2020 MTV VMAs: Watch The Weeknd Open the Show From Above Manhattan

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The Weeknd performs at Edge at Hudson Yards for the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards broadcast on Aug. 30, 2020 in New York City.

Following an emotional cold-open from MTV VMA's host Keke Palmer, in which she paid tribute to Chadwick Boseman who unexpectedly died over the weekend after a years-long battle with cancer, The Weeknd kicked off the 2020 ceremony with a stellar performance of his hit "Blinding Lights."

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