shimmering fringe at the 2014 Video Music Awards.

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Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke may have delivered the most talked about performance in VMA history with their 2013 VMA performance of 'Blurred Lines.'

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Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke may have delivered the most talked about performance in VMA history with their 2013 VMA performance of 'Blurred Lines.'

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Justin Timberlake surprised the world when he brought out *NSYNC boy-bandmates during his medley performance at the 2013 VMAs.

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Justin Timberlake surprised the world when he brought out *NSYNC boy-bandmates during his medley performance at the 2013 VMAs.

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A round of 'Applause' goes out to Lady Gaga who had the audience on their feet after her opening performance at the 2013 Video Music Awards.

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A round of 'Applause' goes out to Lady Gaga who had the audience on their feet after her opening performance at the 2013 Video Music Awards.

Katy Perry had a knockout show when she performed 'Roar' at the 2013 MTV VMAs.

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Katy Perry had a knockout show when she performed 'Roar' at the 2013 MTV VMAs.

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Frank Ocean's stunning performance at the 2012 VMAs gives us all the feels.

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Frank Ocean's stunning performance at the 2012 VMAs gives us all the feels.

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2 Chainz and Weezy team up for a "Yuck / No Worries" collab at the 2012 Video Music Awards.

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2 Chainz and Weezy team up for a "Yuck / No Worries" collab at the 2012 Video Music Awards.

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The British heartthrobs of One Direction bring boy bands back to the 2012 VMAs with a regal rendition of "One Thing."

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The British heartthrobs of One Direction bring boy bands back to the 2012 VMAs with a regal rendition of "One Thing."

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