The Hottest Performances From The 2018 Video Music Awards

The Hottest Performances From The 2018 Video Music Awards

One of the most anticipated awards show has again commenced and to describe this year’s MTV Video Music Awards — it was different.

Yes, we’re already used to the touching acceptance speeches, #extra outfits and all-out performances from our faves. What made this year different, though, is the mood. Some of the performances just left us shook because of how much we felt after it. ICYMI, we rounded up the perfs that gave us the most chills (in a good way)!

Ariana Grande

Days after the release of her new album Sweetener, Ariana let her hair down and slayed the VMA stage along with 50 other women including her grandmother, mom and aunt. She totally didn’t come to play as she performed God is a Woman and referenced The Last Supper in the performance. Her fiance, Pete Davidson, was also present in the event and it looks like we’re not the only ones who are super proud of her.

Shawn Mendes

I’m not sure if it’s just the song, but for some reason, Shawn’s performance this year seems a bit emotional. He’s mentioned over and over that In My Blood really makes him proud as a songwriter because the song is just overall a masterpiece. It talks about someone going through a hard phase in life and coming out strong. But going back to his performance, we really think that the rain effect in the end also added to the mood that was already felt.

Panic at the Disco!

Back again onstage is Panic at the Disco! Led of course by the ever-dashing, Brendon Urie. Performing their new single High Hopes with notable high notes (pun intended), they got the whole crowd, even some of the artists, vibin’. I mean, who wouldn’t? PATD! completes the holy trinity of rock along with My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy. Don’t at me!

Nicki Minaj

She might be busy enough doing Barbie tingz, but the queen herself showed up at the VMAs looking fire! She also performed some of her newly-released tracks from the album Queen and brought the house down with some killer dance moves and well, facial expressions. We kind of like to read between the lines and seeing her act all sassy on stage like that might be because of someone in particular. Who? IDK, but Ariana obviously knows as they were spotted gossiping during the commercial break. LOL.

Backstreet Boys

Backstreet’s back, alright! Although they didn’t really perform on the main stage, the Backstreet Boys opened this year’s VMAs with a bang. We can’t help but feel nostalgic even though they performed their new song Don’t Go Breaking my Heart. The last time they went on the VMA stage was 20 years ago, but now they’re back, still with matching outfits and iconic dance moves!

Logic ft. Ryan Tedder

You shouldn’t expect less when it comes to Logic. He has always been woke and vocal about his political stand and the amazing part is that he actually uses his music and performances to do that. This year, he fights for the rights of immigrant families while he and Ryan Tedder performed One Day. The people he rallied stayed onstage with them while displaying their shirts that says, “we are all human beings”.


And finally, the Vanguard Awardee of the year! Jenny from the Block served us popstar royalty realness as she performed some of her hits like Waiting for Tonight, Get on the Floor, Let’s Get Loud, Jenny from the Block and more. The 10-minute performance was just lit and no one could’ve done it better. So BRB ‘cause we’re watching this on repeat ‘til forever!

What’s your favorite part from this year’s VMAs? Sound off in the comments below!

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