MTV’s Video Music Awards returned to the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey tonight (September 12), honoring some of the biggest names in the Top 40 arena. See the full list of winners below.
Taylor Swift led the pack of this year’s nominees, with eight nods in all surrounding 2022’s “Anti-Hero.” The Midnights single is up for Video of the Year alongside SZA’s “Kill Bill,” one of six total nominations for the SOS mastermind. Despite not releasing any full music videos for last year’s Renaissance, Beyoncé earned one nomination for Artist of the Year.
Doja Cat, Olivia Rodrigo, Miley Cyrus, and Nicki Minaj are all up for multiple trophies this year, and the latest pool of first-time nominees includes Boygenius, Ice Spice, GloRilla, Flo Milli, and more. Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bad Bunny, Lana Del Rey, Diddy, and Janelle Monáe are among the returning nominees for 2023.
Follow along with all of Pitchfork’s coverage of the 2023 VMAs.
Video for Good
Alicia Keys – If I Ain’t Got You (Orchestral)
Bad Bunny – El Apagón – Aquí Vive Gente
Demi Lovato – Swine
WINNER: Dove Cameron – Breakfast
Imagine Dragons – “Crushed
Maluma – La Reina
Push Performance of the Year
August 2022: Saucy Santana – Booty
September 2022: Stephen Sanchez – Until I Found You
October 2022: Jvke – Golden Hour
November 2022: Flo Milli – Conceited
December 2022: Reneé Rapp – Colorado
January 2023: Sam Ryder – All the Way Over
February 2023: Armani White – Goated
March 2023: Fletcher – Becky’s So Hot
WINNER: April 2023: Tomorrow X Together – Sugar Rush Ride
May 2023: Ice Spice – Princess Diana
June 2023: Flo – Losing You
July 2023: Lauren Spencer Smith – That Part