It was a great night for The Chainsmokers at the VMAs last night at Madison Square Garden; performing their #1 hit “Closer” for millions of fans watching has to be one of the highlights, if not the biggest moment, of their still rising career. On the scoreboard, however, it’s Calvin Harris who came out on top with two Moon Men to take home: one for Best Male Video and one for Best Electronic Video.
While the former was for his newest hit with Rihanna, “This Is What You Came For,” the second is for a slightly deeper cut, his collaboration with Disciples, “How Deep Is Your Love.” Unfortunately, this means that The Chainsmokers’ track with Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down,” as well as Mike Posner’s “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” and Afrojack’s “SummerThing!” went home empty handed.
One of the big things to note about Calvin’s acceptance of his awards – he thanked everyone except for Taylor Swift (who actually weaseled her way into a writing credit for TIWYCF).
“I need to thank Rihanna from the bottom of my heart. You’re a superstar. Every time we worked together, you bring something so magical to the project so thank you,” said Calvin
He also thanked the director of the video, Emil Nava, and “everybody who’s supported this song, who’s watched this video.” Still, no mention of Taylor. She wasn’t even in attendance.
Watch both Calvin Harris videos below.
H/T Elite Daily