2016 MTV Video Music Awards Winners + Performances

Video Music Awards Winners

It was an action packed night at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Some of the most discussed parts of the night included a full Beyoncé concert, Teyana Taylor‘s legendary performance in Kanye West‘s “Fade” video, the Kanye monologue introducing the video, and multiple Rihanna performances. Get the full scoop below.

2016 MTV Video Music Awards Winners

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Adele – “Hello”
Beyoncé – “Formation” *WINNER
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
Kanye West – “Famous”

BEST MALE VIDEO
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For” *WINNER
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Kanye West – “Famous”
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Adele – “Hello”
Ariana Grande – “Into You”
Beyoncé – “Hold Up” *WINNER
Rihanna feat. Drake – “Work”
Sia – “Cheap Thrills”

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
2 Chainz – “Watch Out”
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Chance the Rapper feat. Saba – “Angels”
Desiigner – “Panda”
Drake – “Hotline Bling” *WINNER

BEST POP VIDEO
Adele – “Hello”
Alessia Cara – “Wild Things”
Ariana Grande – “Into You”
Beyoncé – “Formation” *WINNER
Justin Bieber – “Sorry”

BEST ROCK VIDEO
All Time Low – “Missing You”
Coldplay – “Adventure of a Lifetime”
Fall Out Boy feat. Demi Lovato – “Irresistible”
Panic! at the Disco – “Victorious”
Twenty One Pilots – “Heathens” *WINNER

BEST NEW ARTIST
Bryson Tiller
Desiigner
Zara Larsson
Lukas Graham
DNCE *WINNER

BEST ELECTRONIC VIDEO
Calvin Harris & Disciples – “How Deep Is Your Love” *WINNER
99 Souls ft. Destiny’s Child & Brandy – “The Girl Is Mine”
Mike Posner – “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”
Afrojack – “SummerThing!”
The Chainsmokers feat. Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”

BEST COLLABORATION
Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”
Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign – “Work From Home” *WINNER
Ariana Grande feat. Lil Wayne – “Let Me Love You”
Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”
Rihanna feat. Drake – “Work”

BREAKTHROUGH LONG FORM VIDEO
Florence + The Machine – “The Odyssey”
Beyoncé – “Lemonade” *WINNER
Justin Bieber – “PURPOSE: The Movement”
Chris Brown – “Royalty”
Troye Sivan – “Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy”

BEST ART DIRECTION
Beyoncé – “Hold Up”
Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
David Bowie – “Blackstar” *WINNER
Adele – “Hello”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Beyoncé – “Formation” (Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, and Dana Foglia) *WINNER
Missy Elliott feat. Pharrell – “WTF (Where They From)” (Hi-Hat)
Beyoncé – “Sorry” (Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia, Anthony Burrell, and Beyoncé Knowles Carter)
FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X” (FKA Twigs)
Florence + The Machine – “Delilah” (Holly Blakey)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Beyoncé – “Formation” (Malik Sayeed) *WINNER
Adele – “Hello” (André Turpin)
David Bowie – “Lazarus” (Crille Forsberg)
Alesso – “I Wanna Know” (Corey Jennings)
Ariana Grande – “Into You” (Paul Laufer)

BEST DIRECTION
Beyoncé – “Formation” (Melina Matsoukas) *WINNER
Coldplay – “Up&Up” (Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia)
Adele – “Hello” (Xavier Dolan)
David Bowie – “Lazarus” (Johan Renck)
Tame Impala – “The Less I Know The Better” (Canada)

BEST EDITING
Beyoncé – “Formation” (Jeff Selis) *WINNER
Adele – “Hello” (Xavier Dolan)
Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $” (Vinnie Hobbs)
David Bowie – “Lazarus” (Johan Söderberg)
Ariana Grande – “Into You” (Hannah Lux Davis)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Coldplay – “Up&Up” (Vania Heymann, Gloria FX and VFX House) *WINNER
FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X” (Lewis Saunders and Jihoon Yoo)
Adele – “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” (Sam Sneade)
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face” (Brewster Parsons and Bryan Smaller)
Zayn – “PILLOWTALK” (Studio Private, David Smith)

Rihanna Medley

Second Rihanna Performance

Rihanna Closing Medley

Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj “Side to Side” Performance”

Kanye West’s Full Speech

Beyoncé Performs “Lemonade” Medley




  • Nnebby

    Beyoncé slayed in ways unimaginable!!! Everyone else was cute and fun especially Rihanna, overall I enjoyed it. Also MTV disrespected the hell out of Britney Spears, but that’s neither here nor there.

  • Nnebby

    Lol! See I didn’t want to say all that but…you right!

  • So much savage lol


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