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The Rise of Punjabi Music in Canada: A Cultural Renaissance

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Portugal. The Man: Through Songwriting Triumphs and Trials

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At the heart of Portugal. The Man is a songwriting process deeply influenced by their experiences, emotions, and the landscapes of their Alaskan upbringing. John Gourley, the band's frontman...

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Stephanie Poetri: Navigating the Stars and Soundscapes

April 3, 2024

Indonesian-born artist Stephanie Poetri is not just a musician; she's a sonic storyteller whose narratives unfold against the backdrop of a world obsessed with digital connectivity and astrological...

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Universal Music Group and HYBE Forge Strategic 10-Year Distribution and Collaboration Agreement

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In a significant move that underscores the evolving dynamics of the global music industry, Universal Music Group (UMG) and HYBE, a prominent South Korean entertainment company, have announced...

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The National: A Journey Through Melancholy and the Art of Songwriting

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Since its inception in 1999, the National has meticulously crafted a sound that resonates with the subtle complexities of human emotion, blurring the lines between melancholy and a peculiar sense....

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NIKI: A Profile on Self-Discovery and International Acclaim

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Jhené Aiko Embarks on the Magic Hour Tour: A Celebration of Resilience and Artistic Collaboration

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SZA's "Saturn": Chart-Topping Success and Insight into Her Songwriting Process

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In the ever-evolving world of R&B music SZA stands as a beacon of innovation. Her latest single, "Saturn," marks a significant milestone in her illustrious career. Debuted during the 2024 Grammy...

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The Rap Challenge of Drill Beats: Why Cardi B Didn't Release Ice Spice 'Munch' Remix

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Ariana Grande's Lyrical Odyssey: Love and Loss in 'Eternal Sunshine'

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Ludwig Göransson’s Oscar Triumph: Crafting Oppenheimer's “Unplayable” Score

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The TikTok-UMG Standoff: A Battle Over Music Rights and Its Ripple Effects

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MTV VMAs 2023

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Photo Source: MTV

After nearly four hours of must-see performances, a surprise guest appearance, record-breaking award victories, and an epic celebration of hip-hop's 50th anniversary, MTV's greatest music event came to an end late on Tuesday night. 

Shakira had a big night as she became the first South American performer to receive the prestigious Video Vanguard Award, which honors an artist for their contributions to music videos and pop culture. In addition to winning big, Ice Spice was also voted Best New Artist. 

A record-breaking night for Taylor Swift saw her win nine awards, including Album of the Year and Artist of the Year for "Midnights." According to MTV, she is currently tied for second place in terms of the most victories in a single night.

Another huge surprise the event gave us was the surprise appearance of NSYNC, who hadn’t been on the same stage together since they last performed at the 2013 VMAs. The group is also now rumored to be working together and will be creating music sooner than we expect.

You can find the full list of the 2023 MTV VMAs winners below: 

  • Video of the year: Taylor Swift — “Anti-Hero”
  • Artist of the year: Taylor Swift 
  • Song of the year: Taylor Swift — “Anti-Hero” 
  • Best new artist: Ice Spice 
  • Push performance of the year: April 2023: Tomorrow X Together — “Sugar Rush Ride” 
  • Best collaboration:  Karol G, Shakira — “TQG”
  • Best pop: Taylor Swift — “Anti-Hero”
  • Best hip-hop: Nicki Minaj — “Super Freaky Girl” 
  • Best R&B: SZA — “Shirt”
  • Best alternative:  Lana Del Rey featuring Jon Batiste — “Candy Necklace” 
  • Best rock: Måneskin — “The Loneliset” 
  • Best latin: Anitta — “Funk Rave” 
  • Best K-Pop: Stray Kids — “S-Class”
  • Best Afrobeats: Rema & Selena Gomez — “Calm Down”
  • Video for good: Dove Cameron — “Breakfast” 
  • Best direction: Taylor Swift — “Anti-Hero." Directed by Taylor Swift.
  • Best cinematography: Taylor Swift — “Anti-Hero." Cinematography by Rina Yang.
  • Best visual effects: Taylor Swift — “Anti-Hero." Visual effects by Parliament.
  • Best choreography: Blackpink — “Pink Venom," Kiel Tutin, Sienna Lalau. 
  • Best art direction: Doja Cat — “Attention." Art direction by Spencer Graves. 
  • Best editing:  Olivia Rodrigo — “vampire." Edited by Sofia Kerpan and David Checel.
  • Show of the summer: Taylor Swift 
  • Group of the year: BLACKPINK 
  • Song of the summer: Jung Kook featuring Latto — “Seven” 
  • Album of the year: Taylor Swift— "Midnights"