MTV Video Music Awards: The 5 Most Important Artists In VMA History

Erika Brooks Adickman | September 6, 2012 12:29 pm

It’s time once again for Extended Cut — our Soundbytes segment where we pull out our magnifying glass to examine the biggest pop story of the week. Today, we’ve only got one thing on our mind: the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. With a jam-packed set list that includes just about everyone except your next-door neighbor, we’re sure this year will deliver mind-blowing performances (Rihanna and A$AP Rocky, anyone?), jaw-dropping outfits and a dazzling display of surprises (even if no one reveals their pregnancy).

But how will this year’s show stack up against the previous 27? Can the VMAs still deliver a shocking water-cooler moment? Watch as we tackle some of these questions — and honor the pop stars who really make the show memorable each year.

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