MTV Video Music Awards: Here is the list of winners

NEWARK, N.J. — It was a great night for Swifties.

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Taylor Swift won nine times at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards ceremony at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Swift won the night’s biggest prize, taking video of the year for “Anti-Hero.” The single also won song of the year, best pop song, best direction, best visual effects and best cinematography.

Swift also took home the award for artist of the year and album of the year for “Midnights,” and won the Show of the Summer category.

The annual awards ceremony was hosted by Nicki Minaj, with special honorees Shakira and Diddy. Performances included music from Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, Olivia Rodrigo and Karol G.

Lil Wayne and Olivia Rodrigo opened the show with back-to-back performances. Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion showcased their new single, “Bongos,” and Ice Spice won best new artist.

The MTV Video Music Awards ceremony has a long history. The first show was held in New York City’s Radio Music City Hall in 1984, according to MTV’s website.

The first Video of the Year award was presented to the Cars, for “You Might Think.”

Here is the list of televised winners for 2023. Winners are indicated in bold.

Video of the Year

Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”

Doja Cat – “Attention”

Miley Cyrus – “Flowers”

Nicki Minaj – “Super Freaky Girl”

Olivia Rodrigo – “vampire”

Sam Smith, Kim Petras – “Unholy”

SZA – “Kill Bill”

Artist of the Year

Taylor Swift


Doja Cat

Karol G

Nicki Minaj


Song of the Year

Taylor Swift – Anti-Hero

Miley Cyrus – “Flowers”

Olivia Rodrigo – “vampire”

Rema & Selena Gomez – “Calm Down”

Sam Smith, Kim Petras – “Unholy”

Steve Lacy – “Bad Habit”

SZA – “Kill Bill”

Best New Artist

Ice Spice



Peso Pluma


Reneé Rapp

Push Performance of the Year

Tomorrow X Together – “Sugar Rush Ride”

Saucy Santana – “Booty”

Stephen Sanchez – “Until I Found You”

JVKE – “golden hour”

Flo Milli – “Conceited”

Reneé Rapp – “Colorado”

Sam Ryder – “All The Way Over”

Armani White – “GOATED”

Fletcher – “Becky’s So Hot”

Ice Spice – “Princess Diana”

FLO – “Losing You”

Lauren Spencer Smith – “That Part”

Best Collaboration

Karol G, Shakira – “TQG”

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”

Metro Boomin with The Weeknd, 21 Savage, and Diddy – “Creepin’ (Remix)”

Rema & Selena Gomez – “Calm Down”

Best Pop

Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”

Demi Lovato – “Swine”

Dua Lipa – “Dance The Night (From Barbie The Album)”

Ed Sheeran – “Eyes Closed”

Miley Cyrus – “Flowers”

Olivia Rodrigo – “vampire”

P!NK – “Trustfall”

Album of the Year

Taylor Swift – Midnights

Beyoncé – Renaissance

Drake & 21 Savage – Her Loss

Metro Boomin – Heroes & Villains

Miley Cyrus – Endless Summer Vacation


Best Hip-Hop

Nicki Minaj – “Super Freaky Girl”

Diddy featuring 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 ft Future – “Superhero (Heroes and Villains)”

Best R&B

SZA – “Shirt”

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)”

Toosii – “Favorite Song”

Yung Bleu & Nicki Minaj

Best Alternative

Lana Del Rey featuring Jon Batiste – “Candy Necklace”

blink-182 – “Edging”

boygenius – “the film”

Fall Out Boy – “Hold Me Like A Grudge”

Paramore – “This Is Why”

Thirty Seconds To Mars – “Stuck”

Best Rock

Måneskin – “The Loneliest”

Foo Fighters – “The Teacher”

Linkin Park – “Lost (Original Version)”

Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Tippa My Tongue”

Metallica – “Lux Æterna”

Muse – “You Make Me Feel Like It’s Halloween”

Show of the Summer

Taylor Swift




Ed Sheeran


Group of the Year


Fifty Fifty


Jonas Brothers




Tomorrow X Together

Best Latin

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 Afrobeats

Rema & Selena Gomez – “Calm Down”

Ayra Starr – “Rush”

Burna Boy – “It’s Plenty”

Davido featuring Musa Keys – “UNAVAILABLE”

Fireboy DML & Asake – “Bandana”

Libianca – “People”

Wizkid featuring Ayra Starr– “2 Sugar”

Video for Good

Dove Cameron – “Breakfast”

