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By Erin Clements

There's rarely a dull moment at the MTV Music Video Awards, and in addition to the must-see performances onstage and the crazy, cool looks on the red carpet, many stars took to social media to give viewers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the action.

Here are some of the best photos the event's attendees shared on Twitter and Instagram.

Britney Spears posted a snap of herself appearing relaxed before the big show — at which she's one of the most hotly anticipated performers.

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The 34-year-old superstar also took to Twitter to express her excitement.

Heidi Klum got a leg up backstage, playfully posing with Nick Cannon.

Beyonce showed off her angelic look, with 4-year-old daughter Blue Ivy in tow.

In another pic, little Blue was all smiles.

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Ariana Grande gave a shout-out to Alexander Wang, the designer behind her sultry getup.

Alicia Keys took a pre-show photo with her date, hubby Swizz Beatz.

We watched the Final Five present an award to Beyonce — but they also met Ariana Grande backstage!

Did you notice the selfie during Nick Jonas' performance in a diner? Here's the snap taken with the musical group DNCE (including brother Joe Jonas) and social media star Josh Ostrovsky.