Lady Gaga Wins Big at Virtual MTV Video Music Awards

Lady Gaga at the MTV VMAs in 2020. Photo by Courtesy of MTV/ViacomCBS/Shutterstock (10761136bc)

The MTV VMAs are the latest awards ceremony to take place virtually this year, but that didn’t stop the night from being truly epic. Lady Gaga was the biggest winner, with a total of five awards, but she was closely followed by Ariana Grande, BTS, and The Weeknd.

Lady Gaga was honored with the Tricon Award, and she also picked up four more trophies in competitive categories—Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Collaboration, and Best Cinematography. She shared the last three awards with her “Rain On Me” collaborator Ariana Grande.

The Weeknd won Video of the Year and Best R&B awards with “Blinding Lights”. K-pop band BTS dominated several categories with their song “On”, including Best Group, Best Pop, Best K-Pop, and Best Choreography.

MTV Video Music Awards were aired virtually on August 30th from several locations in New York, with Keke Palmer serving as a host.

Check out the full list of winner below.

Video of the Year

The Weeknd: “Blinding Lights” – XO / Republic Records

Artist of the Year

Lady Gaga

PUSH Best New Artist

Doja Cat

Song of the Year

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande: “Rain On Me”

Best Collaboration

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande: “Rain On Me”

MTV Tricon Award

Lady Gaga

Best Pop

BTS: “On”

Best Hip Hop

Megan Thee Stallion: “Savage”

Best R&B

The Weeknd: “Blinding Lights”

Best K-Pop

BTS: “On”

Best Latin

Maluma ft. J Balvin: “Qué Pena”

Best Rock

Coldplay: “Orphans”

Best Alternative

Machine Gun Kelly: “Bloody Valentine”

Best Group


Best Music Video From Home

Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber: “Stuck with U”

Best Quarantine Performance

CNCO: MTV Unplugged At Home

Video For Good

H.E.R.: “I Can’t Breathe”

Best Direction

Taylor Swift: “The Man”

Best Cinematography

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande: “Rain On Me”

Best Art Direction

Miley Cyrus: “Mother’s Daughter”

Best Visual Effects

Dua Lipa: “Physical”

Best Choreography

BTS: “On”

Best Editing

Miley Cyrus: “Mother’s Daughter”

Song of Summer

Blackpink: “How You Like That”