But, sometimes, it's all about the voice. Enter Adele.
The British sensation took home three trophies at the event, as well as non-stop praise from the country's leading artists. Said Lady Gaga during the pre-show: “She’s a breath of fresh air and she’s so exciting and her music is adding another dimension to radio that’s so important. She’s [also] a truly lovely person - which, to me, is always my favorite.”
Watch Adele sing "Someone Like You" at the VMAs now: