On the night of Tuesday, September 12, in Newark, New Jersey, the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony was held, an annual event rewarding the best music videos of the year. On the program, surprise appearances by stars and unexpected returns.
Taylor Swift left with 9 statuettes out of a total of 11 nominations. In addition to being crowned artist of the year, it was her song “Anti-Hero” which won a number of awards including best song of the year, video of the year and best pop. The latter was given to him by the group NSYNC, marking his return fifteen years after his separation.
Shakira also caused a sensation during the evening. The Colombian superstar arrived with her two children, Milan and Sasha (10 and 8 years old). She put on a show by covering some of her biggest songs like “Hips Don’t Lie” or “Whenever, Wherever” giving herself a crowd bath along the way.
The South Korean group TXT (Tomorrow The quintet walked away with the trophy for best “Push” performance of the year for their single “Sugar Rush Ride.” The award for best K-Pop song of the year was given to Stray Kids for “S-Class”. The group took the stage to present a rearranged version. As for BTS’ Jung Kook, he won the summer hit trophy for his song “Seven.”
The award for best new artist of the year went to Ice Spice while best rock group went to Maneskin. Nicki Minaj walked away with Best Hip-Hop. Best Afrobeats video went to Rema for “Calm Down,” his collaboration with Selena Gomez.