The MTV Video Music Awards is the one night of the year in music in which anything and everything can happen. On this night, you are guaranteed to witness some of the most iconic and infamous moments in the history of music award show television such as; Nirvana trolling MTV about the performance of one of their controversial hit songs, the kiss between Brittney Spears and Madona(Christina Aguilera was apart of it too you know), Kanye West’s infamous interruption of Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech, Lady Gaga’s blood-soaked 2009 VMA performance, and who can forgot about Nicki Minaj publicly pressing Miley Cyrus. Miley, what’s good? Last night’s 2018 MTV Video Music Awards was also filled with iconic and infamous moments but we won’t get into the infamy in this article. Here, we are going to focus on the major winners from last night’s VMAs.
The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards upped the nostalgia intake. Hit 90’s pop boy band, The Back Street Boys, opened the pre-show by playing some of their greatest hits LIVE from Radio City Music Hall. Ja Rule also made a cameo during J.Lo’s tribute performance as they performed their early 2000’s hits “I’m Real and “Ain’t it Funny.” Also for those who were fans of early 2000’s hit reality shows, MTV announced that they are bringing back The Hills with most of the original cast still intact.
4. Latin Takeover
The 2018 VMAs was a big night for Latinos across the world and Latin music. Camilla Cabello took home artists of the year and video of the year for “Havana” featuring Young Thug, J Balvin took home his first pair of moon men, Maluma wowed the stage with his performance and got a vote of confidence from Madonna, Cardi B took home best new, and Jennifer Lopez received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Overall, it was a great night for latin representation on a world-wide stage.
3. Nicki Minaj Proves She is Still The Undisputed Queen
Nicki Minaj might not be winning on social media right now, but her impact on the charts cannot be denied. Queen debuted on the charts at number 2 in first-week sales being beat out by Travis Scott’s Astroworld on the US charts. Nicki didn’t perform LIVE at the award ceremony and instead, opted for a performance at the Oculus in downtown NY. Nicki always commands any stage she performs on and delivered on her latest album’s chart-topping hits as well as a performance of her collaboration on FEFE with Tekashi 6ix9ine.
2. The Coronation of Travis Scott
When we look back on 2018, we are going to reflect on how this was the year that solidified Travis Scott as an upper echelon artist in music. La Flame treated us to performances of “Stargazing”, “Stop Trying to Be God”, and the stand out track of the album, “Sicko Mode” featuring Drake.
1. Jeniffer Lopez Takes Her Place Amongst The Greats
Jeniffer Lopez is one of the greatest triple threats that the entertainment industry has ever seen. In a career that spans over 30 years, this fly girl from the block has literally done it all, and at the highest of levels. Last night, J.Lo was the recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Jennifer Lopez performed some of her greatest hits from “Waiting for Tonight”(1999) to her present-day hit,”Dinero”(2018). At 49-years-old, J.Lo is still at the top of her game and with a romance with Alex Rodriguez that just screams relationship goals, successful television career, and chart-topping hits, it looks like Jennifer Lopez will not be hitting the Vegas scene anytime soon.
What were some of your favorite moments from last night’s VMAs? Let us know in the comments below.