2022 MTV VMAs Winners: Harry Styles, Nicki Minaj (Video)

2022 MTV Video Music Awards Nicki Minaj

On Sunday, MTV once again animated its zombified self as it does every year for it’s annual MTV Video Music awards. Not only does MTV no longer play videos, but it’s basically a 24 hour marathon for it’s prank video show, Ridiculousness.

The show aired live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, handing out awards based on fan votes.

Former American Idol judge and rap icon, Nicki Minaj, received the Video Vanguard Award, and she also performed “Super Freaky Girl.”

Harry Styles won Album of the Year for his latest Harry’s House. He accepted the award in another location, just as he was about to take the stage at Madison Square Garden. The singer is currently on a massive tour. He also nabbed Best Cinematography for his single “As it Was.”

And 2021 Eurovision Song Contest winners, Maneskin, won Best Alternative Video and performed “I Wanna Be Your Slave” in Not-Safe-For-Work outfits, the the camera people did their best to edit around. Like a 20 second long shot at one point? The lead singer wore chaps that exposed his but, while the female on guitar wore only a pastie on one of her breasts.

Country singer Kane Brown performed his single “Grand” for the first time on an outdoor stage in Fort Lee, New Jersey. He’s the first male country artist to perform on the VMAs, if ya’ll can believe that!

Also, another special honor was handed out to the Red Hot Chile Peppers, the Global Icon Award. The band dedicated the award to The Foo Fighters’ late drummer, Taylor Hawkins.

2022 Video Music Award WINNERS

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • 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”
  • Taylor Swift — “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) – WINNER

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

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

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Adele — “Easy On Me”
  • Billie Eilish — “Happier Than Ever” – WINNER
  • 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 – WINNER
  • Adele: 30
  • Bad Bunny: Un Verano Sin Ti
  • Billie Eilish: Happier Than Ever
  • Drake: Certified Lover Boy

BEST NEW ARTIST

  • Baby Keem
  • Dove Cameron – WINNER
  • GAYLE
  • Latto
  • Måneskin
  • SEVENTEEN

BEST COLLABORATION

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

BEST POP

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

BEST HIP-HOP

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

BEST ROCK

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

BEST ALTERNATIVE

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

BEST LATIN

  • Anitta — “Envolver” – WINNER
  • Bad Bunny — “Titi? Me Pregunto?”
  • Becky G X KAROL G — “MAMIII”
  • Daddy Yankee — “REMIX”
  • Farruko — “Pepas”
  • J Balvin & Skrillex — “In Da Getto”

BEST R&B

  • Alicia Keys — “City of Gods (Part II)”
  • Chlo?e — “Have Mercy”
  • H.E.R. — “For Anyone”
  • Normani ft. Cardi B — “Wild Side”
  • Summer Walker, SZA & Cardi B — “No Love (Extended Version)”
  • The Weeknd — “Out Of Time” – WINNER

BEST K-POP

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

VIDEO FOR GOOD

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

BEST METAVERSE PERFORMANCE

  • BLACKPINK The Virtual | PUBG — YG Entertainment / Interscope Records – WINNER
  • BTS | Minecraft — BIGHIT Music / Geffen Records
  • Charli XCX | Roblox — Atlantic Records
  • Justin Bieber — An Interactive Virtual Experience | Wave — Def Jam
  • Rift Tour ft. Ariana Grande | Fortnite — Republic Records
  • Twenty One Pilots Concert Experience | Roblox — Fueled By Ramen / Elektra Music Group

BEST LONGFORM VIDEO

  • 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 u
  • Taylor Swift — “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) – WINNER

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

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

BEST DIRECTION

  • 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”
  • Taylor Swift — “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) – WINNER

BEST ART DIRECTION

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

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

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

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

  • BTS — “Permission to Dance”
  • Doja Cat — “Woman” – WINNER
  • FKA twigs ft. The Weeknd — “Tears In The Club”
  • Harry Styles — “As It Was”
  • Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow — “INDUSTRY BABY”
  • Normani ft. Cardi B — “Wild Side”

BEST EDITING

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

PUSH PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

  • September 2021: Griff — “One Night”
  • October 2021: Remi Wolf — “Sexy Villain”
  • November 2021: Nessa Barrett — “i hope ur miserable until ur dead”
  • December 2021: SEVENTEEN — “Rock With You” – WINNER
  • January 2021: Mae Muller — “Better Days”
  • February 2022: GAYLE — “abcdefu”
  • March 2022: Shenseea — “R U That”
  • April 2022: Omar Apollo — “Tamagotchi”
  • May 2022: Wet Leg — “Chaise Longue”
  • June 2022: Muni Long — “Baby Boo”
  • July 2022: Doechii — “Persuasive”

GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • BTS – WINNER
  • Blackpink
  • City Girls
  • Foo Fighters
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Måneskin
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Silk Sonic

SONG OF THE SUMMER

  • Jack Harlow: “First Class” – WINNER
  • Bad Bunny & Chencho Corleone: “Me Porto Bonito”
  • Beyoncé: “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 Happier Song)”
  • Rosalía: “Bizcochito”
  • Steve Lacy: “Bad Habit”

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