MTV Video Music Awards 2018: Awards and Ceremony Summary

It was a crazy night at the 35th MTV Video Music Awards on Monday, August 20th. At Radio City Music Hall in New York, everyone - fans and singers - came to watch the MTV show, which is held every year, to the delight of music fans. And this year has, like all the others, reserved a lot of surprises.

Childish Gambino was one of the big favorites of the competition. This Monday, August 20 at Radio City Music Hall in New York, Childish Gambino - Donald Glover -, came out winner of the MTV Video Music Awards for which he was nominated in seven categories. An evening that tells you who has had the honor to attend live.
He was one of the big favorites of the competition. This Monday, August 20 at Radio City Music Hall in New York, Childish Gambino - Donald Glover -, came out winner of the MTV Video Music Awards for which he was nominated in seven categories. An evening that tells you who has had the honor to attend live.

On the red carpet side (or rather pink), the flashes crackled at the arrival of Jennifer Lopez and Ariana Grande, both accompanied by their companions, Alex Rodriguez and Pete Davidson. Kylie Jenner was also present to support Travis Scott, the father of his daughter Stormi. If Rita Ora was alone, she still shined in a transparent black dress that highlighted, like Blake Lively, expected to award a prize alongside Anna Kendrick, which would be almost unnoticed with the former star of Gossip Girl. After playing the photographers' game while posing, nominees and guests took the direction of the Radio City Music Hall stage to begin the show. And it's the sexy Shawn Mendes who opened the ball.

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Followed by Ariana Grande, Panic! at the disco, Nicki Minaj, Maluma, Aerosmith and the great Jennifer Lopez. Like every year, the MTV Video Music Awards recognize an artist whose career and talent have impacted the music industry. And it is none other than the bomba latina who has been nominated laureate. Moreover, if it remained to convince, the show of the 49-year-old singer has left more than one screwed in his seat. The American has chained her tubes, from the most recent to the oldest, a performance that has made everyone agree to believe the many applause (including ours) she received before receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. It is very emotional that the artist began her thanks, that she had to reiterate a few minutes later after her victory of best collaboration of the year with Cardi B and DJ Khaled.

Another highlight of the ceremony, Madonna's tribute to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. In a long speech, the interpreter of Like a Virgin listed the reasons why she owed her career to the late singer. A brand of R-E-S-P-E-C-T hailed by all the public who did not hesitate to get up when the first notes of I say a little prayer resonated. Another homage, however more discreet, that of Rita Ora to Avicii. Winner of the best dance clip for Lonely Together on which she worked with the DJ, the singer had a thought for her friend tragically disappeared earlier in the year.

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Of all categories, Childish Gambino is the winner. His music video This is America was not only named best choreography and best performance but was also voted best clip containing a message. The video was controversial when it was released in May. More than 100 million people had already watched it just a week after its release. A way for the artist to try to ban racism and violence in the United States. With three awards brought home, Childish Gambino can be sure of one thing: the message is delivered.

The complete list of MTV Video Music Awards 2018:

Who won what? Find below.

Video of the Year:
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B]
WINNER: Camila Cabello – “Havana” [ft. Young Thug]
The Carters – “APES**T”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Drake – “God's Plan”

Artist of the Year:
Ariana Grande
Bruno Mars
WINNER: Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Drake
Post Malone

Song of the Year:
Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B]
Camila Cabello – “Havana” [ft. Young Thug]
Drake – “God's Plan”
Dua Lipa – “New Rules”
Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
WINNER: Post Malone – “rockstar” [ft. 21 Savage]

Best New Artist:
Bazzi
WINNER: Cardi B
Chloe x Halle
Hayley Kiyoko
Lil Pump
Lil Uzi Vert

Best Collaboration:
Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”
Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B]
The Carters – “APES**T”
WINNER: Jennifer Lopez – “Dinero” [ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B]
Logic – “1-800-273-8255” [ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid]
N.E.R.D – “Lemon” [ft. Rihanna]

