2001 MTV Video Music Awards

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2001 MTV Video Music Awards
DateThursday, September 6, 2001
LocationMetropolitan Opera House, New York City
CountryUnited States
Hosted byJamie Foxx
Most awardsFatboy Slim (6)
Most nominationsFatboy Slim (9)
Television/radio coverage

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.

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. NSYNC's "Pop" took home four awards. Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa, Pink and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott took home two awards, including the Video of the Year award, for their collaborative rendition of "Lady Marmalade".

The World Trade Center towers that featured in Limp Bizkit's winning rock video were destroyed in the September 11 attacks five days later.


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" (Director: 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]

Paul Mac – "Just the Thing"

MTV Brasil[edit]

Charlie Brown Jr. – "Rubão, o Dono do Mundo"

MTV India (Hindi film category)[edit]

Asha Bhosle, Sonu Nigam and Sukhwinder Singh – "Kambakth Ishq"

MTV India (Hindi pop category)[edit]

Sultan Khan and K. S. Chithra – "Piya Basanti"

MTV Japan[edit]

Hikaru Utada – "Can You Keep a Secret?"

MTV Korea[edit]

g.o.d – "Lie"

MTV Latin America (North)[edit]

Alejandro Sanz – "El Alma al Aire"

MTV Latin America (Central)[edit]

Dracma – "Hijo de Puta"

MTV Latin America (South)[edit]

Catupecu Machu – "Y Lo Que Quiero Es Que Pises sin el Suelo"

MTV Mandarin[edit]

Jolin Tsai – "Fall in Love with a Street"

MTV Russia[edit]

t.A.T.u. – "Ya Soshla S Uma"

MTV Southeast Asia[edit]

Kyla – "Hanggang Ngayon"

  • Black Maria – "Veto"
  • Dome – "Pa Lao"
  • Naif – "Posessif"

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award[edit]




Spears' iconic performance with an albino Burmese python. The performance garnered negative criticism from PETA.

Main show[edit]



Main show[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "UOL - O melhor conteúdo". Vmb.mtv.uol.com.br. 1970-01-01. Archived from the original on 2012-03-31. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
  2. ^ Rubin, Rebecca (March 30, 2020). "'Tiger King's' Doc Antle and Britney Spears Shared Stage for 'I'm a Slave 4 U' VMAs Performance". Variety. Retrieved March 31, 2020.

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