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Who won big at the MTV VMAs 2022? Every winner, including Taylor Swift, Lil Nas X, Bad Bunny

Staff and wire reports

Corrections & clarifications: A previous version of the list incorrectly identified the winner of MTV’s video for good award.

Nicki Minaj can now add Video Vanguard to her superstar résumé.

At Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, Minaj accepted the show’s lifetime achievement award for her artistry and global superstar status. The honor is named after Michael Jackson, and Minaj gave him a shout-out during her acceptance speech. 

"I wish that Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson were here," said Minaj, referring to the importance of mental health. "I wish that people understood what they meant and what they were going through. I wish people took mental health seriously, even for the people who you think have the perfect lives."

In honoring other legends, MTV also awarded the Red Hot Chili Peppers with the Global Icon Award after being introduced by Cheech & Chong as their "favorite band of all time."

Ranked: Brutally honest reviews of every MTV VMAs performance, including Nicki Minaj and Lizzo

Nicki Minaj accepts the award for best hip-hop for "Do We Have a Problem?"

Jack Harlow collected the show's first award for his feature on Lil Nas X's "Industry Baby," which won best collaboration. "This one is for the champions," Lil Nas X said.

Taylor Swift accepted the award for best longform video for "All Too Well: The Short Film," while Harry Styles won album of the year for "Harry's House." 

At the end of the night, performing from New York's Yankee Stadium, Bad Bunny took home artist of the year.

"I always knew that I could become a huge artist without changing my culture, my slang, and my language," he said. "I am Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, from Puerto Rico to the world."

The full list of VMA nominees and winners (winners in bold):

Video of the year

Doja Cat, “Woman” 

Drake featuring 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  

Bad Bunny, who won artist of the year, performs at Yankee Stadium.

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 featuring 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 featuring 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 featuring Drake, Tems, “Wait for U” 

Kendrick Lamar, “N95”

Latto, “Big Energy” 

WINNER: Nicki Minaj featuring 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 featuring Blackbear, “Love It When You Hate Me” 

Imagine Dragons x JID, “Enemy” 

Machine Gun Kelly featuring Willow, “Emo Girl” 

WINNER: Måneskin, “I Wanna Be Your Slave” 

Panic! at the Disco, “Viva Las Vengeance” 

Twenty One Pilots, “Saturday” 

Willow, Avril Lavigne featuring Travis Barker – “G R O W”

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 featuring 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” 

Blackpink performed "Pink Venom."

Video for good

Kendrick Lamar, “The Heart Part 5” 

WINNER: Latto, “P---y”

WINNER: Lizzo, “About Damn Time” 

Rina Sawayama, “This Hell” 

Stromae, ”Fils de joie” 

Best metaverse performance

WINNER: “Blackpink The Virtual” (PUBG)

“BTS” (Minecraft)

“Charli XCX” (Roblox)

“Justin Bieber – An Interactive Virtual Experience” (Wave)

“Rift Tour featuring 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) 

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”

Beyonce, “Break My Soul”

Charlie Puth featuring Jung Kook of BTS, “Left and Right”

Doja Cat, “Vegas”

Future featuring Drake, Tems, “Wait for U”

Harry Styles, “Late Night Talking”

WINNER: Jack Harlow, “First Class”

Kane Brown, “Grand”

Latto x Mariah Carey featuring DJ Khaled, “Big Energy (Remix)”

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)”

Rosalia, “Bizcochito”

Steve Lacy, “Bad Habit”

Album of the year 

WINNER: Harry Styles, "Harry's House" 

Adele, "30"

Bad Bunny, "Un Verano Sin Ti"

Billie Eilish, "Happier Than Ever"

Drake, "Certified Lover Boy"

Best cinematography 

Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar, “Family Ties” 

Camila Cabello featuring Ed Sheeran, “Bam Bam” 

WINNER: Harry Styles, “As It Was” 

Kendrick Lamar, “N95”  

Normani featuring 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 featuring Future & Young Thug, “Way 2 Sexy” 

Kacey Musgraves, “Simple Times” 

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

Megan Thee Stallion featuring Dua Lipa, “Sweetest Pie” 

Jack Harlow (left) and Lil Nas X accept the award for best collaboration for "Industry Baby."

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 featuring The Weeknd, “Tears In the Club”  

Harry Styles, “As It Was” 

Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow, “Industry Baby”  

Normani featuring 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” 

Contributing: Edward Segarra, USA TODAY, and The Associated Press