Gaga victorious at MTV video music awards with 8 ‘moon men’

Pop sensation Lady Gaga dominated the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles this year, collecting eight prizes including video of the year.

The singer, 24, who won most of her "moon man" trophies for Bad Romance, was considerably emotional when collecting the top award from Cher at the end of the awards ceremony. She also caused a stir when collecting her last award, sporting an outfit which appeared to be constructed from meat cuts.

"I was so nervous tonight that I'd let my fans down," she said.

Her tow of awards puts her at par with A-ha, who held the record number of eight awards in 1986, as the winner if the second-most MTV prizes in one night.

The record is still held by Peter Gabriel who won 10 trophies in 1987, nine of which were for his ground-breaking video Sledgehammer.

After receiving her final award, Lady Gaga revealed the title of her new album, Born This Way.

"Tonight, little monsters, we're the cool kids at the party," she told fans.

Meanwhile, country star Taylor Swift sang a song about Kanye West, who invaded the stage at last year's awards and sabotaged her acceptance speech.

Rapper Eminem opened the evening's proceedings with performances of hits Not Afraid and Love the Way You Lie, featuring Rihanna. He picked up best hip-hop video and best male video for Not Afraid.

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