Oyogist.com has learned that “Brown Skin Girl” by Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, and Nigeria’s Wizkid won the Best Cinematography category in the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards.
However, “Leave the Door Open” by Bruno Mars, Anderson.Paak, Silk Sonic, Aftermath Entertainment/Atlantic Records won in the Best R category which the Wizkid’s song was also nominated,
In the Best R&B category, “Brown Skin Girl” was up against “Leave the Door Open”, “Go Crazy” by Chris Brown and Young Thug, “Heartbreak Anniversary” by Giveon, “Come Through” by H.E.R. ft. Chris Brown and “Good Days” by SZA.
With cinematography by Benoit Soler, “Brown Skin Girl” defeated Rob Witt in “Therefore I Am” by Malik H. Sayeed, Mohammed Atta Ahmed, Santiago Gonzalez, Ryan Helfant and Billie Eilish and Santiago Gonzalez in Foo Fighters’ “Shame Shame”
Other nominees for the best cinematography category include Elias Talbot in “Holy” by Justin Bieber ft. Chance The Rapper, Jeff Cronenweth in Lady Gaga’s “911″ and Andrew Stroud in Lorde’s “Solar Power”.
Wizkid and SAINt JHN joined Beyonce in the 2019 record, “Brown Skin Girl” for her 2019 soundtrack album, The Lion King: The Gift.
This collaboration also earned Wizkid his first Grammy Award in March and a #72 spot in the Billboard Hot 100 in 2019. He won two Soul Train Music Awards, the BET Awards, and a NAACP Image Award.