Beyonce dominates the MTV Video Music Awards 2016
Beyonce was the big winner at last night’s MTV VMAs in New York, the BBC reports.
The singer scooped seven awards in total including the prestigious prize for video of the year for the track Formation.
“First of all I’d like to thank my beautiful daughter and my incredible husband for all of their support,” she said during one acceptance speech.
Held annually, the VMAs, rewards musicians for their visual efforts.
This year’s ceremony was held at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Beyonce, who was nominated for eight awards, also went home with the prize for Best Female Video, Best Direction and Best Cinematography.
She was presented with one of her awards by four members of the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team.
The 34-year-old rounded off an impressive night with a 16 minute medley of songs taken from her latest album, Lemonade.
Other winners included Calvin Harris, Fifth Harmony and Drake.
David Bowie meanwhile was posthumously rewarded, the late singer’s album Blackstar won the Best Art Direction accolade.
Rihanna was honoured on the night with the, Michael Jackson Vanguard Award, which recognizes an artist’s entire catalogue of work. Canadian rapper Drake presented Rihanna with her trophy.