2001 MTV Video Music Awards

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2001 MTV Video Music Awards
Date Thursday, September 6, 2001
Location Metropolitan Opera House, New York City
Host Jamie Foxx
Official website mtv.com/ontv/vma/past-vmas/2001
Television/Radio coverage
Network MTV

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.

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. Notably, Gwen Stefani won two awards for her collaborations with Eve and Moby. Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa and Pink took home two awards, including the Video of the Year award, for the video of their collaborative rendition of "Lady Marmalade".


Winners are in bold text.

Video of the Year[edit]

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

Best Male Video[edit]

Moby (featuring Gwen Stefani) — "South Side"

Best Female Video[edit]

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

Best Group Video[edit]

'N Sync — "Pop"

Best New Artist in a Video[edit]

Alicia Keys — "Fallin'"

Best Pop Video[edit]

'N Sync — "Pop"

Best Rock Video[edit]

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

Best R&B Video[edit]

Destiny's Child — "Survivor"

Best Rap Video[edit]

Nelly — "Ride wit Me"

Best Hip-Hop Video[edit]

OutKast — "Ms. Jackson"

Best Dance Video[edit]

'N Sync — "Pop"

Best Video from a Film[edit]

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

Breakthrough Video[edit]

Fatboy Slim — "Weapon of Choice"

Best Direction in a Video[edit]

Fatboy Slim — "Weapon of Choice" (Directors: Spike Jonze)

Best Choreography in a Video[edit]

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

Best Special Effects in a Video[edit]

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

Best Art Direction in a Video[edit]

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

Best Editing in a Video[edit]

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

Best Cinematography in a Video[edit]

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

MTV2 Award[edit]

Mudvayne — "Dig"

Viewer's Choice[edit]

'N Sync — "Pop"

International Viewer's Choice Awards[edit]

MTV Australia[edit]

Flag of Australia.svg Paul Mac — "Just the Thing"

MTV Brasil[edit]

Flag of Brazil.svg Charlie Brown Jr. — "Rubão, o Dono do Mundo"

  • Flag of Brazil.svg Ana Carolina — "Quem de Nós Dois"
  • Flag of Brazil.svg Adriana Calcanhotto — "Devolva-Me"
  • Flag of Brazil.svg Wanessa Camargo — "O Amor Não Deixa"
  • Flag of Brazil.svg Catedral — "Eu Amo Mais Você"
  • Flag of Brazil.svg Patrícia Coelho — "O Meu Sangue Ferve por Você"
  • Flag of Brazil.svg Cogumelo Plutão — "Esperando na Janela"
  • Flag of Brazil.svg Falamansa — "Rindo à Toa/Xote dos Milagres"
  • Flag of Brazil.svg Jota Quest — "O Que Eu Também Não Entendo"
  • Flag of Brazil.svg KLB — "Ela Não Está Aqui"
  • Flag of Brazil.svg Maurício Manieri — "Primavera"
  • Flag of Brazil.svg Mary's Band — "Happy Birthday"
  • Flag of Brazil.svg Os Paralamas do Sucesso — "Aonde Quer Que Eu Vá"
  • Flag of Brazil.svg O Rappa — "O Que Sobrou do Céu"
  • Flag of Brazil.svg Rumbora — "O Mapa da Mina"
  • Flag of Brazil.svg Sandy & Junior — "A Lenda"
  • Flag of Brazil.svg Skank — "Balada do Amor Inabalável"
  • Flag of Brazil.svg Tihuana — "Que Vês?"
  • Flag of Brazil.svg Twister — "40 Graus"
  • Flag of Brazil.svg Jay Vaquer — "A Miragem"[1]

MTV India (Hindi film category)[edit]

Flag of India.svg Asha Bhosle, Sonu Nigam and Sukhwinder Singh — "Kambakth Ishq"

MTV India (Hindi pop category)[edit]

Flag of India.svg Sultan Khan and K. S. Chithra — "Piya Basanti"

MTV Japan[edit]

Flag of Japan.svg Hikaru Utada — "Can You Keep a Secret?"

MTV Korea[edit]

Flag of South Korea.svg g.o.d — "Lie"

MTV Latin America (North)[edit]

Flag of Spain.svg Alejandro Sanz — "El Alma al Aire"

MTV Latin America (Central)[edit]

Flag of Chile.svg Dracma — "Hijo de Puta"

MTV Latin America (South)[edit]

Flag of Argentina.svg Catupecu Machu — "Y Lo Que Quiero Es Que Pises sin el Suelo"

MTV Mandarin[edit]

Flag of the Republic of China.svg Jolin Tsai — "Fall in Love with a Street"

MTV Russia[edit]

Flag of Russia.svg t.A.T.u. — "Ya Soshla S Uma"

MTV Southeast Asia[edit]

Flag of the Philippines.svg Kyla — "Hanggang Ngayon"

  • Flag of Malaysia.svg Black Maria — "Veto"
  • Flag of Thailand.svg Dome — "Pa Lao"
  • Flag of Indonesia.svg Naif — "Posessif"

Video Vanguard Award[edit]




Spears legendary performance with the snake.

Main show[edit]



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