Taylor Swift VMAs 2019

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Taylor Swift final attended the MTV Video Music Awards in individual in 2019, when she kicked off the night time along with her debut performances of “You Must Calm Down” and “Lover” from the primary album she ever owned, Lover. And though she has not been to the Video Music Awards in individual since, the present has continued to indicate her help. As an illustration, Taylor, 32, received the award for Finest Course in 2020, making her the primary solo feminine artist to take action within the present’s 38-year historical past. The music video that helped Taylor obtain the respect was the video for  “The Man” — a pointed music that slams sexism within the trade — which served as Taylor’s directorial debut.

The 2022 Video Music Awards are simply days away, and Taylor is nominated in 5 classes, all for her the brief movie that she created for “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)”, which stars Stranger IssuesSadie Sink and Teen Wolf‘s Dylan O’Brien. If she wins all 5 nominations, Taylor may have received a complete of 16 awards. So, what are her 11 VMA wins to date? Learn on to seek out out.

Finest Video by a Feminine Artist – “You Belong With Me” (2009)

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Kanye West infamously stole the microphone from Taylor Swift on the 2009 Video Music Awards, the place she received her first Moon Individual (Picture: Jason Decrow/AP/Shutterstock)

The 2009 Video Music Awards began off like a real fairytale for Taylor. She arrived on the purple carpet in a whimsical horse-drawn carriage and appeared like a modern-day princess in a horny, however candy one-sleeved robe embellished with silver sequins. Nonetheless, Taylor’s first Moon Individual trophy is memorable for a heartbreaking motive, sadly. Taylor, who was 19 on the time, beat out Beyonce for Finest Video by a Feminine Artist with “You Belong With Me”, and as popular culture fanatics keep in mind, that was the night time Kanye West determined to rise up on stage and inform the world Beyonce, fairly than Taylor, deserved the award.

Taylor was simply sentences into her acceptance speech when Kanye rudely interrupted her. “Thanks a lot! I all the time dreamed about what it will be prefer to perhaps win considered one of these sometime, however I by no means thought it truly would have occurred,” she started, per Vox. “I sing nation music. So thanks a lot for giving me the prospect to win a VMA Award!” Then, Kanye, who had been consuming all night time, climbed up on stage and stole the mic. “Yo, Taylor, I’m actually completely happy for you, I’mma allow you to end, however Beyoncé had the most effective movies of all time! Among the finest movies of all time!” he acknowledged.

Taylor was clearly confused, and in keeping with Billboard, each Beyonce and Taylor had been each crying backstage as a result of they had been so upset. “Her mother and she or he had been crying, and I profusely apologized and I stated, ‘I’m sorry, we didn’t know. I do know you need to carry out within the subsequent act and let me take into consideration a approach we will make it best for you. We’re coping with him now and I’m so sorry it ruined your second,'” Van Toffler, the previous president of Viacom Media Networks Music & Emblem Group, recalled in a 2019 interview. “I didn’t anticipate I’d have a crying artist and mother to cope with — actually proper earlier than she has to exit on Sixth Avenue and stand on a automotive and sing her music.”

That’s proper; Taylor was slated to carry out the music, which consisted of a pre-recorded portion throughout which she sang within the New York Metropolis subway, and a second half that was taped stay and had her singing on high of a taxi on sixth Avenue. Taylor was capable of pull herself collectively and provides an lively efficiency, however that notorious night time marked simply the beginning of the drama she would run into with the Yeezy designer.

Finest Video by a Feminine Artist – “I Knew You Have been Bother” (2013)

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Taylor Swift poses along with her award on the 2013 Video Music Awards (Picture: Jim Ruymen/UPI/Shutterstock)

Taylor walked away with one other Finest Video by a Feminine Artist award in 2013 for her 2012 hit “I Knew You Have been Bother,” off her unique Pink album. Per standard, she thanked her followers for serving to her obtain her desires, however not per standard, she shouted out the person who impressed the music. “I wish to thank the followers as a result of I tweeted about this quite a bit. I actually, actually wished this, and thanks a lot for doing this for me,” she started, per CMT.  “I really feel actually fortunate as a result of I've each the video director Anthony Mandler and my co-star, Reeve Carney, right here tonight, and I’m so completely happy that they're right here.” She concluded, “I additionally wish to thank the one who impressed this music — who is aware of precisely who he's — as a result of now I’ve obtained considered one of these.” The sass!

Video of the Yr  – “Dangerous Blood” (2015)

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Taylor Swift and her well-known ‘woman squad’ pose on the 2019 Video Music Awards (Picture: Jim Ruymen/UPI/Shutterstock)

Taylor received the highest prize of the night time with “Dangerous Blood”, the video for which she notoriously invited a few of her besties on the time, akin to Selena Gomez, Gigi Hadid, and Martha Hunt, to be a part of. She began off her acceptance speech by shouting out Kendrick Lamar, who's featured on the observe however couldn't be there in individual to just accept the award. “I wanna thanks Kendrick Lamar. I want he was right here, however he’s off on tour in Europe being superb,” she started, per MTV.

She then expressed her gratitude to her followers. “The truth that you'd vote and provides us this bonding expertise that we'll have eternally, thanks from the underside of my coronary heart. There’s been plenty of dialogue about this video and what it means, however I’m simply completely happy that in 2015, we stay in a world the place boys can play princesses and women can play troopers,” she smiled.

