MTV's Video Music Awards are known for grand performances that leave us all talking. As we near the 2014 ceremony, we're taking a look at some of our favorites from over the years—from Beyoncé to Michael Jackson.
Beyoncé “Love on Top” (2011)
After giving an energetic performance, Beyoncé dropped her mic, unbuttoned her jacket, and rubbed her newly revealed baby bump — greatest pregnancy confirmation of all time.
Notorious B.I.G Tribute (1997)
After losing rapper Biggie Smalls earlier that year, Diddy brought his widow Faith Evans, 112, and Sting together to perform “I’ll Be Missing You” in tribute. Definitely one of the VMAs most touching moments to date.
Michael Jackson Medley (1995)
A 15-minute performance of hit songs like “Beat It,” “Billie Jean,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” and more from the King of Pop himself. Need we say more?
Kanye West “Runaway” (2010)
One year after interrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech to declare Beyonce deserved the award, Kanye returned to the VMA stage with a single beat making machine to debut the first single from his upcoming album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy a.k.a the album that was so good it made us forgive him.