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MTV VMAs: Complete list of 2016 winners

MTV VMAs: Complete list of 2016 winners

MTV VMAs: Complete list of 2016 winners beyonce wins images

What everyone will remember about the 2016 MTV Music Video Awards aka MTV VMAs will be that Beyonce easily stole the show with her sweet “Lemonade,” reminding everyone in the music industry that she’s still the queen.

Rihanna also had a memorable moment with several performances before Drake presented her with the Vanguard award and then stated that “been in love with her since [he] was 22 years old.” Who couldn’t melt with a twofer like that?

Britney Spears comeback after ten years wasn’t what she had hoped as trying to compete with Beyonce, Kanye West and Rihanna is no small feat. She worked those shadow fingers, but you can’t use fingers when you’ve “Lemonade.”

Beyonce won eight awards, including video of the year, and performed five songs from her visual album “Lemonade” in an epic 16-minute concert Sunday that had the audience at Madison Square Garden in awe.

She sang live, danced heavily and worked the crowd as she ran through “Pray You Catch Me,” “Holy Up,” “Sorry,” “Don’t Hurt Yourself” and “Formation,” which won the top prize over Adele, Drake, Justin Bieber and Kanye West.

“First of all, I’d like to thank my beautiful daughter and my incredible husband for all of their support,” said Beyonce, who walked the carpet with daughter Blue Ivy and the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner — who all appeared in “Lemonade” movie.

It was reminiscent of the 2014 VMAs when Beyonce also performed for 16 minutes and accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award. This year it was awarded to Rihanna, who split up her performances throughout the night, singing hits such as “Work,” “We Found Love” and “Love on the Brain.”

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But the biggest moment for Rihanna came when Drake — in a tuxedo — presented the award to his former girlfriend. He said he met Rihanna in 2005 on the set of her first music video for “Pon de Replay.”

“She’s someone I’ve been in love with her since I was 22 years old,” Drake said as Rihanna blushed and the audience cheered loudly. “She’s one of my best friends in the world. All of my adult life I’ve looked up to her even though she’s younger than me.”

Rihanna, 28, thanked her family, friends and hometown of Saint Michael, Barbados, for helping her succeed in her 11-year-career.

“My success started as my dream, but now my success is not my own. It’s my family, my fans, my country …it’s women, it’s black women,” she said.

Beyonce’s top-notch performance starkly contrasted with that of Spears, who returned to the VMA stage after 10 years. Not only did she lip sync, in typical fashion, but she did so badly. Spears performed her hit “Make Me…” and danced slickly, but she didn’t actually sing a word of the song live. She was joined by rapper G-Eazy — and she lip synched the hook to his hit song, “Me, Myself and I.”

In true Kanye fashion, the rapper ranted onstage, touching on subjects from music to his beef with Taylor Swift to violence in his hometown Chicago before he debuted his music video for “Fade,” which starred Teyana Taylor. He talked about his “Famous” video, which features what appear to be naked images of himself, his wife Kim Kardashian, Swift, Donald Trump and others. He even pointed to former girlfriend Amber Rose, who was in the audience and is also in the video.

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Full List Of MTV VMA Winners 2016:

Video of the Year

Beyoncé – “Formation” (WINNER)
Director: Melina Matsoukas

Adele – “Hello”
Director: Xavier Dolan

Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Director: Director X

Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
Director: Parris Goebel

Kanye West – “Famous”
Director: Kanye West

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Best Female Video

Beyoncé – “Hold Up” (WINNER)
Director: Jonas Åkerlund, Beyoncé Knowles Carter

Adele – “Hello”
Director: Xavier Dolan

Sia – “Cheap Thrills”
Director: Lior Molcho

Ariana Grande – “Into You”
Director: Hannah Lux Davis

Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)
Director: Director X

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Best Male Video

Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For” (WINNER)
Director: Emil Nava

Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Director: Director X

Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Director: Cris

Kanye West – “Famous”
Director: Kanye West

The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”
Director: Grant Singer

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Best Collaboration

Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Work From Home” (WINNER)
Director: Director X

Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”
Director:  Beyoncé Knowles Carter, Kahlil Joseph

