All the 2023 VMA Winners, Including Ice Spice, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, and Shakira

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - SEPTEMBER 12: Ice Spice accepts the Best New Artist award onstage at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards on September 12, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

The 2023 MTV VMAs celebrated some of the biggest and brightest music stars of the year. The ceremony, held Sept. 12 in Newark, NJ, awarded trophies to artists including Ice Spice, Nicki Minaj, Anitta, Tomorrow X Together, SZA, and many more. Taylor Swift was the night’s biggest winner, taking home multiple awards including video and artist of the year. The ceremony also honored two legends: Shakira recieved the Video Vanguard Awards and Diddy was awarded the Global Icon Award.

This year’s nominees were announced back on Aug. 8, and Swift led the bunch with a total of eight nominations, including seven nods for her song “Anti-Hero” from “Midnights,” as well as a nomination for artist of the year. SZA had the second most nominations with a total of six, followed by Olivia Rodrigo, Nicki Minaj, Doja Cat, Kim Petras, Sam Smith, and Miley Cyrus, who all trailed behind with five each. Many pointed out when nominations were announced that women dominated in many categories, including artist of the year (in which only women were nominated), and they swept the awards, too.

The show also honored a record-setting 35 first-time nominees, including GloRilla, Boygenius, Reneé Rapp, and Ice Spice. An Afrobeats category has also been added for the first time. Additional nominees included Shakira, Dua Lipa, Pink, Dove Cameron, Kendrick Lamar, Maluma, and Beyoncé, who netted a nomination for artist of the year.

Ahead, check out the complete list of nominees for the 2023 MTV VMAs, and all the winners so far.

Video of the Year

Doja Cat — “Be careful”
Miley Cyrus — “Flowers”
Nicki Minaj — “Super Freaky Girl”
Olivia Rodrigo — “Vampire”
Sam Smith and Kim Petras — “Unholy”
SZA — “Kill Bill”
WINNER: Taylor Swift — “Anti-Hero”

Artist of the Year

Doja Cat
Karol G
Nicki Minaj
WINNER: Taylor Swift

Song of the Year

Miley Cyrus — “Flowers”
Olivia Rodrigo — “Vampire”
Rema and Selena Gomez — “Calm Down”
Sam Smith and Kim Petras — “Unholy”
Steve Lacy — “Bad Habit”
SZA — “Kill Bill”
WINNER: Taylor Swift — “Anti-Hero”

Best New Artist

WINNER: Ice Spice
Renee Rapp

Push Performance of the Year

August 2022: Saucy Santana — “Booty”
September 2022: Stephen Sanchez — “Until I Found You”
October 2022: JVKE — “Golden Hour”
November 2022: Flo Milli — “Conceited”
December 2022: Reneé Rapp — “Colorado”
January 2023: Sam Ryder — “All the Way Over”
February 2023: Armani White — “Goated.”
March 2023: Fletcher — “Becky’s So Hot”
WINNER: April 2023: Tomorrow X Together — “Sugar Rush Ride”
May 2023: Ice Spice — “Princess Diana”
June 2023: Flo — “Losing You”
July 2023: Lauren Spencer Smith — “That Part”

Best Collaboration

David Guetta and Bebe Rexha — “I’m Good (Blue)”
Post Malone and Doja Cat — “I Like You (A Happier Song)”
Diddy feat. Bryson Tiller, Ashanti, and Yung Miami — “Gotta Move On (Queens Remix)”
WINNER: Karol G and Shakira — “TQG”
Metro Boomin feat. The Weeknd, 21 Savage, and Diddy — “Creepin’ (Remix)”
Rema and Selena Gomez — “Calm Down”

Best Pop

Demi Lovato — “Swine”
Dua Lipa — “Dance the Night”
Ed Sheeran — “Eyes Closed”
Miley Cyrus — “Flowers”
Olivia Rodrigo — “Vampire”
Pink — “Trustfall”
WINNER: Taylor Swift — “Anti-Hero”

Best Hip-Hop

Diddy feat. Bryson Tiller, Ashanti, and Yung Miami — “Gotta Move On (Queens Remix)”
DJ Khaled feat. Drake and Lil Baby — “Staying Alive”
GloRilla and Cardi B — “Tomorrow 2”
Lil Uzi Vert — “Just Wanna Rock”
Lil Wayne feat. Swizz Beatz and DMX — “Kant Nobody”
Metro Boomin feat. Future — “Superhero (Heroes and Villains)”
WINNER: Nicki Minaj — “Super Freaky Girl”

Best Rock

Foo Fighters — “The Teacher”
Linkin Park — “Lost (Original Version)”
Red Hot Chili Peppers — “Tippa My Tongue”
WINNER: Moonlight — “The Loneliest”
Metallica – “Eternal Light”
Muse — “You Make Me Feel Like It’s Halloween”

Best Alternative

Blink-182 — “Edging”
Boygenius — “The Film”
Fall Out Boy — “Hold Me Like a Grudge”
WINNER: Lana Del Rey feat. Jon Batiste — “Candy Necklace”
Paramore — “This Is Why”
Thirty Seconds to Mars — “Stuck”

Best Latin

WINNER: Anitta — “Funk Rave”
Bad Bunny — “Where She Goes”
Armed Eslabon and Featherweight — “She Dances Alone”
Grupo Frontera and Bad Bunny — “un x100to”
Karol G and Shakira — “TQG”
Rosalía — “Despechá”
Shakira — “Acrostic”

