Camila Cabello Takes Home Top Prizes at the MTV Video Music Awards

Camila Cabello is Havana moment…

The 21-year-old Cuban and Mexican singer was the night’s big winner at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, taking home the top prizes of the night… Video of the Year and Artist of the Year.

Camila Cabello

Cabello won the Video of the Year award for the official clip to her Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping single, “Havana.” She’s only the second Latin artist to win the coveted Video of the Year prize, behind Christina Aguilera, who won the award in 2001 for her “Lady Marmalade” collaboration with Lil’ Kim, Mýa and P!nk (featuring Missy Elliott).

With the wins, Cabello, who’d previously earned four Moon Men as a member of Fifth Harmony, claimed her first two trophies as a solo artist.

But Cabello wasn’t the only Latin artist to win…

Cardi B, who entered the night with a leading 10 nominations, picked up three Moon Men—the first of her career.

The 25-year Dominican American rap sensation was named Best New Artist. She also picked up the award for Song of the Summer for “I Like It,” her chart-topping collaboration with J Balvin and Bad Bunny, as well as Best Collaboration for her single with Jennifer Lopez, “Dinero.”

J Balvin took home his first Moon Man as well…

In addition to his shared prize with Cardi B for Song of the Summer, the 33-year-old Colombian singer took home the trophy for Best Latin Video for his collaboration with Willy William, “Mi Gente.”

Meanwhile, JLo, already a winner with Cardi B, was honored with the Video Vanguard Award and delivered a high octane performance of her current and past hits to remind us that she’s still Jenny from the Block.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Video of the Year
 Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”
Best Video With a Message Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Best Collaboration
 Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero”
Best New Artist
 Cardi B
Artist of the Year
 Camila Cabello
Best Rock Video
 Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”
Best Dance Video 
Avicii ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together”
Best Latin Video J Balvin, Willy William – “Mi Gente”
Song of the Year
 Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “Rockstar”
Best Direction
 Childish Gambino – “This Is America”, Directed by Hiro Murai
Best Art Direction
 The Carters – “APES**T”, Art Direction by Jan Houlevigue
Best Visual Effects 
Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars”, Visual Effects by Loris Paillier for BUF Paris
Best Editing
 N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon”, Editing by Taylor Ward
Best Cinematography The Carters – “APES**T”, Cinematography by Benoit Debie
Best Choreography Childish Gambino – “This Is America”, Choreography by Sherrie Silver
Best Pop Video
 Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left To Cry”
Best Hip Hop Video
 Nicki Minaj – “Chun Li”
Push Artist of the Year
 Hayley Kiyoko
Song of Summer
 Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”

Maluma to Perform at This Year’s MTV Video Music Awards

Maluma’s dream is about to become reality…

The 24-year-old Colombian singer has been added to the performer lineup for the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.

Maluma

After releasing a steamy music video for his latest single “Mala Mia,” Maluma announced that he’ll be performing at 2018 VMAs on Monday, August 20 with an excited post on social media saying “dreams come true.”

This is the first time that Maluma will sing at the awards show.

The list of Latin acts that have previously performed at VMAs include Shakira, Ricky Martin and Daddy Yankee.

The VMAs will air live from New York City’s Radio City Music Hall at 9:00 pm ET on August 20.

Cardi B to Serve as the Opening Act for This Year’s MTV Video Music Awards

Cardi B is ready to set the bar at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards

The 25-year-old half-Dominican American rapper will serve as the opening act for this year’s ceremony.

Cardi B

Cardi B’s decision to hit the stage comes a month after the “Bodak Yellow” singer pulled out of Bruno Mars‘ 24K Magic World Tour to focus on motherhood.

“I thought that after giving birth to my daughter that 6 weeks would be enough time for me to recover mentally and physically,” she wrote on Instagram. “I also thought that I’d be able to bring her with me on tour, but I think I underestimated this whole mommy thing. Not only am I just not ready physically, I’m not ready to leave my baby behind since the doctors explained it’s not healthy for her to be on the road,” she said.

Cardi B, who, along with The Carters, leads the pack of MTV VMAs nominees with 10 nominations.

Along with Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, Travis ScottPost Malone, Logic, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes and this year’s Michael Jackson Vanguard recipient Jennifer Lopez will grace the stage too.