Finest Feminine Video – “Clean Area” (2015)

Taylor’s competitors for Finest Feminine Video included Beyonce (“7/11”), Ellie Goulding (“Love Me Like You Do”), Nicki Minaj (“Anaconda”), and  Sia (“Elastic Coronary heart”). When she took the stage for her win, she as soon as once more thanked her devoted followers. Maybe, the sweetest second was when she let the video’s director, Joseph Kahn, say a couple of phrases. “It’s a jaded world, nevertheless it’s exhausting to imagine there’s somebody as good, as superior as you, that’s as stunning and as proficient all in the identical mixture,” he sweetly stated to the Pennsylvania native, per Bustle. “It’s unreal. You encourage us.”

Finest Collaboration  – “Dangerous Blood” (2015)

It’s no shock “Dangerous Blood” received this trophy, contemplating the music is a collaboration between two artists, and the music video is a collaboration between Taylor and over 15 of her closest associates. The video actually obtained loads of recognition on the awards present!

Finest Pop Video – “Clean Area” (2015)

Taylor impressively walked away with 4 awards after the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. She even received Finest Pop Video for “Clean Area” earlier than the present even began! Talking of the beginning of the present, she squashed any Nicki Minaj drama rumors after she joined her to kick off the present with a mixed efficiency of “The Night time Is Nonetheless Younger” and “Dangerous Blood”. Approach to go, Tay!

Finest Collaboration – “I Don’t Wanna Stay Ceaselessly (Fifty Shades Darker)” (2017)

Taylor and Zayn Malik collaborated on the music “I Don’t Wanna Stay Ceaselessly”, which was featured on the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack. In a since-deleted behind-the-scenes clip about making the video, Taylor gushed about working along with her pal (and father of Gigi Hadid’s baby). “I’ve recognized Zayn for a very very long time. I believe his voice is a type of that's actually uncommon, and I believe he’s actually particular and great and it’s actually, actually superb to get to work collectively,” she acknowledged, per Elle. “It’s superb while you get to work with individuals who you hang around with as a result of the query of ‘Will we get alongside?’ is already answered. You’re like ‘Yeah, we’ll get alongside insane, we hang around, like, it’s nice.’ And he’s additionally extremely proficient. And I really feel actually fortunate to get to do that music that I’m actually pleased with with him… It’s been superb.”

Video for Good – “You Must Calm Down” (2019)

“You Must Calm Down” grew to become an LGBTQ+ anthem when it was launched in 2019, because it straight known as out anti-gay haters and advocated for GLAAD, a corporation that fights for LGBTQ+ acceptance. With lyrics like, “shade by no means made anyone much less homosexual” and “Why are you mad? /When you can be GLAAD?”, Taylor didn't come to play. Moreover, the video featured many celebrities that determine as queer, together with solid members from Queer Eye and RuPaul’s Drag Race, plus, Adam Rippon, Billy Porter, Ellen DeGeneres, and Todrick Corridor.

Video of the Yr – “You Must Calm Down” (2019)

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Taylor Swift accepted her Video of the Yr award with lots of her music video co-stars beside her (Picture: Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock)

“You Must Calm Down” additionally received the coveted Video of the Yr award on the 2019 Video Music Awards, and Taylor made certain to help her LGBTQ+ associates and followers by calling out the White Home, which was led by Donald Trump on the time, to create a extra accepting setting. “On this video, a number of factors had been made. You voting for this video means that you really want a world the place we’re all handled equally underneath the regulation, no matter who we love, no matter how we determine,” Taylor eloquently noted in her acceptance speech earlier than making a extra pointed political comment.

As followers know, the video ended with a name to motion and inspired viewers to signal her Change.org petition which known as for senators to help the Equality Act. Taylor continued on by addressing the petition’s recognition, “It now has half one million signatures, which is 5 occasions the quantity it will have to warrant a response from the White Home,” she famous. She then tapped on an imaginary watch on her wrist, exhibiting that point is ticking for the federal government to acknowledge it.

“My solid stay their lives so authentically,” the Grammy Award winner added. “Thanks for being the instance you might be. I like you a lot. Thanks, MTV for lifting up this level and this video.”

Video of the Yr – “ME!” (2019)

Taylor picked up a 3rd trophy on the 2019 awards present for “ME!”, which featured Brendon Urie of Panic! On the Disco. Equally to when she labored with Zayn Malik, Taylor had nothing however praises to sing about collaborating with Brendon. “I needed to step up the entire video; I've to step up each time I’m round him, he's simply the very best performer, and he's a lot power,” she gushed to Kent Andrew “Smallzy” Small on Nova’s Smallzy’s Surgical procedure, per Daily Mail.

Finest Course – “The Man” (2020)

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Taylor Swift each directed and starred within the music video for ‘The Man’, through which she performed a person (Picture: Courtesy of Youtube)

As famous above, Taylor made historical past when she nabbed the trophy for Finest Course with 2020’s “The Man” music video. Upon accepting it just about, she reminded her collaborators and her followers how grateful she is for the alternatives she has. “I’m so grateful for this,” she stated, per Just Jared. “I wished to take the chance to say thanks to the crew who believed in me as a first-time director and who made this video with me.”

Addressing her followers, she added, “You're the solely motive why the trade cares about something that I do. And all the pieces that you just guys have completed with Folklore this summer season, I’m simply so blown away and brought aback by your generosity to me.”


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