The MTV VMA 2016 came to an end with another impressive lineup of winners. Moreover, this year’s event boasts of amazing moments likely to live on in the memories of viewers worldwide.
Five Most Unforgettable Moments of the MTV VMA 2016:
1. Rihanna’s Opening Number
Everyone hoped to see Beyoncé open the event with a powerful Formation performance. However, Rihanna had the honor of kickstarting the event with a medley of her popular hits. Yet this was only the first of many performances from the Barbadian singer.
2. Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj Gym Inspired Set
The Dangerous Woman performed her collaboration with Nicki Minaj while channeling a Let’s Get Physical vibe. Their performance certainly showed off the benefits of fitness.
3. Kanye’s Four Minutes
Suspense built up prior to the MTV VMA 2016 owing to the reported four minutes given to Kanye West. Up to the last minute, no one knew what the rapper had planned.
Although speculation was rife, he might or might not slam Taylor Swift further, thus the rumor she skipped the event to avoid any more friction. Surprisingly (or as expected), Kanye West came to talk.
4. Beyoncé’s Mini Concert
Queen Bey likely had a hangover from her recent tour and decided to hold a mini concert. Thus, she slayed the audience with her epic performance.
5. Britney Spears did good at VMA 2016
Britney Spears proved she is back with a performance reminiscent of her earlier years. Then again, her latest stint could even rival her debut years ago. Could it overshadow the lip sync intrigue thrown her way? Maybe it could, according to US Weekly.
Bonus: Drake’s speech to accompany Rihanna’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
MTV VMA 2016 Full Winners List
Beyoncé – Formation earned six awards including Video of The Year. It won for Best Pop Video, Choreography (Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia) and Best Direction (Director: Melina Matsoukas). Moreover, it earned special recognition for Best Cinematography (Cinematographer: Malik Sayeed) as well as Best Editing (Editor: Jeff Selis). Thus, expectations for another of Kanye’s antics was not on the program.
BEST FEMALE VIDEO: Beyoncé – Hold Up
SONG OF SUMMER: Fifth Harmony featuring Fetty Wap —All In My Head
BEST COLLABORATION: Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign – Work From Home
BEST ROCK VIDEO: twenty one pilots –Heathens
BEST HIP HOP VIDEO: Drake – Hotline Bling
BEST ELECTRONIC VIDEO: Calvin Harris & Disciples –How Deep Is Your Love
BEST MALE VIDEO: Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – This Is What You Came For
BREAKTHROUGH LONG FORM VIDEO: Beyoncé – Lemonade
BEST NEW ARTIST: DNCE
BEST ART DIRECTION: David Bowie –Blackstar (Production Designer: Jan Houllevigue)
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Coldplay –Up&Up (VFX Editor: Vania Heymann)