At the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards which took place at New York’s famed Madison Square Garden, Beyoncé’s groundbreaking visual album Lemonade won eight Moonmen trophies, including Video of the Year for Formation.
The global megastar surprised the audience with a jaw-dropping Lemonade medley that recreated the stunning imagery of the visual album. Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award-winner, Rihanna dazzled with a career-spanning four-act performance – including an electrifying opening dance medley and a trio of stirring ballads to close – before accepting the VMAs’ highest honour with a heartfelt tribute by Drake.
The African TV premiere of The MTV Video Music Awards aired on MTV as the build up to the night began with the official Pre-Show including red carpet action.
Aside Beyoncé, Britney Spears also made a triumphant return to the VMA stage with a soaring performance of her G-Eazy collaboration Make Me…. Kanye West too, made a special appearance to deliver a meditation on fame before introducing the steamy and surreal video for Fade, starring actress and Good Music recording artist Teyana Taylor and her fiancée, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Iman Shumpert.
Future tore through a blistering performance of his 2015 hit F**k Up Some Commas, after being introduced by legendary Olympian Michael Phelps, who revealed he’d been listening to Future in the meme-launching photo of him in Rio.