Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift dominated the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) with nine wins from 11 nominations, including the top prizes Video, Song, Artist, and Album of the Year.

Shakira in fact was one of only three artists to receive multiple awards as she won Best Collaboration with Karol G for their song “TQG”; the third was K-pop girl group BLACKPINK winning Group of the Year and its song “Pink Venom” winning Best Choreography.

Nicki did win Best Hip-Hop for “Super Freaky Girl” while the music video for Doja’s “Attention” won Best Art Direction, credited to art director Spencer Graves.

A majority of Taylor’s wins was because of her hit song “Anti-Hero” from “Midnights,” which won Album of the Year, while her ongoing “Eras” tour led the singer to win Show of the Summer in a field that contained Beyoncé (Renaissance), BLACKPINK (Born Pink), and Ed Sheeran (Mathematics).

“Anti-Hero” won Video of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop in the fan-voted categories, and Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, and Best Direction in the professional categories.