After walking the red carpet in all black (with the exception of her yellow teeth accessory), the singer debuted her gut-wrenching ballad "Dope" off of her upcoming ARTPOP album. Watch the tearful performance here.
T-Pain joined music collective CDZA onstage for a hilarious "History of YouTube" performance, which was supposed to include another guest besides the rapper and "Chocolate Rain's" Tay Zonday. “T-Pain was supposed to lead to a big reveal of Rick Astley, and he was going to ‘rickroll’ the whole world,” CDZA’s Michael Thurber said. “We came very close to that happening; it just wasn’t in the cards.”
The "American Girl" singer-songwriter walked the red carpet of YouTube's first-ever awards show in a leather getup.
The actress rumbled onstage with Vanessa Hudgens for an Avicii live short film, written by Lena Dunham and directed by Spike Jonze and Chris Milk. "I think I went a little harder than we were practicing," she told reporters afterward. "I think I pulled some hair, for sure." Watch the interactive video here.
Earl Sweatshirt, Taco Bennett, M.I.A. and Tyler, the Creator
Earl Sweatshirt and Tyler, the Creator smashed fans into a boxed mosh pit for their "Sasquatch" video, directed by Wolf Haley.
The X Factor girl group was nominated for response of the year for their video cover of Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors" with Boyce Avenue.
The Francis Ha actress danced onstage for Arcade Fire's "Afterlife" video, directed by Spike Jonze.As the audience learned the song's choral riff before the award show’s live feed began, co-host Jason Schwartzman joked, “If we were doing this at the VMAs, we’d be f---ed, because those people would have no idea what they’re doing.”
Look for a performance glitch in the Avicii live short, said Vanessa Hudgens. “Unfortunately our music cue didn’t happen when we wanted it to, so we were all frozen in time without the music stopping, but it’s all good -- it’s live, shit happens,” she explained of the film, which featured her rumbling with Dree Hemingway. “As I got up, I realized my earring fell off, and I was like, 'classic chick fight move!'”