The 2015 MTV VMAs can be counted in a number of ways. Number of outfits worn by the host. Number of performances that blow MTV’s yearly confetti budget. Number of people who break down in tears. Number of outfits you’d get fired for wearing to work, no matter what your job description reads.
Yes, there are a lot of ways to count the MTV VMAs and we kept track of everything so you didn’t have to.
Number of Knee Drops: 7 (6 for Eric Nally during Downtown> performance and 1 by Demi Lovato during Cool For The Summer)
Surprise Performance Appearances: 6 (Taylor Swift, Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee, Melle Mel, and Eric Nally, Iggy Azalea)
Miley Outfits: 13 (Including skits)
Outfits With NSFW Language: 3 (Rebel Wilson, Amber Rose and Blac Chyna)
Directors On Stage: 2 (Joseph Kanh for Blank Space and Cameron Duddy for Uptown Funk)
Criers: 2 (Justin Bieber in person, Justin Timberlake on blast)
First Time MTV VMA winners: 5 (Kendrick Lamar, 5 Seconds of Summer, Big Sean, John Legend and Fetty Wap)
Kanye West Bro Count: 5
Canadians Spotted: 3 (Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd, Justin Bieber)
Solo Performers: 1 (The Weeknd)
Confetti-loving Performers: 3 (Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus)
Bad Blood Squad Members In Attendance: 9
Announcement of Presidential Bids: 1 (Kanye West)
Nip Slip: 1 (Do we have to even type Miley?)