Must-See Moments From the VMAs

Britney Spears made a comeback performance at Madison Square Garden while Beyonce wowed the crowd with a 15-minute performance.
2:44 | 08/29/16

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The big night at the VMAs, beyonce stealing the show. Comeback for Britney spears, as well. Sara Haines was there for it all. Good morning, Sara. Good morning, George. It was ladies night at the VMAs. So much anticipation for Britney spears and Rihanna's big performances, but once beyonce hit the stage all bets were off. ? Hold up they don't let me ? At this year's VMAs it was all about girl power. ? Okay ladies now let's get in formation ? Reporter: Beyonce stealing the show putting this year's awards in "Formation." ? Reporter: Live on stage in an epic 15-minute performance. Beyonce. Reporter: Beyonce walking the red carpet with mothers who have lost children to gun violence and police killings. ? paying tribute on stage to the lives lost. ? Where have you been ? ? all my life ? ? Rihanna kicked off pop's big night with a medley of her greatest hits. ? Where have you been all my life ? ? work work work ? ? work work work ? Reporter: In four different performances. ? ? so we brought it out ? ? She's someone I've been in love with since I was 22 years old. Reporter: Rihanna's good friend drake presenting the star with a video vanguard award. I have to thank you guys for supporting me over and over. Reporter: Pop princess Ariana grande -- ? Come on. Reporter: -- Took the stage with Nicki Minaj. ? Reporter: While Kanye west grabbed the pike with a 12-minute rant. But before I do that, I'm going to talk. Reporter: But one of the most anticipated performances of the night fell a little flat. Britney taking the stage for the first time since 2007. But the night belonged to queen bey. By the close of the show, she earned her place in VMA history taking home eight awards ending the night as the most decorated VMA winner ever. I couldn't have done this without you guys. God bless you guys. Thank you. Reporter: Beyonce's eight VMAs last night helping her surpass Madonna who previously held the record with 20 awards. Wow. Incredible. I wonder if it's even exciting or just walks by and is like, thanks. Thank you, Sara.

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