Hosted by Kevin Hart, MTV helf on Thursday evening (September 6) the 2012 VMAs live from the Staples Center arena in Los Angeles! Performers on this year's edition were; Alicia Keys - who hands down had the best show with the debut live performance of "Girl On Fire", Lil' Wayne, Frank Ocean, Green Day, One Direction, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and Pink. Big winners of the night were British boyband One Direction who took home three awards including "Best New Artist", and Bajan princess Rihanna who was deservedly proclaimed ruler of the "Video of the Year" category for "We Found Love".
Which was your favorite performance?
- Preview: Taylor Swift - "Welcome to New York"
- Taylor Swift & Olly Murs Perform on "X Factor Australia" Season 6 Finale
- New Music: Calvin Harris - "Outside"
- Union J - "You Got It All"
- Foo Fighters Unveil "Something from Nothing" Lyric Video
- Iggy Azalea Unveils 'Reclassified' Album Tracklisting
- New Music: Drake - 'How About Now'
- Watch: Jessie J and Maroon 5 Perform on "X Factor UK"
- Video: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Perform "Cheek to Cheek" Medley on "Strictly Come Dancing"
- New Music: Pitbull - "Celebrate"
- New Music: Chief Keef - 'Now And Later'
- Watch: Jennifer Lopez Goes Wild at Britney's Vegas Show
- World Premiere: Gwen Stefani - "Baby Don't Lie"
- Fall Out Boy - "Centuries"
- Florida Georgia Line - "Anything Goes"