Taylor Swift surprises fans by attending the 2023 VMA Awards

Taylor Swift has become synonymous with the MTV Video Music Awards. She's been part of some of the show's most talked about historical moments (though not always by choice) and is now the only artist to win Video of the Year four times, most recently in 2023 for her "Anti-Hero" music video, plus her "All Too Well" short film from the previous year. She became the most nominated artist at the 2023 VMAs with 11 nominations. As expected, she made a surprise appearance at the ceremony to celebrate the honor and took home an astonishing nine "Mooners," making her the second-most decorated person in VMA history.

Prior to the show, Swift had not been confirmed to attend or perform at the 2023 VMA Awards, but fans believe she was spotted in New York on September 6, not far from the ceremony in nearby New Jersey. , which she would eventually attend. Just like when Swift attended the 2022 show, fans didn't know until she hit the red carpet. She appeared on the 2023 pink carpet just minutes before the show, wearing a long black gown with a leg slit.

At the climax of the show, she won the night's first VMA for Best Pop Video for "Anti-Hero," and shortly after, she won Song of the Year for the same midnight hit. She later won the Best Director Award for "Anti-Hero." At the end of the night, Swift won Video of the Year, marking her fourth career victory and extending her record for most wins in the category. However, her reign did not end there. After the show, Swift also took home five awards that weren't handed out on stage, including Artist of the Year, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Midnight Album of the Year, and Golden Globe for her record-breaking Eras tour. Summer Show Award received.

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Last year, she attended BLACKPINK's performance, drank champagne, and received three Moon Man statues, the last of which prompted her to make a big announcement. After winning Video of the Year last year, Swift announced the release of her tenth album , Midnights . "I've made up my mind that if you're so generous as to give us this, I want to tell you that my brand new album is coming out on October 21st, which is going to be a fun time," she said. "I'll tell you more at midnight."

This year, Swift kept it more low-key, making no big reveals, showing off more of her signature awards show dances, Shakira's impromptu performance, praising Doja Cat's performance, and her "Karma" "Relaxing with collaborator Ice Spice. During both of her acceptance speeches, Swift brought her editor and cinematographer on stage to share her love.

That said, even if she announces it again, it won't matter that much considering Swifties already know what she's going to do next. Swift just announced that her Eras Tour movie will premiere exclusively in theaters on October 13th (matching her lucky number), just moments before the release of her next, the re-recorded "1989" (Taylor's Version) Two weeks later, the album marks the anniversary of its release on the ninth album from the original album. If she announces another project soon, fans won't be able to keep track.