Ed Sheeran walked away with the first-ever Artist of the Year Award at the 2017 MTV VMA Awards last night (Aug. 27). Before taking home that top honor, Sheeran hit the stage to perform a smoking hot medley with Lil Uzi Vert of “Shape of You” and “XO Tour Llif3.” As shown in the above video, the pair of singers really got the crowd going—including some famous onlookers, like Ellen DeGeneres who can be seen chair-dancing and singing some “Shape” lyrics.
The performance was amped up by shooting flames, a full band and backup singers. Chance the Rapper is also seen getting into the track near the beginning of Sheeran’s solo performance. DeGeneres is seen singing along at the 1:18 mark in the video. We know she’s a self-professed Sheerio after watching the ginger-haired singer guest on her Emmy-winning talk show. But, DeGeneres is not the only celeb who grooved along to Sheeran’s performance. Pink and her daughter join in shortly after, and Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto is seen dancing after the “Thinking Out Loud” singer invites the crowd to sing the chorus with him, among others.
Excited screams erupt when Lil Uzi Vert hits the stage and he sings a little of “Shape” before they turn the tables and Sheeran starts singing Vert’s Best Song of the Summer VMA Award-wining track. It’s another epic collaboration that’ll go down in VMA Awards history.
Check out the entire Ed Sheeran and Lil Uzi Vert 2017 VMA performance above and click here to see a complete list of 2017 VMA Award winners. Ed Sheeran is currently touring to support Divide. Click here for a list of AXS-ticketed shows.