MTV Video Music Awards 2018: Key Moments, Best Red Carpet Looks, Complete Winners List + Best and Worst Performances (Photos + Video)

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MTV Video Music Award is over but lots of memorable moments and amazing performances are still fresh in our minds so let’s recollect in memory how cool the night was and who was the biggest disappointment of the event.

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Winners

Performing on the MTV Video Music Awards stage for the first time since 2001, Jennifer Lopez made this year’s ceremony an awards show viewers won’t soon forget.

And she also walked away with a Moon Person: best collaboration with DJ Khaled and Cardi B for “Dinero.” Other big winners include Camila Cabello for video and artist of the year, Post Malone and 21 Savage for song of the year, and Cardi B for best new artist.

Avicii won a posthumous award for best dance song alongside Rita Ora for their collaboration “Lonely Together” Monday at MTV’s VMAs. The electronic artist died earlier in April in Oman at age 28.

  • Video of the year: Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” – Syco Music/Epic Records

  • Artist of the year: Camila Cabello – Syco Music/Epic Records
  • Song of the year: Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “rockstar” – Republic Records
  • Best new artist: Cardi B – Atlantic Records
  • Best collaboration: Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero” – Epic Records/Nuyorican Productions

  • Push artist of the year: April 2018 – Hayley Kiyoko – Atlantic Records
  • Best pop: Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Republic Records
  • Best hip hop: Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li” – Young Money/Cash Money Records
  • Best latin: J Balvin, Willy William – “Mi Gente” – UMLE/Republic Records
  • Best rock: Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes” – KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records
  • Video with a message: Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records

  • Best cinematography: The Carters – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Cinematography by Benoit Debie
  • Best dance: Avicii ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together” – Geffen Records
  • Best direction: Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records – Directed by Hiro Murai
  • Best art direction: The Carters – “APES**T” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Art Direction by Jan Houlevigue

  • Best visual effects: Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars” – TDE/Aftermath/Interscope Records
  • Best choreography: Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records
  • Best editing: N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon” – i am OTHER/Columbia Records

Why is everybody hating Madonna’s tribute to Aretha Franklin

The death of Aretha Franklin still continues to inspire tributes from across the world, and the MTV VMAs are no different. At the ceremony on Monday, Madonna gave a tribute to the Queen of Soul. But fans have complained the speech was more about herself, rather than Franklin.

“Aretha Louise Franklin changed the course of my life. I left Detroit when I was 18, $35 in my pocket,” she said.

“My dream was to make it as a professional dancer, after years of struggling and being broke, I decided to go to auditions for musical theatre. I heard the pay was better.”

Madonna continued to talk about her early-career struggles, like getting robbed, and being “mistaken for a prostitute in her third floor walk-up, that was also a crack house.”

Finally, the story was brought back to Franklin. She explained she knew the soul icon’s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” off by heart, and performed it a capella, helping her career to take off.

Best Performances

Here are the three performances from the 2018 VMAs worth watching:

J. Lo won the Video Vanguard Award this year, which on the one hand, lol, Jennifer Lopez is a performer of many excellences with exactly one iconic video to her long and storied career.

Grande went literal with this one: The song is about God, so there’s some Last Supper imagery. And it’s about women, so there are the women in Grande’s family — her mother Joan, grandmother Marjorie, and cousin Lani — coming to the stage to link hands with her at the end. 

Nicki Minaj put the Oculus at the center of the action as she performed a regal medley from her new album Queen. She made the most of the intimacy of the smaller venue, building up the energy of her performance in layers. 

Best looks

Jennifer Lopez and Alexander Rodriguez

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Source: Jamie Mccarthy / Getty Images

Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande

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Source: Nicholas Hunt / Getty Images

Nicki Minaj

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Source: Nicholas Hunt / Getty Images

Winnie Harlow

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Source: Getty Images

Amber Rose

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Source: Getty Images


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MTV Video Music Awards 2018: Key Moments, Best Red Carpet Looks, Winners + Best and Worst Performances (Photos + Video)
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MTV Video Music Awards 2018: Key Moments, Best Red Carpet Looks, Winners + Best and Worst Performances (Photos + Video)
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MTV Video Music Award is over but lots of memorable moments and amazing performances are still fresh in our minds so let's recollect in memory how cool the night was and who was the biggest disappointment of the event.
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