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Beyoncé Dominates 2016 MTV Music Video Awards


The 33rd MTV Video Music Awards have wrapped up with Beyoncé nabbing eight awards, bringing her current stash to a grand total of 24 VMA’s, overtaking Madonna’s 20 win record.

Taking out the main prize, Video of the Year, Beyoncé’s Formation beat crowd favourites Drake’s Hotline Bling and Justin Bieber’s Sorry.

Beyoncé slayed the audience with a 15 minute live performance of parts from her ‘Lemonade’ album, bringing a visual finesse to songs Pray You Catch Me, Hold Up,  Sorry, Don’t Hurt Yourself, and award winner Formation.

Beyoncé emerged from an almost pitch black stage to form a misty silhouette in a blast of white light. Featuring incredible costume changes, an army of dancers, and an emotional roller coaster of a set, many were left completely speechless. During Sorry, actual flames appeared on stage…lets just say you have to watch it to believe it!

The Best Male Video category included The Weeknd’s Can’t Feel My Face and Kanye West’s Famous. In the end the award went to Calvin Harris for Best Male Video for This Is What You Came For feat. Rhianna, who took the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

Judges dished out awards to Fifth Harmony who were the only other artist to win multiple awards, with Flex and Work From Home for Song Of The Summer and Best Collaborative Video respectively.

Of course what’s a VMA without a bit of Kanye? “I am Kanye West, and that feels really great to say”, he opened an eight minute speech with. Audiences were graced with the presence of our lord and saviour Yeezy who began to speak about his controversial video for Famous, stating “it was an expression of our now, our fame right now, us on the inside of the TV”.

Kanye ponders the sheer philosophical weight of his divinity

Kanye ponders the sheer philosophical weight of his divinity

Kanye then put a spotlight on his beef with Taylor Swift before comparing himself to the likes of Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, and throwing down a list of his most important role models including US presidents Truman, Ford, and himself.

Check out the full list of winners below!

2016 MTV VMA Award Winners

Video of the Year

Beyoncé – Formation

Best Female Video

Beyoncé – Hold Up

Best Male Video

Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – This Is What You Came For

Best Collaboration

Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign – Work From Home

Best Hip Hop Video

Drake – Hotline Bling

Song of Summer

Fifth Harmony featuring Fetty Wap — All In My Head

Breakthrough Long Form Video

Beyoncé – Lemonade

Best New Artist


Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award


Written by Tom Vu