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Taylor Swift Wins Top Prize and Announces New Album at the MTV VMAs

Taylor Swift took home the top prize at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday before closing the show with a surprisingly big announcement: her new album.

“I thought it would be a fun time to tell you that my new album is out on October 1st. 21,” Swift said after winning video of the year for her project “All Too Well: The Short Film” (10-minute version), which was awarded best long version along with video and directing. “I’ll tell you more at midnight. ”

Swift said on social media that her upcoming 10th studio album would be called “Midnights,” which she said will include “stories from 13 sleepless nights spread throughout my life.” Her next album comes after she released “Folklore” and “Evermore”. Both projects came out within five months of each other two years ago. “Folklore” won album of the year at the 2021 Grammy Awards.

The pop star’s reveal came at the end of her acceptance speech, where she praised the other women in the category, which included Doja Cat and Olivia Rodrigo.

“I know with every second of this moment that we wouldn’t be able to make this short film if it wasn’t for you, the fans. I wouldn’t be able to re-record my albums if it wasn’t for you, the fans,” he said. It wasn’t because of you. You encouraged me to do that.”

Swift previously spoke about creating her first short film and thanked several, including actors Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien, who starred in the project.

“We put our whole hearts into this,” Swift said.

Rapper Jack Harlow made his mark throughout the show. He kicked off the show with a performance inside a mock airplane walking down the aisle while performing his hit song “First Class,” which was sampled by Fergie’s “Glamorous.” The rapper joined Fergie onstage, who wore a sparkly silver dress with the red words “First Class,” as she sang her 2006 jam.

“Thank you Fergie for coming with me tonight and cleaning up this song,” Harlow said after “First Class” won song of the summer later in the show. “The beauty of this song is that people don’t realize it’s so hip-hop because of the sample. Bringing Fergie into the mix like this means a lot to me. It is really a complete circle. ‘Glamorous’ was one of the most important songs of my childhood.”

During the show, Depp made a surprise appearance as Moon Man nearly three months after the verdict in his libel trial with ex-wife Amber Heard. The 59-year-old actor appeared to float from the ceiling while wearing the iconic astronaut suit with his face digitally inserted into the custom helmet.

“And you know what? I needed the job,” Depp told the audience at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Lizzo made Taylor Swift dance from her seat as she performed her new single “2 Be Loved (Am I Ready)”. Lizzo won a best video award for “About Damn Time.”

Harlow’s name was called back to the stage to collect the show’s first award for his guest appearance on Lil Nas X’s song “Industry Baby,” which won for best collaboration along with best directing and art direction. Harlow, Lil Nas X and Kendrick Lamar entered the awards tied for the top nominees with seven each.

“This one is for champions,” Lil Nas X said before Harlow thanked him for the collaboration on the chart-topping single.

Harlow, in addition to acting and winning awards, joined LL Cool J and Nicki Minaj as hosts of the show.

Minaj performed a mix of the biggest hits of her career from “Roman’s Revenge”, “Chun-Li”, “Moment 4 Life”, “Beez in the Trap”, “Anaconda” and “Super Bass”. Following her performance, the rapper accepted the show’s Video Vanguard Award, which MTV has said she will receive for her artistry, her barrier-breaking hip-hop and her status as a global superstar. The honor is named after Michael Jackson.

During her acceptance speech, Minaj paid tribute to other music icons such as Jackson, Whitney Houston and Lil Wayne. She spoke about the importance of mental health.

“I wish people would take mental health seriously, even when you think they have a perfect life,” said Minaj, who later won best hip-hop for her song “Do we have a problem?” with Lil Baby.

Harry Styles won album of the year for “Harry’s House.” He was unable to attend the awards due to his performance at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Bad Bunny performed his hit “Titi Me Pregunto” from Yankee Stadium after winning the artist of the year award.

“I’ve been saying it and I always believed from the beginning that I could become great. That I could become one of the biggest stars in the world without having to change my culture, my language, my jargon,” he said. I am Benito Antonio Martínez from Puerto Rico for the whole world, thank you!”

Eminem and Snoop Dogg brought the metaverse to the VMAs when the duo performed “From the D 2 The LBC,” which appeared on Eminem’s greatest hits album “Curtain Call 2.”

The Red Hot Chili Peppers took the stage as Global Icon Award winners after being introduced by Cheech. & Chong as his “favorite band of all time”. The band, made up of Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and John Frusciante, performed several songs, including their classic “Can’t Stop” from the group’s 2002 album “By the Way” and their recent hit “Black Summer,” which won best rock.

Flea gave a speech about her love for humans along with cockroaches, trees, and dirt. Smith, the band’s drummer, dedicated the award to Taylor Hawkins, the late Foo Fighters drummer who died earlier this year.

“I dedicate this to Taylor and her family,” he said. “I love you and miss you every day.”

Madonna, who is the most awarded artist in MTV history with 20 wins, became the only artist to receive a nomination in each of the five decades of the VMAs. She got her 69th nomination for her 14th studio album “Madame X”.

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