MTV Video Music Awards (MTV VMA) 2013 Winners – Event Review

Ajang penghargaan bergengsi dunia, MTV Video Music Awards 2013 yang tampil dengan konsep berbeda , telah sukses diadakan di Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York tanggal 25 Agustus lalu.

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Menghadirkan penampilan yang tak biasa dari Lady Gaga dengan aneka rupa kostumnya, Miley Cyrus dengan pakaian renangnya yang kemudian berduet dengan Robin Thicke. Lalu tak kalah menghebohkan penampilan Justin Timberlake, dengan kejutan berupa kemunculan, NSYNC lengkap dengan seluruh personelnya: JC ChasezJoey FatoneChris Kirkpatrick, dan Lance Bass. Kemudian Drake dan juga Katy Perry. Sempat tersiar kabar bahwa Daft Punk  akan tampil bersama Pharrell Williams  pada perhelatan ini, namun sayangnya hal tersebut tidak terwujud, Daft Punk hanya tampil menyertai Pharrell Williams dan Nile Rodgers untuk membacakan pemenang Best Female Video.

Siapa sajakah yang telah membawa pulang piala Moonman dengan penampilan gresnya setelah diredisain oleh KAWS? Berikut adalah para pemenang dari setiap nominasi di MTV VMA 2013:

Video of the Year
» Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors” (WINNER)
» Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz, “Thrift Shop”
» Bruno Mars, “Locked Out of Heaven”
» Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”
» Taylor Swift, “I Knew You Were Trouble”

Best Hip Hop Video
» Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us” (WINNER)
» Drake, “Started From The Bottom”
» Kendrick Lamar, “Swimming Pools”
» A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, “F–kin’ Problems”
» J. Cole feat. Miguel, “Power Trip”

Best Male Video
» Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”
» Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”
» Bruno Mars, “Locked Out of Heaven” (WINNER)
» Ed Sheeran, “Lego House”
» Kendrick Lamar, “Swimming Pools”

Best Female Video
» Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko, “Stay”
» Taylor Swift, “I Knew You Were Trouble” (WINNER)
» Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop”
» Pink feat. Nate Ruess, “Just Give Me A Reason”
» Demi Lovato, “Heart Attack”

Best Pop Video
» Bruno Mars, “Locked Out of Heaven”
» Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”
» Fun., “Carry On”
» Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop”
» Selena Gomez, “Come and Get It” (WINNER)

Artist To Watch, Presented by Taco Bell
» Twenty One Pilots, “Holding On To You”
» Zedd feat. Foxes, “Clarity”
» Austin Mahone, “What About Love” (WINNER)
» The Weeknd, “Wicked Games”
» Iggy Azalea, “Work”

Best Collaboration
» Justin Timberlake, feat. Jay-Z, “Suit & Tie”
» Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera, “Feel This Moment”
» Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding, “I Need Your Love”
» Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”
» Pink feat. Nate Ruess, “Just Give Me A Reason” (WINNER)

Best Video With A Social Message
» Kelly Clarkson, “People Like Us”
» Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Same Love” (WINNER)
» Snoop Lion, “No Guns Allowed”
» Miguel, “Candles in the Sun”
» Beyoncé, “I Was Here”

Best Rock Video
» Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive”
» Fall Out Boy, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)”
» Mumford & Sons, “I Will Wait”
» Thirty Seconds To Mars, “Up in the Air” (WINNER)
» Vampire Weekend, “Diane Young”

Best Art Direction
» Capital Cities, “Safe and Sound”
» Thirty Seconds To Mars, “Up in the Air”
» Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu, “Q.U.E.E.N” (WINNER)
» Lana Del Rey, “National Anthem”
» Alt-J, “Tesselate”

Best Choreography
» Chris Brown, “Fine China”
» Ciara, “Body Party”
» Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull, “Live It Up”
» will.i.am feat. Justin Bieber, “#thatPOWER”
» Bruno Mars, “Treasure” (WINNER)

Best Cinematography
» Thirty Seconds To Mars, “Up in the Air”
» Lana Del Rey, “Ride”
» Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Sacrilege”
» Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us” (WINNER)
» A-Trak & Tommy Trash, “Tuna Melt”

Best Direction
» Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z, “Suit & Tie” (WINNER)
» Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us”
» Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Sacrilege”
» Fun., “Carry On”
» Drake, “Started From The Bottom”

Best Editing
» Pink feat. Nate Ruess, “Just Give Me A Reason”
» Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch, “Sweet Nothing”
» Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us”
» Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors” (WINNER)
» Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop”

Best Visual Effects
» Capital Cities, “Safe and Sound” (WINNER)
» Duck Sauce, “It’s You”
» Flying Lotus, “Tony Tortures”
» Skrillex feat. the Doors “Breakn’ a Sweat”
» The Weeknd “Wicked Games”

Congratz to all winners 🙂

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sources: mtv.com & huffingtonpost.com


55th Annual Grammy Awards (2013) – Event Review

Awal tahun 2013 ini seperti biasa para musisi dan pecinta musik internasional disambut dengan beberapa penghargaan, salah satunya Grammy Awards yang ke 55 atau yang dikenal dengan 55th Annual Grammy Awards, pada tanggal 10 Februari 2013 pukul 20.00 waktu Los Angeles, Amerika Serikat.

