Taylor Swift got here out on high after profitable Song of the Year on the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards.
“I wish to say that I’m actually, actually fortunate that I get to write down songs with one in all my greatest mates on the planet. His identify is Jack Antonoff. He is so gifted — it’s incomprehensible and I’m so fortunate. I’ve been making music with him since we labored on an album known 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 Center in Newark, New Jersey.
The singer, who already nabbed the Pop Song of the Year 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 once I was 12 and it at all times begins with a really remoted emotion, like a really particular kind of insecurity or self-loathing that I felt like I’m the one one who’s feeling in that second. Then, once 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.”
The VMAs celebrated the most important 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 obtained nominated for his or her hit tune “Unholy.”
Before performing her new music on the VMAs, Rodrigo, 20, lastly launched her extremely anticipated sophomore album, Guts, to crucial and fan acclaim.
“Today 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 crew 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 attainable,” 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. Thank you to everybody who has listened and streamed and been sooo form. I owe a lot to you guys and I actually hope you dig these new songs. Lots and plenty of love without end and ever!!”
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Meanwhile, 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 12 months when she introduced her Midnights album whereas on stage on the VMAs.
“I’m simply so happy 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. Because I wouldn’t have the ability to re-record my albums if it weren’t for you. You emboldened me to try this,” Swift stated in October 2022 whereas accepting an award for her “All Too Well” quick movie. “I had form of made up my thoughts that for those who had been gonna be this beneficiant and provides us this, I assumed it could 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 on-line success had everybody speaking in regards to the tune — with many followers questioning if the lyrics had been based mostly on her cut up from ex-husband Liam Hemsworth.
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“I wrote it in a extremely totally different manner,” she advised British Vogue in May 2023. “The refrain was initially: ‘I can purchase myself flowers, write my identify within the sand, however I can’t love me higher than you possibly can.’ It was once extra, like, Nineteen Fifties. The saddest tune. Like: ‘Sure, I could be my very own lover, however you’re so significantly better.’”
Lacy, 25, who was nominated for “Bad Habit,” additionally mentioned the seemingly in a single day success of his viral monitor. “I adore it. I would like everyone to pay attention. It’s dope for everyone to interpret it in their very own manner,” he advised W Magazine in October 2022. “Am I gonna spend my vitality being mad about my tune doing nicely on TikTok? No, I’m not. I’ll spend my vitality being grateful and dealing on extra stuff.”