Video Music Awards 2016

by ChinaBambi

Its that time of year again when the annual VMA awards are announced and another red carpet is laid out.. Heres the winners, Red carpet fashion and highlights of this years VMA’s.

WINNERS:

 

Video of the year

Adele: Hello
Beyoncé: Formation
Drake: Hotline Bling
Justin Bieber: Sorry
Kanye West: Famous

Best female video:

Adele: Hello
Beyoncé: Hold Up
Sia: Cheap Thrills
Ariana Grande: Into You
Rihanna [ft. Drake]: Work (short version)

Best male video:

Drake: Hotline Bling
Bryson Tiller: Don’t
Calvin Harris [ft Rihanna]: This Is What You Came For
Kanye West: Famous
The Weeknd: Can’t Feel My Face

Best collaboration:

Beyoncé [ft Kendrick Lamar]: Freedom
Fifth Harmony [ft Ty Dolla $ign]: Work From Home
Ariana Grande [ft Lil Wayne]: Let Me Love You
Calvin Harris [ft Rihanna]: This Is What You Came For
Rihanna [ft Drake]: Work (short version)

Best hip-hop video:

Drake: Hotline Bling
Desiigner: Panda
Bryson Tiller: Don’t
Chance the Rapper: Angels
2 Chainz: Watch Out

Best pop video:

Adele: Hello
Beyoncé: Formation
Justin Bieber: Sorry
Alessia Cara: Wild Things
Ariana Grande: Into You

Best rock video:

All Time Low: Missing You
Coldplay: Adventure of a Lifetime
Fall Out Boy [ft Demi Lovato]: Irresistible
twenty one pilots: Heathens
Panic! at the Disco: Victorious

Best electronic video:

Calvin Harris & Disciples: How Deep Is Your Love
99 Souls [ft Destiny’s Child & Brandy]: The Girl Is Mine
Mike Posner: I Took a Pill in Ibiza
Afrojack: SummerThing!
The Chainsmokers [ft Daya]: Don’t Let Me Down

Breakthrough long form video:

Florence and the Machine: The Odyssey
Beyoncé: Lemonade
Justin Bieber: PURPOSE: The Movement
Chris Brown: Royalty
Troye Sivan: Blue Neighborhood Trilogy

Best new artist:

Bryson Tiller
Desiigner
Zara Larsson
Lukas Graham
DNCE

Best art direction:

Beyoncé: Hold Up
Fergie: M.I.L.F.$
Drake: Hotline Bling
David Bowie: Blackstar
Adele: Hello

Best choreography:

Beyoncé: Formation
Missy Elliott [ft. Pharrell]: WTF (Where They From)
Beyoncé: Sorry
FKA twigs: M3LL155X
Florence and the Machine: Delilah

Best direction:

Beyoncé: Formation
Coldplay: Up&Up
Adele: Hello
David Bowie: Lazarus
Tame Impala: The Less I Know the Better

Best cinematography:

Beyoncé: Formation
Adele: Hello
David Bowie: Lazarus
Alesso: I Wanna Know
Ariana Grande: Into You

Best editing:

Beyoncé: Formation
Adele: Hello
Fergie: M.I.L.F.$
David Bowie: Lazarus
Ariana Grande: Into You

Best visual effects:

Coldplay: Up&Up
FKA twigs: M3LL155X
Adele: Send My Love (to Your New Lover)
The Weeknd: Can’t Feel My Face
Zayn: PILLOWTALK

BEST DRESSED

 

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Not So Best Dressed (Sorry)

 

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HIGHLIGHTS

 

1. Rihanna’s super short, candy-pink, DGAF medley

Rihanna

2. When Drake was stuck in traffic and couldn’t pick up his first award

Drake

Drake scored the Best Hip-Hop Video Award but couldn’t collect it because he was stuck in traffic. Or was he too busy practicing his speech for Rihanna…?

3. Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj’s SoulCycle x “Hotline Bling” tribute

Ariana and Nicki, who collaborated at their second VMAs this year (#tbt), took to a stage festooned with women on exercise bikes and mankini-wearing muscleheads. Their performance of “Side to Side,” backlit in neon pink, resembled nothing so much as a SoulCycle class performed in the “Hotline Bling” video.

4. Alicia Keys’ moving poem.

5. “I SEE YOU AMBER”

Before he premiered the video for “Fade,” Kanye treated us all to four minutes of…something. But undoubtedly one of the most direct, funny, and meme-destined moments was when he spied his ex Amber Rose in the audience and decided to say hello.

6. Beyoncé. Just Beyoncé

Proving exactly why she’s the most important pop star in the world right now (she also won seven awards during the evening), Beyoncé presented a searing medley of Lemonade cuts, beginning with “Pray You Catch Me,” here transformed into a heartbreaking tribute. The impeccable outfits, multi-dancer choreography, and use of large-scale visuals echoed her epic live show.

Beyonce uses MTV VMA’s to make powerful protest about black men killed by police in America

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Singer-songwriter Beyonce Knowles and guests attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Before the awards began the Crazy in Love star appeared on the red carpet with the mothers of the four men, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael Brown and Oscar Grant III.

Sybrina Fulton, Gwen Carr, Lezley McSpadden and Wanda Johnson had all seen their sons lives ended prematurely – three by police and one by a neighbourhood watch volunteer.

But as the 34-year-old later took to the stage to perform a 16-minute medley of songs from her hit album, Lemonade, she made a further protest while surrounded by backup dancers dressed as angels.

7. IT’S BRITNEY BITCH

Britney, that glorious, shining banana, blessed the VMAs stage with G-Eazy for a performance of “Make Me” and “Me, Myself & I.” It was sparkly, sexy, and so much fun. Thank you for bringing Vegas to NYC, Brit.

Britney Spears

 Yesssssssssss.

10. When the Final Five met Beyoncé

The Final Five were tasked with announcing Best Female Video. The young Olympians were already being adorable: While introducing the segment, Simone Biles let out a tiny giggle. But when the gymnasts announced that Beyoncé had won, they basically exploded with excitement. Especially Laurie Hernandez. We see you, Laurie!

11. When Drake said he’s in love with Rihanna

Drake and Rihanna

 Calm down, buddy.

Source: USmagazine/Mirror/MTV

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