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Sunday's 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at New York City's Madison Square Garden was one for the ages. From the red carpet to the after-party circuit, the night was filled with high fashion, incredible performances, a few surprises, and many memorable moments.

And between it all, the stars somehow managed to document it all on Instagram. From Simone Biles's selfie with Kim Kardashian West to Beyoncé's mother-daughter photos with Blue Ivy and her armful of Moonman trophies—see all the best celebrity Instagrams from the evening.

Joe Jonas's shirtless plea to fans:

Beyoncé's sassy backstage snap of Blue Ivy:

Ariana Grande warms up her voice backstage with a Snapchat filter:

Lance Bass and the #FinalFive:

Simone Biles's adorable selfie with Kim Kardashian:

Alicia Keys and her husband Swizz Beatz cuddling backstage:

Alicia Keys and Jaden Smith pose in the crowd:

Drake sends another sweet ode to his lady love, Rihanna:

Britney Spears thanks her fans post-performance:

Beyoncé and her army of Moonmen: