Avicii’s ‘Lonely Together’ wins a VMA, while ‘This Is America’ takes several categories — see the 2018 VMA winnersRita Ora Avicii Lonely Together Credit Wszelkie Prawa Zastrzeżone

Avicii’s ‘Lonely Together’ wins a VMA, while ‘This Is America’ takes several categories — see the 2018 VMA winners

Another year has come and gone for the VMAs, with the late Avicii representing dance music as the winner of Best Dance Video for his Rita Ora collaboration, “Lonely Together.” The single was one of the last he’d released before his untimely passing, and at the time of its release had presented a glimmering sense of excitement over what was to come from the musician. Its accompanying video was equally uplifting. Dance music was low in representation this year, with N.E.R.D and Imagine Dragons — who won Best Editing and Best Rock Video, respectively — as the next closest thing.

Meanwhile, the 2018 VMAs were taken over by three distinctive acts this year. Cardi B smash hit “I Like It” stole Song of the Summer, with the singer’s name appearing on three other awards. Childish Gambino’s commentary-esque piece, “This Is America,” took home three trophies. Finally, the VMAs wouldn’t be complete without offering several awards to hip-hop’s ruling couple, The Carters.


Best dance video  

  • “Lonely Together” by Avicii feat. Rita Ora

Song of the year

  • “rockstar” by Post Malone feat. 21 Savage

Best editing 

  • “Lemon” by N.E.R.D. feat. Rihanna

Best rock video 

  • “Whatever It Takes” by Imagine Dragons

Song of summer

  • “I Like It” by Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin

Artist of the year

  • Camila Cabello

Best new artist

  • Cardi B

Video of the year

  • “Havana” by Camila Cabello

Best direction

  • “This is America” by Childish Gambino

Video With a Message

  • “This Is America” by Childish Gambino

Best art direction

  • “APES**T” by The Carters

Best collaboration

  • “Dinero” by Jennifer Lopez, DJ Khaled and Cardi B

Best cinematography

  • “APES**T” by The Carters

Best choreography 

  • “This is America” by Childish Gambino

Best visual effects

  • “All the Stars” by Kendrick Lamar feat. SZA

Best Latin video

  • “Mi Gente” by J. Balvin

Best Collaboration

  • “Dinero” by Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B

Best pop video

  • “No Tears left to Cry” by Ariana Grande

Best hip-hop video

  • “Chun Li” by Nicki Minaj

Push artist of the year

  • Hayley Kiyoko

Michael Jackson Vanguard Award 

  • Jennifer Lopez

H/T: CBS News

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