MTV Video Music Awards

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Ed Sheeran Wasn't as Thrilled as He Looked at VMAs

Singer says award shows are 'horrible'

(Newser) - Ed Sheeran has won Grammys, VMAs, Billboard Music Awards, BRIT Awards, and more, so if you think the singer was thrilled to once again show up at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, well, maybe not. The singer said in an interview that British award shows aren't too...

Here Are Your MTV Video Music Award Winners

Lil Nas X, Justin Bieber take top prizes

(Newser) - Lil Nas X won video of the year at Sundays MTV VMAs on a night that Justin Bieber triumphantly returned to the stage as a performer and as winner of the artist of the year, the AP reports. “I do not take this for granted,” Lil Nas X...

Chadwick Boseman: 'The Ancestors Spoke Through Him'

Tributes continue to roll in for 'Black Panther' star

(Newser) - The tributes continue to pour in for Chadwick Boseman, who died Friday at 43 after a private four-year battle with colon cancer. Ryan Coogler, who directed Boseman in Black Panther, offered a lengthy tribute to the actor, which USA Today has in full. He recalls how impressed he was when...

MTV Adds New VMAs for the Coronavirus Era

'Best Quarantine Performance' and 'Best Music Video From Home'

(Newser) - The MTV Video Music Awards will have two new categories this year, as fitting for the coronavirus era: "Best Music Video from Home" and "Best Quarantine Performance." Among the nominees for the latter is DJ D-Nice, who, back in March at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Taylor Swift Wins Top Prize at VMAs
Taylor Swift Wins
Top Prize at VMAs

Taylor Swift Wins Top Prize at VMAs

Missy Elliot's incomparable career was honored

(Newser) - The incomparable career of Missy Elliott, the rapper-singer-songwriter-producer-dancer whose music videos have moved the needle over the last two decades, was honored at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. Elliott earned the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and brought her colorful, eccentric, and groundbreaking music videos to life, from "...

Madonna Says Panned Aretha Speech Was Not a Tribute

Madge says MTV asked her to share an anecdote about the Queen of Soul

(Newser) - Madonna has responded to widespread criticism of the "tribute" she made to Aretha Franklin at Monday night's MTV Video Music Awards. Per Entertainment Weekly , Madge explained on Instagram that she was asked by the network to share an anecdote with the audience while presenting this year's video...

Best Moments From the VMAS
Best Moments From the VMAs

Best Moments From the VMAs

J.Lo got emotional; Madonna rambled

(Newser) - With most of music industry's top acts absent, the two-hour MTV Video Music Awards lacked star power and felt flat—and it was up to a pop veteran to bring the house down. Jennifer Lopez, who earned the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award for lifetime achievement, provided the...

This Is the 'Song of the Summer'
This Is the
'Song of the
Summer'

This Is the 'Song of the Summer'

Big win kicks off VMAs for Cardi B

(Newser) - Cardi B scored a big win even before the MTV Video Music Awards kicked off on Monday night, reports Time . During pre-show festivities, the rapper was awarded the 2018 Song of the Summer prize for catchy megahit "I Like It," featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny. The song,...

Kendrick Lamar Wins Big at VMAs
Best Moments From the VMAs

Best Moments From the VMAs

Kendrick Lamar the big winner on emotional night

(Newser) - Kendrick Lamar was the king of Sunday's 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, winning six awards on a night full of emotional performances, political moments, and a new, eye-popping Taylor Swift music video. Lamar's "Humble" won video of the year, best hip-hop video, direction, cinematography, art direction, and...

4 Things to Know From the VMAs
4 Things to Know
From the VMAs

4 Things to Know From the VMAs

It was another epic night for Beyonce

(Newser) - Even in a career as glittering as Beyonce's, Sunday's MTV Music Video Awards will count as a massive highlight. She utterly dominated the night, winning eight awards, including Best Video for "Formation," and left the crowd in awe with what the AP calls an "epic...

