The 28th Annual MTV Video Music Awards 2011 (VMA 2011), was held in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday August 28.
Adele's Rolling in the Deep was the biggest winner at MTV Video Music Awards 2011
Adele, 23, English singer-songwriter, won four awards for Rolling in the Deep: Best Direction in a Video (Director: Sam Brown), Best Art Direction in a Video (art director: Nathan Parker), Best Editing in a Video (editor: Art Jones at Work), Best Cinematography in a Video (director of photography: Tom Townend).
Another big winner of MTV Video Music Awards 2011 was Katy Perry, 26, singer-songwriter and actress, was awarded three times. Firework became Video of The Year. E.T. (Katy Perry featuring Kanye West) received Best Collaboration and Best Special Effects in a Video (special effects: Jeff Dotson for Dot & Effects).
Katy Perry was nominated ten times, while Adele and Kanye West were nominated seven times.
Lady Gaga, 25, pop singer-songwriter, won Best Female Video and Best Video
Katy Perry's Firework became Video of The Year at MTV Video Music Awards 2011
with a Message for Born This Way.
Britney Spears, 29, singer-songwriter, actress and fashion designer, received Best Pop Video for Till the World Ends and the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
Beyoncé won Best Choreography in a Video (choreographers: Frank Gatson, Sheryl Murakami and Jeffrey Page) for Run the World (Girls).
Beyoncé, 29, R&B singer, actress and fashion designer, announced that she was pregnant with her first child.
Justin Bieber (Best Male Video for U Smile), Tyler, the Creator (Best New Artist for Yonkers), Foo Fighters (Best Rock Video for Walk), Nicki Minaj (Best Hip-Hop Video for Super Bass), Maná (Best Latino Artist of 2011 for Lluvia al Corazón).
Tyler, the Creator won Best New Artist at VMA 2011.
Odd Future leader, Tyler, the Creator, received the most votes for his single Yonkers at VMA 2011.
Other Best New Artist nominees were Big Sean (featuring Chris Brown) with My Last, Foster the People (Pumped Up Kicks), Kreayshawn (Gucci Gucci), and Wiz Khalifa (Black and Yellow).
Tyler, the Creator (Tyler Okonma) , Los Angeles rapper, was awarded for Yonkers, the single from his album Goblin, produced by Tyler with some help from OFWGKTA member, Left Brain.
The 20-year-old singer was very excited to get the award. After his mother embraced him enthusiastically, Tyler, the Creator went to the stage with his group. He received Moonman statue from Selena Gomez and Taylor Lautner, said he had not prepared any speech and encouraged the fans to pursue their dreams. Tyler’ speech was bleeped by MTV, but that seemed to be the essence.
“Yo, I’m excited as … right now, yo. I wanted this … since I was nine. I’m about to cry. This is for my little brother Earl. He’s not here right now. I really can’t believe I’m here right now. I didn’t write a thank you speech. I don’t know. … To all the kids watching, you can do this … Thank you.” Said Tyler, the Creator.
Goblin (2011) is his second album, the first was released in 2009 (Bastard). The black-and-white video from Goblin was directed by Tyler under the name Wolf Haley.
Tyler, the Creator was also nominated for Video of the Year along with Katy Perry (Firework) who took that award, Adele (Rolling in the Deep), Beastie Boys (Make Some Noise), Bruno Mars (Grenade).
Tyler, the Creator’s third album Wolf (with instrumentals that Tyler has been making since he was 15) will be launched in 2012.