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MTV VMAs: Lizzo’s Stylist Breaks Down Her Red-Carpet Couture (Exclusive)

Few looks caused a social-media frenzy at MTV’s Video Music Awards on Aug. 28 like the strapless pleated silk gown Lizzo wore, a haute-couture design by Glenn Martens for the Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2022 collection — and stylist Brett Alan Nelson was ready for it. “The carpet dress I have been drooling over since […]

VMAs Audience Grows On-Air and Online

Viewing of the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards was up year to year, whether measuring by traditional TV ratings or more recent cross-platform consumption. According to preliminary Nielsen figures, the awards, a preshow and two on-air replays averaged 3.9 million viewers across 12 Paramount Global cable channels and broadcast network The CW. That’s up from […]

MTV Video Music Awards: Taylor Swift Wins Video of the Year; Full Winners List

Taylor Swift won video of the year at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night. In her speech, she revealed she is dropping her new album on Oct. 21, with more details coming at midnight that night. Swift set two records with the win: becoming the only artist ever to win three VMAs […]

Kane Brown Becomes First Male Country Artist to Perform at MTV VMAs

Kane Brown brought country and the good vibes to the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, where he performed his brand new single “Grand” live from the Toyota Stage in Fort Lee, N.J. Brown is the first male country artist to perform on the show, which launched in 1984. He follows Kacey Musgraves and […]

Billy Eichner Calls Out Supreme Court “Homophobes” at VMAs: “We Are Not Letting Them Drag Us Back Into the Last Century”

Ahead of the premiere of his next movie, Bros, Billy Eichner hit the MTV Video Music Awards stage to promote the film, while also slamming some United States Supreme Court Justices for their stance on gay rights. Prior to introducing a performance from Panic! At the Disco, the comedian took the opportunity to encourage audience […]

MTV Video Music Awards: Taylor Swift Sets Records With Video of the Year Win, Announces New Album

Emcees LL Cool J and Nicki Minaj presented the video of the year award to Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well: The Short Film” at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, broadcast live on Sunday from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Among the other nominees for the night’s top prize were Doja Cat’s “Woman,” […]

MTV VMAs: The Details Behind the Most Talked-About Looks on Taylor Swift, Lil Nas X and More

High style arrived at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, for MTV’s Video Music Awards on Aug. 28, with a heavy dose of haute couture worn by Lizzo, Anitta, Jennie Kim of Blackpink and others. One of the earliest arrivals on MTV’s black carpet was Lizzo, enveloped in a voluminous strapless gown of pleated […]

VMAs: Bad Bunny Performs From Yankees Stadium, Makes History With Artist of the Year Win

After making history at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards by becoming the first Latin artist to win artist of the year, Bad Bunny brought part of his current World’s Hottest Tour to the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on Sunday night. Broadcast live from his tour stop at Yankee Stadium, the Puerto Rican […]

Eminem and Snoop Dogg Bring Metaverse to the VMAs With “From the D 2 The LBC” Performance 

Eminem and Snoop Dogg reunited onstage at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards for a unique Otherside metaverse-inspired performance of their recent collaboration “From the D 2 the LBC.” The song marks the first collaboration for the rappers in more than 20 years. The pair also earned a nomination for “best hip-hop video” for the […]

Red Hot Chili Peppers Dedicate VMAs Global Icon Award to Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins

The Red Hot Chili Peppers were honored with the Global Icon Award at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. Comedy duo Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong presented the award to the Los Angeles natives, with the latter noting that the honor “recognizes artists who have left an indelible, endearing mark on the world […]

Nicki Minaj Receives Video Vanguard Award, Performs Greatest Hits Medley at 2022 VMAs 

On Sunday night, Nicki Minaj received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at MTV’s 2022 Video Music Awards. This marked the rapper’s first onstage performance since 2018, and her seventh performance on the VMA stage. A 17-time VMA nominee and five-time winner, Minaj won her first VMA, for best hip-hop video, in 2011. This year, […]

Lizzo Gets the Crowd “Ready” by Performing a Pair of ‘Special’ Singles at MTV Video Music Awards

Three years after celebrating her breakthrough season at the Video Music Awards for the first time, Lizzo returned to the award show’s stage at the Prudential Center in New Jersey on Sunday night to perform the first two official singles from her 2022 album, Special. The versatile performer kicked off the performance with the first […]