Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform live at the American Museum of Natural History in New York for the MTV Music Awards. Springsteen performed his hit single, "The Rising," to open the show and then played for an hour and fifteen minutes for the fans gathered for his performance.
Britney and Jacko
Singer Britney Spears presented Michael Jackson, one of the best-selling pop stars of all time, with a tiered cake for his 44th birthday and called him the "artist of the millennium." Jackson appeared to think he had actually won such an award. According to MTV.com, no such award exists.
"When I was a little boy growing up in Indiana, if someone told me I'd be getting the artist of the millennium award, I wouldn't have believed it," Jackson said. Jackson was not exempt from the not-too-subtle wit of host Fallon, who cracked, "Michael Jackson looks great for 44. Between you and me, I think he's had some work done."
Britney Spears, who was nominated for multiple awards, arrives for the MTV Video Music Awards.
Pink is carried on stage by an unidentified band member to receive her award for Best Female Video of the Year for "Get the Party Started" during the MTV Video Music Awards.
Christina Aguilera makes a splash on arriving at Radio City. The streaky-haired star won this year's Barely There award, with a halter top and micro-mini denim skirt that covered very little territory.
No Doubt About It
Gwen Stefani of the band "No Doubt" accepts the "Best Pop Video".
Eminem's Big Night
Eminem accepts the "Best Video of the Year" award at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall. Eminem, who also won awards for Best Male Video, Best Rap Video and Best Direction, said of the trophy, "I'm taking this home for rap -- period." The rapper won four MTV awards in 1999 and 2000.
Daughter of The King
Avril Lavigne (left) and Lisa Marie Presley, who recently wed actor Nicolas Cage, present an award. Lisa Marie's ex-husband, Michael Jackson, received a special award at the ceremony. (Her shirt says "Bite me.")
Silenced Too Soon
T-Boz, right, and Chili of the group TLC announce that a scholarship will be set up to remember Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards. Lopez died in a car accident in Honduras.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani (shown with Jennifer Lopez) thanked musicians for their support in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Oldie But Goodie
Axl Rose, lead singer for the band Guns N' Roses, performs during the award show.
Idols Drop By
"American Idol" finalists Justin Guarini, of Doylestown, Pa., and Kelly Clarkson, of Burleson, Texas, pose backstage during the MTV Video Music Awards.
A Touch Of Hollywood
Proving that the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony is an event that draws more than just musicians, Mike Myers hugs his wife, Robin Ruzan, as they arrive for the evening.