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Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, BLACKPINK, Megan Thee Stallion and More Win at the 2020 MTV VMAs

Lady Gaga takes home five trophies, while BLACKPINK makes history as the first K-pop girl group to win a VMA title.

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Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, BLACKPINK, Megan Thee Stallion and More Win at the 2020 MTV VMAs

Lady Gaga takes home five trophies, while BLACKPINK makes history as the first K-pop girl group to win a VMA title.

Marking the biggest event taking place amid the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s MTV VMAs is a blend of pre-recorded performances and real-time red carpet arrivals. With shows from artists like The Weeknd, Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande, the awards ceremony celebrated some of the biggest releases in the music industry spanning from quarantine-themed titles to K-pop.

Sporting pandemic-ready outfits, Lady Gaga took home five awards, including the inaugural Tricon title, as well as Song of the Year, Best Collaboration and Best Cinematography for her “Rain On Me” track with Ariana Grande. Meanwhile, H.E.R.‘s “I Can’t Breathe” music video addressing the Black Lives Matter movement was named Video for Good. Elsewhere, BTS was crowned Best K-pop, Best Group, Best Choreography and Best Pop for their hit track “ON,” while BLACKPINK made history as the first-ever girl K-pop group to win a VMA award.

Peep the entire list of winners below. While you’re here, don’t forget to check out all the best looks sported by the likes of Bella Hadid, Keke Palmer and more.

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” (WINNER)

Artist of the Year

DaBaby
Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga (WINNER)
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” (WINNER)
Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage”
Post Malone – “Circles”
Roddy Ricch – “The Box”

Song of the Summer

BLACKPINK – “How You Like That” (WINNER)
Cardi B (featuring Megan Thee Stallion) – “WAP”
Miley Cyrus – “Midnight Sky”
DaBaby (featuring Roddy Rich) – “Rockstar”
DJ Khaled (featuring Drake) – “Popstar”
Doja Cat – “Say So”
Jack Harlow – “What’s Poppin”
Lil Baby (featuring 42 Dugg) – “We Paid”
Dua Lipa – “Break My Heart”
Megan Thee Stallion (featuring Beyoncé) – “Savage (Remix)”
Pop Smoke (featuring 50 Cent and Roddy Rich) – “The Woo”
Saint Jhn – “Roses”
Saweetie – “Tap In”
Harry Styles – “Watermelon Sugar”
Taylor Swift – “Cardigan”
The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”

Best Collaboration

Ariana Grande & 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” (WINNER)

PUSH Best New Artist, Presented by Chime Banking

Doja Cat (WINNER)
Jack Harlow
Lewis Capaldi
Roddy Ricch
Tate McRae
Yungblud

Best Pop

BTS – “ON” (WINNER)
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 Hip Hop

DaBaby – “Bop”
Eminem ft. Juice WRLD – “Godzilla”
Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good”
Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage” (WINNER)
Roddy Ricch – “The Box”
Travis Scott – “Highest in the Room”

Best Rock

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

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” (WINNER)
Twenty One Pilots – “Level of Concern”

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 – “Qué Pena” (WINNER)

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” (WINNER)

Best K-Pop

(G)I-DLE – “Oh My God”
BTS – “ON” (WINNER)
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” (WINNER)
Lil Baby – “The Bigger Picture”
Taylor Swift – “The Man”

Best Music Video From Home

5 Seconds of Summer – “Wildflower”
Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber – “Stuck with U” (WINNER)
Blink-182 – “Happy Days”
Drake – “Toosie Slide”
John Legend – “Bigger Love”
Twenty One Pilots – “Level of Concern”

Best Quarantine Performance

Chloe & Halle – “Do It” from MTV’s Prom-athon
CNCO – Unplugged At Home (WINNER)
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 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 (WINNER)
The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – Directed by Anton Tammi

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 (WINNER)
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 Nogu ́
Harry Styles – “Adore You” – Art Direction by Laura Ellis Cricks
Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter” – Art Direction by Christian Stone (WINNER)
Selena Gomez – “Boyfriend” – Art Direction by Tatiana Van Sauter
Taylor Swift – “Lover” – Art Direction by Ethan Tobman

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 (WINNER)
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 (WINNER)
CNCO & 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 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 (WINNER)
Rosalía – “A Palé” – Edited by Andre Jones
The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – Edited by Janne Vartia & Tim Montana

MTV Tricon Award
Lady Gaga (WINNER)

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