Saturday, 8 September 2012
One Direction top VMAs
Rihanna, Chris Brown and Drake were all winners at the VMAs, but Brit boy band One Direction stole their thunder winning best new artist, best pop video and most share-worthy video. Rihanna’s “We Found Love” (featuring Calvin Harris) was video of the year; Brown’s “Turn Up the Music” was best male video; Drake’s “HYFR” (featuring Lil Wayne) was best hip-hop video. Drake’s labelmate Nicki Minaj won best female video for “Starships.” Coldplay picked up best rOck video for "Paradise". The MTV event was held at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles but suffered fierce competition for TV viewers from the Democrat's National Convention 2012.