Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.
Taylor Swift secured nine victories on Tuesday evening at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
This one goes out to all the anti-heroes!
Taylor Swift claimed the highly sought-after Video of the Year award at the MTV Video Music Awards on Tuesday, marking her fourth Moon Person win of the night with “Anti-Hero.”
Onstage, Swift, aged 33, was accompanied by her editor Chancler Haynes and cinematographer Rina Yang, graciously allowing them both to address the audience before taking the microphone herself.
Swift began her speech by expressing her astonishment, saying, “I’m genuinely in awe right now. The significance of this award, which is determined by the fans’ votes, holds immense value for me, especially considering the incredible memories we’ve recently created together.”
The singer-songwriter also took a moment to give a shoutout to her record-breaking Eras Tour, which kicked off back in March (with a new leg starting in November).
“I’ve recently been on a tour that has been the most joyful and exhilarating experience,” she shared. “And what’s incredible is that we’re not even halfway through it. It genuinely has felt like the adventure of a lifetime over this past year. It’s hard to believe that it was just a year ago at the VMAs when I announced the Midnights album. Tonight, all I can convey is my heartfelt gratitude. I’m completely overwhelmed. Thank you so much to all the fans. I love you deeply.”
Earlier in the evening, Swift, who entered the show as the most-nominated artist, secured victories in various categories, including best pop, best direction, song of the year, and an additional five awards announced after the show, with one of them being artist of the year.
“Anti-Hero” is a track featured on her 10th studio album, Midnights, which was released in October. The announcement of its release was made during the 2022 MTV VMAs.
Looking ahead, Swift, who also won the same award at last year’s show, is gearing up to release 1989 (Taylor’s Version) in November.
On August 9, the artist also made a significant announcement regarding the release of the re-recorded version of “1989” (Taylor’s Version) during her concert in Los Angeles, which marked the final U.S. show of her Eras Tour.
Addressing the crowd, she shared, “Here we are on the last night of the U.S. leg of the Eras tour in the eighth month of the year on the ninth day. You might have noticed there are some new outfits in the show,” before revealing the cover art and release date of the upcoming record.
The 2023 MTV VMAs were broadcasted live from The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on Tuesday, September 12, airing on CBS and other ViacomCBS networks, including BET, BET Her, VH1, Comedy Central, CMT, Logo, MTV, MTV2, Nickelodeon, and Paramount Network. Viewers could also tune in to the show through a live stream on MTV.com or on Paramount+.