MTV VMAs' 15 Best Performances of All Time

Britney Spears performs during the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards
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Britney Spears performs during the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards in New York City.

The 2016 VMAs are here. If the show's legacy is any indication, we're in for superstar collabs and elaborate sets. To celebrate the annual spectacular, we’ve picked the best performances in VMA history. Pop megastars including Michael Jackson, Madonna, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga made a strong showing on the tally – but who had the most showstopping moment of all? Read on to find out where they ranked, and relive all the jaw-dropping, headline-grabbing performances.?

15. Justin Timberlake Medley (2013)

Kanye West VMA 2010 from mondebene.com on Vimeo.

8. Beyonce, “Love on Top” (2011)


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