Pink’s acceptance speech at the MTV VMAs was amazing, but they were only the latest uplifting words from the singer.
This year’s MTV Video Music Awards often felt like a televised three-hour support-group meeting, aiming to offer aid and comfort to viewers distressed about racism, suicide, and body shaming, but amid all this high-minded social consciousness, there was still plenty of celebrity feuding and floor-humping.
The 2017 MTV Music Video Awards were by no means short of socio-political commentary. It ranged from Kendrick Lamar's dramatic opening number to an impassioned plea for suicide and mental health awareness, a quiet monologue delivered toward the end of the broadcast that overshadowed all the more dramatic moments of the evening.
Pink used her time onstage to make a strong feminist statement about self-acceptance, self-expression, and gender equality.
Perhaps the most anticipated moment of the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards for many was the premiere of Taylor Swift’s new video, for the vengeful single “Look What You Made Me Do,” a purported ode to her many detractors and enemies.
The MTV Video Music Awards have always been a great place to make a fashion statement, but nobody does it quite like Pink. The singer — who will receive this year’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award — was flanked by her husband, motocross racer Carey Hart, and their daughter Willow on the red carpet. “Hey Wills, do you want to stand with papa, or do you want to be with me in the interview?” Pink asked her daughter as she approached MTV host Gabby for a pre-show chat.
The 'America's Got Talent' star rocked a colorful dress on the red carpet that could be a bold comment about her contentious split.
Two days after President Trump signed a directive reinstating a ban on transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military, the network invited a group of transgender military men and women to the Video Music Awards.
Let’s be real: When it comes to the MTV Video Music Awards, it’s never about who wins or loses. Everyone has long forgotten that the Cars’ “You Might Think” took top honors at the first VMAs ceremony 33 years ago, but no one will ever forget Madonna’s career-making performance that opened that famous telecast. What are the craziest incidents in VMA history? Review them here and decide for yourself.
Sadly, between Madonna’s floor-rolling, Kanye’s speech-interrupting, Gaga’s meat-dressing, Beyoncé’s baby-bumping, and Miley’s foam-fingering, the artists who actually win Moonmen (or Moonpersons, as they are now known) at the MTV Video Music Awards are usually quickly forgotten. This year’s Video of the Year VMA nominees are Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE.,” Alessia Cara’s “Scars to Your Beautiful,” Bruno Mars’s “24K Magic,” the Weeknd’s “Reminder,” and DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts.” We will probably forget all about them halfway through host Katy Perry’s opening monologue. ...
Since 1984, the VMAs have produced not some of the biggest pop culture moments as well as some of the most awkward, squirm-in-your-seat, can’t-look-away moments.
You’re all set for the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. You know that Katy Perry is hosting and that Kendrick Lamar leads the pack with eight nominations. You even heard that they’re changing the name of the Moonman to the Moonperson . Even so, a few questions still nag at you. Let’s put those questions to rest.
The MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist has been around since the first annual VMAs in 1984. However, despite years of practice, voters still frequently go a little crazy and allow a one-hit wonder to sneak away with the trophy that could (and probably should) have been won by the likes of Whitney Houston, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift. Hindsight is 20/20, right? But don’t worry about these “losers”; they went on to much greater things.
MTV has rid itself of gender-specific categories as the network revealed nominees Tuesday for this year's Video Music Awards, in which rapper Kendrick Lamar is in the lead. In the age of President Donald Trump and the fierce backlash he has generated among cultural leaders, MTV also announced a new category of "Best Fight Against the System" to recognize activist music.
Britney shined in a sparkly nude number from the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards …and shocked everyone that time she locked lips with Madonna in 2003. Did you know Matthew Broderick and Kyra Sedgwick dated in high school?
“I still get very nervous,” noted Britney Spears of playing MTV’s Video Music Awards this week in a widely publicized radio interview. Although the VMAs have historically been the site of Spears’s fiercest moments – the near-naked bodysuit (in 2000)! The snake (in 2001)! The kiss (with Madonna, in 2003)! – the awards show also hosted her landmark rock-bottom moment, namely her foggy performance of “Gimme More” in 2007, which drew criticism from everyone, except perhaps vlogger Chris Crocker. Spears cleaned up and made good with MTV, winning the VMAs’ Best Video Award in 2008 and the Video Vanguard Award in 2011, and even going so far as to be a presenter in 2015.
Britney Spears is offering the chance to meet her at the MTV Video Music Awards or win the outfit she’ll wear during her performance as part of an effort to raise money for flood victims in the pop star’s home state of Louisiana.
Whoopie, she’s doing it again! Britney Spears is set to open this Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards on ABC (8 ET/7 CT) with a medley of her greatest hits. While this kind of live TV performance was a regular occurrence back in the day, she’s concentrated on her Las Vegas residency and largely shied away from the tube these past few years, so fans and the merely curious will be especially eager to see if she’s still got it (or got it back, given the lingering memories of a few rough patches in the late 2000s). For anyone who might have forgotten just how at ease Spears can seem on a ridiculously frantic stage, this is the go-to moment from when she was at her absolute peak, finding just the right balance between relaxed sexiness and incredibly rigid choreography.
Britney Spears is set to take the stage at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, the network announced today. The pop deity will sing her new single "Make Me..." with an assist from the rapper G-Eazy. The show will come at a convenient time; Spears will have just released her ninth studio album, Glory, a few…
We all know that “Uptown Funk,” “Bad Blood,” and “See You Again” are likely to win something at the MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday, but what, exactly? Well, let’s see if we can sort this out. In the past few years, MTV has shown a desire to share the wealth. As a result, artists generally don’t win in more than one or two marquee categories each year.
Following a Twitter exchange yesterday (July 21) regarding a perceived VMA snub, Nicki Minaj is frustrated and Taylor Swift is miffed – but Bruno Mars is trying to make light of their heated (or just plain awkward?) Twitter back-and-forth. The “Uptown Funk!” singer started tweeting taunts at fellow VMA video of the year nominee Ed Sheeran to parody the Swift/Minaj exchange that exploded Tuesday afternoon.
In a synergistic move timed with her hosting of Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus has just surprise-dropped a new album, co-produced by her buddies the Flaming Lips — ironic, considering that up until this week, the Lips probably hadn’t been seen or heard on MTV since “She Don’t Use Jelly” was in heavy rotation on 120 Minutes.
This week, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis unleashed their astonishingly amazing new video for “Downtown,” starring a fleet of moped riders, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee, Grandmaster Caz, and Ken Griffey Jr. with a fish. On Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, they recreated the video, and now some fans might be wondering… who’s that totally awesome dude with the Freddie Mercury voice and Fauntleroy-fringed mullet? The man is Eric Nally, frontman for the 12-legged Cincinnati rock ‘n’ roll machine known as Foxy Shazam, a cult band known for its gut-, ball-, and genre-busting live shows.
The MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist has been around since the first annual VMAs in 1984. However, despite years of practice, voters still frequently go a little crazy and allow a one-hit wonder to sneak away with the trophy that could (and probably should) have been won by the likes of Whitney Houston, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift. Hindsight is 20/20, right? But don't worry about these "losers"; they went on to much greater things.