Lady Gaga dominates the MTV VMAs, The Weeknd wins 1st prize

Lady Gaga cleaned the house at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, while The Weeknd took home the 1st prize - and both pop stars sent important messages to viewers about the current state of the world: "Wear a mask" and "Justice for Jacob Blake and Briona." Taylor. "

Gaga won five honorary awards on Sunday, mostly for her # 1 song with Ariana Grande, "Rain on Me", which pop stars presented live for the first time.

“Wear a mask.” During one of her many appearances on stage, Gaga said it was a sign of respect, taking awards such as Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and an MTV Tricon Award.

Using an electronic mask, Gaga performed a variety of her songs, including "Stupid Love", "Chromatica II" and "911". She and Grande were joined by several masked dancers.

Tonight's first performer, The Weeknd paid tribute to Blake and Taylor - two black people shot by police officers - after they won Best Video of the Year and Best R&B for "Blinding Lights."

He said, "It's really hard to celebrate now and enjoy this moment, so I'll say: Justice for Jacob Blake, Justice for Briona Taylor."

The VMAs kicked off another touching moment, with host Kiki Palmer telling viewers that the show is dedicated to Chadwick Bosman, who died Friday at the age of 43 after battling his own colon cancer for four years.

"We dedicate tonight's show to a man whose soul has touched a lot. He's a true hero, not just on screen," Palmer said.

The show also took moments to pay homage to Juice WRLD and Pop Smoke, rappers who have died in recent months even though their current albums still dominate the pop charts and streaming services.

The Black Eyed Peas, which ended the two-hour-long show with Nicky Jam and Tyga, ended their group by saying, "Black Lives Matter." And R&B star H.E.R. She won a Video Award for Good Award for her protest anthem about police brutality and systemic racism, "I Can't Breathe".

“I'm very proud of everyone who talks about social injustice,” he said.

But most of the show was dedicated to entertainment shows - some were pre-recorded, and some were filmed in various locations in New York City, although the performance locations weren't always clear. The VMAs were originally supposed to be held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, but plans have changed due to the pandemic.

Colombian singer and Latin best winner Maluma sang from Brooklyn, while The Weeknd sang from Manhattan. All of BTS's pop stars, who won four awards including Best Pop Music and Best Ensemble, have staged their shows from South Korea. They were first class during the pre-recorded performance, which featured their skilled choreography. The seven band members danced and sang in elegant suits, at some points against the backdrop of Times Square behind them.

Dababi, with the support of the Jabbawockeez dance crew, went through many of his songs, including “Rock Star”. During the final track, he raped while hopping over a police car, the background of which was a burning city. Doja Cat, who received the Push Award as Best New Artist, gave future performances for her songs "Say So" and "Like That."

Other artists include Latin boy band CNCO and Miley Cyrus, who finished their performance of "Midnight Sky" by sitting on top of a large disco ball, to repeat the viral 2013 "Wrecking Ball" segment.

As for the best awards, Grande tied BTS with four wins. The # 1 duo with Justin Bieber, "Stuck with U," won the award for Best Home Music Video - one of two new awards established on MTV as artists have made changes due to the pandemic. CNCO won Best Quarantine Performance for "MTV Unplugged at Home".

Megan Thai Stallion won Best Hip-Hop for "Savage" and Taylor Swift won the award for Best Direction for "The Man."

“This is the first video I have ever made on my own. I am very grateful for that,” said Swift. “I wanted to take the opportunity to say my thanks to the team who believed in me as a director for the first time and made this video with me.”

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