VMA: History Of House Band Performers

DJ Mustard's on the beat during the 2014 Video Music Awards at the Forum in Inglewood, CA.

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DJ Mustard's on the beat during the 2014 Video Music Awards at the Forum in Inglewood, CA.

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DJ Cassidy rocks the house all night long at the 2013 Video Music Awards in Brooklyn.

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DJ Cassidy rocks the house all night long at the 2013 Video Music Awards in Brooklyn.

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Calvin Harris spins the hits from within a geometric mountain in the middle of the Staples Center at the 2012 show.

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Calvin Harris spins the hits from within a geometric mountain in the middle of the Staples Center at the 2012 show.

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As 2011 VMA House Artist, Jessie J performs sassy renditions of hits like "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," "Firework" and "Forget You" alongside her own smash songs.

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As 2011 VMA House Artist, Jessie J performs sassy renditions of hits like "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," "Firework" and "Forget You" alongside her own smash songs.

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House Artist deadmau5 performs on stage during the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.

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House Artist deadmau5 performs on stage during the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Jason Derulo performs on stage with House Artist deadmau5 during the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Jason Derulo performs on stage with House Artist deadmau5 during the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Travie McCoy performs "Billionaire" on stage with House Artist deadmau5 during the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Travie McCoy performs "Billionaire" on stage with House Artist deadmau5 during the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Robyn performs on stage with House Artist deadmau5 during the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Robyn performs on stage with House Artist deadmau5 during the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Wale performs "Chillin'" at Radio City Music Hall at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Wale performs "Chillin'" at Radio City Music Hall at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

Kid Cudi and the MTV House band perform "Make Her Say" on stage at Radio City Music Hall at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Kid Cudi and the MTV House band perform "Make Her Say" on stage at Radio City Music Hall at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Tyson Ritter of All-American Rejects performs "Give You Hell" on stage at Radio City Music Hall at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Tyson Ritter of All-American Rejects performs "Give You Hell" on stage at Radio City Music Hall at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Katy Perry performs "I Kissed a Girl" and "Like a Virgin" during the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards in Hollywood.

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Katy Perry performs "I Kissed a Girl" and "Like a Virgin" during the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards in Hollywood.

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The Ting Tings perform "Shut Up And Let Me Go" with the house band during the 2008 Video Music Awards in Hollwyood.

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The Ting Tings perform "Shut Up And Let Me Go" with the house band during the 2008 Video Music Awards in Hollwyood.

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Lupe Fiasco and Matthew Santos perform "Superstar" during the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards in Hollywood. <MTVNLINK type="url" id="http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/?id=1593810&vid=272694">Watch Lupe Fiasco and Matthew Santos' MTV VMA performance.

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Lupe Fiasco and Matthew Santos perform "Superstar" during the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards in Hollywood. Watch Lupe Fiasco and Matthew Santos' MTV VMA performance.

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Travis Barker collaborates with DJ AM and a laundry list of other artist at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Travis Barker collaborates with DJ AM and a laundry list of other artist at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.

Akon and Mark Ronson perform "Smack That" at The Palms Casino & Resort at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Akon and Mark Ronson perform "Smack That" at The Palms Casino & Resort at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards.

Showing off his tat, Adam Levine of Maroon 5 works the mic at the 2007 show.

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Showing off his tat, Adam Levine of Maroon 5 works the mic at the 2007 show.

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Lou Reed and Raconteurs' Jack White perform on stage during the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards in New York.

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Lou Reed and Raconteurs' Jack White perform on stage during the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards in New York.

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Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and The Raconteurs perform "Cheap Sunglasses" at Radio City Music Hall at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and The Raconteurs perform "Cheap Sunglasses" at Radio City Music Hall at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards.