Beyoncé is not only up for three Moonmen at the 2011 Video Music Awards, she's also slated to storm the VMA stage live on Sunday night. Hitting the VMA stage upside down, B sang her Sean Paul collabo "Baby Boy," before Jay-Z joined her onstage for her breakthrough hit "Crazy in Love."
She went home that night with three out of four possible wins: Best Female Video, Best R&B Video and Best Choreography for her "Crazy in Love" clip. "Naughty Girl" pulled out on top, giving her one VMA that year for Best Female Video.
With sirens blaring, Beyoncé hit the stage wearing a trench coat over a black leather leotard for a frantic performance of "Ring the Alarm." "Wow! Beyoncé got nods for the first two categories, and she shared the Earth-Shattering Collaboration Moonman with Shakira for their "Beautiful Liar" duet.
"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" earned Beyoncé nine nods and three wins. Backed by an army of female backup dancers, she performed the massive hit, dancing the Bob Fosse-inspired routine that inspired all those YouTube tribute videos.
Beyoncé decided to right that wrong, however, when she accepted her Video of the Year award for "Single Ladies." The star asked Swift to come back to the stage and finish her acceptance speech for Best Female Video. 2010
Queen B had done two collabos with Lady Gaga — her own "Video Phone" and Gaga's "Telephone" — and both were up for a number of awards. While B's Hype Williams-directed video nabbed five noms, including Best Female Video, it failed to win any hardware. The 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards will air live Sunday, August 28, from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles at 9 p.m. ET/PT, following the Selena Gomez-hosted pre-show at 8. See the list of nominees, revisit last year's highlights and vote for Best New Artist by visiting VMA.MTV.com.
Britney recently talked with MTV News about her favorite VMA experience – kissing Madonna onstage in 2003.
Lady Gaga has graced many an awards show stage in the past two years, and this Sunday will mark her second performance at the MTV Video Music Awards.
significant difference this year: Gaga's opening the show. "My approach to music and performance is not just about what happens on the stage," Gaga said. "Any good performance flows out easily. The 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards http://www.mtv.comwill air live Sunday, August 28, from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles at 9 p.m. ET/PT, following the Selena Gomez-hosted pre-show at 8. See the list of nominees, revisit last year's highlights and vote for Best New Artist by visiting VMA.MTV.com.