MTV VMAs 2018: The Hottest Looks, Craziest Moments and Complete Winners List
Everything you need to know.
No one danced with a python or made out with Madonna, but last night’s 2017 MTV Video Music Awards featured stellar performances, meme-worthy moments and plenty of fine women.
Cardi B, who had more nominations than any other artist last night, slayed the red carpet alongside fellow head-turners Iggy Azalea, Jennifer Lopez, Rita Ora, Shay Mitchell and more.
Jennifer Lopez was awarded the “Michael Jackson Vanguard Award,” in honor of her expansive and pioneering body of work. She put on one hell of a show as well, performing a medley of her greatest hits.
Camila Cabello also had plenty of reason to celebrate after, taking home the coveted “Video of the Year” award for her song “Havana” and also “Artist of the Year.”
Here, all the big moments from last night’s ceremony:
Post Malone, Aerosmith, and 21 Savage took the stage to perform “Rockstar,” “Dream On,” and “Toys In The Attic.”
Jennifer Lopez performed a medley of her greatest hits.
A-Rod spawned the meme of the night while recording girlfriend J-Lo perform.
Travis Scott and James Blake performed a medley of “Stargazing,”, “Stop Trying To Be God,” and “Sicko Mode”
Nicki Minaj performed a bunch of songs off her new album “Queen.”
Ariana Grande performed “God is a Woman.”
Madonna gave a tribute to Aretha Franklin, but sort of ended up just talking about herself… and got blasted for it online.
Fans called out Madonna for making the Aretha Franklin tribute at the #VMAs all about Madonna pic.twitter.com/NezAp02BjF
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) August 21, 2018
Here, the complete list of winners from the 2018 MTV VMAs:
MICHAEL JACKSON VANGUARD AWARD
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug – “Havana”
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
SONG OF THE YEAR
Post Malone featuring 21 Savage – “rockstar”
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left To Cry”
BEST NEW ARTIST
J Balvin, Willy William – “Mi Gente”
Jennifer Lopez featuring DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero”
PUSH ARTIST OF THE YEAR
BEST HIP HOP
Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li”
Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”
Avicii featuring Rita Ora – “Lonely Together”
VIDEO WITH A MESSAGE
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
The Carters – “APES**T” – Cinematography by Benoit Debie
Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – Directed by Hiro Murai
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars” – Visual Effects by Loris Paillier for BUF Paris
BEST ART DIRECTION
The Carters – “APES**T” – Art Direction by Jan Houlevigue, The Louvre
Childish Gambino – “This Is America” — Choreography by Sherrie Silver
N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon” – Editing by Taylor Ward