Last night we saw a whole host of A-listers hit the red carpet for the annual MTV VMAs, celebrating the best in music.
During the course of the evening, we watched some of the industry's biggest names bag some pretty huge awards as well as performances from several celebs, including Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, and, of course, Lizzo.
We all knew that Lizzo was going to blow the roof off the place with her performance. But she didn't disappoint one bit. Her performance included, not one, but two of her hit songs, a giant inflatable butt, a diamond-encrusted bottle of tequila, a stirring speech about self-love, assless chaps, and Queen Latifah. Feeling intrigued? Get scrolling.
Last night it was the annual MTV VMAs.
This year's show strayed away from tradition.
Many fans didn't think that he was right for the job.
The bizarre thing about Sebastian Maniscalco as host: his opener was full of bits (“being triggered”/safe spaces) &… https://t.co/Qdhe56yawI— MadBack (@MadBack)1566865274.0
His opening monologue, in particular, came under fire.
we’re 20 mins into the #VMAs & the washed up host has already made a ‘triggered joke’ & mocked safe spaces... 🙄— grayden ♡ (@grayden ♡)1566865210.0
But, backlash aside, we had an exciting night ahead.We all wanted to know who would be taking home the top awards, as well as what our favorite stars would be wearing when they graced the red carpet.
On the red carpet, we were wowed by many of the top stars.There's no better place than the VMAs to sport a head-turning ensemble - there are zero fashion rules at this awards show. From stars such as Taylor Swift and Megan Thee Stallion rocking the blazer vibe, to Lizzo's head-turning red-number, the fashion looks certainly didn't disappoint this year.
Hailed as one of the best-dressed, Zara Larsson, stole the show.The Swedish pop powerhouse gave us major princess vibes in this floaty, pastel pink gown.
But, music-wise, it was a jam-packed evening.Miley Cyrus, and musical newcomers including Lizzo, Lil Naz X, and Ava Max, we were in for an electrifying setlist.
And, of course, we got to find out who would be bagging an award.Pop sensation, Taylor Swift, raced ahead, taking home the award for "Best Music Music Video" and "Video For Good" for her acclaimed "You Need to Calm Down" single - praised for its trailblazing LGBTQ+ representation. But it didn't end there for the star, who also bagged the "Best Visual Effects" award for her single “ME!" ft. Brendon Urie.
It was also a good night for seventeen-year-old Billie Eilish.
The "Best Pop" award went to an unlikely winner.
Normani and Korean pop band, BTS, also won big.BTS, who've quickly risen to pop stardom, won "Best Band," and "Best K-Pop," with former Fifth Harmony member, Normani, bagging the prize for "Best R&B" for her hit single “Waves" ft. 6LACK.
"Artist of the Year" is probably the one you've all been waiting for.Shawn Mendes to be crowned artist of the year.
But it didn't stop there for the star.It looks like the pop sensation was in for a huge winning streak last night, also taking home the awards for "Song of Summer" for her latest single, "Boyfriend," and "Best Art Direction," for her popular single "7 Rings."
Another of the night's top prizes went to Lil Naz X.
In spite of not winning any awards, though, there's one star who absolutely dominated.
I’m not bad I was just drawn this way 💃🏾 https://t.co/m289yXFZcV— Feelin Good As Hell (@Feelin Good As Hell)1566860381.0
But that's not all.Lizzo also took to the stage to perform a medley of her hits. And, as anyone who's witnessed Lizzo perform live before knew, we were in for an absolute treat.
And she absolutely did not disappoint.Lizzo performed a medley of two of her most badass hits, "Truth Hurts," and "Good as Hell." Her vocal performance was flawless - but that's not the only reason that everyone is talking about her performance.
But Lizzo delivered the full package.She always performs with a huge amount of energy and brings pure joy to the audience. On top of that, she took some extra time to talk directly to the audience, and it was totally beautiful.
Lizzo doesn't just speak: she preaches.
Thank you https://t.co/CC4ukeTf7R— Feelin Good As Hell (@Feelin Good As Hell)1566875355.0
She also made some truly inspired choices.
Things Lizzo did: THAT #MTVVMAs https://t.co/ayALRtJRrC— British GLAMOUR (@British GLAMOUR)1566883461.0
Lizzo also paid homage to a true icon.One of her backup dancers was dressed up like much-missed pop hero, Prince, as certain eagle-eyed fans noticed.
Her stagewear was also incredible.Lizzo started in a full-length trench coat, which she removed to reveal a bejeweled yellow leotard. Her backup dancers rocked what can only be described as assless leggings.
Many also praised Lizzo's casting.
I imagine what seeing women like Missy and Lizzo being celebrated would have done for my teenage chubby girl self esteem.— Yesika Salgado (@Yesika Salgado)1566887051.0
Overall, people are going wild for the performance.And for Lizzo in general. Honestly, keep your eyes on her, because we think that she's set for mega-stardom. We can't wait to see her performance at next year's VMAs.
Because, aside from the incredible artistry ...
Lizzo: Baby, how you feeling? Me: [3am, haven’t showered in a week, ate chips for dinner, netflix asking me for th… https://t.co/4tgZbIhvyP— four star gender role unemployed (@four star gender role unemployed)1566889638.0
And it seems like we're not the only ones who think so.
p.s. Queen Latifah cheering with her whole body for @lizzo through that #VMAs2019 performance is such a MOOD! https://t.co/sAyPyk95H5— Bridget Liszewski (@Bridget Liszewski)1566906745.0
Here's that full, incredible performance.
U deserve https://t.co/YBaMNvoVaO— Feelin Good As Hell (@Feelin Good As Hell)1566875190.0