Watch All of the MTV Video Music Awards Performances: Videos


The biggest highlights at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night were the iconic performances put on by some of the nominees.

Ariana Grande performed her Zedd-produced single “Break Free” and Nicki Minaj followed up the pop princess’ spectacle with her performance of “Anaconda.” The duo later joined Jessie J for their first-ever live performance of “Bang Bang.” Music’s most unpredictable night also saw collaborative acts from Rita Ora and Iggy Azalea who performed “Black Widow,” and Usher and Nicki tag-teamed for “She Came to Give it to You.”

Taylor Swift took the stage to belt her newest single “Shake It Off” off her forthcoming 1989 album, Sam Smith sang his gospel-tinged track “Stay With Me,” and Australian boy band 5 Seconds of Summer stripped down their single “Amnesia.” during the live show.

Beyoncé, who was presented with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, closed the night with a moving medley of all her songs from her surprise self-titled album.

Check out all the performances below:

Beyonce — Medley of “Beyonce” album

Ariana Grande’s “Break Free” — Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” — Jessie J, Ariana, and Nicki’s “Bang Bang”

Sam Smith — “Stay With Me”

Usher and Nicki Minaj — “She Came to Give it to You”

5 Seconds of Summer — “Amnesia”

Taylor Swift — “Shake It Off”

Maroon 5 — “Maps”

Rita Ora and Iggy Azalea — “Black Widow”