Best R&B

Alicia Keys feat. Lucky Daye — “Stay”
Chlöe feat. Chris Brown — “How Does It Feel”
Metro Boomin feat. The Weeknd, 21 Savage, and Diddy — “Creepin’ (Remix)”
WINNER: SZA — “Shirt”
Toosii — “Favorite Song”
Yung Bleu and Nicki Minaj — “Love in the Way”

Best K-Pop

Aespa — “Girls”
Blackpink — “Pink Venom”
Fifty Fifty — “Cupid”
Seventeen — “Super”
WINNER: Stray Kids — “S-Class”
Tomorrow X Together — “Sugar Rush Ride”

Best Afrobeats

Ayra Starr — “Rush”
Burna Boy — “It’s Plenty”
Davido feat. Musa Keys — “Unavailable”
Fireboy DML and Asake — “Bandana”
Libianca — “People”
WINNER: Rema and Selena Gomez — “Calm Down”
Wizkid feat. Ayra Starr — “2 Sugar”

Video For Good

Alicia Keys — “If I Ain’t Got You (Orchestral)”
Bad Bunny — “El Apagón – Here Live People”
Demi Lovato — “Swine”
WINNER: Dove Cameron — “Breakfast”
Imagine Dragons — “Crushed”
Maluma — “The Queen”

Best Cinematography

Adele — “I Drink Wine,” cinematography by Adam Newport-Berra
Ed Sheeran — “Eyes Closed,” cinematography by Natasha Braier
Janelle Monáe — “Lipstick Lover,” cinematography by Allison Anderson
Kendrick Lamar — “Count Me Out,” cinematography by Adam Newport-Berra
Miley Cyrus — “Flowers,” cinematography by Marcell Rév
Olivia Rodrigo — “Vampire,” cinematography by Russ Fraser
WINNER: Taylor Swift — “Anti-Hero,” cinematography by Rina Yang

Best Direction

Doja Cat — “Attention,” directed by Tanu Muino
Drake — “Falling Back,” directed by Director X
Kendrick Lamar — “Count Me Out,” directed by Dave Free and Kendrick Lamar
Megan Thee Stallion — “Her,” directed by Colin Tilley
Sam Smith and Kim Petras — “Unholy,” directed by Floria Sigismondi
SZA — “Kill Bill,” directed by Christian Breslauer
WINNER: Taylor Swift — “Anti-Hero,” directed by Taylor Swift

Best Art Direction

Boygenius — “The Film,” art direction by Jen Dunlap
Blackpink — “Pink Venom,” art direction by Seo Hyun Seung (Gigant)
WINNER: Doja Cat — “Attention,” art direction by Spencer Graves
Lana Del Rey feat. Jon Batiste — “Candy Necklace,” art direction by Brandon Mendez
Megan Thee Stallion — “Her,” art direction by Niko Philipides
SZA — “Shirt,” art direction by Kate Bunch

Best Visual Effects

Fall Out Boy — “Love From the Other Side,” visual effects by Thomas Bailey and Josh Shaffner
Harry Styles — “Music For a Sushi Restaurant,” visual effects by Chelsea Delfino and Black Kite Studios
Melanie Martinez — “Void,” visual effects by Carbon
Nicki Minaj — “Super Freaky Girl,” visual effects by Max Colt and Sergio Mashevskyi
Sam Smith and Kim Petras — “Unholy,” visual effects by Max Colt/Frendr
WINNER: Taylor Swift — “Anti-Hero,” visual effects by Parliament

Best Choreography

WINNER: Blackpink — “Pink Venom,” choreography by Kiel Tutin, Sienna Lalau, Lee Jung, and Taryn Cheng
Dua Lipa — “Dance the Night,” choreography by Charm LaDonna
Jonas Brothers — “Waffle House,” choreography by Jerry Reeve
Megan Thee Stallion — “Her,” choreography by Sean Bankhead
Panic! at the Disco — “Middle of a Breakup,” choreography by Monika Felice Smith
Sam Smith and Kim Petras — “Unholy,” choreography by (LA)Horde — Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer, and Arthur Harel

Best Editing

Blackpink — “Pink Venom,” edited by Seo Hyun Seung
Kendrick Lamar — “Rich Spirit,” edited by Grason Caldwell
Miley Cyrus — “River,” edited by Brendan Walter
WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo — “Vampire,” edited by Sofia Kerpan and David Checel
SZA — “Kill Bill,” edited by Luis Caraza Peimbert
Taylor Swift — “Anti-Hero,” edited by Chancler Haynes

Show of the Summer

Ed Sheeran
Karol G
WINNER: Taylor Swift

Group of the Year

Jonas Brothers
Tomorrow X Together

Song of the Summer

Beyoncé – “Cuff It”
Billie Eilish – “What Was I Made For? (From The Motion Picture ‘Barbie’)”
Doja Cat – “Paint the Town Red”
Doechii ft. Kodak Black – “What It Is (Block Boy)”
Dua Lipa – “Dance the Night (From the Barbie Album)”
Gunna – “fukumean”
WINNER: Jung Kook ft. Latto – “Seven”
Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice– “Barbie World (with Aqua) [From Barbie The Album]”
Olivia Rodrigo – “vampire”
SZA – “Kill Bill”
Taylor Swift ft. Ice Spice – “Karma”
TOMORROW X TOGETHER and Jonas Brothers – “Do It Like That”
Luke Combs – “Fast Car”
Troye Sivan – “Rush”
Yng Lvcas & Peso Pluma – “La Bebe (Remix)”

Album of the Year

Beyoncé – “Renaissance”
Drake & 21 Savage – “Her Loss”
Metro Boomin – “Heroes & Villains”
Miley Cyrus – “Endless Summer Vacation”
WINNER: Taylor Swift – “Midnights”

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