On September 12, 2023, the MTV Video Music Awards 2023 were held at the Prudential Center in New Jersey. The awards were for the best music videos and pop culture of the year. Nicki Minaj ran the show and sang her hit song “Super Freaky Girl,” which was up for video of the year.
Taylor Swift took home nine awards, including Video of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Song of the Year for her song “Anti-Hero” from 2022. SZA also had a great night. Her “Kill Bill” video won eight awards, including Best R&B, Best Direction, and Best Photography.
Stray Kids won Best K-pop and Best Group, making them the first K-pop group to do so. Miley Cyrus won Best Pop and Best Cutting for her “Flowers” video, and Olivia Rodrigo won Best New Artist and Best Rock for her “Vampire” video, which was about vampires.
Video of the Year: Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”
Taylor Swift won the most prized award of the night for her “Anti-Hero” video, in which she plays a rebel leader fighting against a totalitarian government. People liked the video’s beautiful images, strong message, and catchy song.
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Swift gave a speech in which she thanked her fans, her director Joseph Kahn, and her co-stars. She also gave the award to all the people who aren’t stars but still stand up for what they believe in.
Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift
Swift also beat Beyoncé, Doja Cat, Karol G, Nicki Minaj, and Shakira to win the Artist of the Year award. She thanked her fans for their support and said it was an honor to be in the same group as such great artists. She also said that she was proud of the music she had made in the past year and that she hoped her songs would inspire other people.
Song of the Year: Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”
Swift’s song “Anti-Hero,” which was also nominated for Record of the Year and Album of the Year at the Grammys, won the award for Song of the Year. This made it the third award she won at the ceremony.
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🚨| Taylor Swift took home 9 VMAs at this year’s #VMA!
– Artist Of The Year
– Video Of The Year: AG
– Song Of The Year: AH
– Best Pop: AH
– Best Direction: AH
– Best Cinematography: AH
– Best Visual Effects: AH
– Album Of The Year: Midnights
– Show Of The Summer: Eras Tour pic.twitter.com/iIRpwOVZcN
— The Eras Tour (@tswifterastour) September 13, 2023
She said that she wrote the song to show how upset she was with the way the world was going and that she was glad that so many people liked it. She also thanked Jack Antonoff, her co-writer, and Max Martin, her director, for their help.
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Best New Artist: Olivia Rodrigo
Olivia Rodrigo, who was 2022’s biggest new star, beat out GloRilla, Ice Spice, Kaliii, Peso Pluma, PinkPantheress, and Reneé Rapp to win the best new artist award.
Female artists have won Best New Artist at the #VMAs six years in a row.
2018: Cardi B
2019: Billie Eilish
2020: Doja Cat
2021: Olivia Rodrigo
2022: Dove Cameron
2023: Ice Spice pic.twitter.com/XQfSAyHMUj
— Talk of the Charts (@talkofthecharts) September 13, 2023
She thanked her fans for loving and supporting her and said she was glad she could make songs. She also thanked Geffen Records and her team for helping her and supporting her.
Best Pop: Miley Cyrus – “Flowers”
Miley Cyrus won the Best Pop award for her bright “Flowers” video, which shows her surrounded by different kinds of flowers and plants.
— Miley Edition (@MileyEdition) September 13, 2023
She said she wanted to make a movie about nature and beauty and that she hoped it would make people happy. She also thanked the creative vision of her director Hannah Lux Davis and her designer Bradley Kenneth.
Best Hip-Hop: Nicki Minaj – “Super Freaky Girl”
Nicki Minaj won the award for best hip-hop for her “Super Freaky Girl” video, which shows her in different clothes and situations. She said that she wanted to make a fun and sexy movie and that she liked working with her director Mike Ho and her choreographer JaQuel Knight. She also thanked her fans for always being there for her.
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Best R&B: SZA – “Kill Bill”
SZA got the Best R&B award for her cinematic music video “Kill Bill,” in which she plays a killer who wants to get back at a group of men who hurt her. The same-named film series by Quentin Tarantino was the inspiration for the video, which also made references to movies like Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill Vol. 2.
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SZA wins big tonight at the BET Awards, collecting wins for
• Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
• Video of the Year — “Kill Bill”
• Album of the Year — “SOS” pic.twitter.com/pb4cuJGknU
— SZA CRAVE (@SZACRAVE) June 26, 2023
SZA told Tarantino that he was one of her favorite directors and thanked him for letting her use the film’s title and music. She also thanked her director Dave Meyers and her cinematographer Daniel Pearl for their great job.
Best K-Pop: Stray Kids – “Sugar Rush Ride”
Stray Kids made history when they became the first K-pop group to win both the Best K-pop and Best Group awards. They got the best K-pop award for their energetic video “Sugar Rush Ride,” which shows them in a futuristic amusement park.
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PUSH Performance of the Year:
Girls – aespa
Pink Venom – BLACKPINK
Cupid – FIFTY FIFTY
Super – SEVENTEEN
S-Class – Stray Kids
Sugar Rush Ride – TXT
Pink Venom – BLACKPINK
Best Art Direction:
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They thanked their fans, who are called “STAYs,” for their love and support and said it was an honor to represent K-pop on the world stage. They also thanked their record company, JYP Entertainment, and their director, Park Jin Young, for helping them and believing in them.
Best Group: Stray Kids
Stray Kids also won the award for best group, beating out BLACKPINK, BTS, CNCO, Little Mix, and Tomorrow X Together. They said that they were shocked and happy to win the award and that they shared it with all the other groups that worked hard and made great music.
They also said they wanted to work with other artists in the future and would keep making songs that their fans would like. “Calm Down” by Rema and Selena Gomez is the best collaboration.
Rema and Selena Gomez won the award for best teamwork for their video “Calm Down,” which is set in a beach resort and has tropical music. They said that making the movie was a lot of fun and that they were glad their fans liked it. They also said thank you to their director Hannah Lux Davis and their manager Ilya Salmanzadeh.
At the VMAs 2023, the following awards were also given out:
- Olivia Rodrigo’s “Vampire” is the best rock song.
- “Becky’s So Hot” by Fall Out Boy is the best alternate choice.
- Best Latin: “TQG” by Karol G and Shakira.
- “I’m Good (Blue)” by David Guetta and Bebe Rexha is the best dance song.
- Video for Good: “Black Parade” by Beyoncé.
- “Kill Bill” by SZA is the best direction.
- “Kill Bill” by SZA has the best cinematography.
- “Anti-Hero” by Taylor Swift has the best art direction.
- “Attention” by Doja Cat has the best visual effects.
- Shakira’s “TQG” has the best choreography.
- “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus has the best editing.
- “Princess Diana” by Ice Spice is the best hit song.
- “Dance the Night (From Barbie the Album)” by Dua Lipa is the song of the summer.
- Pink won the Global Icon Award.
The 2023 Video Music Awards were a night for the music business and fans to celebrate, honor, and have fun. Some of the biggest names in music, like Demi Lovato, Shakira, Olivia Rodrigo, Cardi B with Megan Thee Stallion, Diddy, Lil Wayne, Doja Cat, Fall Out Boy, and others, all performed on the show.
Some of the stars who died in the past year, like DMX, Biz Markie, and Charlie Watts, were also remembered on the show. Taylor Swift gave a great performance at the end of the show. She sang a mix of her hits from her record Anti-Hero.