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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Justin Timberlake Wins Big at MTV VMA

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Justin Timberlake was the biggest winner at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. Not only did Justin take home the most Moonman awards, a total of four, but he also won most prestigious of all: The Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

According to spin.com:

“The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards wrapped at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn Sunday night (Aug. 25) and Justin Timberlake’s Mirrors was crowned the Video of the Year.

“JT was ostensibly the star of the host-less show: Not only did he receive the prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, but he also delivered a stunning 16-minute performance that featured a brief onstage reunion with ‘N Sync. The 20/20 Experience singer won more awards than any other artist, collecting a total of four Moonmen, including trophies for Best Direction (which went to the David Fincher-helmed Suit & Tie) and Best Editing (for Mirrors). ”

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Rap group Macklemore and Ryan Lewis also took home several MTV Moonmen as well. The independent rap group won for the Same Love video, which won for Best Video With A Social Message.

They also won for their hit song Can’t Hold Us, which won Best Cinematography. Surprisingly,  Can’t’ Hold Us also beat Drake, ASAP Rocky and Kendrick Lamar for Best Hip Hop Video.drake-mtv-vmas

Other major wins included Taylor Swift who won The Best Female Video again, only this time she didn’t have any objections from Kanye West. There were also a few other surprises as reported by spin.com:

“One Direction’s Best Song Ever was decreed the Best Song of the Summer (inexplicably beating out Daft Punk’s Get Lucky and Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines); Selena Gomez won Best Pop Video (Come and Get It).”

Overall, it was a good night for music. MTV demonstrated that even though its a channel that has been around for decades, it still manages to stay in touch with a youthful audience.

The VMAs may not always award the best or even the most popular artist according to other standards, as evidenced by Robin and Drake’s lack of trophies.

Instead, the winners are a representation of who American youth think are the most popular. Truthfully, the VMAs could easy be renamed, “The Youth Video Awards.”

Check out the complete list of winners below:

MTV Video Music Awards 2013 full winners list below.

Video of the Year
Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors” (winner)
Bruno Mars: “Locked Out of Heaven”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: “Thrift Shop”
Robin Thicke, feat. T.I. and Pharrell: “Blurred Lines”
Taylor Swift: “I Knew You Were Trouble”

Best Male Video
Justin Timberlake: “Mirrors”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell: “Blurred Lines”
Bruno Mars: “Locked out of Heaven” (winner)
Ed Sheeran: “Lego House”
Kendrick Lamar: “Swimming Pools (Drank)”

Best Female Video
Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko: “Stay”
Taylor Swift: “I Knew You Were Trouble” (winner)
Miley Cyrus: “We Can’t Stop”
Pink feat. Nate Ruess: “Just Give Me a Reason”
Demi Lovato: “Heart Attack”

Best Pop Video
Bruno Mars: “Locked out of Heaven”
Justin Timberlake: “Mirrors”
Fun: “Carry on”
Miley Cyrus: “We Can’t Stop”
Selena Gomez: “Come and Get It” (winner)

Artist to Watch, Presented by Taco Bell
Twenty One Pilots: “Holding on to You”
Zedd feat. Foxes: “Clarity”
Austin Mahone: “What About Love” (winner)
The Weeknd: “Wicked Games”
Iggy Azalea: “Work”

Best Collaboration
Justin Timberlake, feat. Jay-Z: “Suit & Tie”
Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera: “Feel This Moment”
Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding: “I Need Your Love”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell: “Blurred Lines”
Pink feat. Nate Ruess: “Just Give Me a Reason” (winner)

Best Video With a Social Message
Kelly Clarkson: “People Like Us”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: “Same Love” (winner)
Snoop Lion: “No Guns Allowed”
Miguel: “Candles in the Sun”
Beyoncé: “I Was Here”

Best Rock Video
Imagine Dragons: “Radioactive”
Fall Out Boy: “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ‘Em Up)”
Mumford & Sons: “I Will Wait”
30 Seconds to Mars: “Up in the Air” (winner)
Vampire Weekend: “Diane Young”

Best Hip-Hop Video
A$AP Rocky feat. 2 Chainz, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar: “F****n’ Problems”
J. Cole feat. Miguel: “Power Trip”
Drake: “Started From the Bottom”
Kendrick Lamar: “Swimming Pools (Drank)”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton: “Can’t Hold Us” (winner)

Best Art Direction
Capital Cities: “Safe and Sound”
30 Seconds to Mars: “Up in the Air”
Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu: “Q.U.E.E.N” (winner)
Lana Del Rey: “National Anthem”
Alt-J: “Tesselate”

Best Choreography
Chris Brown: “Fine China”
Ciara: “Body Party”
Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull: “Live It Up”
will.i.am feat. Justin Bieber: “#thatPOWER”
Bruno Mars: “Treasure” (winner)

Best Cinematography
30 Seconds to Mars: “Up in the Air”
Lana Del Rey: “Ride”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs: “Sacrilege”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton: “Can’t Hold Us” (winner)
A-Trak & Tommy Trash: “Tuna Melt”

Best Direction
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z, “Suit & Tie” (winner)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Sacrilege”
Fun., “Carry on”
Drake, “Started From the Bottom”

Best Editing
Pink feat. Nate Ruess: “Just Give Me a Reason”
Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch: “Sweet Nothing”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton: “Can’t Hold Us”
Justin Timberlake: “Mirrors” (winner)
Miley Cyrus: “We Can’t Stop”

Best Visual Effects
Flying Lotus: “Tiny Tortures”
Skrillex feat. The Doors: “Breakin’ A Sweat”
The Weeknd, “Wicked Games”
Duck Sauce, “It’s You”
Capital Cities, “Safe and Sound” (winner)

Best Song of the Summer 
Miley Cyrus: “We Can’t Stop”
Daft Punk: “Get Lucky”
Selena Gomez: “Come and Get It”
Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding: “I Need Your Love”
One Direction: “Best Song Ever” (winner)
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell: “Blurred Lines”

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award 
Justin Timberlake (winner)

 

 

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