2022 MTV VMAs: See The Complete List of Winners


The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards returned to the stage in their true fashion with a tenfold extravagance, show-stopping spectacle, glamour, trendiest fashion outfits, and a lot of music. After last year’s semi-virtual show, the 2022 MTV VMAs ceremony honors the best music videos of the year and brought back some old traditions this time.

The MTV VMAs 2022 celebrates the best music videos of the past year and feature unforgettable performances, tributes and appearances from the biggest stars in music industry. All the music buffs around the globe eagerly wait for this magnificent evening, so without further ado, let’s get into this year’s winner and everything that you should know.

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The glitz, glamour, and stars aligned on Sunday night for the annual celebrations, which this year brought performers, presenters and fans out to the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj, and Jack Harlow hosted the show and delivered an entertaining evening. Kendrick Lamar, Jack Harlow and Lil Nas X lead the night’s nominations list with seven each, followed closely by Harry Styles and Doja Cat, who each have six, and Billie Eilish, Drake, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran Taylor Swift and The Weeknd, who contended for five trophies.

The Video Vanguard Lifetime Achievement award returned after a two-year break to honor the star rapper Nicki Minaj. 2021’s Global Icon Award also returned this year. Presented by Cheech and Chong, Red Hot Chili Peppers took the award home as another golden feather in their fame hat. Taylor Swift and Lil Nas X lead this year’s winners with three wins each. Taylor Swift took the biggest award for the night, Video of the Year, for her exceptionally well done and fan-lauded music video for “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version).

2022 MTV VMAs
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Jack Harlow is up there with them with three wins; one for “First Class” and two for “Industry Baby” with Lil Nas X. Harry Styles took home two awards for Harry’s House and “As It Was.” BLACKPINK created history as Lisa won Best K-Pop at the 2022 VMA’s for her song “LALISA.” K-pop titans BTS became the “Group of the Year.”

Performers for the 2022 MTV VMAs had a stellar lineup including Anitta, Bad Bunny, BLACKPINK, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, J Balvin, Jack Harlow, Kane Brown, Lizzo, Måneskin, Marshmello, and Khalid, Nicki Minaj, Panic! At the Disco, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

2022 MTV VMAs
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Here’s the complete list of the winner of the 2022 MTV VMAs!

Video Vanguard Award

Nicki Minaj

Global Icon Award

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Video of the Year

Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)
Doja Cat – “Woman”
Drake ft. Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy”
Ed Sheeran – “Shivers”
Harry Styles – “As It Was”
Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY”
Olivia Rodrigo – “brutal”

Artist of the Year

Bad Bunny
Drake
Ed Sheeran
Harry Styles
Jack Harlow
Lil Nas X
Lizzo

Group of the Year

BTS
blackpink
City Girls
Foo Fighters
Imagine Dragons
Måneskin
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Silk Sonic

Song of the Year

Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever”
Adele – “Easy On Me”
Doja Cat – “Woman”
Elton John & Dua Lipa – “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)”
Lizzo – “About Damn Time”
The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – “STAY”

Album of the Year

Harry Styles – Harry’s House
Adele – 30
Bad Bunny – Un Verano Sin Ti
Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
Drake – Certified Lover Boy

Song of the Summer

Jack Harlow – “First Class”
Bad Bunny & Chencho Corleone – “Me Porto Bonito”
Beyonce – “Break My Soul”
Charlie Puth – “Left And Right (feat. Jung Kook of BTS)”
Doja Cat – “Vegas (From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Elvis)”
future ft. Drake, Tems – “Wait For U”
Harry Styles – “Late Night Talking”
Kane Brown – “Grand”
Latto x Mariah Carey – “Big Energy (Remix) ft. DJ Khaled”
Lizzo – “About Damn Time”’
Marshmello x Khalid – “Numb”
Nicki Minaj – “Super Freaky Girl”
Nicky Youre & Dazy – “Sunroof”
Post Malone with Doja Cat – “I Like You (A Happer Song)”
Rosalia – “Bizcochito”
Steve Lacy – “Bad Habit”

Best New Artist

Dove Cameron
Baby Keem
GAYLE
latte
Måneskin
SEVENTEEN

Push Performance of the Year

SEVENTEEN – “Rock With You”
Griff – “One Night”
Remi Wolf – “Sexy Villain”
Nessa Barrett – “I hope ur miserable until ur dead”
Mae Muller – “Better Days”
GAYLE – “abcdefu”
Sheneesa – “RU That”
Omar Apollo – “Tamagotchi”
Wet Leg – “Chaise Longue”
Muni Long – “Baby Boo”
Duchii – “Persuasive”

