Taylor Swift makes history with 9 wins at the VMAs

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By James Kay

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Taylor Swift dominated at the VMAs last night, as she made history by winning in nine categories, including her fourth Video of the Year win.

Even for those who aren't avid Swifties, it's hard to disagree that the singer isn't one of (if not the) most popular artists on the planet right now.

For those who tried to get tickets to the Eras Tour and didn't win the war, I feel your pain.

Given how Swift has taken the world by storm as people in every corner of the globe fought the TicketMaster queues with millions of others to get tickets, is it really a surprise that she swept up at the VMAs (Video Music Awards) last night?

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This year's VMAs belonged to Swift. Credit: John Shearer/Getty

As per MTV, her outstanding achievements included winning the night's most coveted prizes, Video of the Year and Song of the Year, for her hit track 'Anti-Hero' from her album Midnights.

The win for her video takes her to four Video of the Year wins, extending her record for the most wins in that category.

The chart-topping artist also claimed the titles of Best Direction and Best Pop Video showcasing her remarkable versatility and artistry across various aspects of music and video production.

Alongside these, the chart-topper also took home the awards for Best Artist, Visual Effects, Album of the Year, Show of the Summer, and Best Cinematography - so all in all, a good day at the office.

The 33-year-old singer dedicated her wins to the art of songwriting, recognizing the importance of crafting meaningful lyrics and melodies.

Swift expressed her gratitude to the presenters, 'NSync, who made a remarkable reunion after over a decade to give her the award. She also acknowledged the pivotal contributions of her video editor, Chancler Hanes, and cinematographer, Rina Yang, who represented Swift during her Video of the Year acceptance speech.

These wins come exactly one year after she electrified fans by announcing her 10th studio album, Midnights, on the same stage.

Speaking about her achievement of winning Video of the Year once again, Swift remarked: "The fact that this is a fan-voted award means so much to me. All I have to say tonight is thank you. I'm blown away."

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Swift has cemented herself as one of the most loved artists on the planet. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Since Swift bagged nine awards this year, she was just one shy of equalling the single-night record as Peter Gabriel took home 10 awards in 1987.

She is now the second most decorated singer in VMA history with 23 awards, only seven off Beyoncé, and given that Swift has her new album 1989 (Taylor's Version) coming out on October 23, she could quite easily close that gap next year.

Featured image credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty

Taylor Swift makes history with 9 wins at the VMAs

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By James Kay

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Taylor Swift dominated at the VMAs last night, as she made history by winning in nine categories, including her fourth Video of the Year win.

Even for those who aren't avid Swifties, it's hard to disagree that the singer isn't one of (if not the) most popular artists on the planet right now.

For those who tried to get tickets to the Eras Tour and didn't win the war, I feel your pain.

Given how Swift has taken the world by storm as people in every corner of the globe fought the TicketMaster queues with millions of others to get tickets, is it really a surprise that she swept up at the VMAs (Video Music Awards) last night?

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This year's VMAs belonged to Swift. Credit: John Shearer/Getty

As per MTV, her outstanding achievements included winning the night's most coveted prizes, Video of the Year and Song of the Year, for her hit track 'Anti-Hero' from her album Midnights.

The win for her video takes her to four Video of the Year wins, extending her record for the most wins in that category.

The chart-topping artist also claimed the titles of Best Direction and Best Pop Video showcasing her remarkable versatility and artistry across various aspects of music and video production.

Alongside these, the chart-topper also took home the awards for Best Artist, Visual Effects, Album of the Year, Show of the Summer, and Best Cinematography - so all in all, a good day at the office.

The 33-year-old singer dedicated her wins to the art of songwriting, recognizing the importance of crafting meaningful lyrics and melodies.

Swift expressed her gratitude to the presenters, 'NSync, who made a remarkable reunion after over a decade to give her the award. She also acknowledged the pivotal contributions of her video editor, Chancler Hanes, and cinematographer, Rina Yang, who represented Swift during her Video of the Year acceptance speech.

These wins come exactly one year after she electrified fans by announcing her 10th studio album, Midnights, on the same stage.

Speaking about her achievement of winning Video of the Year once again, Swift remarked: "The fact that this is a fan-voted award means so much to me. All I have to say tonight is thank you. I'm blown away."

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Swift has cemented herself as one of the most loved artists on the planet. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Since Swift bagged nine awards this year, she was just one shy of equalling the single-night record as Peter Gabriel took home 10 awards in 1987.

She is now the second most decorated singer in VMA history with 23 awards, only seven off Beyoncé, and given that Swift has her new album 1989 (Taylor's Version) coming out on October 23, she could quite easily close that gap next year.

Featured image credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty