But Lady Gaga won the most awards during the night—five—followed closely by Ariana Grande and BTS, with four each.
“Blinding Lights” also won the award for best R&B. It’s the first R&B video to win the top award since by Beyoncé’s “Formation” four years ago.
Gaga won artist of the year and a special MTV Tricon Award. This is the third year in a row that a female artist has won artist of the year. Grande won last year. Camila Cabello won two years ago.
Gaga and Grande shared three awards for their megahit “Rain on Me” — song of the year, best collaboration and best cinematography.
Gaga’s five wins for the night bring her career total to 18 VMAs, a total topped only by Beyoncé, with 24, and Madonna, with 20.