American rapper and actor, Donald Glover, better known as Childish Gambino was about the biggest winner on the night at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, as he clinched 3 awards for his “This is America” song.
The awards which held at the New York’s Radio City Music Hall on Monday, saw Gambino win the awards for Video With a Message, Best Direction and Best Choreography out of 7 nominations, while Camilla Cabello who took home two wins was awarded Artiste of the Year and Video of the Year for her song; “Havana” [ft. Young Thug]
Jennifer Lopez won the lifetime achievement award and Best Collaboration for Dinero, a song she featured DJ Khaled and Cardi B, who had the most nominations with 12 nods and emerged as the Best New Artist of the Year.
Other wins on the night included: Post Malone – “rockstar” [ft. 21 Savage] Song of the Year, Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Best Pop Video, Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li”- Best Hip Hop Video among others.
The MTV Video Music Awards paid tribute to Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 76.
At the ceremony on Monday, Madonna in a speech about the music legend, provided an anecdote about how her musical trajectory was heavily influenced by Franklin, who she said she owes a major part of her career to.
“Aretha Louise Franklin changed the course of my life,” She led me to where I am today. And I know she influenced so many people in this house night. In this room tonight. And I want to thank you, Aretha, for empowering all of us.
“Long live the queen,” she said.