The 2016 VMAs were held at the Madison Square Garden with performances from Beyoncé, Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Britney Spears, among many others.
Rihanna joins famed performers like Janet Jackson, David Bowie, Bon Jovi, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, and most recently Kanye West by recieving the Video Vanguard Award. Beyoncé took home Video of the Year (“Formation”), Best Female Video (“Hold Up”), Best Long Form Video (Lemonade), as well as four other awards for “Formation.”
Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award: Rihanna
Song of the Summer: Fifth Harmony, "All In My Head (Flex)"
Best Hip-Hop Video: Drake, "Hotline Bling"
Best Male Video: Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna, "This Is What You Came For"
Best Cinematography: Beyoncé, "Formation"
Best Choreography: Beyoncé, "Formation"
Best Editing: Beyoncé, "Formation"
Best Direction: Beyoncé, "Formation"
Best Collaboration: Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla Sign, "Work From Home"
Best Female Video: Beyoncé, "Hold Up"
Best New Artist: DNCE
Video of the Year: Beyoncé, "Formation"