“Brown Skin Girl” by Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, and Nigeria’s Wizkid has 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 for 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.
Benoit Soler was cinematographer of “Brown Skin Girl” and he rode above 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 were Elias Talbot in “Holy” by Justin Bieber featuring Chance The Rapper, Jeff Cronenweth in Lady Gaga’s “911″ as well as Andrew Stroud in Lorde’s “Solar Power”.
Wizkid and SAINt JHN joined Beyonce in “Brown Skin Girl” for her 2019 soundtrack album, The Lion King: The Gift.