The MTV Video Music Awards will take place on Monday at New York’s Radio City Music Hall at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.

Bruno Mars Earns Four MTV Video Music Awards Nominations

It’s a Magic-al time for Bruno Mars

The 31-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer leads the Latino pack of MTV Video Music Awards nominees with four nods.

Bruno Mars

Mars, who released “24K Magic” as the lead single from the album of the same name in October, is nominated in the top two categories, Artist of the Year and Video of the Year for “24K Magic.”

He’s also up for Best Direction and Best Art Direction for the same track, which peaked at No. 4 in the United States.

The MTV VMAs will air live on August 27 from the Forum in Inglewood, CA.

Like MTV’s earlier Movie & TV Awards, the network has combined categories to remove gender designations, with the former Best Female Video and Best Male Video categories combined to become Artist of the Year.

Selena Gomez picked up two nods for her most recent collaborations.

The 25-year-old Mexican American singer/actress is nominated for Best Collaboration for her work on Charlie Puth’sWe Don’t Talk Anymore” and Best Dance for “It Ain’t Me” with Kygo.

Fifth Harmony picked up two nods, including Best Pop for the part-Latina girl group’s “Down,’ featuring Gucci Mane. The other nod comes in the Best Choreography category for the same video.

Fans vote will decide eight of the VMAs’ 15 categories, with the Artist of the Year voting live through the pre-show.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Atlantic Records)
Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” (Def Jam)
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” (Epic Records/We The Best)
The Weeknd – “Reminder” (XO/Republic Records) 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)
Ed Sheeran (Atlantic Records)
Ariana Grande (Republic Records)
The Weeknd (XO/Republic Records)
Lorde (Republic Records) 

BEST NEW ARTIST
Khalid (RCA Records)
Kodak Black (Atlantic Records)
SZA (TDE/RCA Records)
Young M.A (3D)
Julia Michaels (Republic Records)
Noah Cyrus (Records) 

BEST COLLABORATION
Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez – “We Don’t Talk Anymore” (Atlantic Records)
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” (Epic Records/We The Best)
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli” (Atlantic Records)
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer” (Disruptor Records/Columbia Records)
Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – “Feels” (Columbia Records)
Zayn & Taylor Swift – “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)” (Republic Records) 

BEST POP
Shawn Mendes – “Treat You Better” (Island Records)
Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You” (Asylum/Atlantic Records)
Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times” (Columbia Records)
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down” (Syco Music/Epic Records)
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm” (Capitol Records)
Miley Cyrus – “Malibu” (RCA Records) 

BEST HIP HOP
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)
Big Sean – “Bounce Back” (Def Jam)
Chance the Rapper – “Same Drugs” (Chance the Rapper LLC)
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli” (Atlantic Records)
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad & Boujee” (300 Entertainment)
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – “I’m The One” (Epic Records/We The Best) 

BEST DANCE
Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay” (Interscope)
Kygo x Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me” (Ultra/Interscope)
Calvin Harris – “My Way” (Columbia Records)
Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and MØ – “Cold Water” (Mad Decent)
Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Gone” (Wall Recordings/Latium/RCA Records) 

BEST ROCK
Coldplay – “A Head Full of Dreams” (Parlophone/Atlantic Records)
Fall Out Boy – “Young And Menace” (Island)
Twenty One Pilots – “Heavydirtysoul” (Fueled by Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Green Day – “Bang Bang” (Warner Bros. Records)
Foo Fighters – “Run” (RCA Records) 

BEST FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM
Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson – “Black SpiderMan” (Race & LGBTQ) (Def Jam)
The Hamilton Mixtape – “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” (Immigration) (Atlantic Records)
Big Sean – “Light” (Race) (Def Jam)
Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” (Body image) (Def Jam)
Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley – “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL” (Environment)
John Legend – “Surefire” (Immigration & Anti-Muslim hate) (Columbia Records) 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Scott Cunningham)
Imagine Dragons – “Thunder” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope) (Matthew Wise)
Ed Sheeran – “Castle On The Hill” (Asylum/Atlantic Records) (Steve Annis)
DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels – “Nobody Speak” (Mass Appeal Records LLC) (David Proctor)
Halsey – “Now or Never” (Astralwerks/Capitol) (Kristof Brandl)

