Like all award shows, the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) is full of glitz and glamour.
This year’s edition of the MTV VMAs took place on 12 Sep (GMT -4), at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
HallyuSG takes a look at the K-pop acts and wraps up on the happenings on the red carpet (pink carpet, rather) as well as the actual award show.
1. TXT boys are decked in Dior
Since then, the boys have been seen in Dior since their Lollapalooza headlining performance. The group posed on the pink carpet in their Dior suits, suited to their own personal style.
2. Stray Kids on their nomination for best K-pop
When asked before the show how they felt about being nominated, the Stray Kids boys remained humble.
Member Felix said, “Honestly, we don’t want to get our hopes too high because we always want to strive harder. And always want to work past our limits. We’re just here to show what we have and we can’t wait to show our fans what we prepared tonight.”
Bangchan added: “We’re very nervous. But at the same time, it’s the VMAs, we are here to have a good time and hopefully, something good happens. But we can’t wait to show you guys what we prepared.”
When an interviewer told them that their album 5-Star topped the Billboard Top 20 chart for 13 weeks, Bangchan looked visibly surprised. “13 weeks?”, he exclaimed.
3. TXT performs new track, featuring Anitta
After teasing their new track for some time on social media, the boys finally performed their newest track Back For More (2023) at the VMAs.
The song features Brazilian singer Anitta, and she offers a sultry feel to the tune.
It even has a short section where Yeonjun and Anitta perform a short dance together, making their fans go wild.
4. Awards won
2023 is definitely the year for K-pop.
The girl group also won best choreography for Pink Venom, choreographed by Kiel Tutin, Leejung and Taryn of YGX, and Sienna Lalau.