2020 VMA Winners
The Video Music Awards (VMAs) presented by MTV is an award show to honor and acknowledge the best of the best when it comes to music videos. In 1984, the first MTV VMAs were held in New York City, at Radio City Music Hall. Flash forward and here we are commemorating the 36th annual MTV Video Music Awards which aired on Sunday, August 30th on the MTV Network, and making history with Keke Palmer being the first Black woman to solo host the MTV VMAs.
However, due to Covid-19, the event went from a physical in-person show at the Barclays Center to a virtual joy ride throughout New York City. With Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, The Weekend, BTS, and more performing on New York rooftops, in theatres, and some LA-based artists performing in front of Green Screens (Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, and Doja Cat) to appear as if they were in New York. With 25 categories and numerous exceptionally skilled and deserving nominees, the vote was understandably close.
Although, The winners for the 2020 MTV VMAs include Lady Gaga 5(MTV Tricon Award, Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best Cinematography), Ariana Grande 4(Song of the Year, Best Music Video From Home, Best Collaboration, Best Cinematography), BTS 4(Best Pop, Best Group, Best K-Pop, Best Choreography), The Weeknd 2(Video of the Year, Best R&B), Miley Cyrus 2(Best Art Direction, Best Editing), Doja Cat 1(Push Best New Artist), Megan Thee Stallion 1(Best Hip-Hop), Justin Bieber 1(Best Music Video From Home), Taylor Swift 1(Best Direction), H.E.R. 1(Video for Good), Machine Gun Kelly 1(Best Alternative), Coldplay 1(Best Rock), J Balvin 1(Best Latin), Maluma 1(Best Latin), Blackpink 1(Song of the Summer), Dua Lipa 1(Best Visual Effects), CNCO 1(Best Quarantine Performance), and finally these Everyday Heroes: Frontline Medical Workers honorees Jason “Tik Tok Doc” Campbell, Dr. Elvis Francois and Dr. William Robinson, “Imagine”, Jefferson University Hospital’s Swab Squad, “Level Up”, Lori Marie Key, “Amazing Grace”, and Dr. Nate Wood, “Lean on Me”
If you missed this astonishingly impressive socially distanced event all performances are available for viewing on YouTube!