Taylor Swift signs the VMA for the best video and Rosalía wins the category “Latino”

With two of the main awards and in charge of the opening of the gala, the American singer Taylor Swift was the big star of the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) by taking the award for Best Video of 2019, at a gala where Rosalía won the of best Latin video thanks to “With height”.

Although the “height” of her theme with the Colombian J Balvin only took one of the four statuettes she was opting for, the Spanish managed to put the Prudential Center in Newark (New Jersey, USA) on her feet where, dressed With a black jumpsuit with diamonds, he performed three of his hits: “To no man (Ch. 11: Power)”, “I x you, you x me” and “Aute Cuture”.

“Thank you for letting me perform tonight and sing in Spanish,” he said during the evening, for whom it was “an incredible honor” to be there, coming from his native Barcelona.

Rosalía was one of the highlights of the night, which started with a powerful performance by Taylor Swift along with two of the main songs from her new album, “Lover”.

“You Need to Calm Down” and “Lover” kicked off a gala in which Taylor Swift was a favorite thanks to her ten nominations, the same as the singer Ariana Grande, which were divided into the main categories.

Swift was one of the great protagonists and the video for her song “You Need to Calm Down” won two of the most coveted awards of the night: the best video of the year and the best video “for good”, for a charitable cause.

His single, an “anti-hate anthem” brought the political message to the stage, demanding the approval of an “Equality Law” that guarantees that everyone has the same rights.

With tears in her eyes, Swift declared that “there is still a petition in favor of the Equality Law that basically says that we all deserve the same rights before the law,” said the artist, surrounded by a group of LGTBI activists who, previously, they had performed with her at the opening of the show.

Swift was not the only one who wanted the music and her video to have a loudspeaker that night, with J Balvin, who left Rosalía alone on stage and performed “Cuidao por hay” with the Puerto Rican Bad Bunny, asking for help against the catastrophe of the Amazon.

“We need help for the Amazon because it is burning,” he said, claiming to be “super proud to be Latino right now.”

In the evening, however, the music was the main protagonist, with a master of ceremonies, Sebastian Maniscalco and presenters of each category of the level of Queen LaTifah, Billy Ray Cyrus, John Travolta or the original cast of “The Sopranos”.

The performances were not without a certain mischief and gossip stuff, such as the sensual “Señorita”, which Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello performed for the first time in public – and which won the award for “Best Collaboration” -, or that of Miley Cyrus, who sang “Slide Away” in her first performance after her divorce from actor Liam Hemsworth.

Of the rest of the honors, Grande took the awards for “Artist of the Year” and “Song of the Summer”, while the young promise Billie Eilish debuted with the recognition of “Best New Artist” and “Push Artist of the Year”.

The Jonas Brothers took home the “Best Pop” award, while rapper Cardi B took home the Best Hip Hop award, thanks to her song “Money.”

Before the gala, a red carpet was held in which Rosalia wore a fitted black dress with black crystals as sequins, while Taylor Swift wore a colorful jacket with high-waisted boots.

Alvaro Celorio

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Taylor Swift signs the VMA for the best video and Rosalía wins the category “Latino”

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