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The 2000 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on September 7, 2000, honoring the best music videos from June 12, 1999, to June 9, 2000. The show was hosted by Marlon and Shawn Wayans at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

2000 MTV Video Music Awards
DateThursday, September 7, 2000
LocationRadio City Music Hall, New York City, New York
CountryUnited States
Hosted byMarlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans
Television/radio coverage

The 2000 show is best remembered for Tim Commerford of Rage Against the Machine climbing a piece of set scaffolding and refusing to come down after his band lost the award for Best Rock Video to Limp Bizkit. The show went to commercial while security removed Commerford, who was later arrested and forced to spend a night in jail.

Britney Spears performed her hit single "Oops!...I Did It Again" which went on to become one of the VMA's most iconic and controversial performances, due to her skin-colored performance attire. NSYNC also performed their hit single "Bye Bye Bye". Bizkit vocalist Fred Durst later joined Christina Aguilera onstage as a surprise guest during her performance of "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)".

For the second year in a row DMX did not show up for his scheduled performance; as a result, Nelly's performance, originally scheduled for the pre-show, was promoted to the main event. Other highlights included Eminem performing amidst an army of "Slim Shady" lookalikes and a humorous montage dedicated to past VMA winners who had failed to repeat their previous success.

This was Aaliyah's last appearance at the VMA awards before her death a year later in August 2001 in a plane crash in the Bahamas. She won her two and only VMA awards that night, for Best Female Video and Best Video from a Film for "Try Again".


Winners are in bold text.

Video of the YearEdit

Eminem – "The Real Slim Shady"

Best Male VideoEdit

Eminem – "The Real Slim Shady"

Best Female VideoEdit

Aaliyah – "Try Again"

Best Group VideoEdit

Blink-182 – "All the Small Things"

Best New Artist in a VideoEdit

Macy Gray – "I Try"

Best Pop VideoEdit

NSYNC – "Bye Bye Bye"

Best Rock VideoEdit

Limp Bizkit – "Break Stuff"

Best R&B VideoEdit

Destiny's Child – "Say My Name"

Best Rap VideoEdit

Dr. Dre (featuring Eminem) – "Forgot About Dre"

Best Hip-Hop VideoEdit

Sisqó – "Thong Song"

Best Dance VideoEdit

Jennifer Lopez – "Waiting for Tonight"

Best Video from a FilmEdit

Aaliyah – "Try Again" (from Romeo Must Die)

Breakthrough VideoEdit

Björk – "All Is Full of Love"

Best Direction in a VideoEdit

Red Hot Chili Peppers – "Californication" (Directors: Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris)

Best Choreography in a VideoEdit

NSYNC – "Bye Bye Bye" (Choreographer: Darrin Henson)

Best Special Effects in a VideoEdit

Björk – "All Is Full of Love" (Special Effects: Glassworks)

Best Art Direction in a VideoEdit

Red Hot Chili Peppers – "Californication" (Art Director: Colin Strause)

Best Editing in a VideoEdit

Aimee Mann – "Save Me" (Editor: Dylan Tichenor)

Best Cinematography in a VideoEdit

Macy Gray – "Do Something" (Director of Photography: Jeff Cronenweth)

Viewer's ChoiceEdit

NSYNC – "Bye Bye Bye"

International Viewer's Choice AwardsEdit

MTV BrasilEdit

O Rappa – "A Minha Alma (A Paz Que Eu Não Quero)"

MTV India (Hindi film category)Edit

Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik – "Kaho Na Pyar Hai"

MTV India (Hindi pop category)Edit

Falguni Pathak – "Maine Payal Hai Chhankai"

MTV KoreaEdit

Clon – "The First Love"

MTV Latin America (North)Edit

Shakira – "Ojos Así"

MTV Latin America (South)Edit

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs – "La Vida"

MTV MandarinEdit

David Tao – "Find Myself"

  • Cheer Chen – "Still Be Lonely"
  • Kelly Chen – "Love You Love Me"
  • Ho Xiang Tin – "The Tears for You"
  • David Huang – "Love Stopped Since Last Night"
  • May Lan – "Running Wild"
  • Faith Yang – "Hold Still"

MTV RussiaEdit

Detsl – "Vecherinka"

MTV Southeast AsiaEdit

Ahmad Dhani and Andra Ramadhan – "Kuldesak"

  • Bazoo – "Pee Fa Party"
  • Jason Lo – "Evening News"
  • Truefaith – "(Awit Para) Sa Kanya"

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard AwardEdit

Red Hot Chili Peppers




  • Kurt Loder and Serena Altschul – announced the winners of the professional categories, Breakthrough Video and Best Video from a Film

Main showEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "SÉRIES ON LINE | PREVIEW | ESPECIAL - MTV Video Music Brasil 2000". Archived from the original on 2009-07-22. Retrieved 2009-07-13.
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