2001 MTV Video Music Awards

2001 MTV Video Music Awards
Date Thursday, September 6, 2001
Location Metropolitan Opera House, New York City
Country United States
Hosted by Jamie Foxx
Official website mtv.com/ontv/vma/past-vmas/2001
Television/Radio coverage
Network MTV

The 2001 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on September 6, 2001, honoring the best music videos from June 10, 2000, to June 8, 2001. The show was hosted by Jamie Foxx at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. This was also the last awards show to be held prior to the September 11 attacks, which occurred five days later.

Highlights of the show included a surprise appearance by Michael Jackson at the end of *NSYNC's performance and a controversial performance from Britney Spears, in which she danced to "I'm a Slave 4 U", while utilizing a host of live animals, including a large albino snake draped over her shoulders. Macy Gray wore a dress with a promotional message, instructing viewers to buy her new album. Andy Dick portrayed a fictional cousin of Christina Aguilera, Daphne Aguilera, who, in a skit, "attacked" Aguilera in the audience. The show also featured memorials for Aaliyah and Joey Ramone. Many of the night's winners dedicated awards to the two fallen musicians over the course of the telecast.

Fatboy Slim took home six Moonmen, the most of the evening, for his "Weapon of Choice" video, which featured the dancing talents of actor Christopher Walken. N'SYNC's "Pop" took home four awards. Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa and Pink took home two awards, including the Video of the Year award, for their collaborative rendition of "Lady Marmalade".


Winners are in bold text.

Video of the Year

Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa and Pink (featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott) – "Lady Marmalade"

Best Male Video

Moby (featuring Gwen Stefani) – "South Side"

Best Female Video

Eve (featuring Gwen Stefani) – "Let Me Blow Ya Mind"

Best Group Video

'N Sync – "Pop"

Best New Artist in a Video

Alicia Keys – "Fallin'"

Best Pop Video

'N Sync – "Pop"

Best Rock Video

Limp Bizkit – "Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)"

Best R&B Video

Destiny's Child – "Survivor"

Best Rap Video

Nelly – "Ride wit Me"

Best Hip-Hop Video

OutKast – "Ms. Jackson"

Best Dance Video

'N Sync – "Pop"

Best Video from a Film

Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa and Pink (featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott) – "Lady Marmalade" (from Moulin Rouge!)

Breakthrough Video

Fatboy Slim – "Weapon of Choice"

Best Direction in a Video

Fatboy Slim – "Weapon of Choice" (Directors: Spike Jonze)

Best Choreography in a Video

Fatboy Slim – "Weapon of Choice" (Choreographers: Michael Rooney, Spike Jonze and Christopher Walken)

Best Special Effects in a Video

Robbie Williams – "Rock DJ" (Special Effects: Carter White FX, Audio Motion and Clear Post Production)

Best Art Direction in a Video

Fatboy Slim – "Weapon of Choice" (Art Director: Val Wilt)

Best Editing in a Video

Fatboy Slim – "Weapon of Choice" (Editor: Eric Zumbrunnen)

Best Cinematography in a Video

Fatboy Slim – "Weapon of Choice" (Director of Photography: Lance Acord)

MTV2 Award

Mudvayne – "Dig"

Viewer's Choice

'N Sync – "Pop"

International Viewer's Choice Awards

MTV Australia

Paul Mac – "Just the Thing"

MTV Brasil

Charlie Brown Jr. – "Rubão, o Dono do Mundo"

MTV India (Hindi film category)

Asha Bhosle, Sonu Nigam and Sukhwinder Singh – "Kambakth Ishq"

MTV India (Hindi pop category)

Sultan Khan and K. S. Chithra – "Piya Basanti"

MTV Japan

Hikaru Utada – "Can You Keep a Secret?"

MTV Korea

g.o.d – "Lie"

MTV Latin America (North)

Alejandro Sanz – "El Alma al Aire"

MTV Latin America (Central)

Dracma – "Hijo de Puta"

MTV Latin America (South)

Catupecu Machu – "Y Lo Que Quiero Es Que Pises sin el Suelo"

MTV Mandarin

Jolin Tsai – "Fall in Love with a Street"

MTV Russia

t.A.T.u. – "Ya Soshla S Uma"

MTV Southeast Asia

Kyla – "Hanggang Ngayon"

Video Vanguard Award




Spears' iconic performance with an albino Burmese python. The performance garnered negative criticism from PETA.

Main show



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