Most Memorable Moments From the 2020 VMA Awards

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Everything has been turned upside down during this odd year. That includes one of our favorite award shows, MTV’s Video Music Awards. Nonetheless, everyone has found a way to adjust.

After the 2020 MTV VMAs were moved from Barclays Center in New York to various outdoor locations in the city, it was clear this was not going to be the typical award show.

The award show, hosted by Keke Palmer, highlighted the best in music with awards, performances, and heartwarming speeches. Attendees all did virtual red carpets showing off their best looks.

Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, and BTS lead with four awards each. They also graced fans with performances that rocked that stage.

We also saw performances from Da Baby, The Black Eyed Peas, Doja Cat, Miley Cyrus, and The Weeknd.

A heavily impacting moment from was from the “Blinding Lights” singer, The Weeknd, who said VMA wins are “really hard to celebrate” as he calls for racial justice.

Despite not having an audience, the online presence was just as loud as it would be in person. Especially in regards to the late Chadwick Boseman who passed away 2 days before the shoe due to colon cancer. He was honored during the show with a montage of all his successes during the coarse of his career.

Here are all the winners from the night:

Video of the Year
Billie Eilish, “everything i wanted”
Eminem ft. Juice WRLD, “Godzilla”
Future ft. Drake, “Life Is Good”
Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me”
Taylor Swift, “The Man”
The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

Artist of the Year
DaBaby
Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga
Megan Thee Stallion
Post Malone
The Weeknd

Song of the Year
Billie Eilish, “everything i wanted”
Doja Cat, “Say So”
Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me”
Megan Thee Stallion, “Savage”
Post Malone, “Circles”
Roddy Ricch, “The Box”

Push Best New Artist
Doja Cat
Lewis Capaldi
YUNGBLUD

Best Pop
BTS, “On”
Halsey, “You should be sad”
Jonas Brothers, “What a Man Gotta Do”
Justin Bieber ft. Quavo, “Intentions”
Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me”
Taylor Swift, “Lover”

Best R&B
Alicia Keys, “Underdog”
Chloe x Halle, “Do It”
H.E.R. ft. YG, “Slide”
Khalid ft. Summer Walker, “Eleven”
Lizzo, “Cuz I Love You”
The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

Best Hip-Hop
DaBaby, “BOP”
Eminem ft. Juice WRLD, “Godzilla”
Future ft. Drake, “Life Is Good”
Megan Thee Stallion, “Savage”
Roddy Ricch, “The Box”
Travis Scott, “HIGHEST IN THE ROOM”

Best Music Video From Home
5 Seconds of Summer, “Wildflower”
Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber, “Stuck with U”
blink-182, “Happy Days”
Drake, “Toosie Slide”
John Legend, “Bigger Love”
twenty one pilots, “Level of Concern”

Best Collaboration
Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber, “Stuck With U”
Black Eyed Peas ft. J Balvin, “RITMO (Bad Boys for Life)”
Ed Sheeran ft. Khalid, “Beautiful People”
Future ft. Drake, “Life Is Good”
Karol G ft. Nicki Minaj, “Tusa”
Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me”

Best Direction
Billie Eilish, “xanny”: Directed by Billie Eilish
Doja Cat, “Say So”: Directed by Hannah Lux Davis
Dua Lipa, “Don’t Start Now”: Directed by Nabil
Harry Styles, “Adore You”: Directed by Dave Meyers
Taylor Swift, “The Man”: Directed by Taylor Swift
The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”: Directed by Anton Tammi

Best Latin
Anuel AA ft. Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, Karol G & J Balvin, “China”
Bad Bunny, “Yo Perreo Sola”
Black Eyed Peas ft. Ozuna & J. Rey Soul, “MAMACITA”
J Balvin, “Amarillo”
Karol G ft. Nicki Minaj, “Tusa”
Maluma ft. J Balvin, “Queì Pena”

Best Alternative
The 1975, “If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)”
All Time Low, “Some Kind Of Disaster”
FINNEAS, “Let’s Fall in Love for the Night”
Lana Del Rey, “Doin’ Time”
Machine Gun Kelly, “Bloody Valentine”
twenty one pilots, “Level of Concern”

Best Rock
blink-182, “Happy Days”
Coldplay, “Orphans”
Evanescence, “Wasted On You”
Fall Out Boy ft. Wyclef Jean, “Dear Future Self (Hands Up)”
Green Day, “Oh Yeah!”
The Killers, “Caution”

