Watch the Weeknd’s Rooftop Performance of ‘Blinding Lights’ at the MTV VMAs 2020

    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’.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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