Best New Artist has never been won by an African-American musician
The Video Music Award for Best New Artist has never been won by an African-American musician before Bad Bunny.
The L.A. Times claims that Bad Bunny was the first performance.
who does not speak English as their first language to be named "artist of the year"
When the reggaeton performer learned of his victory, he was giving a performance at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
Carmelo Anthony, an NBA veteran and fellow Puerto Rican, gave the Moonman trophy to Bad Bunny after his triumph.
After Cuba's Camila Cabello won the award in 2018,
She is now joined by Puerto Rico's star in the pantheon of Latin music's most illustrious awardees.
In front of tens of thousands of fans at Yankee Stadium, Bad Bunny gave a speech about the value of remaining true to oneself and one's music despite success.
In Spanish, he acknowledged his thanks for the honour, saying,
I can't express how happy I am to have received this at Yankee Stadium in words that do it justice from the bottom of my heart.