The ladies then appeared in a VMAs promo for the 2001 show.
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.
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...
In 2006, Beyonce and an army of dancers gave a commanding performance of "Ring the Alarm."
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?
Beyonce bounced back quickly from the Kanye horror and performed about an hour later with her smash "Single Ladies."
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.
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....
And not immediately remember this pregnancy reveal?! It was the most tweeted moment in Twitter history at the time.
Kanye West and Jay Z's reaction to the prego belly was pretty cute, too.
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!