MTV VMAs 2015's 20 Best and Worst Moments

Kanye's stunning speech, Miley's free nipple and more highs and lows from MTV's explosive night

Best: Justin Bieber's Tears of Elation
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Best: Justin Bieber's Tears of Elation

The 2015 VMAs were a big night for the 21-year-old pop star. After a few years off from music which saw Justin Bieber having a public meltdown so wild that he got arrested, he returned strong with a successful collaboration with Jack Ü — "Where Are Ü Now" — and his own tropical new single "What Do You Mean?" Bieber's big return to non-roast TV was a testament to how hard the boy can work. His high-energy choreography served as a reminder of his performance skills, and he even gave the audience something extra: After a spoken word interlude played over a dark stage, Biebz floated into the air within a beaming tunnel of colors and light. Once he landed, he broke down in tears. Cyrus attempted to say her next announcement but a doubled-over and sobbing Bieber proved too distracting. It's OK, Justin, we're happy you're back, too.

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