Taylor Swift wins big at 2023 MTV VMAs: See the full list of winners

The last Moon Person has landed at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards.

Taylor Swift emerged the biggest winner of the night, earning nine awards, including Video of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, and Best Visual Effects all for "Anti-Hero," Album of the Year for Midnights, plus Artist of the Year and Show of the Summer.

She became the first artist to win Video of the Year two years in a row, and extended her record for the most wins in that category to four, after previously winning for "Bad Blood," "You Need to Calm Down," and "All Too Well: The Short Film."

Swift's first award of the night was handed out by the reunited members of NSYNC, Justin Timberlake, Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, and Chris Kirkpatrick. "You guys are pop personified so to receive this from your golden pop hands is really, it's too much," she told the boy banders.

Taylor Swift accepts the Best Pop award for "Anti-Hero" onstage at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards held at Prudential Center on September 12, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey.
Taylor Swift accepts the Best Pop award for "Anti-Hero" onstage at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards held at Prudential Center on September 12, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey.

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After Lil Wayne opened the show at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., Olivia Rodrigo stunned the crowd with a performance of her singles "Vampire" and "Get Him Back," featuring an intentional stage glitch that alarmed some members of the audience. Later, Demi Lovato performed a rockified medley of old hits like "Cool for the Summer" and "Sorry Not Sorry" ahead of her upcoming album Revamped.

Meanwhile, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion performed their new single "Bongos" for the first time, complete with a fittingly percussive backing band. Doja Cat also performed three songs from her upcoming album Scarlet — "Attention," "Paint the Town Red," and "Demons — in one of the most electrifying performances of the evening.

Before Wyclef Jean presented her with the Video Vanguard Award, Shakira performed a dazzling medley of some of her biggest hits, including "Hips Don't Lie," "She Wolf," and "TQG." And Sean "Diddy" Combs also performed an impressive medley of some of his most timeless songs, including "I'll Be Missing You," "It's All About the Benjamins," and "Bad Boy for Life" before Mary J. Blige presented him with the Global Icon Award.

Host Nicki Minaj also delivered an energetic performance, singing "Last Time I Saw You" and debuted new material from her upcoming album Pink Friday 2. Later, Fall Out Boy performed their updated version of Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire," and Tomorrow X Together and Anitta premiered their new single "Back for More."

Near the end of the show, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Minaj, Wayne, LL Cool J, and DMC celebrated 50 years of hip-hop with a timeless medley.

The night's presenters also included Ice Spice, Sabrina Carpenter, Emily Ratajkowski, Jared Leto, French Montana, and Rita Ora.

Going into the night, Swift led the nominations pool with 11, while SZA had eight, and Blackpink, Doja Cat, Miley Cyrus, Minaj, and Rodrigo each had six.

See the full list of winners and nominees below.

Video of the Year

Doja Cat – "Attention"
Miley Cyrus – "Flowers"
Nicki Minaj – "Super Freaky Girl"
Olivia Rodrigo – "Vampire"
Sam Smith, Kim Petras – "Unholy"
SZA – "Kill Bill"
WINNER: Taylor Swift – "Anti-Hero"

Artist of the Year

Doja Cat
Karol G
Nicki Minaj
WINNER: Taylor Swift

Song of the Year

Miley Cyrus – "Flowers"
Olivia Rodrigo – "Vampire"
Rema & Selena Gomez  – "Calm Down"
Sam Smith, Kim Petras – "Unholy"
Steve Lacy – "Bad Habit"
SZA – "Kill Bill"
WINNER: Taylor Swift – "Anti-Hero"

Best New Artist

WINNER: Ice Spice
Peso Pluma
Reneé Rapp

Push Performance of the Year

August 2022: Saucy Santana – "Booty"
September 2022: Stephen Sanchez – "Until I Found You"
October 2022: JVKE – "golden hour"
November 2022: Flo Milli – "Conceited"
December 2022: Reneé Rapp – "Colorado"
January 2023: Sam Ryder – "All The Way Over"
February 2023: Armani White – "Goated"
March 2023: Fletcher – "Becky's So Hot"
WINNER: April 2023: Tomorrow X Together – "Sugar Rush Ride"
May 2023: Ice Spice – "Princess Diana"
June 2023: FLO – "Losing You"
July 2023: Lauren Spencer Smith – "That Part"

Best Collaboration

David Guetta & Bebe Rexha – "I'm Good (Blue)"
Post Malone, Doja Cat – "I Like You (A Happier Song)"
Diddy featuring Bryson Tiller, Ashanti, Yung Miami – "Gotta Move On"
WINNER: Karol G, Shakira – "TQG"
Metro Boomin with The Weeknd, 21 Savage, and Diddy – "Creepin' (Remix)"
Rema & Selena Gomez – "Calm Down"

Best Pop

Demi Lovato – "Swine"
Dua Lipa – "Dance The Night (From Barbie The Album)"
Ed Sheeran – "Eyes Closed"
Miley Cyrus – "Flowers"
Olivia Rodrigo – "Vampire"
Pink – "Trustfall"
WINNER: Taylor Swift – "Anti-Hero"

Best Hip-Hop

Diddy ft. Bryson Tiller, Ashanti, Yung Miami – "Gotta Move On"
DJ Khaled featuring Drake & Lil Baby – "Staying Alive"
GloRilla & Cardi B – "Tomorrow 2"
Lil Uzi Vert – "Just Wanna Rock"
Lil Wayne featuring Swizz Beatz & DMX – "Kant Nobody"
Metro Boomin featuring Future – "Superhero (Heroes and Villains)"
WINNER: Nicki Minaj – "Super Freaky Girl"

