Showstopping musical performances
The MTV Movie & TV Awards have showcased a history of live performances that keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Scroll through past jaw-dropping performances and watch Tiffany Haddish host the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards on Monday, June 18 at 9e/6p.
Halsey struts her stuff onstage in a white bedazzled bodysuit during her chilling performance of “Castle” at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.
Ariana Grande brings back old Hollywood charm with a jaw-dropping piano driven rendition of her pop anthem, “Dangerous Woman” at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.
The Lonely Island pay tribute to MTV Generation Award recipient Will Smith by performing some of his greatest hits while decked out in 90’s “Fresh Prince” overalls at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.
Hosts Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart perform an epic NSFW 25TH Movie Awards anniversary Rap at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.
A team of dancing Deadpools and the legendary Salt-N-Pepa celebrate Ryan Reynolds’ win for Best Comedic Performance at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.
Ty Dolla $ign, Tinashe and Charlie XCX’s purrfect medley of “Famous/Drop That Kitty” had everyone on their feet at the 2015 show.
Decked out in stylish duds, Trey Songz and Lupe Fiasco wow the audience with an energetic performance of “Out Of My Head” and “The Show Goes On” at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards.
Rock and rap unite as Fall Out Boy and Fetty Wap perform a medley of “Centuries” and “Trap Queen” onstage at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards.
Eminem and Rihanna reunite onstage at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards to perform their smash-hit “The Monster.”
Ski masks, fan involvement and tons of energy — Twenty One Pilots brought a fist-pumping fury to the 2014 MTV Movie Awards during their performance of “Car Radio”
The angelic Ellie Goulding performs her hauntingly beautiful ballad “Beating Heart” with a piano accompaniment by EDM maestro Zedd at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.
2013 MTV Movie Awards host Rebel Wilson reunites the cast of “Pitch Perfect” for a medley performance of Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb,” Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” and Alicia Keys “Girl On Fire” at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards.
Seattle rapper Macklemore proves why he and pal Ryan Lewis are one of the hottest hip-hop duos in the game during their high-energy performance for “Can’t Hold Us” at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards.
Janelle Monae joins Nate Ruess of fun. at the 2012 Movie Awards to sing a soulful rendition of “We Are Young.”
Pop princess Selena Gomez transforms into a Bombay babe for her sultry performance of “Come & Get It” at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards.
Pittsburgh MC Wiz Khalifa throws a party onstage at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, rapping “Work Hard, Play Hard” as the audience rages with red cups.
Generation Award honoree Johnny Depp shows up for a surprise jam session with The Black Keys as they rock out to “Gold on the Ceiling” and “Lonely Boy” at the 2012 Movie Awards.
After promising to bring it hard, Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters deliver ear-bleeding rock and roll to the 2011 Movie Awards with their passionate performance of “Walk.”
At the 2010 Movie Awards, wonder woman Katy Perry and the always-suave Snoop Dogg share the stage as they sing their love for “California Gurls.”
Christina Aguilera heats up the stage with her steamy, supercharged medley of “Bionic” and “Woohoo” at the 2010 show.
In an unforgettable surprise 2010 performance, power duo Les Grossman and Jennifer Lopez fill the stage with an all-out booty-shaking extravaganza.
Nashville natives Kings of Leon rock out to “Use Somebody” at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards.
Eminem performs a medley of “We Made You” and “Crack a Bottle” at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards.
The umbrella’s not just for show; an explosion of fireworks rains down while Rihanna performs “Umbrella” at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards.
English soul phenom Amy Winehouse strikes a pose during her passionate performance at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards.
In on a stage far, far away, looking a little like Gnarls Vader, Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse perform their hit song “Crazy” at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards.
Christina Aguilera rocks the house with her 2006 performance of “Ain’t No Other Man.”
Davey Havok of AFI delivers a house-rocking performance of “Miss Murder” at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards in Culver City, California.
If her soulful performance is any indication, the 2005 MTV Movie Awards and Mimi definitely “belong together.”
Injecting some much needed rock into the 2005 MTV Movie Awards, Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters perform “Best of You.”
Between hosting and picking up the Golden Popcorn for Best Female, Lindsay also performs a song at the 2004 Movie Awards. Busy Girl!
In a tribute to rock stars egos everywhere, D12 and Eminem perform “My Band” at the 2004 MTV Movie Awards.
The Beastie Boys definitely “turn the party out” with a high energy performance of “Check It Out” at the 2004 MTV Movie Awards.
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs transform the Sony Pictures Studios into a lush filed of greenery and flowers for their 2004 performance of “Maps.”
Russian pop duo, t.A.t.U. storm the stage with hundreds of their bets school girlfriends. They turn it up a notch when the girls strip down to their whiteys.
50 Cent fired things up at the 2003 Movie Awards with a live performance of “In Da Club” and “Wanksta.”
The Awards are taken over by a sea of red and white when the White Stripes perform “Fell in Love with a Girl” and “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground.”
We’re pretty sure Papa Osbourne is proud of Kelly Osbourne’s rendition of Madonna’s “Papa Don’t Preach” at the 2002 MTV Movie Awards.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s Eminem? He may not be Superman but Eminem certainly gives a performance of heroic proportions with “Without Me.”
Weezer delivers a fiery performance of “Hash Pipe” at the 2001 MTV Movie Awards, complete with pyrotechnics.
P!nk, Lil’ Kim, Mya, and Christina Aguilera quadruple the diva factor with a live rendition of “Lady Marmalade” in 2001.
The Dave Matthews Band mellows things out at the 2001 MTV Movie Awards with their performance of “The Space Between”.
P!nk gets the crowd at the Shrine Auditorium feeling good at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards with her performance of “Feel Good Time.”