With performances by Janet Jackson, Pink and other female stars, Sunday s show was the ultimate ladies' night

By People Staff
Updated September 14, 2009 07:00 AM
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With women picking up Moonmen for video of the year, best pop video and best new artist, Sunday’s Video Music Awards was definitely a ladies’ night. And the women were also the night’s top performers.

Janet Jackson paid tribute to her late brother Michael, singing “Scream.” Katy Perry performed with Aerosmith’s Joe Perry. Taylor Swift went from singing in the New York City subway system to the top of a taxi outside Radio City Music Hall. Lady Gaga delivered a Phantom of the Opera-style performance of “Paparazzi.” Beyoncé did her “Single Ladies” dance and Pink, while singing her hit “Sober,” even performed on a trapeze.