Justin Timberlake Sweeps MTV Video Music Awards

Justin Timberlake swept the MTV Video Music Awards last night, taking home four awards including Video of the Year and the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

Justin Timberlake swept the MTV Video Music Awards last night (August 25, 2013).

The 32-year-old singer, who returned to music this year after taking a hiatus to focus on his acting career, celebrated the success of his comeback as he took home four statues at the music awards ceremony, including the Video of the Year prize for "Mirrors" and a lifetime achievement award titled the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

Justin also picked up awards for Best Direction for "Suit & Tie" and Best Editing for "Mirrors."

The singing sensation, who is married to actress Jessica Biel, paid homage to his career by performing a medley of his biggest hits including "Cry Me A River" and "SexyBack," but the icing on the cake was a reunion with his former boy band, *NSYNC.

Bandmates Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, and Chris Kirkpatrick joined Justin on stage in the middle of his show-stopping performance to sing two of the group's best-loved songs, "Bye Bye Bye" and "Girlfriend."

The "Mirrors" hitmaker later paid tribute to his former group as he accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

He said: "Half of the Moonmen I ever won, I won with those four guys... I'm going to share this with them."

Thrift Shop stars Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won three awards including Best Hip-Hop Video and Best Cinematography for "Can't Hold Us," and Best Video with a Social Message for "Same Love."

Other winners included Bruno Mars, who accepted two statues, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and One Direction.

Performances on the night came from Lady Gaga, who opened the show with the first live performance of her new song "Applause," Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, and Katy Perry, who closed the ceremony by giving a rousing rendition of her new single "Roar" under the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City.

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