Kendrick Lamar Dominates The VMAs With Six Wins

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Rap star Kendrick Lamar took top honors at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, winning six of the eight awards he had been nominated for.

Lamar took the statues for best hip-hop video, direction, cinematography, art direction and visual effects, for the video for his hit "Humble" off of his most recent album "Damn."

Ed Sheeran was named as artist of the year, besting competition from Lorde, Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd and Bruno Mars.

Ellen DeGeneris was on hand to present singer Pink with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, which is intended to recognize musical artists for their accomplishments in music and film.

Notable performances on the night included by Miley Cyrus and Ed Sheeran, and a pyrotechnic pair of songs from Kendrick Lamar while Taylor Swift took the opporunity to debut her the video for her latest single, "Look What You Made Me Do."

Hosted by Katy Perry, the awards took place at the Forum in Inglewood, California.


Best Pop Video

Shawn Mendes – "Treat You Better"
Ed Sheeran – "Shape of You"
Harry Styles – "Sign Of The Times"
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – "Down" – WINNER
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – "Chained To The Rhythm"
Miley Cyrus – "Malibu"


Best Dance Video

Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla $ign – "Gone"
Calvin Harris – "My Way"
Kygo x Selena Gomez – "It Ain't Me"
Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and MØ – "Cold Water"
Zedd and Alessia Cara – "Stay" – WINNER


Best Collaboration Video

Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez – "We Don't Talk Anymore"
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – "Wild Thoughts"
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – "Broccoli"
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – "Closer"
Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – "Feels"
Zayn & Taylor Swift – "I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)" – WINNER


Best Hip Hop Video

Chance the Rapper – "Same Drugs"
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – "I'm The One"
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – "Broccoli"
Kendrick Lamar – "HUMBLE." – WINNER
Big Sean – "Bounce Back"
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – "Bad & Boujee"


Best New Artist

Julia Michaels
Khalid – WINNER
Kodak Black
Noah Cyrus
SZA
Young M.A


Song of Summer

Camila Cabello Feat. Quavo – "OMG"
Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi, Feat. Justin Bieber – "Despacito (Remix)"
DJ Khaled Feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – "Wild Thoughts"
Fifth Harmony Feat. Gucci Mane – "Down" Ed Sheeran – "Shape of You"
Demi Lovato – "Sorry Not Sorry"
Shawn Mendes – "There's Nothing Holding Me Back"
Lil Uzi Vert – "XO Tour Llif3" – WINNER


Video of the Year

Alessia Cara – "Scars To Your Beautiful"
Bruno Mars – "24K Magic"
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – "Wild Thoughts"
Kendrick Lamar – "HUMBLE." – WINNER
The Weeknd – "Reminder"


Artist of the Year

Ariana Grande
Bruno Mars
Kendrick Lamar
Lorde
Ed Sheeran – WINNER
The Weeknd

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