Best R&B

Alicia Keys featuring Lucky Daye – "Stay"
Chlöe featuring Chris Brown – "How Does It Feel"
Metro Boomin with The Weeknd, 21 Savage, and Diddy – "Creepin' (Remix)"
WINNER: SZA – "Shirt"
Toosii – "Favorite Song"
Yung Bleu & Nicki Minaj – "Love In The Way"

Best Alternative

Blink-182 – "Edging"
Boygenius – "The Film"
Fall Out Boy – "Hold Me Like A Grudge"
WINNER: Lana Del Rey featuring Jon Batiste – "Candy Necklace"
Paramore – "This Is Why"
Thirty Seconds To Mars – "Stuck"

Best Rock

Foo Fighters – "The Teacher"
Linkin Park – "Lost (Original Version)"
Red Hot Chili Peppers – "Tippa My Tongue"
WINNER: Måneskin – "The Loneliest"
Metallica – "Lux Æterna"
Muse – "You Make Me Feel Like It's Halloween"

Best Latin

WINNER: Anitta – "Funk Rave"
Bad Bunny – "Where She Goes"
Eslabon Armado, Peso Pluma – "Ella Baila Sola"
Bad Bunny – "Un x100to"
Karol G, Shakira – "TQG"
Rosalía – "Despechá"
Shakira – "Acróstico"

Best K-Pop

Aespa – "Girls"
Blackpink – "Pink Venom"
Fifty Fifty – "Cupid"
Seventeen – "Super"
WINNER: Stray Kids – "S-Class"
Tomorrow X Together – "Sugar Rush Ride"

Best Afrobeats

Ayra Starr – "Rush"
Burna Boy – "It's Plenty"
Davido featuring Musa Keys – "Unavailable"
Fireboy DML & Asake – "Bandana"
Libianca – "People"
WINNER: Rema & Selena Gomez – "Calm Down"
Wizkid featuring Ayra Starr– "2 Sugar"

Video for Good

Alicia Keys – "If I Ain't Got You (Orchestral)"
Bad Bunny – "El Apagón - Aquí Vive Gente"
Demi Lovato – "Swine"
WINNER: Dove Cameron – "Breakfast"
Imagine Dragons – "Crushed"
Maluma – "La Reina"

Best Direction

Doja Cat - "Attention"
Drake – "Falling Back"
Kendrick Lamar – "Count Me Out"
Megan Thee Stallion – "Her"
Sam Smith, Kim Petras – "Unholy"
SZA – "Kill Bill"
WINNER: Taylor Swift – "Anti-Hero"

Best Cinematography

Adele – "I Drink Wine"
Ed Sheeran – "Eyes Closed"
Janelle Monáe – "Lipstick Lover"
Kendrick Lamar – "Count Me Out"
Miley Cyrus – "Flowers"
Olivia Rodrigo – "Vampire"
WINNER: Taylor Swift – "Anti-Hero"

Best Visual Effects

Fall Out Boy – "Love From The Other Side"
Harry Styles – "Music For A Sushi Restaurant"
Melanie Martinez – "Void"
Nicki Minaj – "Super Freaky Girl"
Sam Smith, Kim Petras – "Unholy"
WINNER: Taylor Swift – "Anti-Hero"

Best Choreography

WINNER: Blackpink – "Pink Venom"
Dua Lipa – "Dance The Night (From Barbie The Album)"
Jonas Brothers – "Waffle House"
Megan Thee Stallion – "Her"
Panic! At The Disco – "Middle Of A Breakup"
Sam Smith, Kim Petras – "Unholy"

Best Art Direction

Boygenius – "The Film"
Blackpink – "Pink Venom"
WINNER: Doja Cat – "Attention"
Lana Del Rey ft. Jon Batiste
Megan Thee Stallion – "Her"
SZA – "Shirt"

Best Editing

Blackpink – "Pink Venom"
Kendrick Lamar – "Rich Spirit"
Miley Cyrus – "River"
WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo – "Vampire"
SZA – "Kill Bill"
Taylor Swift – "Anti-Hero"

Show of the Summer

Ed Sheeran
Karol G
WINNER: Taylor Swift

Group of the Year

WINNER: Blackpink
Fifty Fifty
Jonas Brothers
Tomorrow x Together

Song of the Summer

Beyoncé – "Cuff It"
Billie Eilish – "What Was I Made For? (From The Motion Picture Barbie)"
Doja Cat – "Paint the Town Red"
Doechii featuring Kodak Black – "What It Is (Block Boy)"
Dua Lipa – "Dance the Night (From the Barbie Album)"
Fifty Fifty – "Cupid"
Gunna – "Fukumean"
WINNER: Jung Kook featuring Latto – "Seven"
"Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice – "Barbie World (with Aqua) [From Barbie The Album]"
Olivia Rodrigo – "Vampire"
SZA – "Kill Bill"
Taylor Swift featuring Ice Spice – "Karma"
Tomorrow X Together and Jonas Brothers – "Do It Like That"
Luke Combs – "Fast Car"
Troye Sivan – "Rush"
Yng Lvcas & Peso Pluma – "La Bebe (Remix)"

Album of the Year

Beyoncé – Renaissance
Drake & 21 Savage – Her Loss
Metro Boomin – Heroes & Villains
Miley Cyrus – Endless Summer Vacation
WINNER: Taylor Swift – Midnights

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