Beyoncé cleaned up at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.
Queen Bey racked up eight Moonmen during Sunday’s show, which featured her running through a medley of songs from her stunning visual album LEMONADE . In addition to taking home Video of the Year for the project’s lead single “Formation,” she also won Best Female Video for “Hold Up,” Best Pop Video for “Formation,” Breakthrough Long-Form Video for LEMONADE , Best Choreography for “Formation,” Best Direction for “Formation,” Best Cinematography for “Formation,” and Best Editing for “Formation.”
The iconic singer, who attended the event at NYC’s Madison Square Garden with her daughter Blue Ivy and graced the red carpet with the mothers of Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Oscar Grant, and Trayvon Martin, ran through several cuts from her new LP during her show-stopping performance, which included an introduction from pro-athlete Serena Williams.
Other big winners included Rihanna, who nabbed the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award as well as Best Male Video for her collaboration with Calvin Harris on “This Is What You Came For.” Rih, who gave four performances throughout the night, received her Video Vanguard Award from Drake, who took home Best Hip-Hop Video for “Hotline Bling.”
Performances throughout the night included Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj (“Side to Side”), Britney Spears and G-Eazy (“Make Me…”), Nick Jonas and Ty Dolla $ign (“Bacon”), and Future (“Fuck Up Some Commas”). Kanye West gave an impassioned speech and premiered his new video for “Fade” featuring Teyana Taylor dancing in peak form.
See a full list of winners below.
VIDEO OF THE YEAR Beyoncé – “Formation” Director: Melina Matsoukas
MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD Rihanna
BEST FEMALE VIDEO Beyoncé – “Hold Up” Director: Jonas Åkerlund, Beyoncé Knowles Carter
BEST MALE VIDEO Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For” Director: Emil Nava
BEST COLLABORATION Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Work From Home” Director: Director X
BEST HIP HOP VIDEO Drake – “Hotline Bling” Director: Director X
BEST POP VIDEO Beyoncé – “Formation” Director: Melina Matsoukas
BEST ROCK VIDEO twenty one pilots – “Heathens” Director: Andrew Donoho
BEST ELECTRONIC VIDEO Calvin Harris & Disciples – “How Deep Is Your Love” Director: Emil Nava
BREAKTHROUGH LONG-FORM VIDEO Beyoncé – Lemonade
BEST NEW ARTIST DNCE
SONG OF SUMMER Fifth Harmony featuring Fetty Wap – “All In My Head (Flex)”
BEST ART DIRECTION David Bowie – “Blackstar” Production Designer: Jan Houllevigue
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY Beyoncé – “Formation” Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia
BEST DIRECTION Beyoncé – “Formation” Director: Melina Matsoukas
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Beyoncé – “Formation” Cinematographer: Malik Sayeed
BEST EDITING Beyoncé – “Formation” Editor: Jeff Selis
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS Coldplay – “Up&Up” VFX Editor: Vania Heymann