Taylor Swift Calls Song of the Year Win ‘Validating’ at 2023 VMAs

Taylor Swift got here out on high after successful Music of the 12 months on the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards.

“I need to say that I’m actually, actually fortunate that I get to put in writing songs with certainly one of my greatest buddies on the planet. His title is Jack Antonoff. He’s so proficient — it’s incomprehensible and I’m so fortunate. I’ve been making music with him since we labored on an album referred to as 1989 and we’ll proceed working collectively till 2089,” Swift, 33, stated whereas accepting the Moonperson trophy on Tuesday, September 12, on the Prudential Middle in Newark, New Jersey.

The singer, who already nabbed the Pop Music of the 12 months award for “Anti-Hero” went on to thank her followers for connecting along with her music.

“I’m so, so comfortable as a result of that is validating my favourite a part of what I get to do,” she stated. “I began writing songs after I was 12 and it all the time begins with a really remoted emotion, like a really particular sort of insecurity or self-loathing that I felt like I’m the one one who’s feeling in that second. Then, after I exit on tour and I’ve a stadium singing the songs again to me, it brings me to this very enjoyable feeling that perhaps all of us have the identical points.”

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The VMAs celebrated the largest names in music with Miley Cyrus, Olivia Rodrigo, Swift, Steve Lacy and SZA all nominated for his or her current releases. Rema obtained a nod for his collaboration on “Calm Down” with Selena Gomez whereas Sam Smith and Kim Petras acquired nominated for his or her hit track “Unholy.”

Earlier than performing her new music on the VMAs, Rodrigo, 20, lastly launched her extremely anticipated sophomore album, Guts, to important and fan acclaim.

“In the present day is the day! My sophomore album, Guts, is out in every single place!!! I really feel excited, nervous, proud, however largely I really feel so grateful. I really feel grateful for everybody on my workforce who believes in me and helps me so unwaveringly. I really feel so grateful for my collaborator Dan who pushes me and evokes me and with out whom the album wouldn’t have been doable,” she wrote through Instagram on Friday, September 8. “And lastly, I really feel so immensely grateful for everybody who has so generously supported me over the previous few years. Thanks to everybody who has listened and streamed and been sooo variety. I owe a lot to you guys and I actually hope you dig these new songs. Tons and many love eternally and ever!!”

Taylor Swift Wins Song of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards

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In the meantime, Swift isn’t any stranger to scoring the Moonperson trophy. She’s nabbed 14 awards over the span of her profession and shocked attendees final yr when she introduced her Midnights album whereas on stage on the VMAs.

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“I’m simply so pleased with what we made. We wouldn’t have been in a position to make this quick movie if it weren’t for you, the followers. As a result of I wouldn’t be capable to re-record my albums if it weren’t for you. You emboldened me to do this,” Swift stated in October 2022 whereas accepting an award for her “All Too Properly” quick movie. “I had kind of made up my thoughts that if you happen to had been gonna be this beneficiant and provides us this, I believed it may be a enjoyable second to let you know that my model new album comes out October 21. I’ll let you know extra at midnight.”

Fellow nominee Cyrus, 30, was in for a shock when her monitor “Flowers” blew up on TikTok. The net success had everybody speaking in regards to the track — with many followers questioning if the lyrics had been based mostly on her break up from ex-husband Liam Hemsworth.

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“I wrote it in a extremely totally different manner,” she informed British Vogue in Could 2023. “The refrain was initially: ‘I can purchase myself flowers, write my title within the sand, however I can’t love me higher than you possibly can.’ It was extra, like, Nineteen Fifties. The saddest track. Like: ‘Certain, I might be my very own lover, however you’re so significantly better.’”

Lacy, 25, who was nominated for “Unhealthy Behavior,” additionally mentioned the seemingly in a single day success of his viral monitor. “I find it irresistible. I would like everyone to hear. It’s dope for everyone to interpret it in their very own manner,” he informed W Journal in October 2022. “Am I gonna spend my vitality being mad about my track doing nicely on TikTok? No, I’m not. I’ll spend my vitality being grateful and dealing on extra stuff.”