The Weeknd won the most important prize on Monday morning (Dutch time) at the presentation of the MTV Video Music Awards. He received the prize for the best music video for Blinding Lights . In addition to the Canadian singer, who also won the prize for the best R&B video with the same video clip, Lady Gaga dominated the largely online award ceremony with five awards.

Lady Gaga won an MTV Video Music Award (VMA) in the Artist of the Year category and was the first winner of the new MTV Tricon Award, an award for musicians who also excel in other areas. With Rain On Me , the singer also won awards for the song of the year, the best collaboration (with Ariana Grande) and the best camera work.

The award for best music video from home went to Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber for Stuck with You . The VMA for Best Quarantine Performance went to the Unplugged At Home performances during CNCO.

Grande and Gaga both topped the list with nine nominations. The Weeknd and Billie Eilish had six nominations.

Taylor Swift wins award for directing, HER wins most award for most involved video

Taylor Swift received the VMA in the best direction category. The singer had directed The Man herself and was preferred over Billie Eilish, among others, who was also responsible for directing Xanny .

The VMA for video for good, the most involved video, went to HER The American singer-songwriter won with I Can't Breathe , a protest number against the deaths of unarmed black people from police brutality.

Presentation dedicated to Chadwick Boseman, focusing on Black Lives Matter

The VMAs were dedicated to Chadwick Boseman. The actor, who is mainly known for his lead role in the superhero film Black Panther, died on Friday at the age of 43 from the consequences of colon cancer.

Due to the corona crisis, MTV presented two corona categories mainly online. In addition to Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd, Doja Cat and BTS performed from several previously kept secret places in New York.

Presenter Keke Williams also discussed the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. The actress emphasized the connecting and healing power of music.

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

Artist of the year


Justin Bieber

Lady Gaga

Megan Thee Stallion

Post Malone

The Weeknd

Number of the year

Billie Eilish - Everything I Wanted

Doja Cat - Say So

Lady Gaga featuring Ariana Grande - Rain On Me

Megan Thee Stallion - Savage

Post Malone - Circles

Roddy Ricch - The Box

Best cooperation

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

Best New Artist

Doja Cat

Jack Harlow

Lewis Capaldi

Roddy Ricch

Tate McRae


Best Pop Video

BTS - On

Halsey - You Should Be Sad

Jonas Brothers - What a Man Gotta Do

Justin Bieber feat. Quavo - Intentions

Lady Gaga featuring Ariana Grande - Rain On Me

Taylor Swift - Lover

Best Hip Hop Video

DaBaby - Bop

Eminem ft. Juice WRLD - Godzilla

Future ft. Drake - Life Is Good

Megan Thee Stallion - Savage

Roddy Ricch - The Box

Travis Scott - Highest in the Room

Best Rock Video

Blink-182 - Happy Days

Coldplay - Orphans

Evanescence - Wasted On You

Fall Out Boy ft. Wyclef Jean - Dear Future Self (Hands Up)

Green Day - Oh Yeah!

The Killers - Caution

Best Alternative Video

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

Twenty One Pilots - Level of Concern

Best Latin Video

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

Best R&B Video

Alicia Keys - Underdog

Chloe x Halle - Do It

HER ft. YG - Slide

Khalid ft. Summer Walker - Eleven

Lizzo - Cuz I Love You

The Weeknd - Blinding Lights

Best K-pop Video

(G) I-DLE - Oh My God

BTS - On

EXO - Obsession

Monsta X - Someone's Someone

Tomorrow X Together - 9 and Three Quarters (Run Away)

Red Velvet - Psycho

Best video for good

Anderson .Paak - Lockdown

Billie Eilish - All the Good Girls Go to Hell

Demi Lovato - I Love Me

HER - I Can't Breathe

Lil Baby - The Bigger Picture

Taylor Swift - The Man

Best video from home

5 Seconds of Summer - Wildflower

Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber - Stuck with U

Blink-182 - Happy Days

Drake - Toosie Slide

John Legend - Bigger Love

Twenty One Pilots - Level of Concern

Best group

5 Seconds of Summer

The 1975



Chloe x Halle


Little Mix


Now United

twenty one pilots

Best Quarantine Execution

Chloe & Halle - "Do It" from MTV's Prom-athon

CNCO - Unplugged At Home

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