Beyonce is the reigning queen of the MTV Video Music Awards.
The diva closed Sunday's awards show with an epic 20-minute performance. Tears streamed down her face as she was joined onstage by her beaming husband and daughter, amid the numerous rumours surrounding her marriage.
Beyonce sang and danced in a metallic leotard while Blue Ivy and Jay Z watched from their seats as the diva declared: "MTV, welcome to my world."
As Beyonce accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award, the VMA's lifetime achievement award, at The Forum in Inglewood, California, she kissed her husband, who called her the "greatest living entertainer". The duo won best collaboration for the hit Drunk In Love.
Her performance easily outdid her competition throughout the night, though Beyonce lost video of the year, which instead went to Miley Cyrus, who let a homeless man accept her award.
"Thank y'all, my name is Jesse and I am accepting this award on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving, lost and scared for their lives right now. I know this because I am one of these people," he said, as a tearful Cyrus looked on.
The two-hour show was tamer than past VMAs: the most shocking moment was Nicki Minaj's rump-shaking during her performance of Anaconda in the show's first minutes and a wardrobe malfunction when she joined Ariana Grande and Jessie J for Bang, Bang.
"It felt amazing to open the show, and we ran out of time getting the dress zipped up," Minaj said backstage.
Grande won best pop video for her smash single Problem, but lost best female video to Katy Perry, who won for Dark Horse.
The night also featured a serious social message: rapper-actor Common held a moment of silence for Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old shot dead by a police officer in the US Midwest on August 9, before he presented the award for best hip-hop video.
Lorde won best rock video for Royals and Ed Sheeran won best male video.