VMAs Has Awarded the Industry’s Best, Here’s the Full List

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The MTV Video Music Awards have once again brought together the very best in the entertainment world. The organization hosts its annual awards ceremony to honor notable and enticing artists. The VMAs only feature the best, whether it be a KPop song on the rise or a piece of American music with melancholy overtones.

The 2022 MTV VMAs took place this year at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, last August 29. The event will be hosted by “Queen of Rap” Nicki Minaj, LL Cool J, and Jack Harlow.

Before the announcement of the category winners, performances by Lizzo, Eminem, Bad Bunny, BLACKPINK, and Panic! at the Disco will take the audience to the roof. Of course, it is expected that artists will dress in a way that best reflects their intended persona.

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There have been nominations for numerous performers and ensembles in a total of 25 categories. The video of the year nominations included Taylor Swift’s All Too Well (10 Minute Version) on Republic Records, Doja Cat’s “Woman,” Ed Sheeran’s “Shivers,” Olivia Rodrigo’s “brutal,” Harry Styles’ “As It Was,” and Drake’s “Way 2 Sexy” ft. “INDUSTRY BABY” by Future, Young Thug, and Lil Nas X.

Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow, Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran, Drake, and Bad Bunny were up for Artist of the Year.

K-Pop bands have also received nominations in a number of categories. BLACKPINK, a girl group, was up for Group of the Year, Best K-Pop Group, and Best Metaverse Performance awards. SEVENTEEN, a rising K-pop group, also received a nomination.

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Taylor Swift announced a new album would be released on October 21 when she and her crew were called on stage to accept her award for Best Longform Video, sending Swifties into a frenzy. What a way to make the announcement from a Grammy-winning artist.

Harry Styles, a former member of One Direction, won Album of the Year for his album “Harry House.”

The complete list of categories and their respective winners are shown below:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Taylor Swift — “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) — Republic Records 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Bad Bunny — Rimas Entertainment *WINNER

SONG OF THE YEAR

Billie Eilish — “Happier Than Ever” — Darkroom / Interscope Records 

BEST NEW ARTIST

Dove Cameron — Disruptor Records / Columbia Records 

PUSH PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

December 2021: SEVENTEEN — “Rock With You” — PLEDIS Entertainment / Geffen Records 

BEST COLLABORATION

Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow — “INDUSTRY BABY” — Columbia Records 

BEST POP

Harry Styles — “As It Was” — Columbia Records 

BEST HIP-HOP

Nicki Minaj ft. Lil Baby — “Do We Have A Problem?” — Young Money / Cash Money / Republic Records 

BEST ROCK

Red Hot Chili Peppers — “Black Summer” — Warner Records 

BEST ALTERNATIVE

Måneskin — “I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE” — Arista Records 

BEST LATIN

Anitta — “Envolver” — Warner Records 

BEST R&B

The Weeknd — “Out Of Time” — XO / Republic Records 

BEST K-POP

LISA — “LALISA” — YG Entertainment / Interscope Records 

VIDEO FOR GOOD

Lizzo — “About Damn Time” — Atlantic Records 

BEST METAVERSE PERFORMANCE

BLACKPINK The Virtual | PUBG — YG Entertainment / Interscope Records 

BEST LONGFORM VIDEO

Taylor Swift — “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) — Republic Records 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Harry Styles — “As It Was” — Columbia Records 

BEST DIRECTION

Taylor Swift — “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) — Republic Records 

BEST ART DIRECTION

Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow — “INDUSTRY BABY” — Columbia Records 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow — “INDUSTRY BABY” — Columbia Records 

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Doja Cat — “Woman” — Kemosabe Records / RCA Records 

BEST EDITING

ROSALÍA — “SAOKO” — Columbia Records 

GROUP OF THE YEAR

BTS *WINNER

SONG OF THE SUMMER

Jack Harlow — “First Class” 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Harry Styles — “Harry’s House”

Source: CNN


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Veronica Thompson

Veronica is a part-time freelance writer and works as a music teacher in public school in Utah. Her love for music and reading has brought her to the blogosphere. She loves surprises and a happy-go-lucky type of woman.