From Video of the Year to Best Direction: Taylor Swift wins big at the VMAs, announces new album

Published 29 Aug, 2022 11:49am

The other artist to get three awards was Harry Styles for Best Pop, Best Cinematography and Album of the Year.

<p>Photo: Reuters</p>

Photo: Reuters

Taylor Swift won the top honour at MTV’s annual Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Sunday for a 10-minute version of her 2012 breakup song ‘All Too Well’ and made a surprise announcement of a new album coming in October.

The singer thanked fans from the stage at the Prudential Center in New Jersey as she accepted the honour, the 14th VMA of her career. ‘All Too Well’ is one of the past hits Swift re-recorded after a dispute with her former record label.

“We wouldn’t have been able to make this short film if it weren’t for you, the fans,” Swift said, before revealing that she will release her next album on Oct 21.

Called Midnights, the album will tell the stories of “13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life,” the singer said in a Twitter post after her win.

Swift bagged three categories Video of the Year, Best Long-form Video and Best Direction whereas Harry Styles took the Best Pop, Best Cinematography and Album of the Year. K-pop band BTS also bagged the Group of the Year award, a category they won for the past four years.

Also at the VMAs, Puerto Rican singer Bad Bunny was named Artist of the Year and was handed his Moon Person statue at New York’s Yankee Stadium, where he was playing a concert to a sold-out crowd.

Following is a list of winners in key categories:

Video of the Year

Taylor Swift – ‘All Too Well’

Artist of the Year

Bad Bunny

Best Collaboration

Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow – ‘Industry Baby’

Song of the Year

Billie Eilish – ‘Happier Than Ever’

Best K-pop

Lisa - ‘LALISA’

Best New Artist

Dove Cameron

Push Performance of the Year

SEVENTEEN – ‘Rock With You’

Best Pop

Harry Styles – ‘As It Was’

Best R&B

The Weeknd – ‘Out of Time’

Best Hip-hop

Nicki Minaj ft. Lil Baby – ‘Do We Have A Problem?’

Best Rock

Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘Black Summer’

Best Alternative


Best Latin

Anitta – ‘Envolver’

Video for Good

Lizzo – ‘About Damn Time’

Best Metaverse Performance

BLACKPINK – The Virtual

Best Long-form Video

Taylor Swift – ‘All Too Well’

Best Cinematography

Harry Styles – ‘As It Was’

Best Direction

Taylor Swift – ‘All Too Well’

Best Art Direction

Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow - ‘Industry Baby’

Best Choreography

Doja Cat – ‘Woman’

Best Editing


Group of the Year


Song of the Summer

Jack Harlow – ‘First Class’

Album of the Year

Harry Styles – Harry’s House