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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 […]

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,” […]

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 […]

Lizzo Appears to Reference Comedian Aries Spears’ Fat-Shaming Comments in VMAs Speech: “B****, I’m Winning”

Lizzo took home the Video for Good award at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, and used her time onstage to share a message with young voters in the audience and respond to comedian Aries Spears’ fat-shaming comments that recently went viral. The singer-songwriter earned the prize for the music video for her single “About […]

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 […]

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 […]

Johnny Depp Makes Surprise Appearance at 2022 MTV Video Music Awards as “Moon Person”

Johnny Depp made an appearance at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night as the famous “Moon Person,” with his face digitally superimposed inside the helmet of the floating figure during the show’s opening moments. “And you know what? I needed the work,” said the 59-year-old actor, who appeared again following a commercial […]

MTV Video Music Awards: Watch the Preshow Live Stream

MTV is handing out its 2022 Video Music Awards. The trophies will be handed out Sunday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The preshow is being hosted by Nessa and Kevan Kenney, with Tate McRae serving as special celebrity correspondent and Murda Beatz as the Kraft Singles […]

MTV VMAs: Red Hot Chili Peppers to Receive Global Icon Award

Red Hot Chili Peppers will receive the Global Icon Award and perform live at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, which are set to air Sunday, Aug. 28, at 8 p.m. ET/PT from Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Foo Fighters were the recipients of the Global Icon Award last year. Lady Gaga won a similar award in 2000. Hers […]