Stars Shine Bright at VMAs


Clayton Creech, Staff Writer

The MTV Video Music Awards were held Sunday night August 30th, 2020 in New York City. Keke Palmer was the host for this year’s VMAs and dedicated the show to Chadwick Boseman, who recently passed away due to Colon Cancer.
The show was opened by a performance of The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights 1,100 feet above New York at the Edge at Hudson Yard’s highest observation deck. The Weeknd won both Video of the Year and Best R&B.

The person who won the most awards at the VMAs this year was Lady Gaga. She took home four out of nine of the awards she was nominated for, including the debut Tricon award. Two of the awards she took home were Artist of the Year and Song of the Year.

This year, MTV added two new categories to honor music created during the pandemic: Best Music Video from Home and Best Quarantine Performance. Best Music Video from Home was won by Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande for their song, Stuck With U, which also won best collaboration. Best Quarantine Performance was won by CNCO with MTV Unplugged at Home.
New artist Megan Thee Stallion won Best Hip Hop with her chart topping song Savage. Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga performed their anticipated performance of Rain on Me, which won Song of the year. The VMAs was closed out by the Black Eyed Peas. For a full list of winners, please go online.