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Taylor Swift Sweeps VMA’s & Opens With Nicki Minaj: Winner’s List

Taylor Swift Sweeps VMA’s & Opens With Nicki Minaj: Winner’s List

taylor swift with nicki minaj at vma top awardsRemember when all these celebrities were trying to mediate the huge Twitter feud between Taylor Swift and Nicki Minja? Well, you wouldn’t even have remembered it happening with the opening of Sunday night’s VMA’s which featured Nicki Minaj with a surprise pop up from Taylor Swift. You can check out the full performance opening number just below.

It was truly a superb way to open the VMA’s as Minaj is always guaranteed an over the top performance, but near the end when Swift rises onto the stage, and sings her way to her now friend, you almost wonder if this was all just a great publicity stunt. The feud hit at the right time to lead up to the VMA’s. It actually doesn’t matter as it’s one of those performances that will be talked about until Taylor’s next Twitter feud/misunderstanding.

Minaj opened the show with a bang, performing “Trini Dem Girls” before introducing a special guest. Swift joined her during “The Night Is Still Young,” sending the audience (and Twitter) into a frenzy.

Swift then launched into her hit “Bad Blood,” and afterword, the two, who previously made headlines for a Twitter beef, hugged it out on stage.
Nicki Minaj Opening Number For MTV VMA’s With Surprise Taylor Swift

Below is the full Winner’s List from the 2015 MTV VMA’s:

Video of the Year

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (WINNER)

Beyoncé – “7/11″

Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

Artist to Watch

Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen” (WINNER)

Vance Joy – “Riptide”

George Ezra – “Budapest”

James Bay – “Hold Back The River”

FKA Twigs – “Pendulum”

Video With a Social Message

Big Sean ft. Kanye West and John Legend – “One Man Can Change the World” (WINNER)

Jennifer Hudson – “I Still Love You”

Colbie Caillat – “Try”

Rihanna – “American Oxygen”

Wale – “The White Shoes”

Best Female Video

Taylor Swift – “Blank Space” (WINNER)

Beyoncé – “7/11″

Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”

Sia – “Elastic Heart”

Ellie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do”

Best Hip Hop Video

Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda” (WINNER)

Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”

Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”

Big Sean ft. E-40 – “I Don’t F–k With You”

Best Male Video

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk” (WINNER)

Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”

Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

The Weeknd – “Earned It”

Nick Jonas – “Chains”


Best Pop Video

Taylor Swift – “Blank Space” (WINNER)

Beyoncé – “7/11″

Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

Maroon 5 – “Sugar”

Best Rock Video

Fall Out Boy – “Uma Thurman” (WINNER)

Hozier – “Take Me To Church”

Florence + the Machine – “Ship To Wreck”

Walk the Moon – “Shut Up and Dance”

Arctic Monkeys – “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”

Best Collaboration

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (WINNER)

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”

Ariana Grande & The Weeknd – “Love Me Harder”

Jessie J + Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj – “Bang Bang”


Best Art Direction

Snoop Dogg – “So Many Pros” (François Rousselet, Jason Fijal) (WINNER)

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Charles Infante)

Jack White – “Would You Fight For My Love” (Jack White, Jeff Peterson)

The Chemical Brothers – “Go” (Michel Gondry)

Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

Best Choreography

OK Go – “I Won’t Let You Down” (OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano) (WINNER)

Beyoncé – “7/11″ (Beyoncé, Chris Grant, Additional choreography: Gabriel Valenciano)

Chet Faker – “Gold” (Ryan Heffington)

Ed Sheeran – “Don’t” (Nappy Tabs)

Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me” (Keone and Mari Madrid)

Best Cinematography

Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me” (Larkin Sieple) (WINNER)

Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud” (Daniel Pearl)

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Christopher Probst)

FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks” (Justin Brown)

Alt-J – “Left Hand Free” (Mike Simpson)

Best Direction

Kendrick Lamar – “Alright” (Colin Tilley & The Little Homies) (WINNER)

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Joseph Kahn)

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk” (Bruno Mars and Cameron Duddy)

Hozier – “Take Me To Church” (Brendan Canty and Conal Thomson of Feel Good Lost)

Childish Gambino – “Sober” (Hiro Murai)

Best Editing

Beyoncé – “7/11″ (Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing) (WINNER)

Ed Sheeran – “Don’t” (Jacquelyn London)

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Chancler Haynes at Cosmo Street)

A$AP Rocky – “L$D” (Dexter Navy)

Skrillex & Diplo “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

Best Visual Effects

Skrillex & Diplo “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer, Gloria FX, and Max Chyzhevskyy) (WINNER)

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Ingenuity Studios)

FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks” (Gloria FX, Tomash Kuzmytskyi, and Max Chyzhevskyy)

Childish Gambino – “Telegraph Ave.” (Gloria FX)

Tyler, The Creator – “F****** Young/Death Camp” (Gloria FX)


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