The Video Music Awards (VMAs) happened last month and we are still shook from some of those performances. Besides the Grammys, the MTV VMAs is one of music’s biggest nights. There are VMA performances that will be remembered forever, along with some moments in award show history. Here are the top 5 VMA performances of all time.
Top VMA Performances #5 – Britney Spears “I’m a Slave 4 U”
Spears came out on stage with a real life snake. Go to 2:21 in the video to see that part. You can’t get any more legendary than that. Along with her singing and dancing, the snake made it one of the most talked about VMAs performances of all time.
Spears has performed at the show many times and has never disappointed when she’s come on stage.
#4 – Taylor Swift “You Belong With Me”
Taking place almost entirely in a New York subway station, this VMA performance was simple, yet memorable. Swift was dancing around with subway riders singing along to her song, then emerged from underground to an outside stage at Radio City Music Hall. “You Belong with Me” is one of her most popular hits of all time and we will never forget that performance.
Swift has performed at the VMAs numerous times, including this year, but this one was our top pick.
#3 – P!nk “What About Us”
Before watching this video, you forget just how many hits P!nk really has. She is a legend in herself and along with an iconic performance, she gave a great speech. P!nk continues to sell out stadiums and deliver hit after hit.
She, of course, started with her first most popular single, “Get the Party Started” and ended it with her current single at the time, “What About Us.” P!nk rode over the crowd in a car while singing “Raise Your Glass.” Kind of like how she flies over the audience at her shows. You will never see a P!nk VMA performance that won’t leave you speechless.
#2 – Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello – “Senorita”
“Senorita” has topped the charts in 2019 and we can tell why by that performance. Relationship or not, there is chemistry between the long-time friends (boyfriend/ girlfriend? No one knows for sure). Even audience members such as Bebe Rexha, the Jonas clan, and friend Taylor Swift, wanted the duo to kiss at the end, like everyone else on the planet.
They later went on to win top collaboration for the song.
That performance was hot, cute, and all-around iconic. We will never forget and will always be Team Shawmila.
#1 – *NSYNC Reunion (Justin Timberlake Video Vanguard Award) 2013
Perhaps the MOST ICONIC moment of all time, *NSYNC reunited for a brief, and by brief we mean 1-minute, performance at the 2013 VMAs while Timberlake sang a medley of hits before receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
Timberlake brought out his former bandmates to sing snippets of their songs, “Gone,” “Girlfriend” and “Bye, Bye, Bye.” He started out by saying “Let’s show these young boys how to do it,” with One Direction and other boy band members sitting in the audience.
Not one person was sitting during that performance and we know at home, there was not one dry eye. Until we get a reunion tour, and we WILL get a reunion tour, this is what fans cling on to.