MTV Video Music Awards: Taylor Swift picks up four prizes

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Taylor Swift took home four MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) on Sunday night at a big event in Los Angeles, USA.

She won the night's biggest prize, the Video of the Year award, for 'Bad Blood'.

"I'm just happy that in 2015 we live in a world where boys can play princesses and girls can play soldiers," the 25-year-old singer said accepting her award.

Swift also won Best Pop Video and Best Female Video for 'Blank Space'.

Host Miley Cyrus holding a Samsung phone speaks onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.Getty Images
Host Miley Cyrus went through a number of outfits during the awards show

The awards show was hosted by Miley Cyrus and featured performances by Justin Bieber, rapper Macklemore and The Weeknd.

Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj opened the show with a duet of Minaj's 'The Night is Still Young' and Swift's 'Bad Blood'.

Recording artist Justin Bieber performs onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.Getty Images
Justin Bieber performed two new tracks at the MTV awards show

The two shared the stage after a twitter argument in late July when Swift took offense to a post Minaj made about her MTV nomination snub for video of the year.

Justin Bieber also returned to the VMA stage after a two-year break to perform two new tracks, tearing up at the end of his performance.

Model Gigi Hadid, actress Serayah, recording artist Taylor Swift, director Joseph Kahn, model Lily Aldridge accept the Video of the Year award for 'Bad Blood' onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.Getty Images
Taylor Swift picks up her Moonman award for Video of the Year. She was joined on stage by some of her friends who appeared in the 'Bad Blood' video

New Jersey rapper Fetty Wap was named artist to watch, Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson's summer hit 'Uptown Funk' was named best male video and Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' won best hip hop video.

MTV's annual VMAs hands out Moonman statuettes to the year's top achievements in music videos.

Mark Ronson (R) and Bruno Mars (holding trophy) accept the award for best male video for 'Uptown Funk' at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California August 30, 2015.Reuters
Mark Ronson (right) and Bruno Mars (holding trophy) accept the award for Best Male Video for their huge hit single 'Uptown Funk'
Kanye West accepts the Video Vanguard Award at the 2015 MTV Video Music AwardsReuters
Kanye West was given the Video Vanguard Award, which honoured his achievements in the music business so far
Recording artist Demi Lovato performs on the Pepsi Stage, during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, at The Orpheum Theatre on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.Getty Images
Demi Lovato performed her latest single 'Cool for the Summer' during the 2015 MTV Video Music Award in Los Angeles, USA