VMAs: Bad Bunny makes history with Artist of the Year win

Bad Bunny made history at the Video Music Awards on Sunday, becoming the first non-English speaking artist to win Artist of the Year.

The Puerto Rican reggaeton sensation was nominated for the honor alongside Drake, Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles, Jack Harlow, Lil Nas X and Lizzo. His hit “Tití Me Preguntó” also received a VMA nomination for Best Latin Award this year.

During the MTV broadcast, Bad Bunny performed live from Yankee Stadium in New York as part of his World’s Hottest Tour. Other acts in this year’s VMA performance line-up included Harlow, Nicki Minaj, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blackpink, Panic! at the disco, Anitta, Snoop Dogg, Eminem and Lizzo.

In May, Bad Bunny released his fourth studio album, Un Verano Sin Ti, which was the second all-Spanish-language album to debut at the top of the US Billboard 200 chart, according to MTV. When it came out, the 28-year-old musician’s latest LP was also the most-streamed Spotify album of 2022.

Bad Bunny wasn’t the only artist to break barriers on Sunday night. Blackpink also became the first female K-pop group to win the Group of the Year award, according to Teen Vogue. Making their US awards debut, the foursome performed their new single “Pink Venom” live on television for the first time during the VMA ceremony.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2022-08-28/vmas-2022-bad-bunny-artist-of-the-year-yankee-stadium VMAs: Bad Bunny makes history with Artist of the Year win

Sarah Ridley

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