Taylor Swift has once again proved her dominance in the music industry by securing a whopping eight nominations for the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards. Her music video for “Anti-Hero” alone has garnered her seven nominations, while she has also been recognized in the coveted artist of the year category. This comes as no surprise considering Swift’s impressive track record in the awards show.
With a total of 14 VMAs under her belt, Taylor Swift follows closely behind legendary artists Beyoncé with 28 wins (two with Destiny’s Child), Madonna with 20, and Lady Gaga with 19. It’s clear that Swift has etched her name in the history books of pop music.
In addition to Swift, Beyoncé has also been nominated for artist of the year. Other notable contenders include Doja Cat, Kim Petras, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Rodrigo, and Sam Smith, all tied with five nominations. Artists such as BLACKPINK, Diddy, and Shakira have also received recognition with four nominations each.
This year’s VMAs promises an exciting lineup of nominees, with a record-breaking 35 first-time contenders, including Kim Petras, Metro Boomin’, and Rema, who have all scored three nominations each. The likes of Aespa, Burna Boy, Davido, Eslabon Armado, FIFTY FIFTY, PinkPantheress, Saucy Santana, Stephen Sanchez, and Toosii have also received their first-ever nominations.
Mark your calendars for September 12th when the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards will take place at the prestigious Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Excitingly, fans are given the power to vote for their favorites across 15 gender-neutral categories, with online voting commencing on Tuesday and concluding on Friday, September 1st. Furthermore, voting for the best new artist category will remain active throughout the show.
Indeed, Taylor Swift’s reign in the music industry continues as she dominates the MTV Video Music Awards nominations. Her exceptional talent and dedication to her craft have undoubtedly earned her a place among the greats.