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MTV VMAs 2022: See the Complete List of Winners

The Video Music Awards took place at the Prudential Center in New Jersey on August 28.

MTV VMAs 2022: See the Complete List of Winners

It’s a star-studded night for the music industry as the  VMAs have finally arrived. The event was co-hosted by Nicki Minaj, Jack Harlow, & LL Cool J. Pop Queen Nicki Minaj took home the Video Vanguard award this year and the Global Icon Award went to Red Hot Chilli Peppers. 

The big night had performances from the industry’s favorite artists: Anitta, Bad Bunny, J Balvin and Ryan Castro, BLACKPINK, Kane Brown, Eminem, and Snoop Dogg, Marshmello and Khalid, Lizzo, Måneskin, and Panic! at the Disco. Snoop and Slim Shady brought the metaverse to the Prudential Center, as they performed half of their song in Bored Ape avatars.

Kendrick Lamar, Lil Nas X, and Jack Harlow received the most nominations with seven each. While Doja Cat & Harry Styles follow with six only next to Drake, Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, the Weeknd & Ed Sheeran scoring 5 nominations each. 

Check out the complete List of 2022 MTV VMA winners below. 

MTV VMAs 2022: See the Complete List of Winners
Taylor Swift accepts the award for best longform video for “All Too Well” at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Video of the year 

Drake Featuring Future & Young Thug – Way 2 Sexy

WINNER: Taylor Swift – All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)

Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow – Industry Baby

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Doja Cat – Woman

Ed Sheeran – Shivers

Harry Styles – As It Was

Olivia Rodrigo – Brutal 

Best new Artist 

WINNER: Dove Cameron 

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Baby Keem

Latto

Seventeen 

Gayle

Måneskin

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Artist of the year

Ed Sheeran

Harry Styles

WINNER: Bad Bunny

Drake

Jack Harlow

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Lil Nas X

Lizzo

Song of the year 

Bad Bunny and Chencho Corleone – Me Porto Bonito

Beyonce – Break My Soul

Kane Brown – Grand

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Doja Cat – Vegas

WINNER: Jack Harlow – First Class

Future featuring Drake and Tems – Wait for U

Steve Lacy – Bad Habit

Latto and Mariah Carey featuring DJ Khaled – Big Energy (Remix)

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Lizzo – About Damn Time

Post Malone featuring Doja Cat – I Like You (A Happier Song)

Marshmello and Khalid – Numb

Nicki Minaj – Super Freaky Girl

Charlie Puth featuring Jungkook of BTS  Left and Right

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Rosalía – Bizcochito

Harry Styles – Late Night Talking

Nicky You’re and dazy – Sunroof

Album of the year

Bad Bunny – Un Verano Sin Ti

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever

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Drake – Certified Lover Boy

WINNER: Harry Styles  Harry’s House

Adele – 30

Best Rock

WINNER: Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Black Summer

Foo Fighters – “Love Dies Young”

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Jack White – “Taking Me Back”

Muse – “Won’t Stand Down”

Shinedown – “Planet Zero”

Three Days Grace – “So Called Life”

Push Performance of the year

September 2021: Griff – “One Night” – Warner Records

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October 2021: Remi Wolf – “Sexy Villain” – Island Records

November 2021: Nessa Barrett – “i hope ur miserable until ur dead” – Warner Records

WINNER: December 2021: SEVENTEEN – “Rock With You” – PLEDIS Entertainment / Geffen Records

January 2021: Mae Muller – “Better Days” – Capitol Records UK

February 2022: GAYLE – “abcdefu” – Atlantic Records / Arthouse Records

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March 2022: Sheneesa – “R U That” – Rich Immigrants / Interscope Records

April 2022: Omar Apollo – “Tamagotchi” – Warner Records

May 2022: Wet Leg – “Chaise Longue” – Domino Recording Company

June 2022: Muni Long – “Baby Boo” – Supergiant Records LLC / Def Jam Recording

July 2022: Doechii – “Persuasive” – Top Dog Entertainment / Capitol Records

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Best Collaboration

Drake ft. Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy” – OVO/Republic

Elton John & Dua Lipa – “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)” – EMI / Interscope Records

WINNER: Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY” – Columbia Records

Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie” – 300 Entertainment

Post Malone & The Weeknd – “One Right Now” – Mercury Records / Republic Records

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ROSALÍA ft. The Weeknd – “LA FAMA” – Columbia Records

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – “STAY” – Columbia Records

Best Hip-Hop

Eminem & Snoop Dogg – From the D 2 the LBC

WINNER: Nicki Minaj Featuring Lil Baby – Do We Have a Problem?

