It’s official: Beyoncé is the most awarded artist in VMAs history after her eight wins at last night’s (August 29) ceremony in New York saw her overtake record-holder Madonna.
The show also saw big wins for Calvin Harris and Drake, while Adele walked home with nothing despite having eight nominations.
Among Beyoncé’s wins was the big one – Video of the Year – for “Formation,” as well as Best Female Video for “Hold Up” and Best Pop Video, again for “Formation.” Now, Madonna’s 20 video music award prizes will just have to sit in second to Queen Bey’s grand total of 24.
Best Collaboration went to Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign for ‘Work From Home’, while Drake took home Best Hip Hop Video for the now-iconic “Hotline Bling.”
There was also a posthumous win for David Bowie for Blackstar, winning Best Art Direction, while Coldplay’s ‘Up&Up’ video won Best Visual Effects.
Kanye West was also given free reign for four minutes (which turned out to be seven minutes—there’s no stopping Yeezy), which included a speech on the 22 people killed in Chicago and people trying to ruin the aspirations of the youth.
The MTV Video Music Awards took place in Madison Square Garden, New York on Sunday, August 28.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US