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MTV VMAs

Vox's coverage of the MTV Video Music Awards: predictions, analysis, winners, losers, key moments, and more.

MTV added a K-pop award to the VMAs. BTS fans think it’s a way of excluding the band.

Madonna’s VMAs “tribute” to Aretha Franklin was all about Madonna

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VMAs: performances, winners, and highlights

VMAs 2018: 6 winners and 2 losers from a mostly lackluster show

Watch: the 3 best performances of the 2018 VMAs

Watch: Logic’s emotional VMAs performance protesting family separation

What to expect at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards

Cardi B, Beyoncé and Jay-Z lead the 2018 VMA nominations

5 winners and 5 losers from an extremely boring VMAs

VMA 2017: a descendant of Robert E. Lee joined Heather Heyer’s mother to denounce racism

Watch: Pink’s moving VMAs acceptance speech was about loving yourself for yourself

VMA 2017: watch Jared Leto’s moving tribute to Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington

Lorde had the flu. She performed at the VMAs anyway. 

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VMA 2017: performances, winners, and highlights

Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” video is a pileup of self-aware moments

What to expect at the 2017 VMAs

The 2017 VMAs will feature a “Best Fight Against the System” category

VMA 2016: Beyoncé brought Lemonade to the VMAs. She destroyed the show.

Rihanna and Drake's rom-com VMA moment has a long, evasive history

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VMA 2016: performances, winners, and highlights

Beyoncé continues advocacy by inviting mothers of the Black Lives Matter movement to the VMAs

VMA 2016: 4 winners and 3 losers from the awards show

VMA 2016: Rihanna closed the show with an emotional, powerful performance

VMA 2016: Britney Spears retakes the stage that once undid her

MTV gave Kanye 4 minutes at the VMAs to do what he wanted, and he did ... this

VMA 2016: Ariana Grande manages to make SoulCycle look fun

Watch: Rihanna opens the 2016 VMAs, reminds us why she’s a star

The 13 MTV VMA performances everyone remembers — or should

Kanye West's VMA speech, decoded

MTV VMA 2015 recap: The biggest moments, best performances, and weirdest off-script asides

Miley Cyrus enlists RuPaul's drag queens and crotch cannons to drop new (free!) album

Taylor Swift likes a world where "boys can play princesses, and girls can play soldiers"

MTV VMA 2015 winners: the full list

2015 VMA: Nicki Minaj beefs with Miley Cyrus on stage

Watch Kanye West announce his 2020 presidential run

VMA 2015: Justin Bieber cries after emotional performance

Watch Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj open the show

2015 VMA: Taylor Swift debuts new music video for "Wildest Dreams"

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MTV VMA 2015: all of the big moments, performances, and surprises

2015 MTV VMAs: the liveblog