MTV VMAs

Aug
25
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Perform with Jennifer Hudson at VMAs

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis capped off a banner year by adding two KAWS Moonmen to their mantle. The Seattle duo won for Best Hip-Hop Video and Best Video with a Social Message and performed their single “Same Love” with Mary Lambert. Jennifer Hudson also made a surprise appearance, dueting with them on the powerful tune about same-sex marriage.

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Aug
25
Bruno Mars Unleashes ‘Gorilla’ at VMAs

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars made a bang at the VMAs. The R&B heartthrob put on an electrifying performance of “Gorilla” at Sunday’s show. Laser beams shot across the stage and explosions erupted as he recreated the performance from his “Moonshine Jungle World Tour.”

He also took home two awards for Best Male Video for “Locked Out of Heaven” and Best Choreography for “Treasure.”

Watch Bruno unleash the beast below.

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Aug
25
Drake Performs at MTV VMAs

Drake

From the bottom to Brooklyn, Drake hit the stage at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards. The Toronto MC opened with “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” recreating the cover for his upcoming album Nothing Was the Same. He then got the crowd hype with his anthem “Started From the Bottom” as Wiz Khalifa sang along. Even Jaden Smith was seen getting lost in the moment.

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Aug
25
Kanye West Performs ‘Blood on the Leaves’ at VMAs

Kanye West

All hail Yeezus. Kanye West returned to the VMAs on Sunday to perform “Blood on the Leaves.” North West’s father appeared in a silhouette against a backdrop of a lynching tree during the haunting set, which was designed by DONDA.

His baby mama Kim Kardashian was watching back at home and tweeted, “Best performance of the night @kanyewest !!!!!!!!!”

Watch his powerful performance below.

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Aug
25
Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, 2 Chainz, & Kendrick Lamar Perform at VMAs

Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus

The most-talked-about performance at Sunday’s VMAs (so far) was courtesy of Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke. The pop star kicked things off with her song of the summer, “We Can’t Stop,” surrounded by giant stuffed animals. She stripped off her clothes before joining Robin Thicke for his chart-topper “Blurred Lines.” And of course, she did plenty of twerking while wearing her flesh-colored bra and underwear.

Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz also hit the stage with Thicke to perform his new single “Give It 2 U.”

Watch all the twerking and sexual antics below.

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Aug
25
Lady Gaga Opens VMAs with ‘Applause’

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga opened the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards with a rip-roaring set. Mother Monster performed her new ARTPOP single “Applause” for the first time at Sunday’s show.

She changed clothes and wigs multiple times—from a nun’s white outfit to a seashell bikini—while recreating looks from the artsy music video.

See Gaga’s show-stopping set below.

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Aug
25
Ariana Grande Performs at VMA Pre-Show

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande kicked off the VMAs on a high note. The pint-size songstress performed a medley of her singles “Baby I” and “The Way” on the red carpet during the pre-show. She admitted to being nervous, but still pulled it off.

“Maybe I can stop shaking now. That was so much fun but omg my in-ears went out I couldn’t hear anything! Thank u for the love hope u enjoyed!” tweeted Ariana.

She will release her debut album Yours Truly on September 3.

Check out her set below.

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