Recapping the 2016 #VMAs on Twitter

Monday, 29 August 2016

See how fans and stars from all over the world came together on Twitter, Vine, and Periscope to celebrate one of the year’s biggest nights in entertainment, the @MTV Video Music Awards.

Here are the most Tweeted moments of the night (globally, three hours before, and during the broadcast):

  1. @Beyonce finishes performing Lemonade
  2. @KanyeWest shows his new video for ‘Fade’
  3. @Rihanna accepts the Vanguard Award
  4. @KanyeWest gives speech about ‘Famous’ video, says “I see you, Amber” to Amber Rose (@DaRealAmberRose) in the crowd
  5. @Rihanna performs for the second time of the night

Of all of the celebrity performers, presenters, and attendees, here’s a look at the most Tweeted about people of the night (globally, three hours before, and during the broadcast):

  1. @Beyonce
  2. @Rihanna
  3. @KanyeWest
  4. @Drake
  5. @FifthHarmony

This year’s VMAs marked the first time custom event #Stickers were live on Twitter. The 8 new #Stickers were a surprise for fans, and included custom #Stickers for @rihanna, @britneyspears, @NickJonas, @1future, @Chancetherapper, @TheChainsmokers, and @MTV. See below for these custom VMA #Stickers in action:

Artists Tweeted before, during, and after the VMAs. See below for some of the many excited pre-show Tweets:

@KimKardashian turned to Twitter to help her decide what to wear to the VMAs:

Stars live-Tweeted the VMAs all night:

From Tweeting about @Beyonce’s performance of #Lemonade

To reacting to Kanye’s video debut:

Twitter votes decided​ this year’s Best New Artist, and the award went to @DNCE:

Relive the VMAs with some of the best moments of the night captured via Vine and Periscope: