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MTV VMAs 2015: Five reasons it was all a mess

The 2015 Video Music Awards will, rightfully, be best remembered as a fiery trainwreck where causalities, chest-clutching awkwardness and “oh no they didn’t” absurdity were in abundance.

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Miley Cyrus drops surprise new album, "... and her Dead Petz"

Following her hosting gig at the MTV VMAs on Sunday night, Miley Cyrus took full advantage of the spotlight by releasing a new album for free through her website. Called "Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz," she unveiled it via the Soundcloud platform soon after the annual awards show closed.

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MTV VMAs 2015: Five things you probably missed on the red carpet
Nile Rodgers is honored as icon at BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

You can't really say your music has touched virtually every genre known to man, unless you’re Nile Rodgers.

From Madonna (“Like a Virgin”) to David Bowie (“Let’s Dance”), Diana Ross (“diana”) to Sister Sledge (“We Are Family”), Rodgers has worked with countless acts on their chart-topping music — most recently with Daft Punk, Sam Smith and Avicii.

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VMA exclusive: MTV hosts mini-festival on streets of L.A. during Video Music Awards

When the MTV Video Music Awards are broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, a handful of the shows will be taking place off campus, blocks away from the awards show's L.A. Live location.

Telecast performances from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell and Demi Lovato will happen on a remote stage erected in front of the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles’ historic Broadway Theater District.

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