Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj & Extra Document-Setters at 2023 MTV VMAs

Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj & More Record-Setters at 2023 MTV VMAs

Taylor Swift received 9 awards on the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards, which have been held at Prudential Heart in Newark, N.J. on Tuesday (Sept. 12). That’s only one award off the single-night document. Peter Gabriel received 10 awards in 1987.

This brings Swift’s profession VMAs tally to 23, second solely to Beyoncé on the all-time VMAs leaderboard. Beyoncé has received 30 VMAs, counting two with Future’s Little one and two as half of The Carters.

Swift’s “Anti-Hero,” which topped the Billboard Scorching 100 for eight weeks, a brand new personal-best for the celebrity, received video of the 12 months. This was her fourth win within the class, extending her document for probably the most wins within the class. She beforehand received for “Bad Blood” (with Kendrick Lamar, 2015), “You Need to Calm Down” (2019) and “All Too Well: The Short Film” (2022).

Along with extending her document for many wins – nobody else has received greater than two – Swift is the primary artist in VMA historical past to win back-to-back awards on this class.

Swift additionally prolonged her document because the artist with probably the most video of the 12 months wins for movies that she directed or co-directed. She co-directed “You Need to Calm Down” with Drew Kirsch and was the only real director of each “All Too Well: The Short Film” and “Anti-Hero.”

Swift additionally received in a separate class – finest route – for “Anti-Hero.” It’s her third win in that class prior to now 4 years, following wins for “The Man” (2019) and “All Too Well: The Short Film” (2022). Swift is the third director to win 3 times on this class, following David Fincher and Spike Jonze. Swift and Fincher are the one administrators to win back-to-back awards on this class. Fincher’s back-to-back awards have been for steering Madonna’s “Express Yourself” (1989) and “Vogue” (1990).

Swift received music of the 12 months for “Anti-Hero.” Not one of the earlier 5 winners on this class have gone on to win the Grammy in that class, however “Anti-Hero” (which Swift co-wrote with Jack Antonoff) has an excellent likelihood of doing simply that. Swift has but to win in that Grammy class, and lots of people assume it’s about time.

And Swift received finest pop for the second time for “Anti-Hero,” having received eight years in the past for “Blank Space.” Solely Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake have received extra instances (three) within the class. (Timberlake’s tally contains two awards with NSYNC.) NSYNC introduced the award to Swift.

Swift’s different wins on the evening have been artist of the 12 months, album of the 12 months (for Midnights), present of the summer season, finest cinematography and finest visible results. (Swift didn’t personally work within the latter two capacities on her “Anti-Hero” video, however the VMAs give all artists credit score for technical awards their movies win.)

Swift wasn’t the one artist who set data on the 2023 VMAs. Have a look:

Nicki Minaj received a document fifth award for finest hip-hop for “Super Freaky Girl.” She beforehand received for “Super Bass” (2011), “Anaconda” (2015), “Chun-Li” (2018) and “Do We Have a Problem” (that includes Lil Child, 2022). Minaj, who additionally emceed this 12 months’s present, is pulling away from Drake, who’s in second place with three wins within the class.

Ice Spice received finest new artist. (She, in fact, additionally has a Swift connection, having been featured on a remix of Swift’s “Karma,” a No. 2 Scorching 100 hit.) That is the sixth consecutive 12 months {that a} feminine artist has received on this class. Ice Spice follows Cardi B (2018), Billie Eilish (2019), Doja Cat (2019), Olivia Rodrigo (2021) and Dove Cameron (2022). Of these artists, all however Cardi and Cameron went on to land Grammy nominations for finest new artist. Ice Spice is predicted to observe swimsuit.

Shakira received two awards – the Video Vanguard Award and finest collaboration for “TQG,” on which she teamed with Karol G. That is the second 12 months in a row that the Video Vanguard recipient has additionally received in a aggressive class that very same 12 months. Final 12 months, Nicki Minaj received finest hip-hop for “Do We Have a Problem” (that includes Lil Child).

That is the third time prior to now 4 years {that a} pairing of two girls has received within the collaboration class. “Rain on Me” by Woman Gaga with Ariana Grande received in 2020. “Kiss Me More” by Doja Cat that includes SZA received in 2021. As well as, two earlier class winners have been pairings of two girls – “Beautiful Liar” by Beyoncé and Shakira received in 2007, adopted by “Telephone” by Woman Gaga that includes Beyoncé in 2010.

Blackpink additionally received two awards – group of the 12 months and finest choreography for “Pink Venom.”

“Seven” by Jungkook that includes Latto received music of summer season. Jungkook received in the identical class two years in the past as a member of BTS for his or her smash “Butter.” Each songs reached No. 1 on the Scorching 100.

“Calm Down” by Rema and Selena Gomez was the inaugural winner within the new finest Afrobeats class. The versatile Gomez received finest pop 10 years in the past for “Come and Get It.”

Anitta received finest Latin for the second 12 months in a row. She received this 12 months for “Funk Rave” and received final 12 months for “Envolver.” Anitta is the second artist to win back-to-back awards on this class. J Balvin received three years operating (2018-20).

Stray Children received finest Okay-pop for “S-Class.” They have been nominated final 12 months however misplaced to Lisa for “Lalisa.” Lisa was nominated this 12 months as a member of Blackpink.

Tomorrow X Collectively received Push efficiency of the 12 months. It’s the second 12 months in a row {that a} South Korean band has received in that class. Seventeen received final 12 months.

Måneskin received finest rock for “The Loneliest,” one 12 months after profitable finest different for “I Wanna Be Your Slave.” Måneskin is simply the second act, following Inexperienced Day, to win in each classes. The award for rock has been introduced in yearly however one since 1989. The award for finest different originated in 1991, however went on hiatus from 1999 to 2019.

Dove Cameron, final 12 months’s winner for finest new artist, received video for good for “Breakfast.”

Lana Del Rey’s “Candy Necklace” (that includes Jon Batiste) received for finest different, making her the primary feminine solo artist to win within the class. Notice: The class was on hiatus between 1999 and 2019.

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