Best Collaboration

Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY”
Drake ft. Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy”
Elton John & Dua Lipa – “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)”
Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie”
Post Malone & the Weeknd – “One Right Now”
Rosalia ft. the Weeknd – “LA FAMA”
The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – “STAY”

Best Pop

Harry Styles – “As It Was”
Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever”
Doja Cat – “Woman”
Ed Sheeran – “Shivers”
Lizzo – “About Damn Time”
Olivia Rodrigo – “Traitor”

Best Hip-Hop

Nicki Minaj ft. Lil Baby – “Do We Have A Problem?”
Eminem & Snoop Dogg – “From The D 2 The LBC”
future ft. Drake, Tems – “WAIT FOR YOU”
Kendrick Lamar – “N95”
Latto – “Big Energy”
Pusha T – “Diet Coke”

Best Rock

Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Black Summer”
Foo Fighters – “Love Dies Young”
Jack White – “Taking Me Back”
Muse – “Won’t Stand Down”
Shinedown – “Planet Zero”
Three Days Grace – “So Called Life”

Best Alternative

Måneskin – “I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE”
Avril Lavigne ft. blackbear – “Love It When You Hate Me”
Imagine Dragons x JID – “Enemy”
Machine Gun Kelly ft. WILLOW – “emo girl”
panic! At The Disco – “Viva Las Vengeance”
Twenty One Pilots – “Saturday”
WILLOW, Avril Lavigne ft. Travis Barker – “GROW”

Best Latin

Anitta – “Envolver”
Bad Bunny – “Tití Me Pregunto”
Becky GX KAROL G – “MAMIII”
Daddy Yankee – “REMIX”
Farruko – “Pepas”
J Balvin & Skrillex – “In Da Ghetto”

Best R&B

The Weeknd – “Out Of Time”
Alicia Keys – “City of Gods (Part II)”
Chloe – “Have Mercy”
HER – “For Anyone”
Norman ft. Cardi B – “Wild Side”
Summer Walker, SZA & Cardi B – “No Love (Extended Version)”

Best K-Pop

LISA – “LALISA”
BTS – “Yet To Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)”
ITZY – “LOCO”
SEVENTEEN – “HOT”
Stray Kids – “MANIAC”
TWICE – “The Feels”

Video for Good

Lizzo – “About Damn Time”
Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5”
Latto – “P*ssy”
Rina Sawayama – “This Hell”
Stromae – “Fils de joie”

Best Metaverse Performance

BLACKPINK The Virtual | PUBG
BTS | Minecraft
Charli XCX | Roblox
Justin Bieber – An Interactive Virtual Experience | wave
Rift Tour ft. Ariana Grande | Fortnite
Twenty One Pilots Concert Experience | Roblox

Best Long Form Videos

Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)
Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles
Foo Fighters – Studio 666
Kacey Musgraves – star crossed
Madonna – Madame X
Olivia Rodrigo – driving home 2 hours

Best Cinematography

Harry Styles – “As It Was”
Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – “Family Ties”
Camila Cabello ft. Ed Sheeran – “Bam Bam”
Kendrick Lamar – “N95”
Norman ft. Cardi B – “Wild Side”
Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)

Best Direction

Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)
Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – “Family Ties”
Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever”
Ed Sheeran – “Shivers”
Harry Styles – “As It Was”
Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY”

Best Art Direction

Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY”
Adele – “Oh My God”
Doja Cat – “Get Into It (Yuh)”
Drake ft. Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy”
Kacey Musgraves – “Simple Times”
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie”

Best Visual Effects

Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY”
Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever”
Coldplay X BTS – “My Universe”
Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5”
Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie”
The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – “STAY”

Best Choreography

Doja Cat – “Woman”
BTS – “Permission to Dance”
FKA twigs ft. the Weeknd
Harry Styles – “As It Was”
Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY”
Norman ft. Cardi B – “Wild Side”

Best Editing

ROSALÍA – “SAOKO”—WINNER
Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar—“family ties”
Doja Cat – “Get Into It (Yuh)”
Olivia Rodrigo – “brutal”
Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)
The Weeknd – “Take My Breath”

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