Johnny Depp’s Performance At VMAs Divides The Audience

Swift fueled the flames of fan excitement by unveiling a new album, midnightis set for release on October 21after she won video of the year for But too goodwhich also scored best directing and best longform video.


Nicki Minaj hit a career spanning medley including hits Anaconda, super bassand her career-defining couplet on Samplewhich she performed while circling a dancer strapped to a chair who resembled rival Cardi B.

Minaj was presented with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award by five representatives of her fan group, the “Barbz”. In her acceptance speech, Minaj paid tribute to deceased artists.

“I wish Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson were still there,” the rapper said. “I wish people understood what they meant and what they were going through. I wish people would take mental health seriously, even for the people we think have perfect lives.”

Newcomer rapper Lisa claimed the K-pop category and racked up a three-year winning streak from supergroup BTS, which has won the award every year since the category’s introduction in 2019.

Jack Harlow scored four VMAs, three of which are for his Industry Baby collaboration with the striking black runner Lil Nas X.

Lil Nas X arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center before taking home three Industry Baby VMAs.Credit:AP

Other major gong recipients included Harry Styles, who accepted the album of the year and best pop in a pre-recorded video as he was about to take the stage “just down the road” at Madison Square Garden.

Bad Bunny did even better, taking the Artist of the Year award midway through a show at Yankee Stadium.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers released new single black summer and their 2002 classic Can not stop before receiving the Global Icon Award.

Bassist Flea delivered the most peculiar acceptance speech of the evening, gushing: “I love cockroaches and soil and trees and every human being… And fish and deer and deer antlers, and birds, and the sky and love. And everything that is not love is cowardice.”

The Kid Laroi was nominated for three categories with his blockbuster single with Justin Bieber, Staybut did not win.

K-pop group Blackpink, including Melbourne-born member Rose, made their US awards show debut with a dance-heavy performance of pink poison and won the best metaverse performance, a new category for virtual performances.


Highlights from the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards winners:

Global Icon Award: red hot chili peppers

Video Vanguard Price:
Nicki Minaj

video of the year:

FemaleDoja Cat
Way 2 Sexy, Drake ft. Future & Young Thug
chills, Ed Sheeran
Like it was, Harry Styles
Industry dear, Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow
cheeky, Olivia Rodrigo
Winner:But too good (10 minute version) (Taylor’s version), Taylor Swift

Artist of the year
Ed Sheeran
Harry Styles
Jack Harlow
Lil Nas X
Winner: Bad Bunny

song of the year
easy for me, Adele
Female, Doja Cat
Cold Heart (PNAU Remix), Elton John and Dua Lipa
About damn time, Lizzo
Stay, The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber
Winner: Happier than ever, Billie Eilish

Best new artist
Baby Keem
Winner: Dove Cameron

Best collaboration
Way 2 Sexy, Drake ft. Future and Young Thug
Cold Heart (PNAU Remix), Elton John and Dua Lipa
Dearest cake, Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa
One at the moment, Post Malone and The Weeknd
la fama, Rosalia ft. The Weeknd
Stay, The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber
Winner: Industry dear, Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow

best doll
Happier than ever, Billie Eilish
Female, Doja Cat
chills, Ed Sheeran
About damn time, Lizzo
Traitor, Olivia Rodrigo
Winner: Ait was, Harry Styles

Best Metaverse Performance
BTS, Minecraft/YouTube
Charli XCX, Roblox
Justin Bieber: An Interactive Virtual Experience, Wave
Rift Tour with Ariana Grande, Fortnite
Twenty One Pilots Concert Experience, Roblox
Winner: Blackpink The Virtual, PUBG

Group of the year
black pink
city ​​girls
Foo Fighters
Imagine Dragons
red hot chili peppers
Silk Sonic
Winner: BTS

album of the year
30, Adele
Un Verano Sin Ti, bad bunny
Happier than ever, Billie Eilish
Certified lover boy, drake
Winner: harry’s house, Harry Styles

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