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2017 VMAs: Kendrick Lamar Wins 7 Of His 8 Nominations + See Full List Of Winners

By Teonny Spears / Published on Sunday, 27 Aug 2017 23:33 PM / No Comments

The 2017 VMAs just ended moments ago and besides Katy‘s hosting duties, it was one of the BEST VMAs in a long time. From Kendrick Lamar literally setting the stage on fire, to Paris Jackson, P!nk, Logic and Alessia Cara unleashing inspirational and motivating speeches, the VMAs was surprisingly not one to miss this year.

Held at the The Forum in Inglewood, California, the 34th annual award show aired live from the venue for the second time and honored music videos released between June 25, 2016 and June 23, 2017.

After leading a with eight nominations, Kendrick took home 7 of them including Video of the Year for Humble and Best Hip Hop Video. El Paso-based singer-songwriter Khalid was awarded Best New Artist, while Ed Sheeran earned Artist of the Year. Take a look at the full list of winners below:


Video of the Year
Kendrick Lamar — “Humble”

Artist of the Year
Ed Sheeran

Best New Artist

Best Collaboration
Zayn and Taylor Swift — “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”

Best Pop
Fifth Harmony (featuring Gucci Mane) – “Down”

Best Hip Hop
Kendrick Lamar — “Humble”

Best Dance
Zedd and Alessia Cara — “Stay”

Best Cinematography
Kendrick Lamar — “Humble.” (Director of Photography: Scott Cunningham)

Best Direction
Kendrick Lamar — “Humble.” (Directors: Dave Meyers and The Little Homies)

Best Art Direction
Kendrick Lamar — “Humble.” (Art Director: Spencer Graves)

Best Visual Effects
Kendrick Lamar — “Humble.” (Visual Effects: Jonah Hall of Timber)

Best Choreography
Kanye West — “Fade” (Choreographers: Teyana Taylor and Guapo)

Best Editing
Young Thug — “Wyclef Jean” (Editors: Ryan Staake and Eric Degliomini)

Song of the Summer
Lil Uzi Vert — “XO Tour Llif3”

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award

Best Fight Against the System
Logic (featuring Damian Lemar Hudson) – “Black Spiderman”
The Hamilton Mixtape – “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)”
Big Sean — “Light”
Alessia Cara — “Scars to Your Beautiful”
Taboo (featuring Shailene Woodley) – “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL”
John Legend — “Surefire”

Best Rock
Twenty One Pilots – “Heavydirtysoul”


About Teonny Spears

26 year-old Teonny Spears, is from a small town in Louisiana called Ferriday, where he currently lives. A fan of Pop music, Teonny began writing at a small age and in 2005, he began blogging for fun on Myspace about his favorite artists. After building a love for entertainment news, he began working for, and launched his own weekly show in 2009 called EnterSHADEment Talk for 8 seasons and over 200 episodes before ending the show in 2012. He shortly left Defglam in the same year. In 2012, Teonny became the Pop Culture Expert for Sinuous Magazine.After a three-year run, Teonny left the publication to pursue new interests, and now resides at, as the Editor-in-Chief, where he specializes in Celebrity Gossip, fashion, music & introducing readers to new and rising talent. Teonny is also part of a collective called The Bloginati, a Multifaceted group with people who touch on several forms of media.
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