The Weeknd opened the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards last night (August 30) with a performance his hit single ‘Blinding Lights’. He sang atop a New York City rooftop while wearing his signature red suit, black gloves and the bloodied face featured on the After Hours cover. Like BTS’ performance, Abel Tesfay’s set ended with a huge fireworks display. Check it out below.
The Weeknd was nominated for a total of six awards last night: Video of the Year, Best R&B, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, and Best Editing (all for ‘Blinding Lights’), as well as Artist of the Year. He ended up winning in the Best R&B and Video of the Year categories.
Recently, The Weeknd teamed up with Calvin Harris for the joint single ‘Over Now’. Previously, he shared the posthumous Juice WRLD collaboration ‘Smile’.