The global pandemic has had a huge impact on red carpet events and award ceremonies, but it didn’t stop the MTV Video Music Awards from happening yesterday evening.
Celebrities and artists from all over the world participated in the event, which saw “live” performances (filmed throughout several days in the lead up to the event, at various locations) by some of the biggest names in music. The occasion also marked the return of the red carpet as Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Bella Hadid and Sofia Carson all stunned viewers with their show stopping looks.
Missed out? Bazaar has shared a few highlights from the event here...
Keke Palmer hosted the event and paid tribute to 'Black Panther' actor Chadwick Boseman, who recently passed away
The actor passed away last week after a four-year battle with colon cancer at the age of 43. Palmer called him "...an actor whose talent and passion is a true inspiration to all the fans he touched and everyone he encountered."
The Weeknd performed the first song of the event:'Blinding Lights'
Atop The Edge at Hudson Yards, The Weeknd kicked off the Video Music Awards with his hit 'Blinding Lights.' He won two awards for the song: Video of the Year and Best R&B single.
BTS sang their first English language single, 'Dynamite'
BTS premiered their English single for the first time at the ceremony.
Miley Cyrus gave us some 'Wrecking Ball' nostalgia with her new single 'Midnight Sky'
For her performance, Miley Cyrus kept things simple in front of a backdrop of colors for her rendition of 'Midnight Sky' and then made her way to the top of a staircase leading to a disco ball. In reference to 'Wrecking Ball', the star started swinging on the disco ball.
The first award of the night went to Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande for Best Collaboration on their hit single 'Rain on Me'
It was a big night for Lady Gaga, as the pop mogul accepted four awards. In true Gaga fashion, she accepted the awards in four different outfits, wearing possibly the most impressive masks seen on stage. She and Ariana Grande lead the nominations going into the night with nine each.
Gaga was also honored with the first ever Tricon Award. "This has not been an easy year for a lot of people," the singer said. “What I see in the world is a massive triumph of courage."
It didn’t end there. She rocked yet another one when she accepted MTV Tricon Award.
Gaga also performed a medley of '911,' 'Rain On Me;' with Ariana Grande, and 'Stupid Love' throughout the course of the evening.
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