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MTV Video Music Awards: Taylor Swift and SZA among top nominees

The 2023 Video Music Awards are scheduled to take place on Sept. 12, airing live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Taylor Swift led all nominees this year with eight, SZA picked up six, and Doja Cat earned five. All these artists will compete in the Video of the Year category.

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Taylor Swift, the iconic American singer and songwriter, is on the brink of making history at the prestigious MTV Video Music Awards. The announcement, made on Tuesday, thrusts Swift into the limelight with an astonishing seven nominations for her enchanting 'Anti Hero' music video. Notably, she's also in the running for the coveted 'Artist of the Year' title, setting the stage for a potential groundbreaking triumph. Remarkably, Swift already claims an impressive record of 14 video music awards.


Hot on her heels is the sensational SZA, securing an impressive six nominations, fuelling the escalating anticipation for the 2023 awards gala. The list of nominees is star-studded, featuring the likes of Doja Cat, Kim Petras, Miley Cyrus, and Diddy, promising a night of fierce competition and memorable performances.

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Scheduled for September 12th at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, America this year's event is putting a spotlight on fan engagement. Online voting is in full swing, accessible from Tuesday until Friday, September 1st, while voting for the best new artist continues throughout the ceremony. Fans can vote online. Enthusiastic fans can participate in all 15 gender-neutral categories by casting their votes at vote.mtv.com.


A notable addition in the 2023 edition of the award is the introduction of the 'Best Afrobeats' category, celebrating a diverse array of talent. The category includes 35 first-time nominees which includes Petras, Metro Boomin, and Rema, generating heightened excitement for the impending competition.

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MTV has unveiled the complete list of nominated artists, ramping up anticipation for the intense showdown ahead. As the countdown commences, the world anticipates the unveiling of this year's victors and the impactful moments that will shape the musical landscape for years to come. Those eager to delve deeper into the nominations can find a comprehensive overview on the awards' Twitter page, capturing the essence of the 2023 MTV Music Video Awards lineup. All eyes are fixed on Taylor Swift's potential historic triumph and the electric atmosphere of the imminent awards night.

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