On July 31, MTV officially announced 35 nominees for the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards (MTV VMAs 2020). Although the situation of the Covid-19 epidemic in the US is still complicated, the 2020 VMAs will be held directly at Barclays Center, New York on August 31st, marking the first award ceremony to be held back in the traditional way instead of having to organize online like many other events during the past half year. After months of performing through the livestream, the series of artists were able to perform 100% directly to the audience, promising explosive stages.
However, the most notable right now is the list of nominees this year.
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande are “nominated” bosses
VMAs 2020 seems to be the “home ground” of Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande when each female artist has brought her nine nominations, mainly with the hit “Rain On Me” – the song reached number one Billboard Hot 100 and is a very strong opponent compared to other songs.
These 9 nominations include the most important award “Video of The Year”, “Song of The Year”, “Artist of The Year” – for Lady Gaga, “Best Collaboration”, “Best Pop”, …
BTS received 3 nominations, facing many “heavy” rivals.
This year, BTS received a total of 3 nominations with the “ON” MV in which the “heavyweight” award was “Best Pop”, which is also one of the categories that get the attention of the audience. many just after 4 major awards of the night. In the “Best Pop” category, BTS will face off against Halsey’s “You Should Be Sad”, Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande’s “Rain On Me”, Taylor Swift’s “The Man”, “What A Man Gotta.” by “Jonas Brothers,” Intentions “by Justin Bieber & Quavo.
The category “Best Kpop” of course names BTS and will be the “civil war” of Kpop groups. Besides, Big Hit boys also received an additional nomination in the choreography, which will be given to the choreographer of “ON”.
BLACKPINK is “empty handed”, watching Kpop colleagues compete
This year is the second year that the “Best Kpop” category has appeared, thus attracting a large number of fans of the groups “fighting” for idols. One thing is sure to make BLACKPINK fans unhappy when the 4 YG girls completely “empty-handed” for the second consecutive year in the “Best Kpop” category, despite the fact that they are clearly the second most successful group in the US, just behind BTS for a few years here. “How You Like That” was launched in June 2020, so it is understandable that it could not be sent in time for election, but “Kill This Love” is completely valid and also “lost”, making fans angry.
In turn, “Best Kpop” will be a “battle” between the names: BTS’s “ON”, EXO’s “Obsession”, G (I) -DLE’s “Oh My God,” and MONSTA X’s “Someone’s Someone”. , “Red Velvet’s” Psycho, …
2 brand new items only appear this year!
The year 2020 is unlike any previous year when the whole world faced the Covid-19 epidemic, forcing most countries to carry out social isolation for a long time to prevent the spread. of the disease. It was during this period of social isolation, artists still worked hard, launched new products but in a completely new way: not filming epic MV with a crew of hundreds of traditional people, which is encapsulated and made in a very “home-grown” style but not so inferior.
MTV VMAs 2020 has added two completely new categories, and certainly only this year will have: “Best Music Video From Home”and “Best Quarantine Performance”.