Beyoncé’s “Formation,” directed by Melina Matsoukas, picked up the Video of the Year award at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards Sunday, August 28, fulfilling the expectation that the singer would take home the top prize. Live from Madison Square Garden in New York, Bey took the stage and first thanked her beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy, and her husband, Jay-Z, for all of their support.
“I’d like to thank Melina for directing such an incredible video and pushing me,” the singer also stated. “I’d like to thank the choreographers who worked so hard. I have the most incredible team. They work tirelessly and they stay up all night and I could not have done this without you guys.”
“And I dedicate this award to the people of New Orleans,” she added.
Beyoncé was also nominated in 11 other categories and took home the awards for Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Choreography, Breakthrough Long Form Video, among others.
Tonight, the “Lemonade” singer broke the all-time record for most wins at the VMAs, surpassing Madonna’s 20 Moonmen, with a total of 24.
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Also nominated in the Video of the Year category were Adele’s “Hello,” Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” Drake’s “Hotline Bling” and Kanye’s “Famous.”
Check out Beyoncé full acceptance speech below:
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For a full list of winners, click here.