Canadian singer The Weeknd received the main MTV Video Music Awards 2020 in the Video of the Year category for the video for the song Binding Lights. This was announced by the TV channel on its website.
It is noted that The Weeknd also won the Best R&B Song for this song. The artist himself noted that it was difficult for him to celebrate and asked for justice for Jacob Blake and Brionne Taylor, referring to an African-American wounded by the police and an African-American woman who was shot dead while searching her house by the police.
In addition, Lady Gaga was named “Artist of the Year”, together with Ariana Grande she also received awards for “Best Collaboration” and “Best Shooting” for their joint song “Rain on me”.
Also, Ariana Grande, along with Justin Bieber, received a prize for the music video Stuck with U in a new category, which was introduced in connection with the coronavirus pandemic and was named “Best Music Video Made at Home.”
South Korean artist BTS became the best group and won awards in the category “Best Pop Song” as well as the best song in the K-pop genre with the song “On”.
The announcement and awards ceremony for the winners of the annual MTV Video Music Awards was held in New York without spectators and with restrictions due to COVID-19.
This year, American performers Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga had the largest number of nominations – nine each. In addition, singer Billie Eilish and singer The Weeknend each have six nominations.
Last August, singer Billie Eilish revealed that she slept through the MTV Video Music Awards and thanked her for the awards.