Pink’s MTV VMAs Evolution Through the Years
Since she first hit the VMAs red carpet back in 2000, Pink has been nominated for a whopping 18 MTV Video Music Awards. She's won six of those, including Video of the Year for "Lady Marmalade," Best Pop Video for "Stupid Girls," and Best Female Video for "Get the Party Started." She has also performed at the ceremony on multiple occasions, and now she's set to receive the prestigious Video Vanguard Award. Check out some of Pink's best VMAs appearances and performances through the years. (Photos via Nick Elgar, Scott Gries, Christopher Polk/Getty)
2000: Pink made her debut at the 2000 VMAs one day after her 21st birthday. With her spiky pink hair, shaggy (faux?) fur coat, gold top, and low-riding pants, she made quite a fashion statement. Something along the lines of, "I'm not your ordinary pop star!" (Photo via Nick Elgar/Getty)
2001: Pink took the stage — barefoot, no less — with Christina Aguilera, Mya, and Lil' Kim to present the award for Best Male Video and, later, to accept the Video of the Year award for "Lady Marmalade." (Photo via Scott Gries/ImageDirect)
2002: Pink embraced her dark side at the 2002 ceremony, rocking black hair with purple streaks and a leather crop-top with dramatically draped sleeves as she performed "Just Like a Pill." (Photo via Scott Gries/Getty)
2002: Pink took home two Moonmen at the 2002 ceremony, for Best Female Video and Best Dance Video for "Get This Party Started." (Photo via Scott Gries/Getty)
2006: After her 2002 performance, we had to wait four years before seeing Pink at the VMAs again. She returned to the red carpet in 2006 in flared pinstriped pants and a sheer black ruffled top, with a platinum-blond curled coif that was part Hollywood starlet, part skate-park punk. Fans were clearly happy to have her back: She won the award for Best Female Video for "Stupid Girls." (Photo via Scott Gries/Getty)
2008: Pink went all out for her performance of "So What" at the 2008 awards show. She began the song by smashing a mirror at a vanity in a fake apartment before sliding down a sheet onto a fake city street, where she pushed a man down a flight of stairs and broke a window. As a crowd formed behind her, she made her way to the stage, stripped off her blue coat, and finished the song with fire blazing in the background. (Photo via Kevin Winter/Getty)
2009: Pink opted for something completely new in 2009, wearing a blindfold and a sparkly unitard as she strapped herself into a harness to be lifted above the stage for her stunning performance of "Sober." Once she was high enough, she removed the blindfold and proceeded to wow the crowd with a series of acrobatic tricks. Seriously, girl could've been in the circus if her music career hadn't been so spectacularly successful. (Photo via Christopher Polk/Getty)
2009: Before her high-flying act, Pink walked the red carpet in a black leather minidress with chain detailing — the same dress Shakira had chosen for the event. They embraced the twinning, though, and even posed for photos together. (Photo via Kevin Mazur/WIreImage)
2012: A few years after her fearless display of acrobatics at the 2009 show, Pink was ready to perform once again, taking to a teeny, tiny stage in the center of the crowd as the audience flashed red lights all around her. She began with a twisted take on "Get the Party Started" before flying to another stage in a harness and transitioning into "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)". Toward the end of the number, she hopped onto a pair of giant lips and swung high above the crowd for the ultimate kiss-off. (Photo via Christopher Polk/Getty)
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