New York: Singer-actor Justin Timberlake ruled the MTV Video Music Awards here by picking up four honours and delivering the night`s show-stopping performance with NSYNC.
The pop superstar, who had a much anticipated reunion with former boy band NSYNC on Sunday, took home the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, Video of the Year for Mirrors, which also claimed Best Editing honours, and his `Suit & Tie` promo earned the Best Direction prize, reported the Huffington Post.
Rapper duo MACklemore and Ryan Lewis were also big winners as they scored Best Hip Hop Video and Best Cinematography trophies for their `Can`t Hold Us` promo and also landed the night`s Best Video with a Social Message award for their gay anthem `Same Love`, which they performed with Mary Lambert and special guest Jennifer Hudson.
Lady Gaga kicked off the ceremony at the Barclays Center in typical bizarre fashion, dressed as a futuristic Mother Superior.
Other performance highlights included Miley Cyrus, who performed
`We Can`t Stop` surrounded by dancing teddy bears, while wearing a fluffy grey bodice. She also sported a new hairstyle.
Kanye West, Timberlake, Bruno Mars, MACklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Drake also hit the stage, while Katy Perry closed the 2013 ceremony by performing her new song `Roar underneath the Brooklyn Bridge`.