Agencies : Pop superstar Taylor Swift dominated MTV’s annual Video Music Awards on Tuesday, adding nine trophies to her collection as she claimed the top prize for her smash hit song ‘Anti-Hero’.
The first single from Swift’s 2022 ‘Midnights’ album, ‘Anti-Hero’ depicts a litany of insecurities with a chorus declaring: “It’s me, hi, I’m the problem, it’s me.”
“This is unbelievable,” the singer, on a break from her record-setting Eras Tour, said on stage as she held the Moon Person statuette for video of the year.
“The fact this is a fan-voted award means so much to me.”
It was the second straight win for Swift in the video of the year category.
Last year, she won the prize for her 10-minute version of breakup song ‘All Too Well’.
The full 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: Taylor Swift Group of the year: BLACKPINK Song of the Summer: Jungkook ft Latto – Seven Album of the year: Taylor Swift – Midnights Best collaboration: KAROL G, Shakira – TQG Best pop: WINNER: 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 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.
Nicki Minaj performed her latest single Last Time I Saw You before jumping into a brand-new tease of a fiery new trap cut from her highly-anticipated Pink Friday 2 album.
Diddy received the Global Icon Award from Mary J Blige and his daughter Chance Combs.
He is the third recipient of the award, following the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2022 and the Foo Fighters in 2021.