The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards: Winners and Performances
Following the glamorous red carpet entrances, the audience at the MTV Video Music Awards listented to a rather unusual acceptance...
"Thank y'all, my name is Jesse and I accepting this award on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving, lost and scared for their lives right now. I know this because I am one of these people.
"Though I may have been invisible to you in the streets, I have a lot of the same dreams that brought many of you here tonight."
The speech was made by a young homeless man, who accepted the MTV Award for Best Video on behalf od Miley Cyrus last night, for her hit Wrecking Ball directed by Terry Richardson.
Ariana Grande kicked-off the show with a performance of her hit, Break Free and was joined by Nicki Minaj and Jessie J for their single Bang, Bang.
21-year-old Grande won Best Pop Video for her track Problem, but lost Best Female Video to Katy Perry, who won for Dark Horse.
Taylor Swift also performed her new single Shake It Off in shimmery shorts, while Lorde won Best Rock Video for Royals and Ed Sheeran won Best Male Video, beating Pharrell, Eminem, John Legend and Sam Smith, who provided one of the highlights of the night with his performance of Stay With Me.
This was all before Beyonce closed the show with a nearly 20-minute medley of her songs, joined on stage by Jay-Z and Blue Ivy, which brought her to tears... Declaring: "MTV, welcome to my world."
As she accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award she kissed Blue Ivy and Jay-Z, who in turn called her the "greatest living entertainer."
Nicki Minaj and Usher