Lovato Wins Her First-Ever MTV VMA Award

It’s turning out to be a banner year for Demi Lovato

The 20-year-old part-Mexican American singer, who will make her debut as a new The X Factor judge next week, has picked up her first-ever Moonman.

Demi Lovato

During the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, Lovato’s “Skyscraper” clip won the award for Best Video With a Message. Lovato beat out Rise Against’s “Ballad of Hollis Brown,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Dark Side,” Gym Class Heroes’ “The Fighter,” K’Naan and Nelly Furtado’s “Is Anybody Out There?” and Lil Wayne’s “How to Love” for the award.

Lovato was presented with the award during the 2012 MTV VMA PreShow, which featured the former Disney Channel star performing her hit single “Give Your Heart a Break.”

Later Lovato and Rita Ora appeared on stage together during the main ceremony to present the award for Best Male Video.

The awards show took place on September 6 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The winners were chosen by the public through online voting.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Best Video With a Message
Demi Lovato, “Skyscraper” — WINNER
Rise Against, “Ballad of Hollis Brown”
Kelly Clarkson, “Dark Side”
Gym Class Heroes, “The Fighter”
K’Naan feat. Nelly Furtado, “Is Anybody Out There?”
Lil Wayne, “How to Love”

Best Electronic Dance Music Video
Duck Sauce, “Big Bad Wolf”
Calvin Harris, “Feel So Close” — WINNER
Skrillex, “First of the Year (Equinox)”
Martin Solveig, “The Night Out”
Avicii, “Le7els”

Most Share-Worthy Video
One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful” — WINNER
Just Bieber, “Boyfriend”
Beyonce, “Countdown”
Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
Gotye, “Somebody That I Used to Know”

Best Pop Video
One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful” — WINNER
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”
Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”
Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa, “Payphone”

Best Male Video
Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music” — WINNER
Usher, “Climax”

Best Hip-Hop Video
Childish Gambino, “Heartbeat”
Drake feat. Lil Wayne, “HYFR” — WINNER
Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz, “Mercy”
Watch the Throne, “Paris”
Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz, “Beez in the Trap”

Best Female Video
Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Katy Perry, “Part of Me”
Beyoncé, “Love on Top”
Nicki Minaj, “Starships” — WINNER
Selena Gomez & The Scene, “Love You Like a Love Song”

Best Rock Video
Coldplay, “Paradise” — WINNER
The Black Keys, “Lonely Boy”
Linkin Park, “Burn It Down”
Jack White, “Sixteen Saltines”
Imagine Dragons, “It’s Time”

Best New Artist
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”
Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful” — WINNER
The Wanted, “Glad You Came”

Video of the Year
Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Gotye, “Somebody That I Used To Know”
Rihanna, “We Found Love” — WINNER
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
M.I.A., “Bad Girls”