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Twerking pop stars, reunited bands, baby booms and a whole heap of surprise performers, we take a look at the most iconic MTV VMA moments in history.
The pair hit the headlines after a rather steamy performance of chart-topping hit 'Blurred Lines'.
The pop five-piece dusted off old classics 'Girlfriend' and 'Bye Bye Bye' during the show. Picture: PA
The 'Midnight Memories' stars walked away with Best New Artist, Best Pop Video, and Most Share Worthy Video. Picture: Getty
During her arrival the 'Drunk In Love' star announced her and husband Jay-Z were expecting their first child. Picture: PA
However it wasn't the only surprise during the performance as a man ran onto the stage during the set but was quickly taken off by security. Picture: PA
Russell Brand kicked off the tribute delivering a monologue on his thoughts on the 'Back To Back' singer, before Bruno Mars performed the singer's hit single 'Valerie' in her honor, receiving a standing ovation. Picture: PA
Gaga's gongs included 'Video Of The Year', 'Best Female Video' and 'Best Pop Video'. It wasn't all smiles however as Gaga wore a dress made entirely of raw meat, which drew criticism from PETA. Picture: Getty
The singer shocked the audience when a contraption in her outfit made it look like she was bleeding on stage. Definitely a performance that won't be forgotten. Picture: PA
The rapper took the microphone from Swift commenting "Yo Tay, I'm really happy for you, and Imma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time!" #AWKS
The chart-topping act also won 'Best Dance Video' on the night for their music video 'Wannabe'. Picture: PA
The US superstar performed 'My Love' and 'Sexy Back'... with a HUGE reaction from the live audience. Picture: PA
The chart-topping star performed fan favourites 'Yeah 3x', 'Protect Ya Neck', 'Smells Like Teen Spirit', and 'Beautiful People'. Picture: PA
Brit took to the stage to perform 'I'm a Slave 4 U' complete with an albino Burmese Python on her shoulders... resulting in a great deal of criticism from PETA.
Madonna dressed as a groom and kissed her brides Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera live on stage, before performing a medley of 'Like a Virgin', and 'Hollywood'. The shock girl-on-girl action dominated newspaper headlines following the event. Picture: PA/Getty
The rapper kicked off a live rendition of 'The Real Slim Shady' outside the Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan before being followed by a hundred 'clones' wearing white tank tops and baggy jeans with dyed bleach blonde hair. Pictures: PA
The 'Spice Up Your Life' songstress presented the video of the year award to Madonna for 'Ray of Light'.
Our little pop princess gave a high-energy performance of debut offering '...Baby One More Time'. Picture: Getty
The pair proved they were pop pals appearing on stage holding hands during the show. Picture: Getty
After 16 nominations throughout her career the singer finally bagged her first gongs for 'Best Female Video', 'Best Pop Video', and 'Video Of The Year' for 'Piece of Me'. Rihanna kicked off the show with a live performance of hit single 'Disturbia'. Picture: PA
The King of Pop performed his hit single 'Bad' before being awarded the 'Video Vanguard Award' on the night. Picture: PA
The singer got more than she bargained for after being sprayed with water as she worked her way through the crowd to the stage leaving her soaking wet. Picture: PA
The 'Baby' singer won the award for 'Best New Artist'. Picture: PA
The late pop superstar also walked away with the 'Best Female' award on the night. Picture: PA