The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards were held on Sunday August 24th, at The Forum in Inglewood, California through a live broadcast on my favorite Music Channel: MTV.
It was the 31st annual MTV Video Music Awards. American singer Beyoncé and Australian rapper Iggy Azalea had the most amount of nominations; with eight nominations each while American rapper Eminem followed them with seven.
Although I feel like now days the VMA’S are only getting worst and worst by the year, they just bring all these useless performers/wannabes that try to be and often copy the original and old school ones (Michael Jackson, Madonna, Tina Turner, George Michael, Whitney Houston, etc… Now, that was talent and great performances.)
Those were the really good days at the VMA’S. It was fun and exciting to watch. Anyone reading this post will agree that pop music now days will never be like it used to be in the 80’s and 90’s. Now all they make is crap. (Well, for the most part)
Artists like Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga are always copying stuff from the unique, Queen of Pop: Madonna. Most of their videos, lyrics and performances have at least something Madonna has already done in the past. Why?
Well, it is simple, besides the fact, that Madonna is the Queen of the VMA’S, by having achieved a record breaking of 22 of them.
(YES, 22 wins. 22 Moon Men, including the most number of wins in one night, a total of 6 wins in 1998 for the ahead of the time and successful recording of: “Ray of Light”)
I guess they admire her, right?..Of course they do, who does not.
What about Justin Bieber and all this boy bands? Yeah, it seems like Bieber wants to be the new Michael Jackson, well he can forget about that, ’cause it will never happen. Oh yeah and the boy bands, “I feel SORRY for them”. They can not beat The New Kids on the Block nor The Backstreet Boys.
I mean come on…Give Pop Music a break,
I do realize music has to and will evolve and years from now we will no longer have the icons that made pop music what it was..But honestly, all these “wannabes” need to stop copying from the other ones on stage and they need to come up with their own stuff.. What happened to being creative? I guess it got lost through the decades.
Anyway, enough about me bragging about the origins and founders of the VMA’S and MTV. You all know what I mean.
And if you don’t, well just do a Google research on the History of Pop Music, and then we’ll talk.
Going back to the VMA’S… I have not much to say.. It had a really good opening with Ariana Grande, I did not really care so much for Jessie J nor Niicki Minaj…Even though the stage was similar to the MTV Movie Awards 2014 and Miley Cyrus won Video of the Year (Like really? they must be joking)… Well, what can we do.
I found them really boring and just not what we expect from the VMA’S.
Anyhow, here are the winners of Sunday night
Video of the Year
Miley Cyrus — “Wrecking Ball”
Best Male Video
Ed Sheeran (featuring Pharrell Williams) — “Sing
Best Female Video
Katy Perry (featuring Juicy J) — “Dark Horse”
Best Pop Video
Ariana Grande (featuring Iggy Azalea) — “Problem”
Best Rock Video
Lorde — “Royals”
Best Hip-Hop Video
Drake (featuring Majid Jordan) — “Hold On, We’re Going Home”
MTV Clubland Award
Zedd (featuring Hayley Williams) — “Stay the Night”
Beyoncé (featuring Jay-Z) — “Drunk in Love”
DJ Snake and Lil Jon — “Turn Down for What”
Sia — “Chandelier” (Choreographer: Ryan Heffington)
Best Visual Effects
OK Go — “The Writing’s on the Wall” (Visual Effects: 1stAveMachine)
Best Art Direction
Arcade Fire — “Reflektor” (Art Director: Anastasia Masaro)
Eminem — “Rap God” (Editor: Ken Mowe)
Beyoncé — “Pretty Hurts” (Directors of Photography: Darren Lew and Jackson Hunt)
Best Lyric Video
5 Seconds of Summer — “Don’t Stop”
Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
Ariana Grande performs “Problem” – VMA’S 2014
By Felipe M.