BEST DIRECTION
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Dave Meyers & the little homies)
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm” (Capitol Records) (Mathew Cullen)
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Atlantic Records) (Cameron Duddy & Bruno Mars)
Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” (Def Jam) (Aaron A)
The Weeknd – “Reminder” (XO/Republic Records) (Glenn Michael)

BEST ART DIRECTION
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Spencer Graves)
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Atlantic Records) (Alex Delgado)
Katy Perry ft. Migos – “Bon Appetit” (Capitol Records) (Natalie Groce)|DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” (Epic Records/We The Best) (Damian Fyffe)
The Weeknd – “Reminder” (XO/Republic Records) (Creative Director: Lamar C Taylor / Co-creative Director: Christo Anesti) 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Company: Timber/Lead: Jonah Hall)
A Tribe Called Quest – “Dis Generation” (Epic Records) (Company: Bemo/Lead: Brandon Hirzel)
KYLE ft. Lil Yachty – “iSpy” (Atlantic Records) (Company: Gloria FX/Leads: Max Colt & Tomash Kuzmytskyi)
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm” (Capitol Records) (Company: MIRADA)
Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times” (Columbia Records) (Company: ONE MORE/Lead: Cédric Nivoliez) 

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Kanye West – “Fade” (Def Jam) (Teyana Taylor, Guapo, Jae Blaze & Derek ‘Bentley’ Watkins)
Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj – “Side To Side” (Republic Records) (Brian & Scott Nicholson)
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Dave Meyers)
Sia – “The Greatest” (Monkey Puzzle Records/RCA Records) (Ryan Heffington)
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down” (Syco Music/Epic Records) (Sean Bankhead)

BEST EDITING
Future – “Mask Off” (Epic Records/Freebandz/A1) (Vinnie Hobbs of VHPost)
Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean” (300 Entertainment/Atlantic Records) (Ryan Staake & Eric Degliomini)
Lorde – “Green Light” (Republic Records) (Nate Gross of Exile Edit)
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer” (Disruptor Records/Columbia Records) (Jennifer Kennedy)
The Weeknd – “Reminder” (XO/Republic Records) (Red Barbaza)

Fifth Harmony Named MTV Artist to Watch at the MTV Video Music Awards

Ally Brooke Hernandez, Camila Cabello and Lauren Jauregui have officially hung the moon(man).

The Latina singers and their fellow Fifth Harmony members, who performed their single “BO$$” during the MTV Video Music Awards pre-show, won their first-ever Moonman during Sunday night’s awards show.

Fifth Harmony

The all-girl group, created by Simon Cowell on Fox’s singing competition The X Factor, took home the MTV Artist to Watch award for their debut single “Miss Movin On.”

“OMG! This is SO incredible! Cannot believe we just won 2014 #ArtistToWatch!! Thank you so much Harmonizers!” the band tweeted.

They later added, “We are still so overwhelmed! Harmonizers you guys are seriously the BEST!!”

Fifth Harmony beat out Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me,”
5 Seconds of Summer’s”She Looks So Perfect,”Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap” and
Schoolboy Q’s “Man of the Year” for the coveted newcomer award.

Fifth Harmony’s debut album Reflection is slated for a November release.

Here’s a complete look at the night’s winners:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”

BEST LYRIC
5 Seconds of Summer – “Don’t Stop”

MTV ARTIST TO WATCH
Fifth Harmony – “Miss Movin On”

BEST ROCK
Lorde – “Royals”

BEST HIP HOP
Drake ft. Majid Jordan – “Hold On (We’re Going Home)”

BEST POP
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – “Problem”

BEST MALE
Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell – “Sing”

BEST FEMALE
Katy Perry ft. Juicy J – “Dark Horse”

BEST COLLABORATION
Beyonce ft. Jay Z – “Drunk in Love”

MTV CLUBLAND AWARD
Zedd ft. Hayley Williams – “Stay the Night”

BEST VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE

Beyonce – “Pretty Hurts”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Beyonce – “Pretty Hurts”

BEST EDITING
Eminem – “Rap God”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Sia – “Chandelier”

BEST DIRECTION
DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down for What”

BEST ART DIRECTION

Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

OK Go – “The Writing’s On the Wall”

Fifth Harmony Performs During the MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show

Ally Brooke Hernandez, Camila Cabello and Lauren Jauregui aren’t afraid to play boss at the MTV Video Music Awards

Fifth Harmony

The Latina singers and their fellow Fifth Harmony members pumped up the crowd on the red carpet before the MTV VMAs kicked off inside the Forum on Sunday night.

