In 2010, Lady Gaga swept the MTV Video Music Awards. 10 years later? It’s no different.
With the release of her new album Chromatica earlier this year, Gaga was up for nine nominations on Sunday night. She managed to get five of those as well as the new, coveted MTV Tricon award. ‘Rain On Me,’ her collaboration with Ariana Grande, earned her the awards for Song of the Year, Best Collaboration, and Best Cinematography. She also won Artist of the Year.
BTS, who made their performance debut at the VMAs tonight, were the second most-awarded act of the night. The music video for their single ‘On’ earned them Best Pop, Best K-Pop, and Best Choreography. They also won for Best Group. Fellow Koreans, BLACKPINK, took home the award for Song of the Summer for ‘How You Like That.’
The VMAs most iconic award, Video of the Year, went to The Weeknd for ‘Blinding Lights.’ He also won for Best R&B. At the beginning of the broadcast, he kicked off the award show with an explosive performance. Meanwhile, Doja Cat won for Best New Artist.
See the full list of winners below.
Video of the Year: The Weeknd
Artist of the Year: Lady Gaga
Push New Artist: Doja Cat
Song of the Year: ‘Rain On Me’ by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande
Best Collaboration: ‘Rain On Me’ by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande
Best Group: BTS
Best Hip Hop: ‘Savage’ by Megan Thee Stallion
Best R&B: ‘Blinding Lights’ by The Weeknd
Best K-Pop: ‘On’ by BTS
Best Latin: ‘Que Pena’ by Maluma featuring J Balvin
Best Rock: ‘Orphans’ by Coldplay
Best Alternative: ‘Bloody Valentine’ by Machine Gun Kelly
Best Music Video From Home: ‘Stuck with U’ by Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber
Best Quarantine Performance: CNCO (MTV Unplugged At Home)
Video For Good: ‘I Can’t Breathe’ by H.E.R.
Best Direction: ‘The Man’ by Taylor Swift
Best Art Direction: ‘Mother’s Daughter’ by Miley Cyrus
Best Choreography: ‘On’ by BTS
Best Cinematography: ‘Rain On Me’ by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande
Best Editing: ‘Mother’s Daughter’ by Miley Cyrus
Best Visual Effects: ‘Physical’ by Dua Lipa
Song Of Summer: ‘How You Like That’ by BLACKPINK
(Photo: Getty for MTV)
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