MTV VMAs 2022 Winners: Full List

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On Sunday night, the MTV Video Music Awards 2022, anchored by LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj, and Jack Harlow, occurred at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. 

The biggest and brightest stars in music were honored, and a few even took home a Moon Person trophy. However, the celebration was milder than the previous year’s festivities. 

Audiences were in for performances from Anitta, Blackpink, Lizzo, Maneskin, Jack Harlow, J Balvin, Marchmello x Khalid, Panic! at the Disco, and Kane Brown – who set records as the first male country singer to perform at the VMAs. 

A mega trippy and fierce team-up between Eminem and Snoop Dogg, who went all out in performing their track, “From the D 2 and the LBC,” graced the stage. 

Among the evening’s highlights was the juncture when Minaj was given the vied Video Vanguard Award. The musician, who has bagged 17 VMA nominations throughout her career, started by playing a mash-up of her hits that consisted of everything from “Super Bass” to her most recent song, “Super Freaky Girl.” 

Following her acceptance of the award, she provided a heartwarming remark about how she hoped Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson could be there to honor her. 

“I wish people took mental health seriously, even for those who seem to have perfect lives,” she stated of the late music icons. 

The moment that would surely make the top talked-about juncture in the ceremony came at the show’s end when Taylor Swift snagged the Video of the Year award. 

Following her Moon Person trophy acceptance, she announced her newest album dropping on October 21 and said she would give out more information at midnight.

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MTV VMAs This Year

Here is the complete list of winners below: 

GLOBAL ICON AWARD

Honoree: Red Hot Chili Peppers

VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD

Honoree: Nicki Minaj

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”

WINNER: Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10-minute version) (Taylor’s version)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Bad Bunny

Drake

Ed Sheeran

Harry Styles

Jack Harlow

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

SONG OF THE YEAR

Adele – “Easy on Me”

WINNER: Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever”

Doja Cat – “Woman”

Elton John & Dua Lipa – “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)”

Lizzo – “About Damn Time”

The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber – “Stay”

BEST NEW ARTIST

Baby Keem

WINNER: Dove Cameron

Gayle

Latto

Måneskin

Seventeen

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”

WINNER: December 2021: Seventeen – “Rock With You”

January 2021: Mae Muller – “Better Days”

February 2022: Gayle – “abcdefu”

March 2022: Sheneesa – “R U That”

April 2022: Omar Apollo – “Tamagotchi”

May 2022: Wet Leg – “Chaise Longue”

June 2022: Muni Long – “Baby Boo”

July 2022: Doechii – “Persuasive”

BEST COLLABORATION

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

Elton John & Dua Lipa – “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)”

WINNER: Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “Industry Baby”

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”

WINNER: Harry Styles – “As It Was”

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”

WINNER: Nicki Minaj ft. Lil Baby – “Do We Have a Problem?”

Pusha T – “Diet Coke”

BEST ROCK

Foo Fighters – “Love Dies Young”

Jack White – “Taking Me Back”

Muse – “Won’t Stand Down”

WINNER: Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Black Summer”

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”

WINNER: Måneskin – “I Wanna Be Your Slave”

Panic! at the Disco – “Viva Las Vengeance”

Twenty One Pilots  – “Saturday”

Willow, Avril Lavigne ft. Travis Barker – “Grow”

BEST LATIN

WINNER: Anitta – “Envolver”

Bad Bunny – “Tití Me Preguntó”

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)”

Chlöe – “Have Mercy”

H.E.R. – “For Anyone”

Normani ft. Cardi B – “Wild Side”

Summer Walker, SZA & Cardi B – “No Love (extended version)”

WINNER: The Weeknd – “Out of Time”

BEST K-POP

BTS – “Yet to Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)”

Itzy – “Loco”

WINNER: Lisa – “Lalisa”

Seventeen – “Hot”

Stray Kids – “Maniac”

Twice – “The Feels”

VIDEO FOR GOOD

Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5”

Latto – “P*ssy”

WINNER: Lizzo – “About Damn Time”

Rina Sawayama – “This Hell”

Stromae – “Fils de joie”

BEST METAVERSE PERFORMANCE

WINNER: Blackpink The Virtual | PUBG

BTS | Minecraft/YouTube

Charli XCX | Roblox

Justin Bieber – An Interactive Virtual Experience | Wave

Rift Tour ft. Ariana Grande | Fortnite

Twenty One Pilots Concert Experience | Roblox

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

WINNER: Taylor Swift – All Too Well (10-minute version) (Taylor’s version)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – “Family Ties”

Camila Cabello ft. Ed Sheeran – “Bam Bam”

WINNER: Harry Styles – “As It Was”

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”

WINNER: Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10-minute version) (Taylor’s version)  

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”

WINNER: Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “Industry Baby”

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”

