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Lady Gaga took the stage at 2011 MTV VMAs as alter ego Joe Calderone. The star performed in an ensemble of a white T-shirt and black trousers with a black Danny Zucco style wig and make up to draw out her masculine features.
Gaga akaJoe presented Britney Spears with her lifetime achievement award and even accepting her own award 'on behalf of Gaga.'
British singing sensation Adele who was nominated for Video Of The Year wowed the audience with her hit Someone Like You, with just a spotlight and a piano to accompany her.
Kanye West and Jay-Z hit the stage to bounce to perform Otis off their number one album Watch The Throne.
Halfway through the track a crazy fan ran on stage and attempted to interrupt the song.
Jay's wife Beyonce wore a sparkling purple sequined tuxedo jacket which she then ripped open at the end of the song to display her growing baby bump.
The cameras panned to the audience where Jay-Z was beaming, as his friend Kanye jumped up and down
Rapper Lil Wayne performed How To Love.
Singer Bruno Mars performed a tribute to the late singer Amy Winehouse with his own rendition of her hit song Valerie.