Alicia Keys – “If I Ain’t Got You (Orchestral)

”Bad Bunny – “El Apagón - Aquí Vive Gente”

Demi Lovato – “Swine”

Imagine Dragons – “Crushed”Maluma – “La Reina”

Best K-Pop

Stray Kids – “S-Class”

aespa – “Girls”

Blackpink – “Pink Venom”

Fifty Fifty – “Cupid”

Seventeen – “Super”

Tomorrow X Together – “Sugar Rush Ride”

Song of the Summer

Jung Kook featuring Latto – “Seven”

Beyoncé – “Cuff It”

Billie Eilish – “What Was I Made For?” (From Barbie The Album)

Doechii featuring Kodak Black – “What It Is (Block Boy)”

Doja Cat – “Paint the Town Red”

Dua Lipa – “Dance the Night (From Barbie The Album)”

FIFTY FIFTY – “Cupid (Twin Ver.)”

Gunna – “fukumean”

Luke Combs – “Fast Car”

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”

Troye Sivan – “Rush”

Yng Lvcas & Peso Pluma – “La Bebe (Remix)”

Best Direction

Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero” (Directed by Taylor Swift)

Doja Cat – “Attention” (Directed by Tanu Muiño)

Drake – “Falling Back” (Directed by Director X (Julien Christian Lutz))

Kendrick Lamar – “Count Me Out” (Directed by Dave Free & Kendrick Lamar)

Megan Thee Stallion – “Her” (Directed by Colin Tilley)

Sam Smith, Kim Petras – “Unholy” (Directed by Floria Sigismondi)

SZA – “Kill Bill” (Directed by Christian Breslauer)

Best Cinematography

Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero” (Cinematography by Rina Yang)

Adele – “I Drink Wine” (Cinematography by Adam Newport-Berra)

Ed Sheeran – “Eyes Closed” (Cinematography by Natasha Baier)

Janelle Monae – “Lipstick Lover” (Cinematography by Allison Anderson)

Kendrick Lamar – “Count Me Out” (Cinematography by Adam Newport-Berra)

Miley Cyrus – “Flowers” (Cinematography by Marcell Rev)

Olivia Rodrigo – “vampire” (Cinematography by Russ Fraser)

Best Visual Effects

Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero” (Visual Effects by Parliament)

Fall Out Boy – “Love From The Other Side” (Visual Effects by Thomas Bailey and Josh Shaffner)

Harry Styles – “Music For A Sushi Restaurant” (Visual Effects by Chelsea Delfino and Black Kite Studios)

Melanie Martinez – “VOID” (Visual Effects by Carbon)

Nicki Minaj – “Super Freaky Girl” (Visual Effects by CameoFX)

Sam Smith, Kim Petras – “Unholy” (Visual Effects by Max Colt / FRENDER)

Best Choreography

BLACKPINK – “Pink Venom” (Choreography by Kiel Tutin, Sienna Lalau, Lee Jung (YGX), Taryn Cheng (YGX))

Dua Lipa – “Dance The Night (From Barbie The Album)” (Choreography by Charm LaDonna)

Jonas Brothers – “Waffle House” (Choreography by Jerry Reece)

Megan Thee Stallion – “Her” (Choreography by Sean Bankhead)

Panic! At The Disco – “Middle Of A Breakup” (Choreography by Monika Felice Smith)

Sam Smith, Kim Petras – “Unholy” (Choreography by (LA)

HORDE - Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer, Arthur Harel)

Best Art Direction

Doja Cat – “Attention” (Art Direction by Spencer Graves)

boygenius – “the film” (Art Direction by Jen Dunlap)

BLACKPINK – “Pink Venom” (Art Direction by Seo Hyun Seung (GIGANT))

Lana Del Rey featuring Jon Batiste – “Candy Necklace” (Art Direction by Brandon Mendez)

Megan Thee Stallion – “Her” (Art Direction by Wes Dogan)

SZA – “Shirt” (Art Direction by Kate Bunch)

Best Editing

Olivia Rodrigo – “vampire” (Edited by Sofia Kerpan and David Checel)

BLACKPINK – “Pink Venom” (Editing by Seo Hyun Seung (GIGANT))

Kendrick Lamar – “Rich Spirit” (Edited by Grason Caldwell)

Miley Cyrus – “River” (Edited by Brandan Walter)

SZA – “Kill Bill” (Edited by Luis Caraza Peimbert)

Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero” (Edited by Chancler Haynes)

Video Vanguard Award


Global Icon Award


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