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Taylor Swift Reigns Supreme at 2023 VMAs

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A Night of Music, Awards, and Philanthropy at the 2023 VMAs

The 2023 VMAs proved to be a night of electrifying performances, historic wins, and heartwarming philanthropy. Taylor Swift emerged as the reigning queen, making history by winning the top honor, Video of the Year, for the fourth time – a record no other artist has achieved.

Swift was not the only one who had a memorable night. The stage was set on fire with Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s riveting performance of their hit song “Bongos”. The Global Icon award was bestowed upon Diddy, recognizing his significant impact on the music industry. Shakira also received a prestigious accolade, taking home the MTV Video Vanguard Award.

Recap:

In the realm of genre-specific awards, Stray Kids took home Best K-pop, while newcomer Ice Spice was awarded Best New Artist. The Best Afrobeats award went to Rema and Selena Gomez for their collaborative track, “Calm Down”. SZA won Best R&B, and Anitta bagged the Best Latin award.

Adding a philanthropic touch to the evening, French Montana announced a relief fund for victims of the recent earthquake in Morocco, showing that the power of music extends beyond entertainment.

With a blend of music, awards, and heartfelt gestures, the 2023 VMAs were truly a night to remember.

WINNERS IN EACH CATEGORY BELOW:
VIDEO OF THE YEAR, Presented by Burger King®  
Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero” – Republic Records
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Taylor Swift – Republic Records
SONG OF THE YEAR
Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero” – Republic Records
BEST NEW ARTIST – TBD
Ice Spice – 10K Projects / Capitol Records
PUSH PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
April 2023: TOMORROW X TOGETHER – “Sugar Rush Ride” – BIGHIT MUSIC / Republic Records
BEST COLLABORATION
KAROL G, Shakira – “TQG” – UNIVERSAL MUSIC LATINO
BEST POP
Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero” – Republic Records
BEST HIP-HOP
Nicki Minaj – “Super Freaky Girl” – Republic Records
BEST R&B
SZA – “Shirt” – Top Dawg Entertainment / RCA Records
BEST ALTERNATIVE
Lana Del Rey ft. Jon Batiste – “Candy Necklace” – Interscope Records
BEST ROCK
Måneskin – “THE LONELIEST” – Arista Records
BEST LATIN
Anitta – “Funk Rave” – Republic Records
BEST K-POP
Stray Kids – “S-Class” – JYP / Republic
BEST AFROBEATS
Rema & Selena Gomez – “Calm Down” – Mavin Global Holdings Ltd / Jonzing World
VIDEO FOR GOOD
Dove Cameron – “Breakfast” – Columbia Records
BEST DIRECTION
Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero” – Republic Records – Directed by Taylor Swift
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero” – Republic Records – Cinematography by Rina Yang
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero” – Republic Records – Visual Effects by Parliament
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
BLACKPINK – “Pink Venom” – YG Entertainment / Interscope Records – Kiel Tutin, Sienna Lalau,
BEST ART DIRECTION
Doja Cat – “Attention” – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records – Art Direction by Spencer Graves
BEST EDITING 
Olivia Rodrigo – “vampire” – Geffen Records – Edited by Sofia Kerpan and David Checel
SHOW OF THE SUMMER
Taylor Swift – Republic Records
GROUP OF THE YEAR
BLACKPINK – YG Entertainment / Interscope Records
SONG OF THE SUMMER presented by M&M’S®
Jung Kook ft. Latto – “Seven” – BIGHIT MUSIC / Geffen Records
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Taylor Swift – Midnights – Republic Records

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