MTV VMAs 2016: Beyoncé, Alicia Keys and Rihanna set the pace

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MTV Video Music Awards 2016 ceremony will go down in history as the night Beyoncé won eight trophies, Drake professed his eternal love for Rihanna — who was rightfully feted as a music icon for her career— Britney Spears returned to the stage,and Kanye West shown a controversial ‘art’ video premiere. Not forgetting, above all moving tributes to David Bowie and Prince. Ending up with a photograph of the top 5 black families ruling music industry. But the best messages were left by Beyoncé, Alicia Keys and Rihanna.

Beyoncé came on formation
Beyoncé made an imperial arrival with Blue Ivy respectively in a white and beige princess dress. After what, she turned the white carpet into a momentum of black sisterhood. Women who collaborated on Lemonade album were represented. As a strong symbol, the mothers of four unarmed black men killed: Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and Eric Garner, and the model Winnie Harlow and actress Quvenzhané Wallis were by her side. Be rocked the white carpet and got home with eight moonman awards including best video of the year.

Alicia Keys still has the dream
Alicia Keys stop wearing make up on since last spring, she reveled once more her natural
gorgeousness. The Grammy-winning mother of two honored Martin Luther King Jr. A.K gave out all her soul on a little acapella and spoke pointedly about equality.AK

Rihanna Caribbean icon
Rihanna accepted the Video Vanguard Award for her entire career, started ten years ago. Also known as the Lifetime Achievement Award, it is given to musicians who have made a profound effect on the MTV culture, honoring an artist’s body of work. The Barbadian girl was keen to share her success with Barbado and even more. ‘Now my success is not my own. It’s my family’s. It’s my fan’s. It’s the Caribbean’s as a whole. It’s women’s, it’s black women’s.’ During the night she put in all the work, work, work superb performances throughout the ceremony, far above what she has accustomed her fans in concert.

Here is the complete list of winners from the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards:

MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award: Rihanna

Video of the Year:
Adele, “Hello”
WINNER: Beyoncé, “Formation”
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Justin Bieber, “Sorry”
Kanye West, “Famous”

Best Female Video:
Adele, “Hello”
Ariana Grande, “Into You”
WINNER: Beyoncé, “Hold Up”
Rihanna ft. Drake, “Work”
Sia, “Cheap Thrills”

Best Male Video:
Bryson Tiller, “Don’t”
WINNER: Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna, “This Is What You Came For”
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Kanye West, “Famous”
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”

Best Collaboration:
Ariana Grande ft. Lil Wayne, “Let Me Love You”
Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar, “Freedom”
Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna, “This Is What You Came For”
WINNER: Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign, “Work From Home”
Rihanna ft. Drake, “Work”

Best Hip Hop Video:
2 Chainz, “Watch Out”
Bryson Tiller, “Don’t”
Chance The Rapper, “Angels”
Desiigner, “Panda”
WINNER: Drake, “Hotline Bling”

Best Pop Video:
Adele, “Hello”
Alessia Cara, “Wild Things”
Ariana Grande, “Into You”
WINNER: Beyoncé, “Formation”
Justin Bieber, “Sorry”

Best Rock Video:
All Time Low, “Missing You”
Coldplay, “Adventure Of A Lifetime”
Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato, “Irresistible”
Panic! At The Disco, “Victorious”
WINNER: twenty one pilots, “Heathens”

Best Electronic Video:
99 Souls ft. Destiny’s Child & Brandy, “The Girl Is Mine”
Afrojack, “SummerThing!”
WINNER: Calvin Harris & Disciples, “How Deep Is Your Love”
Mike Posner, “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”
The Chainsmokers ft. Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”

Breakthrough Long Form Video:
WINNER: Beyoncé, Lemonade
Chris Brown, Royalty
Florence + The Machine, The Odyssey
Justin Bieber, PURPOSE: The Movement
Troye Sivan, Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy

Best New Artist:
Bryson Tiller
Lukas Graham
Zara Larsson

Best Art Direction:
Adele, “Hello” (Art Production Designer: Colombe Raby)
Beyoncé, “Hold Up” (Production Designer: Jason Hougaard)
WINNER: David Bowie, “Blackstar” (Production Designer: Jan Houllevigue)
Drake “Hotline Bling” (Production Designer: Jeremy MacFarlane)
Fergie, “M.I.L.F. $” (Production Designer: Alexander Delgado)

Best Choreography:
WINNER: Beyoncé, “Formation” (Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia)
Beyoncé, “Sorry” (Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia, Anthony Burrell, Beyoncé Knowles Carter)
FKA Twigs, “M3LL155X” (Choreographer: FKA Twigs)
Florence + The Machine, “Delilah” (Choreographer: Holly Blakey)
Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell, “WTF (Where They From)” (Choreographer: Hi-Hat)

Best Direction:
Adele, “Hello” (Director: Xavier Dolan)
WINNER: Beyoncé, “Formation” (Director: Melina Matsoukas)
Coldplay, “Up&Up” (Director: Vania Heymann, Gal Muggia)
David Bowie, “Lazarus” (Director: Johan Renck)
Tame Impala, “The Less I Know The Better” (Director: Canada)

Best Cinematography:
Adele, “Hello” (Cinematographer: André Turpin)
Alesso, “I Wanna Know” (Cinematographer: Corey Jennings)
Ariana Grande, “Into You” (Cinematographer: Paul Laufer)
WINNER: Beyoncé, “Formation” (Cinematographer: Malik Sayeed)
David Bowie, “Lazarus” (Cinematographer: Crille Forsberg)

Best Editing:
Adele, “Hello” (Editor: Xavier Dolan)
Ariana Grande, “Into You” (Editor: Hannah Lux Davis)
WINNER: Beyoncé, “Formation” (Editor: Jeff Selis)
David Bowie, “Lazarus” (Editor: Johan Söderberg)
Fergie, “M.I.L.F. $” (Editor: Vinnie Hobbs)

Best Visual Effects:
Adele, “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” (VFX Editor: Sam Sneade)
WINNER: Coldplay, “Up&Up” (VFX Editor: Vania Heymann)
FKA Twigs, “M3LL155X” (VFX Editor: Lewis Saunders, Jihoon Yoo)
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face” (VFX Editor: Bryan Smaller)
Zayn, “PILLOWTALK” (VFX Editor: David Smith)

Song of the Summer:
Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna, “This Is What You Came For”
Drake, “One Dance”
WINNER: Fifth Harmony ft. Fetty Wap, “All In My Head”
Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling”
Kent Jones, “Don’t Mind”
Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber, “Cold Water”
Nick Jonas ft. Ty Dolla $ign, “Bacon”
Selena Gomez, “Kill ‘Em With Kindness”
Sia, “Cheap Thrills”
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey, “Closer”

 Beyoncé, Jay Z, Kanye and Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz, hip hop mogul Diddy and Cassie and Steve Stoute.

Beyoncé, Jay Z, Kanye and Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz, hip hop mogul Diddy and Cassie and Steve Stoute.