The 2022 Grammy Award Goes to Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift onstage at the PSD Bank Dome in Duesseldorf, Germany, on November 13, 2022, to win an award. FilmMagic/Jeff Kravitz
The 2022 MTV EMAs took place on Sunday, November 4, at the PSD Bank Dome in Düsseldorf, Germany, and Taylor Swift took home the most hardware. To celebrate, Swift's "All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor Version)" won four awards: best artist, best video, best pop, and best long-form video.
Swift has now won the award for best music video twice. She triumphed three years ago for her work with Brendon Urie on the song "ME!"
Two honors went to Nicki Minaj, two to David Guetta, and two to SEVENTEEN. For her song "Super Freaky Girl," Minaj won the best music and hip hop awards. The best collaboration went to Guetta and Bebe Rexha's "I'm Good (Blue)," which also won best electronic. SEVENTEEN was voted best new and best push. While he had seven nominations, Harry Styles ultimately took home only one prize for outstanding live performance. After being put on hold for two years because of the pandemic, the category has returned.
Winners from the night, including Guetta and Rexha, Muse (best rock), and Gorillaz, performed in the ceremony, which was co-hosted by Rita Ora and Taika Waititi (best alternative).
After a video introduction from the film's star, Tom Cruise, OneRepublic played "I Ain't Worried" from the hit movie Top Gun: Maverick. Ava Max, Stormzy (with Debbie), GAYLE (with Lewis Capaldi and Tate McRae), SPINAL (with Ayanna and Nasty C), and Thundercat (with the Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra) all played during the show (who performed with Gorillaz).
Armani White, a rising star from West Philadelphia, rapped his song "Billie Eilish" during the EMA red carpet show.
Two new categories debuted this year: best long-form video (which Swift won) and best metaverse performance (which went to BLACKPINK).
Ora, one of the hosts, won an extra prize for outstanding 'personal style.'
Lina Deshvar, Anna Kutova, and Anfisa Yankovina, three Ukrainian women, received this year's MTV EMA generation change award for their advocacy on behalf of individuals affected by the humanitarian crisis in their nation. The MTV Entertainment Group chose the honorees in conjunction with Choose Love, which helps and advocates for refugees worldwide. This honor was first given out last year (2018). All of the winners were announced during the MTV EMA red carpet show.
Many more celebrities, such as Lauren Spencer Smith, David Hasselhoff, Julian Lennon, and Sam Ryder, made guest appearances on the show. On the night of November 13, the MTV EMAs aired on the MTV network in more than 170 countries, on Pluto TV in some regions of the United States, Latin America, and Europe, and on Comedy Central in Germany. Beginning on November 14, it streamed worldwide via Paramount+ and Pluto TV. It was the sixth time the performance had been held in Germany. The executive producers were Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey. The producers were Debbie Phillips and Chloe Mason.