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The 2020 Video Music Awards, hosted by Keke Palmer, kicked off the show by acknowledging “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman, who died last week after a four-year battle with colon cancer at 43. Palmer said, “we dedicate tonight’s show to a man whose spirit touched so many. He is a true hero, not just onscreen, but in everything he did. His impact lives forever.” Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, a live audience was not featured.  The show’s performances were held at locations all over New York City, with the first performance of the night from The Weeknd, who performed “Blinding Lights” at Hudson Yards in NYC. BTS sang their first all English language language single, “Dynamite,” and Miley Cyrus performed her latest track, “Midnight Sky.” The first award of the night for best collaboration went to Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande for their hit single “Rain of Me.” Gaga was honored with the first ever Tricon Award, and also won the award for ‘Artist of the Year.’  Taylor Swift won the Best Direction VMA for her 2020 directorial debut, ‘The Man.’ For a full list of MTV VMA winners peep below!   Video of the Year WINNER: The Weeknd: “Blinding Lights” – XO / Republic Records Billie Eilish: “Everything I Wanted” – Darkroom / Interscope Records Eminem ft. Juice WRLD: “Godzilla” – Shady / Aftermath / Interscope Records Future ft. Drake: “Life Is Good” – Epic Records / Freebandz Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande: “Rain on Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records Taylor Swift: “The Man” – Republic Records Artist of the Year WINNER: Lady Gaga – Streamline / Interscope Records DaBaby – SCMG / Interscope Records Justin Bieber – RBMG / Def Jam Megan Thee Stallion – 300 Entertainment Post Malone – Republic Records The Weeknd – XO / Republic Records PUSH Best New Artist WINNER: Doja Cat — Kemosabe / RCA Records Jack Harlow — Generation Now / Atlantic Records Lewis Capaldi — Capitol Records Roddy Ricch — Atlantic Records Tate McRae — RCA Records Yungblud – Locomotion Recordings / Geffen Records / Interscope Records Song of the Year WINNER: Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande: “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records Billie Eilish: “Everything I Wanted” – Darkroom / Interscope Records Doja Cat: “Say So” – Kemosabe / RCA Records Megan Thee Stallion: “Savage” – 300 Entertainment Post Malone: “Circles” – Republic Records Roddy Ricch: “The Box” – Atlantic Records Best Collaboration WINNER: Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande: “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber: “Stuck with U” – Republic Records / Def Jam Black Eyed Peas ft. J Balvin: “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)” – Epic Records / We The Best Ed Sheeran ft. Khalid: “Beautiful People” – Atlantic Records Future ft. Drake: “Life Is Good” – Epic Records / Freebandz Karol G ft. Nicki Minaj: “Tusa” – Universal Music Latin Entertainment MTV Tricon Award WINNER: Lady Gaga – Streamline / Interscope Records Best Pop WINNER: BTS: “On” – Big Hit Entertainment Halsey: “You Should Be Sad” – Capitol Records Jonas Brothers: “What a Man Gotta Do” – Republic Records Justin Bieber ft. Quavo: “Intentions” – RBMG / Def Jam Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande: “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records Taylor Swift: “Lover” – Republic Records Best Hip Hop WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion: “Savage” – 300 Entertainment DaBaby: “Bop” – SCMG / Interscope Records Eminem ft. Juice WRLD: “Godzilla” – Shady / Aftermath / Interscope Records Future ft. Drake: “Life Is Good” – Epic Records / Freebandz Roddy Ricch: “The Box” – Atlantic Records Travis Scott: “Highest in the Room” – Epic Records / Cactus Jack Best R&B WINNER: The Weeknd: “Blinding Lights” – XO / Republic Records Alicia Keys: “Underdog” – RCA Records Chloe x Halle: “Do It” – Parkwood / Columbia Records H.E.R. ft. YG: “Slide” – MBK / RCA Records Khalid ft. Summer Walker: “Eleven” – Right Hand Music / RCA Records Lizzo: “Cuz I Love You” – Atlantic Records Best K-Pop WINNER: BTS: “On” – Big Hit Entertainment EXO: “Obession” – SM Entertainment (G)I-DLE: “Oh My God” – Republic Records Monsta X: “Someone’s Someone” – Epic Records Red Velvet: “Psycho” – SM Entertainment Tomorrow X Together: “9 and Three Quarters (Run Away)” – Big Hit Entertainment Best Latin WINNER: Maluma ft. J Balvin: “Qué Pena” – Sony Music Latin Anuel AA ft. Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, Karol G & J Balvin: “China” – Real Hasta La Muerte Bad Bunny: “Yo Perreo Sola” – Rimas Entertainment Black Eyed Peas ft. Ozuna & J. Rey Soul: “Mamacita” – Epic Records J Balvin: “Amarillo” – Universal Music Latin Entertainment Karol G ft. Nicki Minaj: “Tusa” – Universal Music Latin Entertainment Best Rock WINNER: Coldplay: “Orphans” – Atlantic Records Blink-182: “Happy Days” – Columbia Records Evanescence: “Wasted On You” – BMG Fall Out Boy ft. Wyclef Jean: “Dear Future Self (Hands Up)” – Island Records Green Day: “Oh Yeah!” – Reprise / Warner Records The Killers: “Caution” – Island Records Best Alternative WINNER: Machine Gun Kelly: “Bloody Valentine” – Bad Boy / Interscope Records The 1975: “If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)” – Dirty Hit / Interscope Records All Time Low: “Some Kind Of Disaster” – Fueled By Ramen Finneas: “Let’s Fall in Love for the Night” – AWAL Lana Del Rey: “Doin’ Time” – Interscope Records Twenty One Pilots: “Level of Concern” – Elektra Music Group / Fueled By Ramen Best Group WINNER: BTS 5 Seconds of Summer The 1975 Blackpink Chloe x Halle CNCO Little Mix Monsta X Now United Twenty One Pilots Best Music Video From Home WINNER: Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber: “Stuck with U” – Republic Records / Def Jam 5 Seconds of Summer: “Wildflower” – Interscope Records Blink-182: “Happy Days” – Columbia Records Drake: “Toosie Slide” – OVO/Republic Records John Legend: “Bigger Love” – Columbia Records Twenty One Pilots: “Level of Concern” – Elektra Music Group / Fueled By Ramen Best Quarantine Performance CNCO: MTV Unplugged At Home Chloe x Halle: “Do It (from MTV Prom-Athon)” DJ D-Nice: Club MTV Presents: #DanceTogether John Legend: #TogetherAtHome Concert Series Lady Gaga: “Smile” from One World: Together At Home Post Malone: Nirvana Tribute Video For Good WINNER: H.E.R.: “I Can’t Breathe” – MBK / RCA Records Anderson .Paak: “Lockdown” – 12 Tone Music Group Billie Eilish: “All the Good Girls Go to Hell” – Darkroom / Interscope Records Demi Lovato: “I Love Me” – Island Records Lil Baby: “The Bigger Picture” – Quality Control Music / Motown / Capitol Music Group Taylor Swift: “The Man” – Republic Records Everyday Heroes: Frontline Medical Workers WINNER: ALL Dr. Elvis Francois and Dr. William Robinson: “Imagine” Dr. Nate Wood: “Lean On Me” Jefferson University Hospital’s Swab Squad: “Level Up” Jason “Tik Tok Doc” Campbell Lori Marie Key: “Amazing Grace” Best Direction WINNER: Taylor Swift: “The Man” – Republic Records – Directed by Taylor Swift Billie Eilish: “Xanny” – Darkroom / Interscope Records – Directed by Billie Eilish Doja Cat: “Say So” – Kemosabe / RCA Records – Directed by Hannah Lux Davis Dua Lipa: “Don’t Start Now” – Warner Records – Directed by Nabil Harry Styles: “Adore You” – Columbia Records – Directed by Dave Meyers The Weeknd: “Blinding Lights” – XO / Republic Records – Directed by Anton Tammi Best Cinematography WINNER: Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande: “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records – Cinematography by Michael Merriman 5 Seconds of Summer: “Old Me” – Interscope Records – Cinematography by Kieran Fowler Camila Cabello ft. DaBaby: “My Oh My” – Syco Music / Epic Records – Cinematography by Scott Cunningham Billie Eilish: “all the good girls go to hell” – Darkroom / Interscope Records – Cinematography by Christopher Probst Katy Perry: “Harleys In Hawaii” – Capitol Records – Cinematography by Arnau Valls The Weeknd: “Blinding Lights” – XO / Republic Records – Cinematography by Oliver Millar Best Art Direction WINNER: Miley Cyrus: “Mother’s Daughter” – RCA Records – Art Direction by Christian Stone A$AP Rocky: “Babushka Boi” – Polo Grounds Music / RCA Records – Art Direction by A$AP Rocky & Nadia Lee Cohen Dua Lipa: “Physical” – Warner Records – Art Direction by Anna Colomer Nogué Harry Styles: “Adore You” – Columbia Records – Art Direction by Laura Ellis Cricks Selena Gomez: “Boyfriend” – Interscope Records – Art Direction by Tatiana Van Sauter Taylor Swift: “Lover” – Republic Records – Art Direction by Kurt Gefke Best Visual Effects WINNER: Dua Lipa: “Physical” – Warner Records – Visual Effects by EIGHTY4 and Mathematic Billie Eilish: “All the Good Girls Go to Hell” – Darkroom / Interscope Records – Visual Effects by Drive Studios Demi Lovato: “I Love Me” – Island Records – Visual Effects by Hoody FX Harry Styles: “Adore You” – Columbia Records – Visual Effects by Mathematic Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande: “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records – Visual Effects by Ingenuity Studios Travis Scott: “Highest in the Room” – Epic Records / Cactus Jack – Visual Effects by ARTJAIL, SCISSOR FILMS & FRENDER Best Choreography WINNER: BTS: “On” – Big Hit Entertainment – Choreography by The Lab, Son Sung Deuk CNCO & Natti Natasha: “Honey Boo” – Sony Music Latin / RCA Records – Choreography by Kyle Hanagami DaBaby: “BOP” – SCMG / Interscope Records – Choreography by Dani Leigh and Cherry Dua Lipa: “Physical” – Warner Records – Choreography by Charm La’Donna Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande: “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records – Choreography by Richy Jackson Normani: “Motivation” – Keep Cool / RCA Records – Choreography by Sean Bankhead Best Editing WINNER: Miley Cyrus: “Mother’s Daughter” – RCA Records – Edited by Alexandre Moors, Nuno Xico Halsey: “Graveyard” – Capitol Records – Edited by Emilie Aubry, Janne Vartia & Tim Montana James Blake: “Can’t Believe the Way We Flow” – Republic Records – Edited by Frank Lebon Lizzo: “Good As Hell” – Atlantic Records – Edited by Russell Santos & Sofia Kerpan Rosalía: “A Palé” – Columbia Records – Edited by Andre Jones The Weeknd: “Blinding Lights” – XO / Republic Records – Edited by Janne Vartia & Tim Montana
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