Recapping the 2016 #VMAs on Twitter

By ‎@ibias‎
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: