Lady Gaga was the great figure of the MTV Video Music Awards

From New York and with various tributes and fiery speeches, yesterday the delivery of the MTV Video Music Awards. In the peculiar ceremony that had several live shows, without an audience, held in the city and its surroundings, the big winner was Lady Gaga. The singer took home artist and song of the year awards for “Rain on Me,” her collaboration with Ariana Grandeperformed at the party, and also received the special Tricon award that celebrated her as a multiple artist for her contributions in music, acting and philanthropy.

The K-Pop group BTS performed Dynamite, their first song in EnglishMTV via Reuters

On the other hand, the popular bts they were chosen as best group, best artist in the K-Pop and Pop category. And The Weeknd took the top honor of the night: video of the year.

Lady Gaga receiving the Tricon Award
Lady Gaga receiving the Tricon AwardMTV via Reuters

With his usual extravagant appearance Gaga took advantage of her triumphs to communicate important messages viewers about the current situation in the world. “Wear a mask. It’s a sign of respect”the singer asked during one of her several appearances on stage to receive awards that included best music video from home, one of the categories created in response to the pandemic, for her duet with Justin Bieber“Stuck with U”.

The Weeknd won the video of the year award.
The Weeknd won the video of the year award.MTV via App

The Weeknd, who offered the first musical number of the night, paid tribute to Jacob Blake and Breonna Taylor, two of the most recent victims of police violence who became symbols of the Black Lives Matter protests. Winning the video of the year and best R&B awards for “Blinding Lights” and with his face made up to simulate a beating -as he appears in the video-, the Canadian musician explained: “It’s really hard for me to celebrate and enjoy this moment, So I’m just going to say: justice for Jacob Blake and justice for Breonna Taylor.”

The VMAs, as these awards are also known by their acronym in English, began with some heartfelt words in memory of Chadwick Boseman, the protagonist of Black Panther who died on Friday from colon cancer. “We dedicate tonight’s show to a man whose spirit touched so many. He is a true hero, not just on screen,” the actress said. Keke Palmer, host of the celebration.

Maluma performed his song from Brooklyn
Maluma performed his song from BrooklynMTV via App

Beyond the solemn moments of the ceremony there were also fun performances, some pre-recorded and filmed from different locations in New York. Korean group BTS gave a pre-recorded performance of their first English song “Dynamite” against the background of Times Square, while Malumawinner of the award for best Latin video, sang from Brooklyn.

Miley Cyrus
Miley CyrusMTV via AP

Another spectacular moment of the night was the participation of Miley Cyruswho finished her performance of the song “Midnight Sky'” sitting on a large disco ball, as a self-tribute to her 2013 viral video “Wrecking Ball.”

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Lady Gaga was the great figure of the MTV Video Music Awards