MTV video music award show was held on September 12, 2023 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. For the second consecutive year, Nicki Minaj hosted the show. Along with Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj so many popular celebrities attended the show like Selena Gomez, Tomorrow X Together (TXT), Stary Kids, Shakira and many more. In this blog, we are going to see how the pop superstar Taylor Swift won 9 awards and tied a record by taking 9 awards home in one night.
Taylor Swift was the most nominated artist in the award show as she was nominated for 11 categories. She created history by winning video of the year for the four time. Now She is the second most awarded artist in the show’s history as she has a total 23 awards, Beyonce still is on the top with 25 awards. For her immense success, She thanked her team and brought them on stage to share the spotlight. She also gave a shoutout to her writing partner Jack Antonoff as he was not present there.
The 9 award categories which Taylor Swift has won are given below:
- Video of the year: She won video of the year for “Anti-Hero” for the fourth time previously she won for “Bad Blood”(2015), “You Need To Calm Down”(2019) and “All Too Well: The Short Film”(2022). In this category of no one has won more than two awards and on the other hand Taylor Swift has created a history by winning it back-to-back for the fourth time.
- Best direction: Taylor Swift also won best direction category award for Anti-Hero. It’s her third win in this category. Previously she won for “The Man”(2019) and “All to well”(2022). Taylor Swift has become the third director to win this category for three times following David Fincher and Spike Jonze.
- Song of the year: Taylor won song of the year award for “Anti-Hero”.
- Best pop: Taylor Swift has won best pop category award for “Anti-Hero” for the second time. Previously she won this category award 8 years ago for “Blank Space”.
- Artist of the year: Taylor Swift won artist of the year category award for “Midnights”
- Album of the year: Taylor Swift won album of the year award for “Midnights”.
- Show of the summer: Taylor Swift won show of the summer category award for “Anti-Hero”.
- Best cinematography: Taylor Swift won best cinematography category award for “Anti-Hero”.
- Best visual effects: Taylor Swift won best visual effects category award for “Anti-Hero”.
Taylor Swifts is not the only one who set records at MTV video music awards 2023 take a look:
- Nicki Minaj: Nicki Minaj won the fifth award for best hip-hop for “Super Freaky Girl”
- Ice Spice: Ice Spice won best new artist category award and she became the sixth female who won this category because this is the sixth consecutive year that a female artist has won this category.
- Shakira: She has won two awards for video vanguard and best collaboration category award for “TQG”.
- Blackpink: Blackpink won two awards for group of the year and best choreography category awards for “Pink Venom”.
- Selena Gomez: Selena Gomez along with Rema won the new best Afrobeats category award for their “Calm Down”.
- Anitta: Anitta won the best Latin category award for “Funk Rave” for the second year in a row.
- Stary Kids: Stary Kids won best K-pop category award for “S-Class”.
- Tomorrow X Together: Tomorrow X Together became second Korean band who has won push performance of the year category award for the second year in a row.
The night of MTV VMAs 2023 was a night filled with unforgettable moments and incredible talent. Taylor Swifts remarkable achievement of 9 awards made her the center of attraction and shining star of the award night. Her success serves as a testament to her artistry and connection with fans, leaving us all eagerly anticipating what the future holds for this iconic artist.