Lots of skin turned up on the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

Cut-outs, glitter, cropped tops, leather, lace, sequins and more were on full display as stars walked the red carpet before the show. (Click here to see our Top 5 best dressed stars of the VMA’s)

During MTV’s red carpet pre-show Cyrus, wearing a black leather bandeau top and pants, revealed she’s working on new music with The Flaming Lips.

“I live to be in the studio…That’s my favorite part. This record may take me five years,” she said, adding, “It’s not about twerking. It’s about music.”

During the MTV’s awards an emotional Beyonce embraced Jay Z and 2-year-old Blue Ivy after they watched from the audience as she performed a medley of her hits at the close of the show.

The family was onstage together as the singer accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award. Jay Z called her the “greatest living entertainer,” while she referred to him as “my beloved.”

Beyonce, teary-eyed, thanked her fans and looked at her daughter and husband, telling them she loved them.

Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” won the award for video of the year. Unlike last year’s VMAs, when Cyrus twerked and danced shockingly onstage, she took a back seat Sunday night and let a young man accept her award to raise awareness for runaways and homeless youth.

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Demi-Lovato

Demi Lovato at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

Gwen-Stefani

Gwen Stefani at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

Jennifer-Lopez

Jennifer Lopez at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

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Usher at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

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Rita Ora at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

Chris-Brown

Chris Brown at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

Kelly-Rowland

Kelly Rowland at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

Taylor-Swift

Taylor Swift at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

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Snoop Dogg and Cori Broadus at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

Kim-Kardashian

Kim Kardashian at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

Miley-Cyrus

Miley Cyrus at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

Ariana-Grande

Ariana Grande at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

Behati-Prinsloo-and-Adam-Levine

Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

Chloe-Grace-Moretz

Chloe Grace Moretz at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

Cher-Lloyd

Cher Lloyd at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

Ed-Sheeran

Ed Sheeran at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

Iggy-Azalea

Iggy Azalea at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

Jason-Derulo-and-Jordin-Sparks

Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

Kendall-Jenner

Kendall Jenner at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

Kesha

Kesha at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

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Nick Jonas and Olivia Culpo at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

Victoria-Justice

Victoria Justice at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

Maroon-5

Maroon 5 at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

Julianne-Hough

Julianne Hough at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

Katherine-McNamara

Katherine McNamara at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

Sarah-Hyland

Sarah Hyland at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

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Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

Tyler-Oakley

Tyler Oakley at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

Lucy-Hale

Lucy Hale at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

Jessie-J

Jessie J at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

Nicki-Minaj

Nicki Minaj at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

Holland-Roden

Holland Roden at the MTV VMA’s Red Carpet

Here is the list of some of the MTV VMA’S awards 

Video of the Year: Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball”

Best Hip-Hop Video: Drake ft. Majid Jordan, “Hold On (We’re Going Home)”

Best Male Video: Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell Williams, “Sing”

Best Female Video: Katy Perry ft. Juicy J, “Dark Horse”

Best Pop Video: Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea, “Problem”

Best Rock Video: Lorde, “Royals”

Best Collaboration: Beyonce feat. Jay Z, “Drunk in Love”

Best Video with a Social Message: Beyonce, “Pretty Hurts”

Best Cinematography: Beyonce, “Pretty Hurts”

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award: Beyonce

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