The 15 Best MTV VMA Performances of All Time

The MTV Video Music Awards are coming up this weekend and we can’t wait! We’re getting so excited to see all of the singers take the stage, which is why we decided to go back and look at past VMA performances.

From Madonna, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera, to Michael Jackson and Beyoncé, some of the greatest artists of all time have performed on the VMA stage. To get you in the music spirit, we’re counting down the 15 best VMA performances ever! These performances have been controversial, these performances have been mind-blowing, and most of all these performances have been memorable! Take a look at all the videos below!

15. Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke’s 2013 performance.

14. Nirvana’s 1992 “Lithium” performance.

13. Beyoncé’s 2006 “Ring the Alarm” performance.

12. Madonna’s 1984 “Like a Virgin” performance.

11. Britney Spears’ 2000 “Satisfaction” and “Oops! I Did It Again” performance.

10. Taylor Swift’s 2009 “You Belong with Me” performance.

9. Eminem’s 2000 “Slim Shady” and “The Way I Am” performance.

8. Madonna’s 1990 “Vogue” performance.

7. Lady Gaga’s 2009 “Paparazzi” performance.

6. Justin Timberlake’s 2013 performance.

5. Kanye West and Jamie Foxx’s 2005 “Gold Digger” performance.

4. Beyoncé’s 2011 “Love on Top” performance.

3. Madonna, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera’s 2003 “Like a Virgin/Hollywood” performance.

2. Britney Spears’ 2001 “I’m a Slave 4 You” VMA Performance.

1. Michael Jackson’s 1995 VMA Performance.

Which performance was your favorite? Sound off in the comments!