Taylor Swift snagged 9 VMAs trophies including one for being Artist of the Year; Shakira and Diddy honored with lifetime achievement awards

Artist of the Year Taylor Swift went home with eight more trophies; this year’s VMAs ceremony presented two lifetime achievement awards: the Video Vanguard Award to Shakira (center) and the Global Icon Award to Diddy (right).

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Artist of the Year Taylor Swift went home with eight more trophies; this year’s VMAs ceremony presented two lifetime achievement awards: the Video Vanguard Award to Shakira (center) and the Global Icon Award to Diddy (right).

Taylor Swift is the big winner for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards or the VMAs.

MTV's Video Music Awards returned to the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey honouring some of the biggest names in the Top 40 arena. 

Swift collected 8 Moon people trophies for her self-directed music video “Anti-Hero” and one more for being named Artist of the Year. 

She’s now second to Beyoncé for most overall wins at the VMAs. 

 

Among the top nominees this year are SZA, Doja Cat, Miley Cyrus, Minaj, Blackpink, and Olivia Rodrigo.

 

It’s definitely a banner year for women and nonbinary artists at the awards, who make up the entire slate of nominees for Video of the Year and Artist of the Year for the first time. 

Speaking of firsts, there’s also the debut of the Best Afrobeats category. 

And this year’s ceremony presented two lifetime achievement awards: the Video Vanguard Award to Shakira and the Global Icon Award to Diddy.

 

Here is full list of winners for the 2023 MTV VMAs:

Video of the Year
Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”

Artist of the Year
Taylor Swift

Song of the Year
Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”

 

Best New Artist
Ice Spice

Push Performance of the Year
TOMORROW X TOGETHER – “Sugar Rush Ride”
Best Collaboration
KAROL G, Shakira – “TQG”

 

Best Pop
Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”

Best Hip-Hop
Nicki Minaj – “Super Freaky Girl”

Best R&B
SZA – “Shirt”

Best Alternative
Lana Del Rey ft. Jon Batiste – “Candy

Best Rock
Måneskin – “THE LONELIEST”
Best Latin
Anitta – “Funk Rave”

 

Best K-Pop
Stray Kids – “S-Class”
Best Afrobeats
Rema & Selena Gomez – “Calm Down”
Video for Good
Dove Cameron – “Breakfast”

Show of the Summer
Taylor Swift

Group of the Year
BLACKPINK

Album of the Year
Taylor Swift – Midnights

 

Song of the Summer
Jung Kook ft. Latto – “Seven”
Best Direction
Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero” (Directed by Taylor Swift)

Best Cinematography
Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero” (Cinematography by Rina Yang)

 

Best Visual Effects
Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero” (Visual Effects by Parliament)

Best Choreography
BLACKPINK – “Pink Venom” (Choreography by Kiel Tutin, Sienna Lalau, Lee Jung (YGX), Taryn Cheng (YGX)

 

Best Art Direction

Doja Cat - “Attention” -Art Direction by Spencer Graves

Best Editing
Olivia Rodrigo – “vampire” (Edited by Sofia Kerpan and David Checel)


Video Vanguard Award
Shakira

Global Icon Award
Diddy

 

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