To celebrate the, we asked Billboard.com readers to pick the best performances in VMA history -- and not surprisingly, pop megastars including Michael Jackson, Madonna, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga came out on top of the tally. Well, we camped out on the black carpet on Sunday and came away with similar picks. Stars, they're just like us!
Some celebs -- Lil Mama, J.C. Chasez and Tyga included -- were initially stumped at the request to pick a fave, but others had a good idea. Kreayshawn picked your No. 4, the "old school Britney Spears and Madonna one, when they made out." Same goes for "Jersey Shore" star Snooki, Victoria Justice and Shanell. Britney's 2001 performance of "I'm a Slave 4 U" (No. 2 in reader poll) also got some love from JoJo, Kat DeLuna, Nayer and Kevin Hart.
Nirvana, Eminem and Lady Gaga's bloody version of "Paparazzi" (No. 3) also has ranked high.
Reporting by Billboard's Keith Caulfield (@keith_caulfield).