Taylor Swift has set a record by winning the MTV Video Music Awards’ Video Of The Year award four times.
This year’s VMAs were dominated by the 33-year-old singer. She came in with the most nominations and left with the most awards, including Best Pop, Song of the Year, Best Direction, and Video of the Year for “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version).”
The “Cruel Summer” singer became the first individual to win Video of the Year four times, having previously won for “All Too Well: The Short Film”, “Bad Blood”, and “You Need to Calm Down”.
The singer took home 9 VMAs in – Artist Of The Year – Video Of The Year: Anti Hero, Song Of The Year: AH, Best Pop: AH, Best Direction: AH, Best Cinematography: AH, Best Visual Effects: AH, Album Of The Year: Midnights and Show Of The Summer: Eras Tour
“This is unbelievable. The fact that this is a fan-voted award means so much to me,” Swift said during her acceptance speech.
“It’s really felt like the adventure of a lifetime this past year. I cannot believe that it was a year ago at the VMAs that I announced the Midnights album. All I have to say tonight is thank you.”
Swift presently has 14 VMAs, lagging behind Madonna, who has 20 trophies, and Beyoncé, who has 16.
The organisers of this year’s VMAs ceremony reportedly kept a camera guy entirely committed to documenting Swift’s reactions.
“There is a camera operator tasked with filming [Swift] continuously during the live performances onstage,” Variety co-editor-in-chief Ramin Setoodeh, who was in attendance at the awards, said in a video shared on X, formerly Twitter.
Many Swift fans have also been reposting the singer’s amusing off-stage moments on X and applauding her energy.