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February 22, 2024

Taylor Swift Dominates VMAs

Nominated in 11 categories, Swift took home nine Moonperson trophies
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The 2023 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) took place September 12, and they are already going down in history. This year has been an iconic one in the music industry, and although many top artists were awarded for their outstanding work, one artist in particular continued her epic run of success. With her record-breaking Eras Tour and her recent takeover of the airwaves, Taylor Swift dominated the night. After being a nominee in 11 categories, Swift was voted the winner in nine of them, including Video of the Year and Artist of the Year. Only one other artist has won nine VMAs in one year – Peter Gabriel for his 1986 release Sledgehammer.

This brings Swift to a career total of 23 Moonperson trophies. This leaves her second only to Beyoncé, who has 25 (does that make Swift Princess Tay?). Many other artists were recognized for their success, such as Olivia Rodrigo, Ice Spice, Nicki Minaj, and more. Here is the complete list of winners:


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 Necklace”

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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