The 2023 MTV Awards was a star-studded event that celebrated the best of the music industry, recognizing outstanding talent from various genres and corners of the globe. With fierce competition in every category, the night was filled with surprises, electrifying performances, and emotional moments. Let’s take a closer look at the deserving winners who took home the coveted awards.
Best Afrobeats: The Afrobeats category showcased the incredible talent emanating from Africa, and the winner was none other than Rema & Selena Gomez for their collaborative track ‘Calm Down.’ This fusion of Afrobeats and pop music resonated with audiences worldwide, proving that music knows no boundaries.
Song of the Year: In the ‘Song of the Year’ category, the honor went to Taylor Swift for her captivating track ‘Anti-Hero.’ Facing tough competition from artists like Miley Cyrus, Olivia Rodrigo, and Sam Smith, Swift’s song stood out as a true anthem for the year.
Best Collaboration: The ‘Best Collaboration’ award went to KAROL G & Shakira for ‘TQG,’ showcasing the power of two formidable Latin artists coming together to create magic.
Video of the Year: Taylor Swift’s ‘Anti-Hero’ continued its winning streak by also claiming the ‘Video of the Year’ award, showcasing the importance of not only a great song but also a visually stunning music video.
Artist of the Year: In the ‘Artist of the Year’ category, Taylor Swift once again emerged victorious, cementing her status as one of the most influential and successful artists in the industry.
Best New Artist: Ice Spice was crowned ‘Best New Artist,’ marking a significant moment in their burgeoning career.
Push Performance of the Year: The ‘Push Performance of the Year’ award went to Tomorrow X Together for their track ‘Sugar Rush Ride,’ recognizing their exceptional talent and promising future in the music world.
Best Pop: Taylor Swift secured another win in the ‘Best Pop’ category for ‘Anti-Hero,’ showcasing her ability to connect with fans through her music.
Best Hip Hop: Nicki Minaj took home the ‘Best Hip Hop’ award for her track ‘Super Freaky Girl,’ showcasing her enduring influence in the hip-hop genre.
Best Rock: Italian rock band Måneskin won the ‘Best Rock’ award for their song ‘The Loneliest,’ proving that rock music continues to captivate audiences around the world.
Best Alternative: Lana Del Rey and Jon Batiste’s collaboration, ‘Candy Necklace,’ won the ‘Best Alternative’ award, demonstrating their innovative approach to music.
Best Latin: Anitta’s ‘Funk Rave’ won in the ‘Best Latin’ category, highlighting the vibrant and diverse Latin music scene.
Best R&B: SZA claimed the ‘Best R&B’ award for her track ‘Shirt,’ showcasing her soulful and enchanting vocals.
Best K-Pop: Stray Kids emerged victorious in the ‘Best K-Pop’ category with ‘S-Class,’ illustrating the global appeal of K-Pop music.
Video for Good: Dove Cameron’s ‘Breakfast’ won the ‘Video for Good’ award, recognizing the impact of music in conveying important messages.
Best Cinematography: Taylor Swift’s ‘Anti-Hero’ continued to shine, winning the ‘Best Cinematography’ award, showcasing the artistry of the music video.
Best Direction: Taylor Swift’s ‘Anti-Hero’ once again took home the trophy, this time for ‘Best Direction,’ highlighting the creative vision behind the video.
Best Art Direction: Doja Cat’s ‘Attention’ claimed the ‘Best Art Direction’ award, celebrating the visual aesthetics of the music video.
Best Visual Effects: Taylor Swift’s ‘Anti-Hero’ once again proved its dominance by winning the ‘Best Visual Effects’ category, demonstrating the importance of visual storytelling.
Best Choreography: Blackpink’s ‘Pink Venom’ secured the ‘Best Choreography’ award, showcasing their incredible dance skills.
Best Editing: Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Vampire’ won the ‘Best Editing’ category, highlighting the meticulous work behind the scenes to create a compelling music video.
The 2023 MTV Awards celebrated a diverse range of musical genres and artists, reflecting the rich tapestry of the global music scene. Congratulations to all the winners for their exceptional contributions to the world of music, and here’s to the continued success and innovation of the music industry in the years to come.