Rita Ora’s Stunning Appearance with Taika Waititi at the VMAs
Rita Ora graced the red carpet at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards alongside her husband, Taika Waititi. The singer, aged 32, made a fashion statement in an off-the-shoulder black gown with dramatic long sleeves, paired with towering platform silver heels that added a unique touch to her look. Rita exuded joy and enthusiasm as she posed for the cameras, complementing her attire with sleek straight blonde hair and glamorous makeup. In contrast, Taika chose a quirky pale blue and coral co-ord outfit for the occasion.
The Unique VMAs of 2023
The 2023 MTV Video Music Awards, hosted by rap royalty Nicki Minaj for the second consecutive year, marked a departure from tradition by being held on a Tuesday. Airing live in over 150 countries, the event celebrated the best music videos of the past year with unforgettable performances, epic tributes, and appearances from music’s biggest stars. This year introduced a new award category, ‘Show of the Summer,’ decided entirely by fans. Latin superstar Shakira received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, while hip-hop icon Diddy was honored with the Global Icon Award.
This year’s Artist of the Year category was noteworthy as it consisted solely of female artists for the first time ever, with Taylor Swift leading the pack with the most nominations. Taylor already held the record for the most wins with three awards, and this year she had the chance to extend that record to four. The awards also saw 35 artists nominated for the first time, with Kim Petras earning five nods for her collaboration with Sam Smith in the Video of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Direction, Best Visual Effects, and Best Choreography categories. Several established and newcomer artists were up for multiple accolades, making it a highly competitive event.
Winners of the MTV Video Music Awards 2023
The winners of the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards were announced in various categories, with Taylor Swift taking home the Artist of the Year award, extending her record for the most wins. Other notable winners included Nicki Minaj for Best Hip-Hop, Lana Del Rey for Best Alternative, and Miley Cyrus for Best Rock. The awards also recognized exceptional choreography, visual effects, and art direction in music videos.
Song of the Summer and Show of the Summer
The Song of the Summer category featured a diverse selection of songs, with Jung Kook featuring Latto winning for ‘Seven.’ In the Show of the Summer category, Taylor Swift emerged as the winner.
Global Icon Award
Diddy was honored with the prestigious Global Icon Award, acknowledging his significant contribution to the music industry.
The 2023 MTV Video Music Awards showcased both established and emerging artists, highlighting the diversity and creativity of the music industry.