MTV Video Music Awards 2016

MTV Video Music Awards 2016

August 28, 2016
August 28, 2016
New York City
New York City


The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards were held on August 28, 2016[1] at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan.[2] Adele's "Hello" was the most nominated video with seven categories. Beyoncé led the nominations with a total of eleven, followed by Adele, who had eight.[3] Rihanna received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award after performing several medley numbers during the ceremony.[4] Britney Spears marked her first performance at the awards show since the heavily-criticized 2007 show nine years prior.[5] Beyoncé won eight awards to bring her career total of wins to 24 VMAs, overtaking Madonna's previous record of 20 awards, making her the artist with the most wins in the history of the award show.[6][7]

The ceremony was shown on multiple Viacom cable networks and through smart TV and mobile devices which allow access to MTV's TV Everywhere-authenticated live stream within their app (dependent upon provider), along with MTV's website and Facebook Live.[8]

Compared to last year's show which had a lesser amount of Viacom networks simulcasting the ceremony, the 2016 ceremony's preliminary numbers showed a 35% drop across the measured networks carrying the ceremony, totalling a cumulative 6.5 million viewers, though the network also claimed substantial additional streaming viewership across MTV apps and Facebook Live.[9]

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Singer, songwriter
Singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, dancer, businesswoman
bornSeptember 4, 1981
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Resides inLos Angeles, California, U.S.
DJ Khaled
American DJ
bornNovember 26, 1975
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor
bornOctober 24, 1986
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Photos - Mario Winans Birthday Celebration & VMA Dinner & Party For Director X & House Of Hype (1)20

Video Vanguard Winner

Robyn Rihanna Fenty (/riˈænə/;[2] born February 20, 1988) is a Barbadian singer and songwriter. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for its then-president, hip hop producer and rapper Jay Z. Rihanna's first two studio albums Music of the Sun (2005) and A Girl like Me (2006) charted on the top 10 of the U.S. Billboard 200 and respectively produced the singles "Pon de Replay" and "SOS".

She assumed creative control of her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad (2007) and became a household name following the release of its international successful lead single "Umbrella". She followed it with five Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) platinum-certified albums, including the Grammy Award winning Unapologetic (2012) and her second Billboard 200 number-one album Anti (2016). Many of her songs rank among the world's best-selling singles of all time, including the singles "Umbrella", "Take a Bow", "Disturbia", "Only Girl (In the World)", "S&M", "We Found Love", "Diamonds", and "Stay" in which she is the lead artist, and her collaborations "Live Your Life" (with T.I.), "Love the Way You Lie" and "The Monster" (both with Eminem).

With sales exceeding 200 million records worldwide, Rihanna is one of the best-selling artists of all time. Rihanna is the youngest and fastest solo artist to earn fourteen number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, and was named the Digital Songs Artist of the 2000s decade and the top Hot 100 artist of the 2010s decade by Billboard.[3][4][5] Among numerous awards and accolades, Rihanna has won eight Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, 23 Billboard Music Awards, two BRIT Awards, and the inaugural Icon Award at the American Music Awards of 2013. Widely recognized for frequently reinventing her style and image, she received the Fashion Icon lifetime achievement award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2014. Forbes ranked Rihanna the fourth most powerful celebrity of 2012, and was named one of Time's "100 Most Influential People in the World" later that year.


Khaled Mohamed Khaled[1](born November 26, 1975),[2][3] professionally known as DJ Khaled, is an American[2] record producer, radio personality, DJ and record label executive. He previously went by the name Arab Attack, but changed it after the 9/11 attacks, as he did not want to appear insensitive.[4] He was a radio host for the Miami-based urban music radio station WEDR and the DJ for the hip hop group Terror Squad. From 2004 to 2006, Khaled assisted in the production of the hip-hop albums Real Talk by Fabolous, True Story by Terror Squad, All or Nothing by Fat Joe, and Me, Myself, & I by Fat Joe.[5]

In 2006, Khaled released his debut album Listennn... the Album. He went on to release We the Best (2007), We Global (2008), Victory (2010), We the Best Forever (2011), Kiss the Ring (2012) and Suffering from Success (2013). In 2009, Khaled became the president of record label Def Jam South and he is also the CEO and founder of We the Best Music Group.[6] Khaled released his eighth studio album, I Changed a Lot, on October 23, 2015. He is currently preparing to release his 9th studio album Major Key.


