Rihanna wins Video of the Year at MTV Video Music Awards, One Direction wins three awards

By Daniel S Levine,

Rihanna walked away with the top prize at last night’s MTV Video Music Awards for Video of the Year, but UK boy band One Direction dominated the night, winning three awards.

“We Found Love,” which also features Calvin Harris, earned Rihanna Video of the Year, while One Direction came away with Best New Artist for “What Makes You Beautiful.” The track also helped the group win Best Pop video and Most Share-Worthy Video.

The night was filled with performances by Rihanna, Pink, Taylor Swift (who performed “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” live for the first time), Green Day, 2Chainz, Nicki Minaj, Frank Ocean and One Direction.

There was also another pregnancy reveal, with Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose confirming that they are expecting their first child.

Miley Cyrus also showed off her new, edgy look. “It’s so easy [to manage], you know,” she told People about the new ‘do. “I love it. I feel really me and it’s good.”

Here’s the full list of winners:
Video of the Year: Rihanna (f/Calvin Harris) - “We Found Love”
Best New Artist: One Direction - “What Makes You Beautiful”
Female Video: Nicki Minaj - “Starships”
Hip-Hop Video: Drake (f/Lil Wayne) - “HYFR”
Male Video: Chris Brown - “Turn Up The Music”
Pop Video: One Direction - “What Makes You Beautiful”
Rock Video: Coldplay - “Paradise”
Video with a Message: Demi Lovato - “Skyscraper”
Electronic Dance Music Video: Calvin Harris - “Feel So Close”
Share-Worthy Video: One Direction - “What Makes You Beautiful”
Art Direction: Katy Perry - “Wide Awake”
Choreography: Chris Brown - “Turn Up The Music”
Cinematography: M.I.A. - “Bad Girls”
Editing: Beyonce - “Countdown”
Visual Effects: Skrillex - “First of the Year (Equinox)”
Direction: M.I.A. - “Bad Girls”

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