The MTV Video Music Awards 2013 was a success! Quite possibly one of the most important MTV VMAs ever, the show was totally worth watching! With a string of jaw-dropping performances, the show welcomed newcomers the industry’s newcomers and game changers, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Austin Mahone and even honored the “President of Pop Music”, Justin Timberlake.
But before we get specific about the highlights of the show, let’s take a look the winners of this year’s MTV Video Music Awards:-
Nate Ruse and PINK “Give Me a Reason”
Best Rock Video
30 Seconds to Mars “Up in the Air”
Best Pop Video
Selena Gomez “Come and Get It”
Best Hip Hop Video
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis “Can’t Hold Us”
Best Female Video
Taylor Swift “I Knew You Were Trouble”
Best Video with a Social Message
Macklemore “Same Love”
Song of the Summer
One Direction – Best Song Ever
Artist to Watch
Best Male Video
Video of the Year
Justin Timberlake “MIRROR”
Macklemore did his fans proud by nabbing two awards in one night – Can’t Hold Us earned the Best Hip Hop Video while Same Love earned Best Video with a Social Message. Being a song about equality in all aspects – gender, race, sexuality, he thanked the audience with a gentle reminder: “Gay rights are human rights, there is no separation”.
While millions of Lady Gaga fans waited in anticipation for Mother Monster’s return, the crowd wasn’t as pumped up as she was. While performing her new single Applause and going through five costume changes in an average of 3-minutes, Lady Gaga was booed when her performance started! We weren’t expecting that at all, but what called for it? Watch the video here and tell us:
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We’re guessing we can all agree that some of the best thing to ever happen during the show was Justin Timberlake’s amazing medley of all his songs. The man obviously still has some moves, but that 10-minute dance performance shows us that the guy totally deserved the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Formerly known as the Lifetime Achievement Award, the award was made to recognize Justin’s success during his N’Sync days and his solo career. And speaking of N’Sync his former bandmates joined him halfway through his medley and everyone’s hearts went fuzzy.
Watch Justin Timberlake’s epic performance here:
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It’s safe for all of us to say that a lot a ladies were looking forward to Robin Thicke’s performance. His smooth moves and sexy vocals is enough to make your clothes disappear, but then Miley Cyrus violates him with her Twerk Team. Possibly the most shocking bit of the entire show was when Miley appeared on stage with her band of creepy teddy bears, twerked to We Can’t Stop.. and then puts Robin’s “thicke” in an awkward position when he performed Blurred Lines after her. See for yourself and then check out the priceless look on Rihanna’s face!
Well, that was an eventful show! If you missed the MTV VMA 2013 this morning, you can watch it again on 26 August 2013 (Monday), 10pm on MTV at CH713 on ASTRO!