- Taylor Swift attended the 2023 VMAs, where she won nine awards.
- Seated in the front row, Swift stole the show with her funny reactions and carefree dance moves.
- We rounded up the best video clips and memes that have circulated since the event.
Taylor Swift had the time of her life at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards.
The “Shake It Off” singer enjoyed a historic night at the award show on Tuesday, which took place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. She won nine out of her 11 nominations, tying the record for most wins in a single night, according to a press release from MTV.
Swift now boasts 23 Moon Persons, the second-most of any artist in history behind Beyoncé, whose grand total of 30 trophies includes the coveted video vanguard.
“It really felt like the adventure of a lifetime this past year,” Swift said while accepting video of the year for “Anti-Hero,” her fourth career win in the show’s biggest category. “I cannot believe that it was a year ago that I announced the ‘Midnights’ album. And all I have to say tonight is: Thank you. I’m blown away.”
But in between her several acceptance speeches, Swift also stole the show with her delighted expressions and carefree dance moves. (Insider’s music team was also in the audience, and can confirm Swift was the first to stand up and boogie for every single performance.)
Because she was seated in the front row throughout the evening, cameras were able to catch Swift’s reactions to everything — from a surprise *NSYNC reunion to Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s steamy performance of “Bongos.” She was also caught trying to get the attention of her publicist, Tree Paine, and losing a piece of her ring, which may have cost tens of thousands of dollars.
We rounded up the best video clips and memes that have circulated since the event.