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Robyn and house DJ for the night deadmau5 performed a remixed version of Robyn’s DancinOn My Own. Though the remix was interesting, for Robyn’s promotional sake it may have been a better move to perform the infectious single in its original form:

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B.O.B. joined duet partners Bruno Mars and Hayley Williams for a medley of Nothin‘ On You and Airplanes before Hayley and her Paramore bandmates burst into The Only Exception:

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The MTV website promised an epic Linkin Park performance from a special location where they would be among the stars. My prediction from earlier this afternoon came true when LP performed The Catalyst from The Griffith Observatory:

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Florence + The Machine went from underdogs to turning out one of the two greatest performances of the night:

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Kanye West literally composed the beat to the world premiere of his single Runaway live on stage with only a couple of ballerinas and Pusha T to assist him in what was undoubtably the single greatest performance of the night:

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