On Monday August 20th the MTV Music Awards, the best known international award given to the best music videos, were held at the Radio City Music Hall in New York. The award for Best Video went to "Havana" by the Cuban singer Camila Cabello, also chosen as Artist of the Year. Jennifer Lopez received the Career Award and the Best Collaboration Award for "Dinero", with DJ Khaled & Cardi B, also honored as Best Emerging Artist and for the summer song "I Like It" with Bad Bunny and J Balvin. Cardi B was the artist of the moment with the most nominations, 12, followed by Beyoncé and JAY-Z, who had eight and won two; Drake, always eight; and Childish Gambino with seven, including three brought home.

Unfortunately some of the protagonists of the contemporary music industry were not present at the event, such as Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Childish Gambino, Drake and Ed Sheeran.

Madonna has presented a bit criticized tribute for Aretha Franklin, who died on August 16th at the age of 76, and the Backstreet Boys came all together again. As last year there were busy moments: MTV presented its new campaign to convince the younger ones to vote, while Logic and Ryan Tedder sang together "One Day" surrounded by dozens of immigrant children and teenagers who wore t-shirts with the words "We are all human beings", a criticism of the rejection policies at the Mexican border adopted by the US president Donald Trump. Check the list with all the winners below and also watch some remarkable moments of the event.

 

 

 

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Ariana Grande — “No Tears Left to Cry”

Bruno Mars (featuring Cardi B) — “Finesse (Remix)”

Camila Cabello (featuring Young Thug) — “Havana” – WINNER

The Carters — “APES**T”

Childish Gambino — “This Is America”

Drake — “God’s Plan”

 

Artist of the Year

Ariana Grande

Bruno Mars

Camila Cabello – WINNER

Cardi B

Drake

Post Malone

 

Song of the Year

Bruno Mars (featuring Cardi B) – “Finesse (Remix)”

Camila Cabello (featuring Young Thug) – “Havana”

Drake – “God’s Plan”

Dua Lipa – “New Rules”

Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”

Post Malone (featuring 21 Savage) – “Rockstar” – WINNER

 

Best New Artist

Bazzi

Cardi B – WINNER

Chloe x Halle

Hayley Kiyoko

Lil Pump

Lil Uzi Vert

 

Best Collaboration

Bebe Rexha (featuring Florida Georgia Line) – “Meant to Be”

Bruno Mars (featuring Cardi B) – “Finesse (Remix)”

The Carters – “APES**T”

Jennifer Lopez (featuring DJ Khaled and Cardi B) – “Dinero” – WINNER

Logic (featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid) – “1-800-273-8255”

N.E.R.D and Rihanna – “Lemon”

 

Push Artist of the Year

Bishop Briggs

Chloe x Halle

Grace VanderWaal

Kacy Hill

Khalid

Kyle

Hayley Kiyoko – WINNER

Jessie Reyezv

Lil Xan

Noah Cyrus

PrettyMuch

Sigrid

SZA

Tee Grizzley

Why Don’t We

 

Best Pop

Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – WINNER

Camila Cabello (featuring Young Thug) – “Havana”

Demi Lovato – “Sorry Not Sorry”

Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”

Pink – “What About Us”

Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

 

Best Hip Hop

Cardi B (featuring 21 Savage) – “Bartier Cardi”

The Carters – “APES**T”

Drake – “God’s Plan”

J. Cole – “ATM”

Migos (featuring Drake) – “Walk It Talk It”

Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li” – WINNER

 

Best Latin

J Balvin and Willy William – “Mi Gente” – WINNER

Daddy Yankee – “Dura”

Jennifer Lopez (featuring DJ Khaled and Cardi B) – “Dinero”

Luis Fonsi and Demi Lovato – “Échame la Culpa”

Maluma – “Felices los 4”

Shakira (featuring Maluma) – “Chantaje”

 

Best Dance

Avicii (featuring Rita Ora) – “Lonely Together” – WINNER

Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa – “One Kiss”

The Chainsmokers – “Everybody Hates Me”

David Guetta and Sia – “Flames”

Marshmello (featuring Khalid) – “Silence”

Zedd and Liam Payne – “Get Low”

 

Best Rock

Fall Out Boy – “Champion”

Foo Fighters – “The Sky Is a Neighborhood”

Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes” – WINNER

Linkin Park – “One More Light”

Panic! at the Disco – “Say Amen (Saturday Night)”

Thirty Seconds to Mars – “Walk on Water”

 

Video with a Message

Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – WINNER

Dej Loaf and Leon Bridges – “Liberated”

Drake – “God’s Plan”

Janelle Monáe (featuring Grimes) – “Pynk”

Jessie Reyez – “Gatekeeper”

Logic (featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid) – “1-800-273-8255”

 

Best Art Direction

The Carters – “APES**T” – WINNER

Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

J. Cole – “ATM”

Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel”

SZA – “The Weekend”

Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

 

Best Choreography

Bruno Mars (featuring Cardi B) – “Finesse (Remix)”

Camila Cabello (featuring Young Thug) – “Havana”

The Carters – “APES**T”

Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – WINNER

Dua Lipa – “IDGAF”

Justin Timberlake – “Filthy”

 

Best Cinematography

Alessia Cara – “Growing Pains”

Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”

The Carters – “APES**T” – WINNER

Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

Eminem (featuring Ed Sheeran) – “River”

Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

 

Best Direction

The Carters – “APES**T”

Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – WINNER

Drake – “God’s Plan”

Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”

Justin Timberlake (featuring Chris Stapleton) – “Say Something

Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

 

Best Editing

Bruno Mars (featuring Cardi B) – “Finesse (Remix)”

The Carters – “APES**T”

Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel”

N.E.R.D and Rihanna – “Lemon” – WINNER

Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

 

Best Visual Effects

Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”

Avicii (featuring Rita Ora) – “Lonely Together”

Eminem (featuring Beyoncé) – “Walk on Water”

Kendrick Lamar and SZA – “All the Stars” – WINNER

Maroon 5 – “Wait”

Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

 

Song of Summer

Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa – “One Kiss”

Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin – “I Like It” – WINNER

DJ Khaled (featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Quavo) – “No Brainer”

Drake – “In My Feelings”

Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”

Juice Wrld – “Lucid Dreams”

Maroon 5 (featuring Cardi B) – “Girls Like You”

Post Malone – “Better Now”