Best Group
5 Seconds of Summer
Blackpink
BTS
Chloe x Halle
CNCO
Little Mix
Monsta X
Now United
The 1975
Twenty One Pilots

Best K-Pop
(G)I-DLE, “Oh My God”
BTS, “On”
EXO, “Obsession”
Monsta X, “SOMEONE’S SOMEONE”
Tomorrow X Together, “9 and Three Quarters (Run Away)”
Red Velvet, “Psycho”

Video for Good
Anderson .Paak, “Lockdown”
Billie Eilish, “all the good girls go to hell”
Demi Lovato, “I Love Me”
H.E.R., “I Can’t Breathe”
Lil Baby, “The Bigger Picture”
Taylor Swift, “The Man”

Song of the Summer
Blackpink, “How You Like That”
Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”
Miley Cyrus, “Midnight Sky”
DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”
DJ Khaled ft. Drake, “Popstar”
Doja Cat, “Say So”
Jack Harlow, “Whats Poppin”
Lil Baby ft. 42 Dugg, “We Paid”
Dua Lipa, “Break My Heart”
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé, “Savage (Remix)”
Pop Smoke ft. 50 Cent and Roddy Ricch, “The Woo”
Saint Jhn, “Roses”
Saweetie, “Tap In”
Harry Styles, “Watermelon Sugar”
Taylor Swift, “Cardigan”
The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

Best Visual Effects
Billie Eilish, “all the good girls go to hell”: Visual Effects by Drive Studios
Demi Lovato, “I Love Me”: Visual Effects by Hoody FX
Dua Lipa, “Physical”: Visual Effects by EIGHTY4
Harry Styles, “Adore You”: Visual Effects by Mathematic
Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me”: Visual Effects by Ingenuity Studios
Travis Scott, “HIGHEST IN THE ROOM”: Visual Effects by ARTJAIL, SCISSOR FILMS & FRENDER

Best Choreography
BTS, “On”: Choreography by Son Sung Deuk, Lee Ga Hun, Lee Byung Eun
CNCO and Natti Natasha, “Honey Boo”: Choreography by Kyle Hanagami
DaBaby, “BOP”: Choreography by Dani Leigh and Cherry
Dua Lipa, “Physical”: Choreography by Charm La’Donna
Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me”: Choreography by Richy Jackson
Normani, “Motivation”: Choreography by Sean Bankhead

Best Cinematography
5 Seconds of Summer, “Old Me”: Cinematography by Kieran Fowler
Camila Cabello ft. DaBaby, “My Oh My”: Cinematography by Dave Meyers
Billie Eilish, “all the good girls go to hell”: Cinematography by Christopher Probst
Katy Perry, “Harleys in Hawaii”: Cinematography by Arnau Valls
Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me”: Cinematography by Thomas Kloss
The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”: Cinematography by Oliver Millar

Best Art Direction
A$AP Rocky, “Babushka Boi”: Art Direction by A$AP Rocky & Nadia Lee Cohen
Dua Lipa, “Physical”: Art Direction by Anna Colomé Nogú
Harry Styles, “Adore You”: Art Direction by Laura Ellis Cricks
Miley Cyrus, “Mother’s Daughter”: Art Direction by Christian Stone
Selena Gomez, “Boyfriend”: Art Direction by Tatiana Van Sauter
Taylor Swift, “Lover”: Art Direction by Ethan Tobman

Best Quarantine Performance
Chloe & Halle, “Do It” from MTV’s Prom-athon
CNCO, Unplugged at Home
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

Best Editing
Halsey, “Graveyard”: Edited by Emilie Aubry, Janne Vartia & Tim Montana
James Blake, “Can’t Believe the Way We Flow”: Edited by Frank Lebon
Lizzo, “Good As Hell”: Edited by Russell Santos & Sofia Kerpan
Miley Cyrus, “Mother’s Daughter”: Edited by Alexandre Moors, Nuno Xico
ROSALÍA, “A Palé”: Edited by Andre Jones
The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”: Edited by Janne Vartia & Tim Montana

Everyday Heroes: Frontline Medical Workers honorees
Jason “Tik Tok Doc” Campbell
Dr. Elvis Francois and Dr. William Robinson, “Imagine”
Jefferson University Hospital’s Swab Squad, “Level Up”
Lori Marie Key, “Amazing Grace”
Dr. Nate Wood, “Lean on Me”

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