Everybody loves a good celebration, especially when it comes to our favorite celebs. Every year, the MTV Video Music Awards garner thousands of views from fans all over the world.
Couldn’t catch the VMAs? We’ve got you covered with the highs, the lows, and who wore what best. Read on for your highlights from the VMAs!
While the VMAs are best known for their music and performances, the focus this year was a little more political. Jared Leto’s touching speech on suicide prevention combined with Logic’s joint performance with Alessia Cara and Khalid on the importance of understanding and compassion brought audiences to their feet. Susan Bro’s appearance for her daughter, victimized in Charlottesville, VA affected viewers and performers alike. This year’s VMA performers were determined to teach love.
Another major hit of the night was the tag-team performance of DNCE and Rod Stewart’s killer revamp of the classic hit “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy.” The stylized performance by the rock’n’roll icon and Joe Jonas’s band brought on a new love for the disco era. According to HollywoodReporter.com, the classic song was ranked in the Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and this groovy performance really stood up to the name!
The big winner this year was Kendrick Lamar who took home six “moonmen” for HUMBLE.
The performance given by Lorde didn’t hit the mark this year. With an absence of choreography, singing, or even lip-syncing, Lorde left much to be desired by fans and viewers.
It doesn’t sound as though she could help it, however; according to Yahoo, the singer Tweets pictures of the event later with the caption “you can’t tell in these pictures but i have the flu so bad i needed an IV.” Even under the weather, Lorde did her best to keep the magic alive! That’s okay Lorde we still love you!
From Paris Jackson’s Dior masterpiece to Lorde’s stunning lavender gown by Monique Lhullier, the VMAs were a beautiful event, to say the least. Katy Perry, playing host this year, made no less than nine costume changes, each more extravagant than the last in true Perry fashion.
The VMAs were unlike any others in recent years; memorable performances and wild outfits take this year’s production to a new level. You can’t help but wonder what’s in store for us next year!
People.com has our full list of winners for this year’s VMAs, and we’ve brought it all to you!
Video of the Year: Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE”
Artist of the Year: Ed Sheeran
Best New Artist: Khalid
Best Collaboration: Zayn & Taylor Swift’s “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)”
Best Pop: Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane’s “Down”
Best Hip Hop: Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE”
Best Dance: Zedd and Alessia Cara’s “Stay”
Best Rock: Twenty One Pilots’ “Dirty Soul”
Best Cinematography: Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE”
Best Direction: Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE”
Best Art Direction: Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE”
Best Visual Effects: Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE”
Best Choreography: Kanye West’s “Fade”
Best Editing: Young Thug’s “Wycef Clean”
Song of the Summer: Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO Tour Llif3”