25/08/2014 07:38 BST | Updated 25/08/2014 07:59 BST

Beyonce Crowned Queen Of MTV VMA Awards With Show-Stopping Performance, And United Front With Jay-Z

Beyonce silenced her doubters last night, with a show-stopping performance, proving why she was the deserving recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, AND putting on a loving display with her husband, Mr Carter.

She delighted fans with a 17-minute medley of her album, telling viewers, "Welcome to my world."

Beyonce and Jay-Z were all smiles and kisses at the MTV VMA Awards

She started with "Mine," and moved into "Haunted," before singing verses from songs including "Drunk In Love," "Partition," "Flawless" and "XO."

Watch her pull-out-the-stops performance above.

Meanwhile, there was some lovin' business to be done. No doubt aware of the rumours circulating the famous couple as they continue their world tour - talk of separate buses, search for apartments, furious sisters-in-law - the media-savvy duo elected to put on a display of total togetherness, and irresistible Blue Ivy was included. He called her "the greatest living entertainer" and she called him "my beloved". So that's all those rumours kicked to the kerb right there.

Here they are... the best lovers in the world, or the best actors? You decide!

Here are highlights from her performance throughout the night - did Jay-Z call it right - "the greatest living"?

And, just in case we were getting too misty-eyed, here are the best awkward moments from the red carpet on the night too...

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