The Simon Cowell-created girl group, finalists on Fox’s The X Factor, dressed in black-and-white outfits and stomped all over the outdoor stage, red carpet and fan bleachers during their performance of “BO$$,” their Michelle Obama– and Oprah Winfrey-hailing single off their upcoming Reflection album.

Fifth Harmony is nominated for the MTV Artist to Watch award. It’s the group’s first-ever MTV Video Music Award nomination.

Fifth Harmony Releases New Single “Them Girls Be Like”

Lauren Jauregui, Camila Cabello and Ashley Brooke Hernandez are back with new music.

The Latina singers and their fellow Fifth Harmony members have released new music ahead of their pre-show performance at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, August 24.

Fifth Harmony

The Simon Cowell-created all-girl group, third place finishers on The X Factor, dropped the sassy new song “Them Girls Be Like,” which is full of pop culture references ranging from the 2004 comedy Mean Girls to Beyonce.

“Them Girls Be Like” is the latest song from Fifth Harmony’s upcoming debut, Reflection, due out on November 17 via Epic Records. The group recently changed the album’s cover art after fans expressed their dislike for it.

“Y’all spoke. We heard. We agreed. #5HNEWReflection,” Ally Brooke Hernandez tweeted on Aug. 22, along with a slick black-and-white photo of Fifth Harmony members wearing fedoras.

fifth-harmony-reflection-album-cover

The original cover art, which was revealed in mid-August, showed the Fifth Harmony members standing side by side looking confident in a color photo.

Fifth Harmony will compete for their first Moonman in the MTV Artist to Watch category at the VMAs on Sunday. The group will perform “Bo$$” in the parking lot of the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., prior to the VMAs.

Fifth Harmony Receives First MTV Video Music Awards Nomination

Camila Cabello, Lauren Jauregui and Ally Brooke Hernandez and their fellow Fifth Harmony band mates have earned their first MTV Video Music Awards nomination…

The all-girl girl, formed by Simon Cowell during the second season of Fox’s The X Factor, earned the nod in the MTV Artist to Watch category for its “Miss Movin’ On” video.

Fifth Harmony

Fifth Harmony is up againstSam Smith’s “Stay With Me,”
5 Seconds of Summer’s “She Looks So Perfect,Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap” and
Schoolboy Q’s “Man of the Year.”

Aloe Blacc has also earned his first MTV Video Music Awards nod.

The 35-year-old Panamanian-American singer is nominated alongside Avicci in the Best Pop category, againstPharrell Williams’ “Happy,”
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX’s “Fancy,” Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz’s “Talk Dirty“
and Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea’s “Problem.

Meanwhile, Pitbull is nominated in the Best Collaboration category alongside Ke$ha for their Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 song “Timber.”

Starting Thursday, fans can vote in VMA categories by visiting vma.mtv.com. Nominees for best lyric video, which will be voted on through social media, will be announced at a later date. Voting for MTV Artist to Watch will be done via text messaging to 22444 with the nominee’s name.

The MTV VMAs air live from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on Sunday, August 24, at 9:00 pm ET, with previously announced performances fromAriana Grande, Usher and 5 Seconds of Summer. Additional performers will be announced later.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Beyonce ft. Jay Z – “Drunk in Love”
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
Sia – “Chandelier”
Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”

BEST HIP HOP
Eminem – “Bezerk”
Drake ft. Majid Jordan – “Hold On (We’re Going Home)”
Childish Gambino – “3005”
Kanye West – “Black Skinhead”
Wiz Khalifa – “We Dem Boyz”

BEST MALE
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
John Legend – “All of Me”
Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell – “Sing”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
Eminem ft. Rihanna – “Monster”

BEST FEMALE
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Beyonce – “Partition”
Lorde – “Royals”
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – “Problem”
Katy Perry ft. Juicy J – “Dark Horse”

BEST POP
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz – “Talk Dirty”
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – “Problem”
Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc – “Wake Me Up”

BEST ROCK
Imagine Dragons – “Demons”
Arctic Monkeys – “Do I Wanna Know”
The Black Keys – “Fever”
Lorde – “Royals”
Linkin Park – “Until It’s Gone”

