Gaga shares the second place of artists who won most MTV Video Music Awards in a single night with Norwegian group A-HA – the big winners of 1986. British rocker Peter Gabriel set the record of nine competitive wins in 1987 for his innovative video “Sledgehammer.”
Most of Lady Gaga’s Moonman statuettes were for her video “Bad Romance,” a futuristic clip featuring plenty of skin-baring scenes and bizarre costumes.
“I was so nervous for tonight that I would let my fans down,” she tearfully said as she accepted the final award for video of the year.
Famous for her outré fashion sense as for her musical sensibilities, Lady Gaga led the field with 13 nominations. In each of her three trips to the stage – the other awards were announced off-camera – she wore a different costume, including what looked like a large black trash bag.