Miley Cyrus won the award for video of the year at the MTV Video Music Awards, but she used her moment in the spotlight at the Forum to shed light on the issue of homelessness in L.A.
Cyrus had a young man named Jesse take the stage to accept the award and used the opportunity to shed light on the epidemic surrounding homeless youth. Sitting on the side of a ramp leading to the stage, Cyrus shed tears during his speech.
Common got serious at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, prefacing his presentation of the award for best hip-hop video by urging those in the audience and at home to take a moment to remember what happened this week in Ferguson, Missouri.
The 22-year-old British crooner delivered a bare-bones performance, just singing into a microphone in the spotlight, accompanied by a piano and backing musicians. The audience could also be heard singing along with Smith on the chorus.
Ariana Grande kicked off the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards with "Break Free," her sophomore album's collaboration with Zedd.Grande emerged from a spaceship-like contraption before walking to the center of the stage and belting out her hit.
It's one of the biggest nights in music: MTV's Video Music Awards. We'll be covering the show from the Forum in Inglewood, California, and will have the coolest clips, biggest surprises, and everything in between. Will Beyonce perform a medley of her self-titled album? Will your favorite artist take home the Moonman? We'll have all those answers and more right here.