Music stars gathered at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on Monday for the MTV Video Music Awards. The Video Music Awards aired Monday, August 20, 2018. The VMA’s are part of the MTV music award shows that reward music entertainers for the best of videos. Camila Cabello took the night’s biggest honors – artist of the year and video of the year.
Winners in each category were:
Video of the year – Havana, Camila Cabello
Artist of the year – Camila Cabello
Best direction – This is America – Childish Gambino
Song of the summer –
I like it – Cardi B, Bunny, and J Bavin
Best collaboration – Dineri – Jennifer Lopez, DJ Khalid and Cardi B
Best cinematography – ApeS**t – The Carters
Best dance video – Lonely Together – Avicii featuring Rita Ora
Best new artist – Carbi B
Song of the year – Rocstar – featuring 21 Savage and Post Malone
Best hip hop video- Chun Li – Nicki Minaj
Michael Jackson Vanguard Award – Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez was the honoree of the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award
Actress and singer Jennifer Lopez was one of the original dancers on the Comedy show In Living Color. Lopez grew up in the Bronx New York. Lopez starred in the film Selena and has a list of other famous movies she put her stamp on. Lopez found major success with music hits Get Right and Play. Also, Lopez was one of the judges on American Idol, Shades of Blue and World of Dance.
Lopez starred with famous actor Ben Affleck in the films Gigli and Jersey Girl. Lopez was romantically linked with Sean Diddy Combs, Ben Affleck, and she married Mark Anthony which whom she had two children with. Lopez divorced Mark Anthony and is currently in a relationship with famous baseball player Alex Rodriguez. Lopez has had a illustrious career. Lopez is one of the most famous Latino faces in show business today.
Cardi B won best new artist award
Cardi B has had such a great year. She became a mother with rapper Offset from the rap group Migos. Cardi first gained notoriety with her acting gig on Love & Hip Hop New York reality TV series. She gained her popularity on social media for her outspokenness and quick wit. She has won two BET Awards and countless nominations. Cardi B had two songs that went number one on the Billboard 100 charts, I Like It and Bodak Yellow. Her album Invasion of Privacy featured both songs and debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. And now, she has won Best New Artist on the VMA’s.
Nicki Minaj won best hip hop video
Nicki Minaj has been in the rap game for over ten years. She has made quite a name for herself. Minaj rocketed to fame with tracks like Super Bass, Starships, and later Anaconda. She is the first female solo artist to have seven singles simultaneously on the Billboard 100 chart. Although, Nicki stands at just 5 foot 2 she is a fierce competitor who has established her worth in the music industry. Nicki was raised in the New York but was born in the Caribbean. She has had the success that most rap artist wish for. Nicki has won various music awards:
In 2015 she won the award for Best Hip-Hop Video for “Anaconda”. She has won the BET Award for Best Female Hip Hop Artist from 2010 and 2016. Throughout 2011–16, Nicki has been nominated for a total of 10 Grammy Awards. This has been a good year for Nicki. She just released her album Queen. And as always with Nicki the album is moving rapidly up the music charts.
Congratulations to all the VMA winners!!!!