MTV ARTIST TO WATCH
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
5 Seconds of Summer  -“She Looks So Perfect”
Charli XCX – “Boom Clap”
Schoolboy Q – “Man of the Year”
Fifth Harmony – “Miss Movin On”

BEST COLLABORATION
Beyonce ft. Jay Z – “Drunk in Love”
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – “Problem”
Pitbull ft. Kesha – “Timber”
Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Tyga – “Loyal”
Eminem ft. Rihanna – “Monster”
Katy Perry ft. Juicy J – “Dark Horse”

MTV CLUBLAND AWARD
DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down for What”
Zedd ft. Hayley Williams – “Stay the Night”
Calvin Harris – “Summer”
Martin Garrix – “Animal”
Disclosure – “Grab Her!”

BEST VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE
Angel Haze ft. SIA – “Battle Cry“
Avicii – “Hey Brother”
Beyonce – “Pretty Hurts”
J. Cole ft. TLC – “Crooked Smile”
Kelly Rowland – “Dirty Laundry”
David Guetta ft. Mikky Ekko – “One Voice”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
30 Seconds to Mars – “City of Angels”
Beyonce – “Pretty Hurts”
Arcade Fire – “Afterlife”
Gesaffelstein – “Hate or Glory”
Lana Del Rey – “West Coast”

BEST EDITING
Eminem – “Rap God”
MGMT – “Your Life Is a Lie”
Zedd  ft. Hayley Williams – “Stay the Night”
Beyonce – “Pretty Hurts”
Fitz and The Tantrums – “The Walker”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Sia – “Chandelier”
Beyonce – “Partition”
Usher – “Good Kisser”
Michael Jackson ft. Justin Timberlake – “Love Never Felt So Good”
Jason Derulo ft. 2Chainz – “Talk Dirty”
KIESZA – “Hideaway”

BEST DIRECTION
DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down for What”
OK Go  – “The Writing’s on the Wall”
Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”
Beyonce – “Pretty Hurts”
Eminem ft. Rihanna – “The Monster”

BEST ART DIRECTION
DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What”
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Eminem – “Rap God”
Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”
Tyler, The Creator – “Tamale”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What”
OK Go – “The Writing’s On the Wall”
Disclosure – “Grab Her!”
Eminem – “Rap God”
Jack White – “Lazaretto”

MTV VMAs: Mars’ Stellar Tribute to Winehouse

He may not have taken home a Moonman at the MTV Video Music Awards, but Bruno Mars stole the show with his high-energy performance during the special tribute to the late Amy Winehouse.

Flanked by a full band, including a horn and string section, the 25-year-old half-Puerto Rican singer performed a no holds barred rendition of Winehouse and Mark Ronson’s cover of “Valerie,” originally sung by The Zutons.

Sporting a stylish turquoise blazer, Mars showcased his stellar dance moves and outstanding vocals during the 1960s Blues-themed performance. The truly passionate tribute was one of the award show’s high points.

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In addition to Mars’ performance, the special dedication to the gone-too-soon “Back to Black” singer included a touching speech by Winehouse’s friend Russell Brand, as well as an exclusive look at her recent collaboration with legendary singer Tony Bennett for his upcoming album of duets.

So what did you think of the VMA tribute to Amy Winehouse?

MTV VMAs Con Sabor Latino…

This year’s MTV Video Music Awards will have a decidedly Latin flair, with scheduled performances and appearances by some of the biggest Latino names in music.

Among this year’s featured Latino artists, MTV has announced Cuban-American rapper Pitbull will take center stage with Ne-Yo to perform their mega hit, “Give Me Everything,” alongside up-and-coming vocalist Nayer.

Pitbull’s name is the latest in a long list of previously announced performers, including Filipino-Puerto Rican American singer-songwriter Bruno Mars, Adele, Lil Wayne and Lady Gaga, who is slated to open the show.

Meanwhile, tween-sensation Selena Gomez is one of the artists scheduled to hand out moonmen during the awards show. She’ll also serves as hostess for the VMA pre-show live from the black carpet.

The VMAs will be broadcast live on MTV this Sunday, August 28 at 9 pm ET/PT.

Pitbull and Bruno Mars are multiple nominees. Fans can still vote for general VMA categories at vma.mtv.com.