2022 MTV EMAs

2022 MTV EMAs Winners: Taylor Swift Smashes Big At The Music Awards

Finally, the 2022 MTV EMAs returned in full swing on Sunday, November 13, held at the PSD Bank Dome in Düsseldorf, Germany, for the sixth time.

Co-hosted by Rita Ora and Taika Waititi, the award night kicked off with powerhouse performances by Bebe Rexha and David Guetta — doing their wistful team-up “I’m Good (Blue)” — Muse walloping out on the stage, along with Gorillaz, OneRepublic, GAYLE, and tons of unexpected performances by several entertaining performers. However, it’s the awards that have everyone’s attention, including the nominated artists and music connoisseurs from all over the world who were anxiously waiting to see who wins.

Taylor Swift, in her true ‘forever-winning diva’ fashion, triumphed at this year’s extravaganza as she took home four awards in the top categories at the MTV European Music Awards. This includes — best artist, best video, best pop and best long-form video for “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version).”

Taylor Swift via MTV Instagram

This is Swift’s second win for best video. She won three years ago for her “ME!” collaboration with the American singer Brendon Urie, best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of Panic! at the Disco.

Nicki Minaj, David Guetta and SEVENTEEN each won two awards. There were two new categories this year — the best long-form video and the best metaverse performance, which went to BLACKPINK.

This year’s MTV EMA Generation Change Award went to three Ukrainian women — Lina Deshvar, Anna Kutova and Anfisa Yankovina — for fighting for the care and rights of those affected by the humanitarian crisis in that country. MTV Entertainment Group selected the winners in collaboration with a humanitarian nonprofit organisation, Choose Love, which aids and advocates for refugees around the world.

Harry Styles, who was this year’s top nominee with seven nods, only took home one award — the best live category, which was reintroduced after a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic.

2022 MTV EMAs Harry Styles
Harry Styles via HSHQ Instagram/ Twitter

After selling out a massively in-demand ongoing concert tour, ‘Love on Tour,’ with 7 legs spreading over the course of 22 months starting on 4 September 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada, finishing on 22 July 2023 in Reggio Emilia, Italy, along with wrapping up a 15-show sold-out residency at Madison Square Garden earlier this year, the 28-year-old pop phenomenon unquestionably earned the “Best Live” award, delivering the nonstop power-packed and entertaining live shows.

The much-awaited award night broadcasted across MTV’s global network in over 170 countries and on Pluto TV in select territories across the U.S., Latin America and Europe, and on Comedy Central in Germany. It will be available on Paramount + and Pluto TV globally, beginning November 14.

Check out the complete list of nominees, with verified winners below:

Best Song

WINNER: Nicki Minaj – “Super Freaky Girl” Bad Bunny, Chencho Corleone – “Me Porto Bonito”

Harry Styles – “As It Was”
Jack Harlow – “First Class”
Lizzo – “About Damn Time”
Rosalía – “Despechá”

Best Video

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

Blackpink – “Pink Venom”
Doja Cat – “Woman”
Harry Styles – “As It Was”
Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5”
Nicki Minaj – “Super Freaky Girl”

Best Artist

WINNER: Taylor Swift

Adele
Beyoncé
Harry Styles
Nicki Minaj
Rosalía

Best Collaboration

WINNER: David Guetta, Bebe Rexha – “I’m Good (Blue)”

Bad Bunny, Chencho Corleone – “Me Porto Bonito”
DJ Khaled ft. Drake & Lil Baby – “Staying Alive”
Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie”
Post Malone, Doja Cat – “I Like You (A Happier Song)”
Shakira, Rauw Alejandro – “Te Felicito”
Tiësto, Ava Max – “The Motto”

Best Live

WINNER: Harry Styles

Coldplay
Ed Sheeran
Kendrick Lamar
Lady Gaga
The Weeknd

Best Pop

WINNER: Taylor Swift

Billie Eilish
Doja Cat
Ed Sheeran
Harry Styles
Lizzo

Best New

WINNER: Seventeen

Baby Keem
Dove Cameron
Gayle
Stephen Sanchez
Tems

Best K-Pop

WINNER: Lisa

Blackpink
BTS
Itzy
Seventeen
Twice

Best Latin

WINNER: Anitta

Bad Bunny
Becky G
J Balvin
Rosalía
Shakira

Best Electronic

WINNER: David Guetta

Calvin Harris
DJ Snake
Marshmello
Swedish House Mafia
Tiësto

Best Hip Hop

WINNER: Nicki Minaj

Drake
Future
Jack Harlow
Kendrick Lamar
Lil Baby
Megan Thee Stallion

Best Rock

WINNER: Muse

Foo Fighters
Liam Gallagher
Måneskin
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Killers

Best Alternative

WINNER: Gorillaz

Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco
Tame Impala
Twenty One Pilots
Yungblud

Best R&B

WINNER: Chlöe

Giv?on
H.E.R.
Khalid
Summer Walker
SZA

Best Long-form Video

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

Foo Fighters – “Studio 666”
Rosalía – Motomami (Rosalía TikTok Live Performance)
Stormzy – “Mel Made Me Do It”
Taylor Hawkins Tribute concert, Wembley Stadium, London

Video For Good

WINNER: Sam Smith ft. Kim Petras – “Unholy”

Ed Sheeran ft. Lil Baby – “2step”
Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5”
Latto – “P*ssy”
Lizzo – “About Damn Time”
Stromae – “Fils de joie”

Biggest Fans

WINNER: BTS

Blackpink
Harry Styles
Lady Gaga
Nicki Minaj
Taylor Swift

Best PUSH

WINNER: SEVENTEEN

Nessa Barrett
Mae Muller
Gayle
Shenseea
Omar Apollo
Wet Leg
Muni Long
Doechii
Saucy Santana
Stephen Sanchez
JVKE

Best Metaverse Performance

WINNER: BLACKPINK The Virtual | PUBG

BTS | Minecraft
Charli XCX | Roblox
Justin Bieber – An Interactive Virtual Experience | Wave
Twenty One Pilots Concert Experience | Roblox

Best Look ‘Personal Style’ Award 

WINNER: Rita Ora

Generation Change Award

WINNER: The 2022 MTV EMA Generation Change award went to Ukrainian change makers Lina Deshvar, Anna Kutova and Anfisa Yankovina for fighting for the rights of those affected by the humanitarian crisis in the country.

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Featured Image Source: Taylor Swift via MTV Instagram

Written by Khushboo Malhotra

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