Kevin Csolak



RAdio City Music Hall


August 20th, 2018

Pop newcomer Hayley Kiyoko took home her first Moon person trophy after winning “Push Artist of the Year” at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards on Monday night at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.

Hayley Kiyoko is making the most of her first-ever trip to the MTV Video Music Awards. Not only did the rising star winher first moonperson for Push artist of the year, but Kiyoko showcased her performance skills with her pop banger “Curious.” The singer did a quick performance of the queer anthem that aired during the show, delivering signature dripping-in-swagger dance moves in front of a gang of backup dancers.

During the telecast preshow, Kiyoko received the Push artist of the year, beating out SZA, Khalid, Lil Xan and several others. "This validates any queer woman of color that you can follow your dreams,” Kiyoko said in an impromptu acceptance speech on the pink carpet.


Dancers:   @iamledon @j.rabon @kevinkcso @reyesnorbert   
Choreography: ANZE SKRUBE @anzeskrube


It might have been short, but it was certainly sweet.  Newcomer Hayley Kiyoko performed her hit song ‘Curious’ surrounded by a group of hip-hop back-up dancers and blew the roof off of RCMH.

Kiyoko, who was making her debut trip to the Awards ceremony itself, won her first Moon Person Award for Push Artist Of The Year. Kiyoko beat out a list of other breakout artists for the Push award, including Noah Cyrus, Jessie Reyez, Lil Xan, Tee Grizzley, PRETTYMUCH, Chloe X Halle, Khalid, Sigrid, and Why Don't We.