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Ajang penghargaan musik terbesar di dunia ini dihadiri oleh begitu banyak musisi papan atas dunia, yang tentunya sedang ‘deg-deg-an‘ menanti pengumuman pemenang penghargaan dari berbagai kategori yang ada. Dengan LL Cool J dan Taylor Swift sebagai  co-host, acara yang bertempat di Staples Center ini ditanyangkan live pada channel CBS, dengan tema “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live! – Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night“.

Sebagai pembuka, Taylor Swift tampil dengan lagunya “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together“,  terdapat juga Justin Timberlake  tampil bersama Jay-Z membawakan lagu terbarunya “Suit & Tie“, diikuti Penampilan energetik dari Alicia Keys yang membawakan lagu “Girl On Fire“. Penampilan tak kalah seru juga dihadirkan oleh Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Sting, Damian Marley dan Ziggy Marley dalam rangka tribute to Bob Marley, dengan membawakan lagu “Locked Out of Heaven“, “Walking on the Moon” dan “Could You be Loved“.

Pada Grammy 2013 ini terdapat pula penampilan dari Jack White dengan dua lagu andalannya “Love Interruption” dan “Freedom at 21“, dan terakhir adalah  penampilan spesial Travis Barker, Chuck D, LL Cool J, Tom Morello dan DJ Z-Trip secara bersamaan sebagai tribute kepada Adam Yauch, rapper, penulis lagu, sutradara film dan aktivis kemanusiaan member Beastie Boys yang telah tiada 4 Mei 2012 lalu,  membawakan dua lagu,  “Refuse to Lose” dan “No Sleep till Brooklyn” . Penasaran siapa saja para Pemenang 55th Annual Grammy Awards (Grammy Awards 2013), ini dia list pemenang dan kategorinya:

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Record of the Year: “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye feat. Kimbra
Album of the Year
: Babel, Mumford & Sons
Song of the Year
: “We Are Young,” (Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost and Nate Reuss, songwriters (Fun. feat. Janelle Monae)
Best New Artist: Fun.
Best Pop Solo Performance: “Set Fire to the Rain” (Live), Adele
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
: “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye feat. Kimbra
Best Pop Vocal Album
: Stronger, Kelly Clarkson
Best Dance/Electronica Album
: Bangarang, Skrillex
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
: Kisses on the Bottom, Paul McCartneyBest Rock Performance: “Lonely Boy,” Black Keys
Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
: “Love Bites (So Do I),” Halestorm
Best Rock Song
: “Lonely Boy,” Dan Auerbach, Brian Burton and Patrick Carney (Black Keys)
Best Rock Album: El Camino, Black Keys

Justin Timberlake and Jay Z - Suit & Tie

Justin Timberlake and Jay Z – Suit & Tie

Best Alternative Music Album: Making Mirrors, Gotye
Best R&B Performance
: “Climax,” Usher
Best Traditional R&B Performance
: “Love on Top,” Beyoncé
Best R&B Song
: “Adorn,” Miguel
Best Urban Contemporary Album
: Channel Orange, Frank Ocean
Best R&B Album
: Black Radio, Robert Glasper Experiment


Best Rap Performance
: “N****s in Paris,” Jay-Z and Kanye West
Best Rap Song
: “N****s in Paris,” Jay-Z and Kanye West
Best Rap Album
: Take Care, Drake
Best Country Solo Performance
: “Blown Away,” Carrie Underwood
Best Country Album
: Uncaged, Zac Brown Band
Best Blues Album
: Locked Down, Dr. John
Best Reggae Album
: Rebirth, Jimmy Cliff


Best Comedy Album
: Blow Your Pants Off, Jimmy Fallon
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Best Historical Album
: The Smile Sessions (Deluxe Boxed Set), Beach Boys
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
: Dan Auerbach

Alicia Keys - Girl on Fire

Alicia Keys – Girl on Fire

Tribute to Bob Marley

Tribute to Bob Marley

Tribute to Bob Marley

Tribute to Bob Marley

Gotye and his Grammys

Gotye and his Grammys

Source: rollingstone.com, forbes.com, google.com