NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 30: The Weeknd performs at Edge at Hudson Yards for the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, broadcast on Sunday, August 30, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MTV VMAs 2020/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 30: The Weeknd performs at Edge at Hudson Yards for the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, broadcast on Sunday, August 30, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MTV VMAs 2020/Getty Images for MTV)

The Weeknd Kicked Off The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards With “Blinding Lights” — WATCH

The Weeknd kicked off the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards with his single “Blinding Lights” on Sunday (Aug. 30).

The visually stunning performance came from a rooftop over a thousand feet in the air, lit up by a surrounding helicopter, before ending with a grand finale worthy fireworks display.

Watch his performance below.

The superstar was among the many incredible performances including Black Eyed Peas, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, BTS, CNCO, DaBaby, Doja Cat, Maluma, Miley Cyrus and others.

Hosted by Keke Palmer, The 2020 MTV VMAs aired on Sunday, August 30th at 8PM ET/PT broadcasted across 11 ViacomCBS brands including BET, BET Her, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nick at Nite, Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land and VH1, as well as The CW, making it available to an expanded broadcast audience for the first time.

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