• Taylor Swift won three awards at 2023 MTV EMAs, including Best Artist, Best Live, and Best Video
• The event, originally scheduled for Nov. 6 in Paris, was cancelled due to ongoing world events and will be resumed in 2024
• Other notable winners included Nicki Minaj, BTS’ Jung Kook, Måneskin, and David Guetta
Here is what happened:
Taylor Swift’s record-breaking year continues as she emerges as the top winner at the 2023 MTV EMAs, with three wins in the Best Artist, Best Live, and Best Video categories for her hit “Anti-Hero.” The originally scheduled Nov. 6 ceremony in Paris was canceled, but the network still unveiled the complete list of winners, with Taylor leading the list of honorees. BTS’ Jung Kook also had a successful night, picking up two awards for Best K-Pop and Best Song. Måneskin secured Best Italian Act and Best Rock accolades, while Nicki Minaj won Best U.S. Act and Best Hip Hop trophies.
MTV had announced the cancelation of the 2023 MTV EMAs two weeks before the event, citing the “volatility of world events” and the “devastating events in Israel and Gaza” as reasons for the decision. The network expressed that it was not a moment for a global celebration, given the loss of lives and ongoing mourning. However, they plan to resume hosting the award show in November 2024.
In addition to Taylor Swift’s wins, other notable winners included Lana Del Rey for Best Alternative, David Guetta for Best Electronic, and Chris Brown for Best R&B. Taylor Swift emerged as the clear winner of the night, continuing her record-breaking success and solidifying her status as one of the most influential artists in the industry.