Kanye Is Running for President
 Kanye Is Running for President 
2015 VMAS

Kanye Is Running for President

The 2020 race could get crazy

(Newser) - Did the 2020 race for the White House just get its first candidate? If you take Kanye West at his word, then yes. Here are the highlights from his 10-minute acceptance speech after nabbing the Video Vanguard Award at last night's VMAs , per Rolling Stone :
  • On his 2009 Taylor
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Miley Cyrus: 'I'm Pansexual'
 Miley Cyrus: 
 'I'm Pansexual' 

Miley Cyrus: 'I'm Pansexual'

Also, her 2013 VMAs performance 'wasn't shocking at all'

(Newser) - Miley Cyrus has a coming out of sorts in her new Elle UK cover interview: "I'm very open about it—I'm pansexual. But I'm not in a relationship. I'm 22, I'm going on dates, but I change my style every two weeks, let alone...

Miley's Homeless VMAs Date Is Wanted by Cops

Apparently he violated probation in Oregon, then skipped town

(Newser) - The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon. Jesse Helt, 22, was arrested on charges of criminal mischief, criminal trespass, and burglary in 2010. According to court records, he broke into the apartment of a...

VMAs' Top Moments: Miley's Homeless Man, Beyonce, More

Blue Ivy Carter wins hearts at MTV awards show

(Newser) - Miley Cyrus is once again making headlines after the MTV Video Music Awards , but this time the focus is rather different. The singer won Video of the Year for "Wrecking Ball," and she used the opportunity to draw attention to the plight of homeless people, USA Today reports....

In 'Anaconda' Rehearsal, Minaj Dancer Bitten by ... Snake

It has been an eventful run-up to the VMAs

(Newser) - By the time the MTV Video Music Awards roll around tonight, there may not be many people left willing to attend: In the wake of Suge Knight's shooting overnight at a pre-VMAs party comes the news that during a rehearsal Friday for Nicki Minaj hit "Anaconda," a...

Suge Knight Shot at Chris Brown's VMA Party

Rap impresario reportedly walks out of club, underwent surgery

(Newser) - Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight was shot multiple times at a pre-VMAs party early today hosted by Chris Brown, reports TMZ . The rap impresario reportedly walked out of the West Hollywood club on his own—reportedly bearing gunshots to the stomach, arm, and elsewhere—and was rushed to the...

Miley Follows VMAs With Butt Photos

So that happened. Plus, reactions to Cyrus' raunchy performance

(Newser) - Even after her VMAs twerkfestapalooza , Miley Cyrus apparently does not think the world has seen quite enough of her rear end. Cyrus followed up Sunday's raunchy show with similarly raunchy pictures of her behind, posted on Twitter last night and this morning. In related news, Billy Ray Cyrus (whose...

7 VMA Moments Everyone Is Talking About

Miley Cyrus twerks, *NSYNC reunites, and more from the Video Music Awards

(Newser) - Pole dance? That's so 2009 . Miley Cyrus outdid herself at the MTV Video Music Awards last night with a twerking performance that left the audience feeling violated, Australia's News Network reports. Cyrus started out wearing practically nothing, then managed to find a way to strip down even further...

Oh Yes: *NSYNC Is Back
 Oh Yes: *NSYNC Is Back 

Oh Yes: *NSYNC Is Back

Twitter goes predictably insane

(Newser) - The Internet is abuzz with the most exciting news since New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys went on tour together: *NSYNC is back ... reportedly. According to the New York Post 's sources, the boy band will reunite Sunday night at the VMAs. MTV has already announced...

Daft Punk Snubs Colbert ... Then Things Get Awesome

...or, more accurately, things 'Get Lucky'

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert scored a major coup in snagging so-hot-this-summer Daft Punk to appear on his show last night . Except the duo bailed (apparently at 2pm Monday) because of some legalese related to their upcoming "surprise" MTV Video Music Awards appearance that prevented them from showing up on TV before...

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