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VMA 2020 Highlights: From Lady Gaga To BTS, The Best Moments Of The Aug 30 Ceremony

VMA 2020 highlights of the Video Music Awards 2020 conducted on Aug 30! Some main performers of the awards show included Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, BTS, & more.


The MTV Video Music Awards ceremony, which is popularly known as VMAs, was held at New York City at locations scattered across its five boroughs. Due to the pandemic, the event was conducted outdoors on August 30th, 2020 at 8 pm EST. The show was dedicated to Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman who passed away at the age of 43 two days before the awards ceremony. 

Actor Keke Palmer hosted this year's VMAs, while the pre-show was hosted by Neesa Diab and Jamila Mustafa. Pre-show performers included Chloe x Halle, Jack Harlow, Lewis Capaldi, Machine Gun Kelly featuring Travis Barker and Blackbear, & Tate McRae. While the main event performers included Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga, the Black Eyed Peas, BTS, CNCO, DaBaby, Doja Cat, Maluma, Miley Cyrus, and The Weeknd. Read on for the top highlights of VMAs 2020. 

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VMA highlights of 2020:

The Weeknd

The Weeknd opened the VMAs 2020 with his song Blinding Lights. He performed at Edge observation deck at Hudson Yards. Later he was awarded the Video of the Year and Best R&B Video awards for his song Blinding Lights. The Weeknd accepted the awarded by stating that it was a difficult time for him to celebrate as he awaits the justice for Jacob Blake and Breonna Taylor.

BTS at the VMAs 2020

BTS, the popular Korean boy band group, became the first-ever K-pop group to perform at the VMAs. They performed remotely at a location in South Korea where they sang their first-ever all-English single Dynamite. BTS later received 4 awards at the VMAs this year including Best Pop and Best Group awards.

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Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande performance

Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande starred the VMAs this year after receiving 9 nominations each. They both performed on their song Rain on Me, the song won them the best collaboration award as well. later Lady Gaga received the first-ever Tricon award as well. 

Taylor Swift received Best Direction Award for 'The Man'

Taylor Swift accepted the award for Best Direction for her song The Man. She also thanked her fans for the love she received for her eighth album titled Folklore last month as well. MTV News Twitter shared a glimpse of her acceptance speech for The Man. 

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Some other notable VMA highlights of 2020 included Maluma's performance of the song Hawai. He performed the song in Brooklyn. Miley Cyrus also performed on her version of the Midnight Sky at the VMAs 2020. DaBaby performed a medley of the songs Peephole, Blind, and Rockstar along with original America’s Best Dance Crew champs named Jabbawockeez. 

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