Singer Rihanna took the award for Best Video of the Year at the 29th edition of the Video Music Awards (VMA) channel "MTV" while the young British band One Direction was the highlight of the ceremony with three awards.
The artist Barbados won the main prize of the night for the music video "We Found Love". Rihanna was in charge of opening the festival with a presentation in which he played that song and "cockiness (Love It)," with help from .
Already One Direction, formed by Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik, became the first British group to debut with his first album in post number one on the list of Billboard's U.S. sales.
The band took the prizes in three categories that competed: Best Pop Video, Video More Shared - the song "What Makes You Beautiful" - and Best New Artist.
Chris Brown got the award for Best Male Video Artist with "Turn Up The Music" while won the women's category with "Starships".
The award for Best Rock Video went to "Paradise" by , while the Hip-Hop was with Drake and ("HYFR") and Dance with Calvin Harris ("Feel So Close").
The ceremony, which took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and lasted two hours, featured musical performances from One Direction, , Frank Ocean, Pink, , and Nicki Minaj.
One of the most anticipated moments was the display of the latest movie trailer of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2." The actor , who had already been shown in the audience, took the stage accompanied by some people and among them was Robert Pattinson.
The star was not expected at the ceremony because of all the scandal of her split from Kristen Stewart.