Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, BTS dominate MTV Video Music Awards

Los Angeles, August 31

Pop stars Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande, and South Korean music sensation BTS emerged massive winners at this 12 months’s MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), taking residence 4 Moon Person trophies every on the ceremony.

Gaga and Grande, who entered the competitors with 9 nominations, received three awards — music of the 12 months, finest collaboration and finest cinematography — for his or her hit music “Rain On Me”.

In particular person capability, Gaga received two extra trophies of artist of the 12 months and a newly-minted MTV TRICON Award, which recognises a extremely completed performer throughout three or extra disciplines.

The inaugural award recognised Gaga for her abilities as a worldwide music famous person, award-winning actor and undisputed vogue icon. The singer has received 13 VMAs, 11 Grammys, an Oscar and Golden Globe awards and has achieved six primary albums.

Talking about their collaboration, Gaga devoted the award to Grande and herself.

“Me and Ariana are truly soul sisters. Girl, this is for us. We’ve both been through some s***…We turned our tears that felt like endless rainfalls into diamonds and I will treasure those diamonds with you forever,” she mentioned.

Prior to their “Rain On Me” efficiency, the place each of the singers carried out in masks to focus on the message of security in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Grande took to Instagram to share her gratitude in direction of Gaga and their followers.

“Also just want to say thank you to MTV being so diligent in making this such a safe and healthy experience for all of the performers and crew involved. It’s so greatly appreciated and I can’t imagine how difficult it was to figure out,” she wrote.

BTS, whose full title is Bangtan Sonyeondan or Beyond The Scenes as they’re recognized to international viewers, had a giant night time as they 4 awards for his or her highly effective anthem “On”.

The South Korean septet — comprising RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook — earned VMAs for finest pop, finest Ok-pop, finest group and finest choreography.

They additionally carried out their model new first English-language single “Dynamite” stay for the very first time.

Another Ok-pop group, woman band Blackpink, was recognised for his or her record-breaking observe “How You Like That” because the music of the summer time.

The quartet, which consists of Lisa, Jennie, Rose, and Jisoo, defeated Cardi B ft Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP”, Harry Styles’ “Watermelon Sugar”, Taylor Swift’s “Cardigan”, amongst others to win the prize.

The awards additionally paid tributes to “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman, who handed away final week after a 4 year-long secret battle with colon most cancers.

The 43-year-old actor obtained a one-minute video tribute on the ceremony.

“Before we get into the music tonight, we need to take the time to talk about the devastating loss of Chadwick Boseman, an actor whose talent and passion were a true inspiration to all the fans he touched, and everyone he encountered. We dedicate this show to a man whose spirit touched so many… His impact lives forever,” actor-singer Keke Palmer mentioned.

Palmer additionally touched upon police brutality and the current unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin in her speech.

“As rough as it’s been, there have been incredible moments of inspiration that have given my generation hope…. We can never tolerate police brutality, or any injustice,” she mentioned.

In closing the present as its final musical efficiency, Black Eyed Peas frontman, nonetheless, gave a shout-out to Boseman’s Black Panther with the favored slogan “Wakanda forever!”            

In two different new awards as a nod to the creativity throughout pandemic, Grande, together with Justin Bieber, received finest music video from residence trophy for his or her music “Stuck with U”, and Latin American boy band CNCO was adjudged finest quarantine efficiency for “Unplugged at Home”.

The Weeknd received two awards for “Blinding Lights” – video of the 12 months and finest R&B.

In an in any other case pandemic and politics free digital ceremony, The Weeknd mentioned, “Justice for Jacob Blake and justice for Breonna Taylor”, each occasions he accepted awards.

While Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage” received finest Hip-Hop music, Doja Cat was named push finest new artist.

Swift received the very best course award for “The Man” and “I Can’t Breathe” by singer-songwriter H.E.R. earned the title of finest video for good.

Best visible results VMA went to Dua Lipa’s “Physical” and Miley Cyrus bagged two awards for “Mother’s Daughter” in the very best artwork course and finest enhancing classes.

Maluma ft J Balvin’s “Quei Pena”, Machine Gun Kelly’s “Bloody Valentine” and Coldplay’s “Orphans” have been honoured in finest Latin, finest various and finest Rock classes, respectively.

The awards present, which was beforehand scheduled to be held at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, additionally noticed a tribute to musical performances by frontline medical staff who’re battling the pandemic at nice private value. PTI  

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