Some of the most iconic moments in pop music history have taken place at MTV’s Video Music Awards. While the 2022 Video Music Awards – which took place recently at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey – didn’t quite live up to that billing, there was nonetheless plenty of excitement as some of the most big music stars gathered.

The show was hosted by LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj and Jack Harlow. And highly anticipated performers included Blackpink, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Lizzo, Panic! At Disco, Maneskin and Anitta. The most nominated musicians, vying for the prestigious Video of the Year award, were Harry Styles, Taylor Swift and Lil Nas X. This year’s Video Vanguard Award winner Nicki Minaj took the stage to perform a medley of the greatest moments in its history. career. Red Hot Chilli Peppers has been honored with the Global Icon Award presented to them by Cheech & Chong.

Johnny Depp has made his first (non) public appearance since his controversial defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard. Yung Gravy — a new rapper with a viral TikTok song — and his date sparked a lot of gossip. Accepting the “Video of the Year” award, ~Taylor Swift announced to her fans that she would be releasing a new album on October 21, 2022. But who came out as the biggest winner of the night? Check out all the newly crowned champions below:

Video of the Year
Taylor Swift – Too Good (Taylor Version)

Artist of the year
bad bunny

song of the year
Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever

Best New Artist
Dove Cameron

Pushing Performance of the Year
SEVENTEEN – Rock with you

Better cooperation
Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – INDUSTRY BABY

Best pop
Harry Styles – As He Was

best hip hop
Nicki Minaj ft. Lil Baby – Do we have a problem?

Best rock
Red Hot Chilli Peppers – i Black Summer

Best alternative
Ma?neskin – I want to be your slave

best latin
Anitta – Envolver

Best R&B
The Weeknd – Out of time

Best K-pop

Video for good
Lizzo – About fucking time

Best metaverse performance

Best Long Form Video
Taylor Swift – Too Good

Best Cinematography
Harry Styles – As He Was

Better orientation
Taylor Swift – Too Good

Best Art Direction
Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – INDUSTRY BABY

Best Visual Effects
Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – INDUSTRY BABY

Best Choreography
Cat Doja – Female

Best Editing

Group of the year

song of summer
Jack Harlow – First Class

album of the year
Harry Styles – Harry’s House

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