list of winners and nominations of the VMAS 2023

Introduction to VMAs 2023

The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) of 2023, marking the 39th annual edition, celebrated outstanding music videos and talented artists who left a lasting impact in the music industry over the past year. The ceremony, a prominent event in the music calendar, took place on September 12, 2023, at the Prudential Center, situated in Newark, New Jersey. Nicki Minaj had the honor of hosting this prestigious event, while many artists eagerly anticipated receiving the iconic Moon Person trophies.

Taylor Swift Leads with Nominations

Taylor Swift emerged as the leader in nominations for the VMAs 2023, securing a remarkable 11 nominations, showcasing her prolific contributions to the music video landscape. Close behind, SZA received eight nominations, highlighting her influence and creative achievements. Joining them in the spotlight were artists like Miley Cyrus, Doja Cat, Nicki Minaj, and Olivia Rodrigo, all of whom earned six nominations each, a testament to their exceptional work in the industry.

Categories and Winners

The VMAs 2023 recognized excellence in various categories, honoring both music videos and artists who have left an indelible mark on the music scene. Here is a glimpse of some of the major categories and their winners:

  1. Video of the Year
    • Winner: Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”
    • Nominees: Doja Cat, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Rodrigo, Sam Smith, Kim Petras, SZA
  2. Artist of the Year
    • Winner: Taylor Swift
    • Nominees: Doja Cat, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Karol G, Shakira
  3. Song of the Year
    • Winner: “Anti-Hero” – Taylor Swift
    • Nominees: Songs by Miley Cyrus, Olivia Rodrigo, Rema & Selena Gomez, Sam Smith, Kim Petras, Steve Lacy, and SZA
  4. Best New Artist
    • Winner: Ice Spice
    • Nominees: GloRilla, Kaliii, PinkPantheress, Peso Pluma, Reneé Rapp
  5. Push Performance of the Year
    • Winner: April 2023 – Tomorrow X Together – “Sugar Rush Ride”
    • Nominees: Performances from various artists spanning different months of the year
  6. Best Collaboration
    • Winner: Karol G, Shakira – “TQG”
    • Nominees: Collaborations by David Guetta & Bebe Rexha, Post Malone & Doja Cat, Diddy featuring Bryson Tiller, Ashanti, Yung Miami, Metro Boomin with The Weeknd, 21 Savage, and Diddy, and Rema & Selena Gomez
  7. Best Pop of the Year
    • Winner: Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”
    • Nominees: Tracks by Demi Lovato, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus, Olivia Rodrigo, and P!NK
  8. Best Hip-Hop
    • Winner: Nicki Minaj – “Super Freaky Girl”
    • Nominees: Hip-hop tracks by Diddy, DJ Khaled, GloRilla, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Wayne, Metro Boomin, and more

Honoring Excellence in Music Videos

The VMAs 2023 celebrated the art of music videos and recognized the artists who continue to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation in the industry. With an array of talented nominees and deserving winners, this year’s VMAs once again proved to be a glittering spectacle in the world of music.