The 2020 Video Music Awards, hosted by Keke Palmer, kicked off the show by acknowledging “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman, who died last week after a four-year battle with colon cancer at 43. Palmer said, “we dedicate tonight’s show to a man whose spirit touched so many. He is a true hero, not just onscreen, but in everything he did. His impact lives forever.”
Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, a live audience was not featured. The show’s performances were held at locations all over New York City, with the first performance of the night from The Weeknd, who performed “Blinding Lights” at Hudson Yards in NYC. BTS sang their first all English language language single, “Dynamite,” and Miley Cyrus performed her latest track, “Midnight Sky.”
The first award of the night for best collaboration went to Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande for their hit single “Rain of Me.” Gaga was honored with the first ever Tricon Award, and also won the award for ‘Artist of the Year.’ Taylor Swift won the Best Direction VMA for her 2020 directorial debut, ‘The Man.’
For a full list of MTV VMA winners, see the link below.
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