Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish triumph at the 2021 MTV VMAs

Yesterday (Sunday, September 12) the gala for the MTV Video Music Awards and Lil Nas X was without a doubt the winner of the night, taking the award for best video clip for “Montero: Call me by your name”. The other featured artist was Olivia Rodrigo, who, being her debut year at these awards, beat out pop star Justin Bieber.

One of the surprises of the night was the emptiness of Megan Thee Stallion, which started as a favourite. But this has not been the only surprise, the absence of Rosalía was also noted. The Spanish took the award for best Latin video for her collaboration with Billie Eilish in “You are going to forget”, but she was not present to collect the statuette.

who was was Olivia Rodrigowhich won three awards: best new artist, song of the year and “push” performance (“drivers license”), while Justin Bieber won the award for best artist and triumphed in the pop category with “Peaches”, alongside Daniel Caesar and Giveon.

The Barclays Center in Brooklyn was filled to the brim with hundreds of fans eager to relive a face-to-face gala. Madonna was in charge of opening the show paying homage to the 40 years of MTV and her own career, which have intertwined on many occasions. The singer said of MTV: “It changed my life, it changed the world, and it created a whole new art form.”

The night was filled with spectacular performances, including Rodrigo’s, who concluded his pop-punk track “Good 4 You” by smashing a camera lens with a mic bang. The artist affirmed that this year she is being the “most magical” of her life and he dedicated his awards to “all the girls who write songs on their bedroom floors”.

For its part, Lil Nas X caused a sensation on the red carpet in a long lilac dress covered in sequins and on stage he shone, peeling off layers until he was left in glittery boxers, performing “Industry Baby” with Jack Harlow and then his award-winning “Montero (Call me by your name)”. The rapper had to wait until the last minute of the night to declare himself the winner of the video clip of the year -a prize to which he adds the best direction and visual effects-, but he savored it from the first second, exclaiming: “Thanks to the gay agenda!“.

Awards with a strong Latin presence

The night had a lot of Latin flavor. The Puerto Rican Ozuna managed to get all eyes. The singer captured all the attention thanks to the premiere of his new song, “La Funka”, with a very peculiar staging: surrounded by stuffed animals and dressed in a glittery tracksuit.

“DI dedicated time to my music, and to me as a person“Said the artist when asked how he took advantage of the forced stoppage of the pandemic. “We have been seeing these awards for several years and there was not so much Latino power. It is a great opportunity that VMA gives us to bring our new things and I am very grateful, “he added as he passed through the red carpet of the gala.

The same was highlighted by the Puerto Rican producer Tainy, who took the stage with Shawn Mendes for their collaboration “Summer of Love.” He stressed the importance of getting back on track after this too long break: “I am very happy to be back“, he claimed.

“I grew up seeing these awards and being nominated, going up on stage… it’s a combination of emotions. I know that I am not alone in this, many of my colleagues are crazy to go sing and that people can enjoy their songs, “said the artist.

“During the quarantine everyone was doing things,” he said of his musical partners; Jhay Cortez or J Balvin, and mentioning Anuel, Mike Towers or Rauw Alejandro.”I’m making my album, inviting everyone to take part, but produced by me“, revealed.

Anitta She stood out for how elegant she was with a long dress that evoked the glamor of the golden age of Hollywood. She assured that she had been working on a new album for a long time, which will soon be released. The Brazilian performed her new song “Girl from Rio” at the VMAs, she said she felt proud to represent her country and see other Latinos “breaking down walls and merging with american culturee”. “We are exchanging and combining cultures and experiences, it’s fantastic,” he stressed.

Ozuna and Camila Cabello starred in two of the most spectacular “shows” of the night. Cabello filled the stage with Latin flavor with “Don’t Go Yet”, a preview of her new album “Familia”, in which she delves into her Cuban roots, and moved across the stage to the rhythm of salsa accompanied by dancers who They displayed a flamenco choreography.

Rosalía, the great absentee of the night

The collaboration between the American singer Billie Eilish and the Spanish Rosalía on the theme “You are going to forget it” was awarded last night with MTV for the best Latin video of the year. The theme prevailed over that of the other nominees: Maluma and his “Hawái”, J.Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny and Tainy with “Un día”, Black Eyed Peas with Shakira and his “Girl like me” or Karol G. with “Bichota”. Rosalía’s absence was very noticeable at the gala, as she was unable to attend.

Billie Eilish, For his part, he managed to win two “astronauts”: the one for best Latin video for his collaboration “Lo Vas a Olvidar”, with Rosalía, and the one for “video for good” for his song “Your Power”, about behaviors inappropriate sex. “We have to protect our young women at all costs.”declared when picking up the statuette.

The new “Global Icon USA” award was given to rockers Foo Fighters. “We’ve been a band for 26 years and it’s great, but we want to thank all the people at MTV yesterday and today.declared an emotional Dabe Grohl.

One of the most sensual moments of the night was starred by the master of ceremonies, Doja Cat, winner of the best collaboration for “Kiss Me More” with SZA, who sang some of their hits suspended in the air.

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Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish triumph at the 2021 MTV VMAs