MTV VMAs: Taylor Swift receives top accolade and releases new album

MTV VMAs: Taylor Swift receives top accolade and releases new album

On Sunday, Taylor Swift won the top honor at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards. She then concluded the night with a surpisingly significant announcement: the release of her next album.

Following her win for “All Too Well: The Short Film,” which won best long form video and director, Swift stated, “I thought it would be a wonderful opportunity to remind you that my new album comes out on October 21.” At midnight, I’ll tell you more.

Swift said on social media that “Midnights,” the title of her forthcoming 10th studio album, will include “tales of 13 restless nights spread across my life.” After releasing “Folklore” and “Evermore,” she will release her next album. Five months separated the release of each project two years ago. The album of the year at the 2021 Grammy Awards was “Folklore.”

On August 28, 2022, Taylor Swift collects the Video of the Year award for “All Too Well” at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards. REUTERS/BRENDAN MCDERMID

The pop artist made the revelation towards the conclusion of her award speech, during which she also thanked Doja Cat and Olivia Rodrigo for winning their respective categories.

She stated, “I know with every breath I take that without you, the fans, we wouldn’t have been able to produce this short film. “Without you, I wouldn’t be able to re-record my records. I was inspired to accomplish it by you.”

Swift previously mentioned making her first short film and thanked various people, including the project’s stars Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien.

Swift said, “We have given this our all.

Rapper Jack Harlow left his imprint on the program all throughout. He opened it with a performance inside a faux aircraft while moving down the aisle and singing his popular song “First Class,” which Fergie’s song “Glamorous” borrowed. The rapper joined Fergie onstage as she sang her 2006 hit while wearing a shimmering silver outfit with the words “First Class” in red.

After “First Class” won the prize for song of the summer later in the program, Harlow thanked Fergie for accompanying her and clearing the song. “The appeal of this song lies in the fact that, thanks to the sampling, many are unaware of how hip-hop it is. It means the world to me to include Fergie in this manner. The circle has completely closed. One of the most significant tunes in my early years was “Glamorous.””

Nearly three months after the ruling in his defamation battle with his ex-wife Amber Heard, Johnny Depp made an unexpected cameo as the Moon Man during the performance. The 59-year-old actor, who was dressed in the classic astronaut suit with his face digitally put into the helmet, gave the impression that he was floating from the ceiling.

“And what about that? I required the job, “At the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, Depp addressed the crowd.

Lizzo had Taylor Swift dancing out of her seat while she performed her new single “2 Be Loved (Am I Ready).” Lizzo won an award for video for good for “About Damn Time.”

Lizzo accepts an award at the MTV Video Music Awards 2022
Lizzo accepts an award for Best Video for Good for “About Damn Time” on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards 2022 held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, August 28, 2022. Doug Peters/PA Images via Getty Images

For his cameo on Lil Nas X’s song “Industry Baby,” which won for outstanding collaboration, art design, and visual effects, Harlow’s name was called, prompting him to return to the stage. With seven nominations each, Harlow, Lil Nas X, and Kendrick Lamar shared the lead going into the ceremony.

Lil Nas X stated, “This one is for the champs,” before Harlow praised him for working with him on the number-one song.

Along with singing and receiving accolades, Harlow served as one of the show’s hosts with LL Cool J and Nicki Minaj.

The greatest singles from Minaj’s discography, including “Roman’s Revenge,” “Chun-Li,” “Moment 4 Life,” “Beez in the Trap,” “Anaconda,” and “Super Bass,” were played in a medley. Following her performance, the rapper collected the show’s Video Vanguard award, which MTV stated was given in recognition of her artistic talent, ground-breaking hip-hop, and stature as a major celebrity worldwide. The award bears Michael Jackson’s name.

Minaj paid homage to various musicians during her acceptance speech, including Lil Wayne, Whitney Houston, and Michael Jackson. She discussed the significance of mental wellness.

Minaj, who subsequently won best hip-hop for her song “Do We Have a Problem?” with Lil Baby, remarked, “I wish people took mental health seriously, especially when you think they have the greatest life.

For “Harry’s House,” Harry Styles won album of the year. Due to his performance in Madison Square Garden in New York, he was unable to attend the awards ceremony.

After being named artist of the year, Bad Bunny played his smash song “Titi Me Pregunto” live from Yankee Stadium.

“I have been saying that, and I always thought that I could become great from the beginning,” he stated. “that I wouldn’t need to adapt my culture, language, or vocabulary in order to become one of the greatest stars in the world. I’m Benito Antonio Martnez, and I’m from Puerto Rico. Thank you!”

When they performed “From the D 2 The LBC,” which can be found on Eminem’s greatest hits album “Curtain Call 2,” Snoop Dogg and Eminem took the metaverse to the VMAs.

Cheech & Chong recognized The Red Hot Chili Peppers as their “favorite band of all time” before they accepted the Global Icon award on stage. Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith, and John Frusciante make up the band. They played a number of songs, including their classic “Can’t Stop” from the album “By the Way” from 2002 and their most recent success, “Black Summer,” which took home the best rock award.

Flea gave a speech on how much he loved people, bugs, trees, and dirt. The award was given as a tribute to late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins by the band’s drummer, Smith, who passed away in January.

He remarked, “I dedicate this to Taylor and his family.” I adore them and mourn him often.

Madonna, the artist with the most awards in MTV history (20 wins), is the only one to be nominated for a VMA in each of the five decades. As a result of her 14th studio album, “Madame X,” she received her 69th nomination.

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