MTV Video Music Awards 2017

MTV Video Music Awards 2017

August 27, 2017
August 27, 2017
Inglewood and Los Angeles
Inglewood and Los Angeles


The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards were held on August 27, 2017 at The Forum in Inglewood, California,[1] honoring music videos released between June 25, 2016 and June 23, 2017. It was hosted by Katy Perry.[2][3] The 34th annual award show aired live from the venue for the second time in its history. The music video for Taylor Swift's song "Look What You Made Me Do" premiered during the broadcast. Lil Yachty co-hosted the pre-show with Terrence J, Charlamagne Tha God, and MTV News' Gaby Wilson.[4] It was broadcast across various Viacom networks and their related apps.

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Kendrick Lamar
bornJune 17, 1987
bornSeptember 8, 1979
"Humble" (stylized as "HUMBLE.") is a song by American rapper Kendrick Lamar.
Katy Perry
bornOctober 25, 1984

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Alecia Beth Moore (born September 8, 1979), known professionally as Pink (stylized as P!NK), is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. She was signed to her first record label with original R&B girl group Choice in 1995. The label, LaFace Records, only saw potential in Pink, offering her a solo deal. Choice disbanded in 1998. Pink rose as an artist with her debut solo album, Can't Take Me Home (2000). It was certified double-platinum in the United States and spawned two Billboard Hot 100 top-ten hits: "There You Go" and "Most Girls". She gained further recognition with the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack "Lady Marmalade", which gave Pink her first Grammy Award as well as her first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100. Pink took more artistic control and pursued a pop rock direction for her second album, Missundaztood (2001). It sold more than 12 million copies worldwide and yielded three US top-ten singles, "Get the Party Started", "Don't Let Me Get Me", and "Just Like a Pill".

Pink's third album, Try This (2003), generated considerably lower sales, but earned her the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. Pink revived her popularity with her fourth and fifth studio albums, I'm Not Dead (2006) and Funhouse (2008), with the latter containing her second US number-one hit, "So What". Pink concluded the first decade of her career with the compilation album Greatest Hits... So Far!! (2010), which featured "Fuckin' Perfect" and the chart-topping single "Raise Your Glass". Her sixth studio album, The Truth About Love (2012), debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and spawned the top-ten singles "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)", "Try", and "Just Give Me a Reason", with the latter becoming her fourth US number-one single. In 2014, Pink recorded a collaborative album, Rose Ave., with Canadian musician Dallas Green under a folk music duo named You+Me.

Recognized for her strong signature vocals and acrobatic performances,[1][2] Pink has sold over 47 million albums worldwide, including over 16 million albums in the United States. Her career accolades include three Grammy Awards, a Brit Award, a Daytime Emmy Award and seven MTV Video Music Awards (including the Video Vanguard Award). In 2009, Billboard named Pink the Pop Songs Artist of the Decade. Pink was also the second most-played female solo artist in the United Kingdom during the 2000s decade, behind Madonna. VH1 ranked her number 10 on their list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music, while Billboard awarded her the Woman of the Year award in 2013. At the 63rd annual BMI Pop Awards, she received the BMI President's Award for "her outstanding achievement in songwriting and global impact on pop culture and the entertainment industry."[3]


Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer and songwriter. After singing in church during her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Perry signed with Red Hill Records and released her debut studio album Katy Hudson under her birth name in 2001, which was commercially unsuccessful. She moved to Los Angeles the following year to venture into secular music after Red Hill ceased operations and she subsequently began working with producers Glen Ballard, Dr. Luke, and Max Martin. After adopting the stage name Katy Perry and being dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records, she signed a recording contract with Capitol Records in April 2007.

Perry rose to fame in 2008 with the release her second album, a pop rock record titled One of the Boys, and its singles "I Kissed a Girl" and "Hot n Cold". The former track also sparked controversy for its sapphic themes. Her third album, Teenage Dream (2010), ventured into disco, and contained the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles "California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", "Firework", "E.T.", and "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" as well as the number-three single "The One That Got Away". The album became the first by a female artist to produce five number-one songs in the U.S., and the second overall after Michael Jackson's album Bad. In March 2012, she re-issued the album as Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, which produced the songs "Part of Me" and "Wide Awake". Her fourth album, Prism, was released in 2013, and is influenced by pop and dance. She became the first artist with multiple videos to reach one billion views on Vevo with the videos for its songs "Roar" and "Dark Horse". Her fifth album, Witness, followed in 2017, giving Perry her third number-one album on the U.S. Billboard 200.

Perry has received many awards, including four Guinness World Records, five American Music Awards, a Brit Award, and a Juno Award, and has been included in the Forbes list of "Top-Earning Women In Music" (2011–2016). Her estimated net worth as of 2016 is $125 million. She is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold 100 million records globally throughout her career. In film, she released an autobiographical documentary titled Katy Perry: Part of Me in 2012, and voiced Smurfette in the 2011 film The Smurfs and its sequel in 2013.


