The biggest night in music (videos) has arrived once again: The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards were held on Sunday, with uber hostess Keke Palmer presiding over the unconventional ceremony.
Heading into Sunday’s broadcast, Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande are leading the pack with nine nominations apiece, seven of which are shared for their hit collaboration “Rain on Me.” Other multi-nominated artists include The Weeknd (seven), Billie Eillish (six), Taylor Swift (six) and Megan Thee Stallion (five).
Broadcast (partially) from New York City’s Barclays Center, this year’s VMAs feature socially distanced performances from Gaga, Grande, Black Eyes Peas, BTS, CNCO, Doja Cat, Maluma, DaBaby, The Weeknd and Miley Cyrus. The pre-show also boasted a handful of big-name performers, including Jack Harlow, Chloe x Halle, Tate McRae, Lewis Capaldi, Machine Gun Kelly, Travis Barker and Blackbear. This year’s main event is being simulcast on The CW, making this the first time that the VMAs have aired on a major broadcast network.
Scroll down for a complete list of this year’s VMA winners, then drop a comment with your thoughts. Which artists were you really rooting for this year, and did the VMAs do right by them?