The 2016 Video Music Awards were held on August 28, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. The night is one of the industry's most notable evenings of the year in recognizing the incredible work of performers and their team in creating innovative and inspiring music videos.
Performances for the night included Beyonce, The Chainsmokers, Nick Jonas, Britney Spears, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and of course the lady of the night, Rihanna. Although Adele's "Hello" was the most nominated video with seven categories, it was Rihanna who won the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award.
Rihanna was also the winner of the night with Drake confessing his enduring love and affection for the singer.
MTV 2016 Video Music Awards
Britney Spears performed Make.../Me, Myself & I featuring G-Eazy. Is anyone else wishing Britney actually sang when she performed? It also feels a little awkward between these two when he touches her.
The Chainsmokers and Halsey perform “Closer”
Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj perform “Side to Side”