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The 2001 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on September 6, 2001, honoring the best music videos from June 10, 2000, to June 8, 2001. The show was hosted by Jamie Foxx at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. This was also the last awards show to be held prior to the September 11 attacks, which occurred five days later, and it featured the World Trade Center towers in Limp Bizkit's winning rock video.

2001 MTV Video Music Awards
DateThursday, September 6, 2001
LocationMetropolitan Opera House, New York City
CountryUnited States
Hosted byJamie Foxx
Television/radio coverage

Highlights of the show included a surprise appearance by Michael Jackson at the end of NSYNC's performance and a controversial performance from Britney Spears, in which she danced to "I'm a Slave 4 U" while utilizing a host of live animals, including a large albino snake draped over her shoulders. Macy Gray wore a dress with a promotional message, instructing viewers to buy her new album. Andy Dick portrayed a fictional cousin of Christina Aguilera, Daphne Aguilera, who, in a skit, "attacked" Aguilera in the audience. The show also featured memorials for Aaliyah and Joey Ramone. Many of the night's winners dedicated awards to the two fallen musicians over the course of the telecast.

Fatboy Slim took home six Moonmen, the most of the evening, for his "Weapon of Choice" video, which featured the dancing talents of actor Christopher Walken. N'SYNC's "Pop" took home four awards. Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa, Pink and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott took home two awards, including the Video of the Year award, for their collaborative rendition of "Lady Marmalade".



Winners are in bold text.

Video of the YearEdit

Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa and Pink (featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott) – "Lady Marmalade"

Best Male VideoEdit

Moby (featuring Gwen Stefani) – "South Side"

Best Female VideoEdit

Eve (featuring Gwen Stefani) – "Let Me Blow Ya Mind"

Best Group VideoEdit

'N Sync – "Pop"

Best New Artist in a VideoEdit

Alicia Keys – "Fallin'"

Best Pop VideoEdit

'N Sync – "Pop"

Best Rock VideoEdit

Limp Bizkit – "Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)"

Best R&B VideoEdit

Destiny's Child – "Survivor"

Best Rap VideoEdit

Nelly – "Ride wit Me"

Best Hip-Hop VideoEdit

OutKast – "Ms. Jackson"

Best Dance VideoEdit

'N Sync – "Pop"

Best Video from a FilmEdit

Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa and Pink (featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott) – "Lady Marmalade" (from Moulin Rouge!)

Breakthrough VideoEdit

Fatboy Slim – "Weapon of Choice"

Best Direction in a VideoEdit

Fatboy Slim – "Weapon of Choice" (Director: Spike Jonze)

Best Choreography in a VideoEdit

Fatboy Slim – "Weapon of Choice" (Choreographers: Michael Rooney, Spike Jonze and Christopher Walken)

Best Special Effects in a VideoEdit

Robbie Williams – "Rock DJ" (Special Effects: Carter White FX, Audio Motion and Clear Post Production)

Best Art Direction in a VideoEdit

Fatboy Slim – "Weapon of Choice" (Art Director: Val Wilt)

Best Editing in a VideoEdit

Fatboy Slim – "Weapon of Choice" (Editor: Eric Zumbrunnen)

Best Cinematography in a VideoEdit

Fatboy Slim – "Weapon of Choice" (Director of Photography: Lance Acord)

MTV2 AwardEdit

Mudvayne – "Dig"

Viewer's ChoiceEdit

'N Sync – "Pop"

International Viewer's Choice AwardsEdit

MTV AustraliaEdit

Paul Mac – "Just the Thing"

MTV BrasilEdit

Charlie Brown Jr. – "Rubão, o Dono do Mundo"

MTV India (Hindi film category)Edit

Asha Bhosle, Sonu Nigam and Sukhwinder Singh – "Kambakth Ishq"

MTV India (Hindi pop category)Edit

Sultan Khan and K. S. Chithra – "Piya Basanti"

MTV JapanEdit

Hikaru Utada – "Can You Keep a Secret?"

MTV KoreaEdit

g.o.d – "Lie"

MTV Latin America (North)Edit

Alejandro Sanz – "El Alma al Aire"

MTV Latin America (Central)Edit

Dracma – "Hijo de Puta"

MTV Latin America (South)Edit

Catupecu Machu – "Y Lo Que Quiero Es Que Pises sin el Suelo"

MTV MandarinEdit

Jolin Tsai – "Fall in Love with a Street"

MTV RussiaEdit

t.A.T.u. – "Ya Soshla S Uma"

MTV Southeast AsiaEdit

Kyla – "Hanggang Ngayon"

  • Black Maria – "Veto"
  • Dome – "Pa Lao"
  • Naif – "Posessif"

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard AwardEdit




Spears' iconic performance with an albino Burmese python. The performance garnered negative criticism from PETA.

Main showEdit



Main showEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "UOL - O melhor conteúdo". 1970-01-01. Archived from the original on 2012-03-31. Retrieved 2016-04-09.

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