Pusha T – Diet Coke

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Future Featuring Drake & Tems – Wait for U

Kendrick Lamar – N95

Latto – Big Energy

Best Pop 

Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever” – Darkroom / Interscope Records

Doja Cat – “Woman” – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records

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Ed Sheeran – “Shivers” – Atlantic Records

Lizzo – “About Damn Time” – Atlantic Records

Olivia Rodrigo – “traitor” – Geffen Records

WINNER: Harry Styles – “As It Was” – Columbia Records

Best Latin

WINNER: Anitta – “Envolver

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Bad Bunny – “Tití Me Preguntó”

Becky G X KAROL G – “MAMIII”

Daddy Yankee – “REMIX”

Farruko – “Pepas”

J Balvin & Skrillex – “In Da Getto”

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Best K-Pop

BTS – “Yet to Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)” – BigHit Music / Geffen Records

ITZY – “LOCO” – JYP Entertainment

WINNER: LISA – “LALISA” – YG Entertainment / Interscope Records

SEVENTEEN – “HOT” – PLEDIS Entertainment/Geffen Records

Stray Kids – “MANIAC” – JYP Entertainment

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TWICE – “The Feels” – JYP Entertainment

Best R&B

Alicia Keys – “City of Gods (Part II)” – AKW

Chlöe – “Have Mercy” – Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records

WINNER: The Weeknd – “Out of Time” – XO / Republic Records

H.E.R. – “For Anyone” – RCA Records

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Normani ft. Cardi B – “Wild Side” – Keep Cool/RCA Records

Summer Walker, SZA & Cardi B – “No Love (Extended Version)” – LVRN / Interscope Records

Video for good 

Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Part 5

Latto – P*ssy

WINNER: Lizzo – About Damn Time

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Rina Sawayama – This Hell

Stromae – Fils de Joie

Best Longform Video

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles

Foo Fighters – Studio 666

Kacey Musgraves – Star-Crossed

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Madonna – Madame X

Olivia Rodrigo – Driving Home 2 U

WINNER: Taylor Swift – All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)

Best Alternative 

Avril Lavigne Featuring Blackbear – Love It When You Hate Me

Imagine Dragons & J.I.D – Enemy

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Machine Gun Kelly ft. WILLOW – “emo girl” – Bad Boy / Interscope Records

WINNER: Måneskin – I Wanna Be Your Slave

Panic! at the Disco – Viva las Vengeance

Twenty-One Pilots – Saturday

Willow & Avril Lavigne Featuring Travis Barker – Grow

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Best metaverse performance 

BTS | Minecraft – BIGHIT Music / Geffen Records

Charli XCX | Roblox – Atlantic Records

WINNER: BLACKPINK The Virtual | PUBG – YG Entertainment / Interscope Records

Justin Bieber – An Interactive Virtual Experience | Wave – Def Jam

Rift Tour ft. Ariana Grande | Fortnite – Republic Records

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Twenty One Pilots Concert Experience | Roblox – Fueled By Ramen / Elektra Music Group

Best Cinematography 

Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – “family ties” – Columbia Records

Camila Cabello ft. Ed Sheeran – “Bam Bam” – Epic Records

WINNER: Harry Styles – “As It Was” – Columbia Records

Kendrick Lamar – “N95” – pgLang / Top Dawg Entertainment / Aftermath / Interscope Records

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Normani ft. Cardi B –“Wild Side” – Keep Cool / RCA Records

Taylor Swift – “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)” – Republic Records

Best Direction 

Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – “family ties” – Columbia Records

Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever” – Darkroom / Interscope Records

Ed Sheeran – “Shivers” – Atlantic Records

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Harry Styles – “As It Was” – Columbia Records

Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY” – Columbia Records

WINNER: Taylor Swift – “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)” – Republic Records

Best art direction 

Adele – “Oh My God” – Columbia Records

Doja Cat – “Get Into It (Yuh)” – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records

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WINNER: Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY” – Columbia Records

Megan Thee Stallion ft. Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie” – 300 Entertainment

Drake ft. Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy” – OVO / Republic Records

Kacey Musgraves – “simple times” – Interscope Records / MCA Nashville

Best visual effects 

Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever” – Darkroom / Interscope Records

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Coldplay X BTS – “My Universe” – Atlantic Records

Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5” – pgLang/Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope Records

WINNER: Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY” – Columbia Records

Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie” – 300 Entertainment

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – “STAY” – Columbia Records

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Best choreography

BTS – “Permission to Dance” – BIGHIT Music/Geffen Records

WINNER: Doja Cat – “Woman” – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records

FKA twigs ft. The Weeknd – “Tears In The Club” – Atlantic Records

Harry Styles – “As It Was” – Columbia Records

Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY” – Columbia Records

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Normani ft. Cardi B – “Wild Side” – Keep Cool / RCA Records

Best Editing 

Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – “family ties” – Columbia Records

Doja Cat – “Get Into It (Yuh)” – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records

Olivia Rodrigo – “brutal” – Geffen Records

WINNER: ROSALÍA – “SAOKO” – Columbia Records

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Taylor Swift – “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)” – Republic Records

The Weeknd – “Take My Breath” – XO / Republic Records

Group of the year 

BLACKPINK

WINNER: BTS

City Girls

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Foo Fighters

Imagine Dragons

Måneskin

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Silk Sonic

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Harjyot Sandhu is an Entertainment & Arts Intern at Empire Weekly. She was born and raised in Mumbai, and recently graduated with Bachelor's degree in Mass Media & Communications. She is an avid geek when it comes to contemporary media and her core interests lie within the entertainment and fitness industry. Harjyot enjoys the ever-changing pace of the world & human evolution.

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