Melissa Jefferson (born April 27, 1988), better known by her stage name Lizzo, is an American alternative hip hop artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is a founding member of indie hip hop groups The Chalice, Grrrl Prty, The Clerb,[3] and Absynthe.[4] Her debut album, Lizzobangers, was released in 2013.[5]


Video of the Year Nominees5

Best Male Video Nominees5

Best Female Video Nominees5

Best New Artist Nominees5

Top Albums by Best New Artist Nominees8

Top Songs by Best New Artist Nominees10

Best Pop Video Nominees5

Best Rock Video Nominees5

Best Hip-Hop Video Nominees5

Best Electronic Video Nominees5

Best Collaboration Video Nominees5

Breakthrough Long Form Video Nominees5

Best Direction Nominees5

Best Choreography Nominees5

Best Visual Effects Nominees5

Best Art Direction Nominees5

Best Song of Summer Nominees10

Best Editing Nominees5

Best Cinematography Nominees5



Top Albums by Performers26

Top Songs by Performers30

Songs Performed24

Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden (often called MSG or simply The Garden) is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the New York City borough of Manhattan. Located in Midtown Manhattan between 7th and 8th Avenues from 31st to 33rd Streets, it is situated atop Pennsylvania Station. It is the fourth venue to bear the name "Madison Square Garden", the first two (1879 and 1890) of which were located on Madison Square, on East 26th Street and Madison Avenue, with the third Madison Square Garden further uptown at Eighth Avenue and 50th Street.

Notable Attendees138


Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles62


Spotify - Featured Tracks58


News Articles11

Beyonce and Rihanna Top List of 2016 MTV VMA Winners
UrbanMecca  –  August 30, 2016
This year’s MTV VMAs was definitely the year of the black woman, from Rihanna being honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to Beyonce showing up and killing it with a fierce performance, to Teyana Taylor’ surprise body of work.
2016 VMA Winners, Favourite Moments & Let Downs  –  August 30, 2016
Kanye was given four minutes to talk, and most of them were filled up with impertinent sentences and a thunderous applause from the audience. Apart from him introducing his new video, and calling out Taylor Swift, he sounded like a nervous kid doing an ...
30 MTV VMAs Moments We Guarantee You Didn't See
PopSugar Celebrity  –  August 29, 2016
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The Multimillion-Dollar Mansions of MTV VMA Winners 2016
Forbes  –  August 29, 2016
The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at New York City’s Madison Square Garden was another one for the books: more twerking and less Taylor, feminism and the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and Beyoncé. Though the metal “Moon Man” trophy isn’t worth much ...
GET THE LIST: 2016 MTV VMA Winners & Beyonce’s Performance  –  August 29, 2016
The 2016 MTV VMAs belonged to Beyonce. Her 17 minute performance was nothing less than amazingly fierce delux! She also took home 8 moon men awards. See the full list of winners below.: — Video of the year: Beyonce, “Formation.” — Female video ...
MTV Video Music Awards 2016: Full Winners List Revealed!  –  August 30, 2016
It was a night of great performances and a celebration of music at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards held at Madison Square Garden on Sunday (August 28) in New York City. Beyoncé surprised the audience with a jaw-dropping “Lemonade” medley that ...
Rihanna Shines In Diamonds, Gems And Jewels At MTV Video Music Awards
Forbes  –  August 30, 2016
The MTV Video Music Awards is a grand stage not only for great performances and occasional conflict, but for hard-core fashion and style. For the 2016 version held at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, there were plenty of outstanding performances but ...
Here are all of Rihanna's incredible performances at the 2016 MTV VMAs
The Business Insider  –  August 29, 2016
Rihanna received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, and her performances were all the proof anyone needed of why she deserved it. Instead of putting on one career-spanning performance of hits ...
Stellar Performances Dominate the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards
The Urban Twist  –  August 29, 2016
The roof of New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden was on fire last night and is still smoking. Taking place on Sunday, August 28, the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards was fully of cheers, jeers, and pleasant surprises! Kicking off this year’s show was ...
MTV VMAs: Beyoncé steals the show with fiery performance
CNN  –  August 29, 2016
(CNN)The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards were free of controversy and full of powerful performances. From Beyoncé's surprise stage re-creation of "Lemonade" to Britney Spears' big comeback, here are some of the best moments from Sunday's show. Beyoncé brings ...
Beyonce dominates an Olympic-sized VMA awards
American-Republican  –  August 28, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards show was all about performances that got the sweat dripping, the muscles ripping and the adrenaline pumping. Here are the top moments from Sunday’s show: If there was any doubt that this night ...

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