The winners of the 2022 MTV EMAs were anointed last night, with Taylor Swift leading the charge and boasting four award wins.
The annual Europe Music Awards are hosted by MTV to celebrate and honour the biggest artists and music in pop culture over the previous 12 months. Hosted by Rita Ora and Taika Waititi, the 2022 event was hosted last night, November 13th, at Düsseldorf’s PSD Bank Dome.
As previously reported, Harry Styles led the initial nominee list with a total of seven award nods, but only walked away with one trophy for ‘best live’.
Taylor Swift, who followed closely behind with tips in six categories, has gone on to win big with four wins – best artist, best pop, best video and best long-form video. The chat-topping singer-songwriter’s 2021 film, ‘All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)’, clinched the latter two categories, besting Styles’ ‘As It Was’ as well as Stormzy’s ‘Mel Made Me Do It’. There are no soured faces here, though, as the British rapper admitted to being a huge fan.
Nicki Minaj, David Guetta, and SEVENTEEN each claimed two categories of their own, Muse and Gorillaz won the awards for their respective genres (rock and alternative), and Sam Smith’s team-up with Kim Petras on ‘Unholy’ was granted the title of ‘video for good’.
You can read the full list of award winners here.
The celebratory evening also featured a formidable series of live performances; Gorillaz and Thundercat teamed up for ‘Cracker Island’, Tate McRae offered a two-song medley, Stormzy premiered his blissful new single ‘Firebabe’, and Lewis Capaldi brought out his sophomore album’s anthemic lead single, ‘Forget Me’:
You can watch all available footage from the 2022 MTV EMAs online here.