Kendrick Lamar Wins Big At VMA’s
Posted: Monday, August 28, 2017 – 11:08 AM
Rapper Kendrick Lamar was the huge winner at Monday evening’s presentation of the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.
The Compton-born Lamar’s hit video “Humble” raked in six awards — video of the year, best hip hop, best cinematography, best direction, best visual effects and best cinematography.
Lamar received eight nominations in all.
Singer Ed Sheeran was selected artist of the year. Khalid was voted best new artist.
Pop diva Pink received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, honoring her “trailblazing impact” on the music industry, fashion and pop culture.
The traditionally raucous ceremony, hosted by singing star Katy Perry, was held at the Forum in Inglewood.
Here is a complete list of winners: VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.” ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ed Sheeran BEST NEW ARTIST
Khalid BEST COLLABORATION
Zayn & Taylor Swift, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)” BEST POP
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane, “Down” BEST HIP HOP
Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.” BEST DANCE
Zedd and Alessia Cara, “Stay” BEST ROCK
Twenty One Pilots, “Heavydirtysoul” BEST FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM
Alessia Cara, “Scars To Your Beautiful” BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.” (Scott Cunningham) BEST DIRECTION
Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.” (Dave Meyers & the little homies) BEST ART DIRECTION
Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.” (Spencer Graves) BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.” (Company: Timber/Lead: Jonah Hall) BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Kanye West, “Fade” (Teyana Taylor, Guapo, Jae Blaze & Derek `Bentley’ Watkins) BEST EDITING
Young Thug, “Wyclef Jean” (Ryan Staake & Eric Degliomini)