Taylor Swift, Harry Styles Win Big at 2022 MTV EMAs

Taylor Swift, Harry Styles Win Big at 2022 MTV EMAs

Taylor Swift was the big winner of this year’s MTV European Music Awards, cleaning up at Sunday’s ceremony with four EMAs, including best video, best artist, best pop and best longform video for her 10-minute version of All Too Well.

Swift noted that the video was her first “film” and said it was an experience that taught her how filmmaking “can be a natural extension to my storytelling, just as songwriting.”

Hip-hop superstar Nicki Minaj, French electronic DJ David Guetta and Korean boy band Seventeen also took home multiple trophies at the 2022 MTV EMAs, which were broadcast live from Dusseldorf, Germany, on Sunday night.

Minaj won the Super Freaky Girl best song trophy, as well as the honor of best hip-hop artist. Guetta won EMAs for best electronic, best collaboration and shared the honor with American pop singer Bebere Rexha for their song . Rexha and Guetta opened Sunday’s event by performing the song live. Guetta was on a huge riser, while Rexha was swinging onto the stage.

Seventeen won the EMA award for best new act and the trophy for best push.

British pop star Harry Styles led the nominations heading into Sunday’s event with seven, including best artist, best song, and best video. He was satisfied with a single MTV EMA award for best song.

Muse, an English band, was named best rock artist. Matt Bellamy, frontman of Muse, accepted the award and dedicated the trophy and the album to the Ukrainian people. And to the Iranian women. As we celebrate tonight .”

, all of them are fighting for freedom.

Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn’s virtual band Gorillaz won the EMA for best alternative. Chloe won best R&B, with Korean rapper Lisa winning the best K-Pop trophy. Anitta, a Brazilian singer-songwriter, took the best Latin act trophy.

K-Pop girl group Blackpink won the category of best metaverse performance for their in-game performance for the hit mobile game PUBG.

Rita Ora hosted the 2022 EMAs together with partner and Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi. The Dusseldorf show was inspired by hometown legends Kraftwerk, electronic music pioneers. It featured a throwback digital style, and a stage with a giant robot head.

Highlights of the performance included Muse’s rendition Will Of the People , with a cast that consisted of extras dancing in mirrored masks in front a flaming symbol of anarchism, and Stormzy’s touching performance Fire Babe , with Debbie as special guest vocalist. This was the first time the British rapper had performed the song on television.

Ava Max performed Million-Dollar Baby at a giant diamond, OneRepublic belted out the Top Gun theme tune I Ain’t Worried (with Tom Cruise providing a special intro video before the song), and Gorillaz feat. Thundercat performing Cracker Islands at Dusseldorf’s Tonhalle music concert hall.

As benefiting a German-set show, the 2022 MTV EMAs also featured a special appearance by actor and “singer” David Hasselhoff, who presented the best artist award to Swift.

The MTV EMA Generation Change Award, which was selected in partnership by refugee non-profit Choose Love and awarded to three Ukrainian activists: Lina Dashvar, Anna Kutova, and Anfisa Yakovina. All of them have been helping to shelter and care for those affected by the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine following the Russian invasion.

The 2022 MTV EMAs were carried live on MTV in more than 170 countries and on Paramount’s Pluto TV and Comedy Central in Germany. Beginning Monday, the show will be available worldwide on Paramount as well as Pluto TV.

Here’s the full list of 2022 MTV EMA winners:

BEST SONG
Bad Bunny, Chencho Corleone – Me Porto Bonito

Harry Styles – As It Was

Jack Harlow – First class

Lizzo – About Damn Time

Nicki Minaj – Super Freaky Girl (WINNER)

ROSALIA – DESPECHA

BEST VIDEO
BLACKPINK – Pink Venom

Doja Cat – Woman

Harry Styles – As It Was

Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Part 5

Nicki Minaj – Super Freaky Girl

Taylor Swift – All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) (WINNER)

BEST ARTIST
Adele

Beyonce

Harry Styles

Nicki Minaj

ROSALIA

Taylor Swift (WINNER)

BEST COLLABORATION
Bad Bunny, Chencho Corleone – Me Porto Bonito

David Guetta & Bebe Rexha – I’m Good (Blue) (WINNER)

DJ Khaled ft. Drake & Lil Baby – STAYING ALIVE

Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa – Sweetest Pie

Post Malone with DojaCat – I Like You (A Happier song )

Shakira, Rauw Alejandro – Te Felicito

Tiesto & Ava Max – The Motto

BEST LIVE
Coldplay

Ed Sheeran

Harry Styles (WINNER)

Kendrick Lamar

Lady Gaga

The Weeknd

BEST POP
Billie Eilish

Doja Cat

Ed Sheeran

Harry Styles

Lizzo

Taylor Swift (WINNER)

BEST NEW ACT
Baby Keem

Dove Cameron

GAYLE

SEVENTEEN (WINNER)

Stephen Sanchez

Tems

BEST K-POP
BLACKPINK

BTS

ITZY

LISA (WINNER)

SEVENTEEN

TWICE

BEST LATIN
Anitta (WINNER)

Bad Bunny

Becky G

J Balvin

ROSALIA

Shakira

BEST ELECTRONIC
Calvin Harris

David Guetta (WINNER)

DJ Snake

Marshmello

Swedish House Mafia

Tiesto

BEST HIP HOP
Drake

Future

Jack Harlow

Kendrick Lamar

Lil Baby

Megan Thee Stallion

Nicki Minaj (WINNER)

BEST ROCK

Foo Fighters

Liam Gallagher

Maneskin

Muse (WINNER)

Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Killers

BEST ALTERNATIVE

Gorillaz (WINNER)

Imagine Dragons

Panic! At The Disco

Tame Impala

Twenty One Pilots

YUNGBLUD

BEST R&B
Chloe (WINNER)

Giveon

H.E.R.

Khalid

Summer Walker

SZA

BEST LONGFORM VIDEO
Foo Fighters – Studio 666

ROSALIA – MOTOMAMI (ROSALIA TikTok LIVE Performance)

Stormzy – Mel Made Me Do It

Taylor Hawkins Tribute concert at Wembley Stadium in London

Taylor Swift – All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) (WINNER)

VIDEO FOR GOOD
Ed Sheeran – 2step (feat. Lil Baby )

Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Part 5

Latto – P*ssy

Lizzo – About Damn Time

Sam Smith (feat. Kim Petras) (WINNER)

Stromae – Fils de joie

BIGGEST FANS
BLACKPINK

BTS (WINNER)

Harry Styles

Lady Gaga

Nicki Minaj

Taylor Swift

BEST PUSH
Nessa Barrett

SEVENTEEN (WINNER)

Mae Muller

GAYLE

Shenseea

Omar Apollo

Wet Leg

Muni Long

Doechii

Saucy Santana

Stephen Sanchez

JVKE

BEST METAVERSE PERFORMANCE
BLACKPINK The Virtual | PUBG (WINNER)

Minecraft

Roblox

Justin Bieber – An Interactive Virtual Experience | Wave

Roblox

BEST LOOK ‘PERSONAL STYLE’

Rita Ora
GENERATION CHANGE

Lina Deshvar, Anna Kutova and Anfisa Yakovina

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