WINNER: Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “Industry Baby”

Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie”

The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber – “Stay”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

BTS – “Permission to Dance”

WINNER: Doja Cat – “Woman”

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”

WINNER: Rosalía – “Saoko”

Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10-minute version) (Taylor’s version)

The Weeknd – “Take My Breath”

SOCIAL CATEGORIES

GROUP OF THE YEAR

Blackpink

WINNER: BTS

City Girls

Foo Fighters

Imagine Dragons

Måneskin

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Silk Sonic

SONG OF THE SUMMER

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” 

WINNER: Jack Harlow – “First Class” 

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”

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Adele – 30

Bad Bunny – Un Verano Sin Ti

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever

Drake – Certified Lover Boy

WINNER: Harry Styles – Harry’s HoICON AWARD

Honoree: Red Hot Chili Peppers

VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD

Honoree: Nicki Minaj

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”

WINNER: Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10-minute version) (Taylor’s version)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Bad Bunny

Drake

Ed Sheeran

Harry Styles

Jack Harlow

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

SONG OF THE YEAR

Adele – “Easy on Me”

WINNER: Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever”

Doja Cat – “Woman”

Elton John & Dua Lipa – “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)”

Lizzo – “About Damn Time”

The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber – “Stay”

BEST NEW ARTIST

Baby Keem

WINNER: Dove Cameron

Gayle

Latto

Måneskin

Seventeen

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”

WINNER: December 2021: Seventeen – “Rock With You”

January 2021: Mae Muller – “Better Days”

February 2022: Gayle – “abcdefu”

March 2022: Sheneesa – “R U That”

April 2022: Omar Apollo – “Tamagotchi”

May 2022: Wet Leg – “Chaise Longue”

June 2022: Muni Long – “Baby Boo”

July 2022: Doechii – “Persuasive”

BEST COLLABORATION

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

Elton John & Dua Lipa – “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)”

WINNER: Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “Industry Baby”

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”

WINNER: Harry Styles – “As It Was”

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”

WINNER: Nicki Minaj ft. Lil Baby – “Do We Have a Problem?”

Pusha T – “Diet Coke”

BEST ROCK

Foo Fighters – “Love Dies Young”

Jack White – “Taking Me Back”

Muse – “Won’t Stand Down”

WINNER: Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Black Summer”

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”

WINNER: Måneskin – “I Wanna Be Your Slave”

Panic! at the Disco – “Viva Las Vengeance”

Twenty One Pilots  – “Saturday”

Willow, Avril Lavigne ft. Travis Barker – “Grow”

BEST LATIN

WINNER: Anitta – “Envolver”

Bad Bunny – “Tití Me Preguntó”

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)”

Chlöe – “Have Mercy”

H.E.R. – “For Anyone”

Normani ft. Cardi B – “Wild Side”

Summer Walker, SZA & Cardi B – “No Love (extended version)”

WINNER: The Weeknd – “Out of Time”

BEST K-POP

BTS – “Yet to Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)”

Itzy – “Loco”

WINNER: Lisa – “Lalisa”

Seventeen – “Hot”

Stray Kids – “Maniac”

Twice – “The Feels”

VIDEO FOR GOOD

Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5”

Latto – “P*ssy”

WINNER: Lizzo – “About Damn Time”

Rina Sawayama – “This Hell”

Stromae – “Fils de joie”

BEST METAVERSE PERFORMANCE

WINNER: Blackpink The Virtual | PUBG

BTS | Minecraft/YouTube

Charli XCX | Roblox

Justin Bieber – An Interactive Virtual Experience | Wave

Rift Tour ft. Ariana Grande | Fortnite

Twenty One Pilots Concert Experience | Roblox

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

WINNER: Taylor Swift – All Too Well (10-minute version) (Taylor’s version)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – “Family Ties”

Camila Cabello ft. Ed Sheeran – “Bam Bam”

WINNER: Harry Styles – “As It Was”

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”

WINNER: Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10-minute version) (Taylor’s version)  

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”

WINNER: Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “Industry Baby”

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”

WINNER: Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “Industry Baby”

Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie”

The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber – “Stay”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

BTS – “Permission to Dance”

WINNER: Doja Cat – “Woman”

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”

WINNER: Rosalía – “Saoko”

Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10-minute version) (Taylor’s version)

The Weeknd – “Take My Breath”

SOCIAL CATEGORIES

GROUP OF THE YEAR

Blackpink

WINNER: BTS

City Girls

Foo Fighters

Imagine Dragons

Måneskin

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Silk Sonic

SONG OF THE SUMMER

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” 

WINNER: Jack Harlow – “First Class” 

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”

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Adele – 30

Bad Bunny – Un Verano Sin Ti

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever

Drake – Certified Lover Boy

WINNER: Harry Styles – Harry’s Ho

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