RESERVOIR AT THE VMAS RECAP
MTV held its annual Video Music Awards last night, honoring the best music videos from the past year.
The evening kicked off with a pre-VMA concert filmed at New York City’s Terminal 5 on Saturday night. Performances included a set by alt-indie duo Phantogram, who played hits from their 2014 album Voices, including “Black Out Days”, “Howling At The Moon”, and “Fall In Love”.
The show itself was filled with more A-list performances, including a comeback moment from Queen of Pop, Britney Spears, who last performed at the awards show in 2007. The superstar performed a mash-up of her current single “Make Me Ooh” and Reservoir title “Me, Myself & I” alongside G-Eazy, who is featured on both cuts. Originally performed by Bebe Rexha, the Platinum-certified “Me, Myself & I” was co-written with newly signed Reservoir writer Lauren Christy.
Geico, a sponsor of the awards show, promoted the event with a series of commercials featuring Daya’s climbing hit, “Sit Still Look Pretty”. Three humorous spots, which featured people confidently singing the Mike Campbell–co-written cut out of key, aired in the lead–up to Sunday night and also during the broadcast.
And of course, the evening had its winners. Among the night’s champs was the video for Calvin Harris + Disciples‘ “How Deep Is Your Love” featuring Ina Wroldsen, whose mesmerizing visual starring supermodel Gigi Hadid took home the prize for Best Electronic Video.