Video of the Year Nominees5

Artist of the Year Nominees6

Best New Artist Nominees6

Top Albums by Best New Artist Nominees6

Top Songs by Best New Artist Nominees10

Best Collaboration Nominees6

Best Pop Video Nominees6

Best Hip Hop Video Nominees6

Best Dance Video Nominees5

Best Rock Video Nominees5

Best Fight Against the System Video Nominees4

Best Cinematography Nominees5

Best Direction Nominees5

Best Art Direction Nominees5

Best Visual Effects Nominees5

Best Choreography Nominees5

Best Editing Nominees5

Song of the Summer Nominees8



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The Forum
The Forum is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Inglewood, California, adjacent to Los Angeles. Located between West Manchester Boulevard, across Pincay Drive and Kareem Court, it is north of the under-construction Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park and the new Hollywood Park Casino. It is about three miles east of Los Angeles International Airport.

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Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles46


Spotify - Featured Tracks42


News Articles15

Alessia Cara Breaks Down The ‘Personal Statement’ Behind Her VMA Performance
  –  August 29, 2017
That’s what I’m trying to show people.” The 2017 VMAs touched down at the Forum in Inglewood, California on Sunday, August 27. See the full list of winners and keep up with all of the night's biggest VMA moments!
The 8 Moments From MTV’s 2017 Video Music Awards That Global Citizens Need to Watch
  –  August 28, 2017
Bobby Tarantino (@Logic301) April 26, 2017 “I don't give a damn if you are black ... who died fighting for her beliefs in Charlottesville.” Last night’s VMA winners walked away with MTV’s first “Moon People.” “Why should it be a man?”
Katy Perry VMA performance: How did she do as host and performer at MTV Video Music Awards? [WATCH]
  –  August 28, 2017
Katy Perry was a somewhat surprising choice to host the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards ... And you can check out the full list of VMA winners right here. Perry previously hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2008 and 2009, and she also showed off her ...
ShowBiz Minute: Lamar; VMAs; Box Office
  –  August 28, 2017
Box Office Kendrick Lamar wins big at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards; VMA presenters and award-winners get political; Hollywood's disappointing box office weekend results (Aug. 28). Check out this story on
Ha: The MTV VMAs Had Lowest Ratings Ever
  –  August 31, 2017
The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) aired on Sunday, and featured performances by P!nk, Kendrick Lamar, and Miley Cyrus; the debut of Taylor Swift's baller new video; a poor attempt at comedy by host Katy Perry; the distribution of gender-neutral "Moonperson ...
MTV Video Music Awards 2017: What to watch for
  –  August 29, 2017
Taylor Swift has raised the stakes for Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards. Swift, who has a long and storied ... There are plenty of performances scheduled, including the three artists just mentioned, as well as Ed Sheeran, Fifth Harmony, Cardi B ...
MTV Video Music Awards 2017 shines with big performances and even bigger statements
  –  August 29, 2017
Paris Jackson, Micheal Jackson’s daughter, made a powerful statement before introducing the award for best pop video. She said, “Let’s leave here tonight remembering that we must show these Nazi, white supremacist jerks in Charlottesville and all ...
Remind me again: Why are we watching the MTV Video Music Awards?
  –  August 29, 2017
The first question is why did Katy Perry - a pop superstar still struggling to acclimate to her newfound social consciousness - allow 38 minutes of Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards to slide ... Why were the night's performances so undercooked?
Kendrick Lamar wins 6 MTV Video Music Awards
  –  August 29, 2017
Kendrick Lamar was the king of the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, winning six awards on a night full of emotional performances, political moments and a new, eye-popping Taylor Swift music video. Lamar’s “Humble” won video of the year, best hip-hop ...
MTV Video Music Awards 2017: The winners list
  –  August 29, 2017
Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards were about performances and powerful words. Kendrick Lamar kicked off the show with a mini-medley of his songs. The fiery set included a man totally engulfed in flames. Lamar went into the evening with eight nominations ...
The 8 Moments From MTV’s 2017 Video Music Awards That Global Citizens Need to Watch
  –  August 28, 2017
Pink performs a medley at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday ... This year’s VMAs took things even further. Artists used their performances and speeches to address racism and inequality and to call for unity, while MTV switched up its ...
Photos: The Looks and Performances of 2017 MTV Video Music Awards
  –  August 28, 2017
Meanwhile, stars strutted the red carpet outside the Forum in Inglewood, California, with a mix of styles: Some dressed for fun, and others went for more classic looks. Check out some of the looks and performances from one of Hollywood's most iconic award ...
2017 MTV Video Music Awards Winners!
  –  August 28, 2017
Last night at the 2017 MTV "Video Music Awards," stars took the stage with dazzling performances, including host Katy Perry, Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award winner P!nk, Miley Cyrus, Fifth Harmony, Alessia Cara, Kendrick Lamar, Shawn Mendes and more.
Katy Perry VMA performance: How did she do as host and performer at MTV Video Music Awards? [WATCH]
  –  August 28, 2017
Katy Perry was a somewhat surprising choice to host the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. She had never done it before, and though she has plenty of experience with high-pressure live performances — like the Super Bowl Halftime Show and the Democratic ...
MTV Video Music Awards 2017: Watch Every Performance From The VMAs [VIDEOS]
  –  August 28, 2017
The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards were full of OMG moments but most importantly, it was a night of epic performances. While some acts did fall short, there were several stars who were able to get the audience on their feet and received standing ovations.

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