Best Pop Video:
WINNER: Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
Camila Cabello – “Havana” [ft. Young Thug]
Demi Lovato – “Sorry Not Sorry”
Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
P!nk – “What About Us”
Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

Best Hip Hop Video:
Cardi B – “Bartier Cardi” [ft. 21 Savage]
The Carters – “APES**T”
Drake – “God's Plan”
J. Cole – “ATM”
Migos – “Walk It Talk It” [ft. Drake]
WINNER: Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li”

Best Dance Video:
WINNER: Avicii – “Lonely Together” [ft. Rita Ora]
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss”
The Chainsmokers – “Everybody Hates Me”
David Guetta & Sia – “Flames”
Marshmello – “Silence” [ft. Khalid]
Zedd & Liam Payne – “Get Low (Street Video)”

Best Latin Video:
Daddy Yankee – “Dura”
WINNER: J Balvin – “Mi Gente” [ft. Willy William]
Jennifer Lopez – “Dinero” [ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B]
Luis Fonsi – “Échame La Culpa” [ft. Demi Lovato]
Maluma – “Felices los 4”
Shakira – “Chantaje” [ft. Maluma]

Best Rock Video:
Fall Out Boy – “Champion”
Foo Fighters – “The Sky Is A Neighborhood”
WINNER: Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”
Linkin Park – “One More Light”
Panic! at the Disco – “Say Amen (Saturday Night)”
Thirty Seconds to Mars – “Walk On Water”

Video With a Message:
WINNER: Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Dej Loaf and Leon Bridges – “Liberated”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Janelle Monáe – “PYNK”
Jessie Reyez – “Gatekeeper”
Logic – “1-800-273-8255” [ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid]

Best Cinematography:
Alessia Cara – “Growing Pains”
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
WINNER: The Carters – “APES**T”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Eminem – “River” [ft. Ed Sheeran]
Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

Best Direction:
The Carters – “APES**T”
WINNER: Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Drake – “God's Plan”
Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
Justin Timberlake – “Say Something” [ft. Chris Stapleton]
Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

Best Art Direction:
WINNER: The Carters – “APES**T”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
J. Cole – “ATM”
Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel”
SZA – “The Weekend”
Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

Best Visual Effects:
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
Avicii ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together”
Eminem – “Walk On Water” [ft. Beyoncé]
WINNER: Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars”
Maroon 5 – “Wait”
Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

Best Choreography:
Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B]
Camila Cabello – “Havana” [ft. Young Thug]
The Carters – “APES**T”
WINNER: Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Dua Lipa – “IDGAF”
Justin Timberlake – “Filthy”

Best Editing:
Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B]
The Carters – “APES**T”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel”
WINNER: N.E.R.D – “Lemon” [ft. Rihanna]
Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

Push Artist of the Year:
July 2018 – Chloe x Halle
June 2018 – Sigrid
May 2018 – Lil Xan
WINNER: April 2018 – Hayley Kiyoko
March 2018 – Jessie Reyez
February 2018 – Tee Grizzley
January 2018 – Bishop Briggs
December 2017 – Grace VanderWaal
November 2017 – Why Don’t We
October 2017 – PRETTYMUCH
September 2017 – SZA
August 2017 – Kacy Hill
July 2017 – Khalid
June 2017 – Kyle
May 2017 – Noah Cyrus

Song of Summer:
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – "One Kiss"
WINNER: Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – "I Like It"
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper & Quavo – "No Brainer"
Drake – "In My Feelings"
Ella Mai – "Boo'd Up"
Juice WRLD – "Lucid Dreams"
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B – "Girls Like You"
Post Malone – "Better Now"

 


The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards ceremony, commented by Raphäl and Hedia, will be rebroadcasts on MTV on Tuesday, August 21st from 9pm and Saturday, August 25th from 4:50 pm still on MTV. Follow and discuss the ceremony on social networks with hashtags #VMAFR and #VMAs.