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From Katy Perry's spotty debut as host to Kendrick Lamar's victory to a Chester Bennington tribute, here's the evening's highs and lows
Rock legend teamed with Joe Jonas-fronted group for decadent Las Vegas performance of revamped 1978 hit
Singer also performed career-spanning hits medley, including new single "What About Us"
Former Disney star sheds provocative persona for return to more clean-cut image
"I remember his voice, at once ferocious and delicate. That voice will live forever," Thirty Seconds to Mars singer said of late Linkin Park member
During her monologue, host Perry entered stage in moon person outfit, marveled at 2017 news headlines
Rapper performed "DNA" and "Humble," leads nominee pool with eight total nominations
The full rundown of who won what on one of the industry's biggest nights
"Any patriot who is putting their own life at risk to fight for our freedom and stands for equality is a hero at MTV," MTV's Christopher McCarthy says
Katy Perry will host and perform at the awards show in addition to Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Ed Sheeran
The Weeknd, Fifth Harmony, Shawn Mendes, Thirty Seconds to Mars and host Katy Perry tapped for August 27th show
"It could be a man, it could be a woman, it could be transgender, it could be nonconformist," MTV president Chris McCarthy says of "Moon Person"
A television audience of 6.5 million people tuned in, a 34 percent decrease over the 2015 bonanza
Former New York City mayor slams singer after Video Music Awards performance