Beyonce Is Getting the VMAs Vanguard Award! See Her Best VMAs Moments

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Jan. 28 2015, Updated 2:41 p.m. ET

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The ladies then appeared in a VMAs promo for the 2001 show.

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They wore god-awful matching, orange, fringed ensembles to accept their award for "Survivor." #neverforget



The girls of Destiny's Child sang "Say My Name" a cappella while presenting during the 2000 VMAs.

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For her very first solo performance, at the 2003 VMAs, Beyonce shook her harem pants to "Baby Boy."

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And then followed up with 2003's biggest summer jam, "Crazy in Love." She and Jay weren't even official yet, but take a look at that grind...

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In 2006, Beyonce and an army of dancers gave a commanding performance of "Ring the Alarm."

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2009 was a landmark VMAs year for Beyonce... and Kanye West... and Taylor Swift. You may know the speech ("I'm a let you finish—"), but have you ever seen this gif of Beyonce reacting in horror to Kanye defending her?

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Beyonce bounced back quickly from the Kanye horror and performed about an hour later with her smash "Single Ladies."

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The sweetest part? When Beyonce won "Video of the Year" and called Taylor Swift out to finish her acceptance speech.

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Good move, B.

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It seemed like it'd be tough to top the 2009 VMAs, but this is Beyonce we're talking about, mmkay? Can you even look at this outfit from her 2011 performance....

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And not immediately remember this pregnancy reveal?! It was the most tweeted moment in Twitter history at the time.

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Kanye West and Jay Z's reaction to the prego belly was pretty cute, too.

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What will Beyonce do for her 2014 performance? After a year that brought us a secret album and best-selling tour, we can't wait to see what's next!


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