Ariana Grande ft. Lil Wayne – “Let Me Love You”
Director: Grant Singer

Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”
Director: Emil Nava

Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)
Director: Director X

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Best Hip Hop Video

Drake – “Hotline Bling” (WINNER)
Director: Director X

Desiigner – “Panda”
Director: Paul Geusebroek

Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Director: Cris

Chance The Rapper – “Angels”
Director: Austin Vesely

2 Chainz – “Watch Out”
Director: Motion Family

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Best Pop Video

Beyoncé – “Formation” (WINNER)
Director: Melina Matsoukas

Adele – “Hello”
Director: Xavier Dolan

Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
Director: Parris Goebel

Alessia Cara – “Wild Things”
Director: Aaron A

Ariana Grande – “Into You”
Director: Hannah Lux Davis

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Best Rock Video

twenty one pilots – “Heathens” (WINNER)
Director: Andrew Donoho

All Time Low – “Missing You”
Director: Patrick Tracy

Coldplay – “Adventure Of A Lifetime”
Director: Mat Whitecross

Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato – “Irresistible”
Director: Wayne Isham

Panic! At The Disco – “Victorious”
Director: Brandon Dermer

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Best Electronic Video

Calvin Harris & Disciples – “How Deep Is Your Love” (WINNER)
Director: Emil Nava

99 Souls ft. Destiny’s Child & Brandy – “The Girl Is Mine”
Director: Ludovic Zuili, Simon Bouisson

Mike Posner – “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”
Director: Jon Jon Augustavo

Afrojack – “SummerThing!”
Director: Sam Sneed

The Chainsmokers ft. Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”
Director: Marcus Kuhne

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Breakthrough Long Form Video

Beyoncé – Lemonade (WINNER)

Florence + The Machine – The Odyssey

Justin Bieber – PURPOSE: The Movement

Chris Brown – Royalty

Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy

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Best New Artist


Bryson Tiller


Zara Larsson

Lukas Graham

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Best Art Direction

David Bowie – “Blackstar” (WINNER)
Production Designer: Jan Houllevigue

Beyoncé – “Hold Up”
Production Designer: Jason Hougaard

Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”
Production Designer: Alexander Delgado

Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Production Designer: Jeremy MacFarlane

Adele – “Hello” Art
Production Designer: Colombe Raby

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Best Choreography

Beyoncé – “Formation” (WINNER)
Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia

Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell – “WTF (Where They From)”
Choreographer: Hi-Hat

Beyoncé – “Sorry”
Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia, Anthony Burrell, Beyoncé Knowles Carter

FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”
Choreographer: FKA Twigs

Florence + The Machine – “Delilah”
Choreographer: Holly Blakey

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Best Direction

Beyoncé – “Formation” (WINNER)
Director: Melina Matsoukas

Coldplay – “Up&Up”
Director: Vania Heymann, Gal Muggia

Adele – “Hello”
Director: Xavier Dolan

David Bowie – “Lazarus”
Director: Johan Renck

Tame Impala – “The Less I Know The Better”
Director: Canada

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Best Cinematography

Beyoncé – “Formation” (WINNER)
Cinematographer: Malik Sayeed

Adele – “Hello”
Cinematographer: André Turpin

David Bowie – “Lazarus”
Cinematographer: Crille Forsberg

Alesso – “I Wanna Know”
Cinematographer: Corey Jennings

Ariana Grande – “Into You”
Cinematographer: Paul Laufer

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Best Editing

Beyoncé – “Formation” (WINNER)
Editor: Jeff Selis

Adele – “Hello”
Editor: Xavier Dolan

Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”
Editor: Vinnie Hobbs

David Bowie – “Lazarus”
Editor: Johan Söderberg

Ariana Grande – “Into You”
Editor: Hannah Lux Davis

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Best Visual Effects

Coldplay – “Up&Up” (WINNER)
VFX Editor: Vania Heymann

FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”
VFX Editor: Lewis Saunders, Jihoon Yoo

Adele – “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”
VFX Editor: Sam Sneade

The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”
VFX Editor: Bryan Smaller

VFX Editor: David Smith

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Song of Summer

Fifth Harmony featuring Fetty Wap – “All In My Head (Flex)” (WINNER)

Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”

The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey – “Closer”

Drake featuring Kyla & Wizkid – “One Dance”

Justin Timberlake – “Can’t Stop The Feeling”

Kent Jones – “Don’t Mind”

Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber MØ– “Cold Water”

Nick Jonas featuring Ty Dolla $ign – “Bacon”

Selena Gomez – “Kill ‘Em With Kindness”

Sia – “Cheap Thrills”

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