K-pop groups BTS, BLACKPINK, and SEVENTEEN won several awards at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). BTS made history by winning the Best Group award at the event for the fourth time in a row. Apart from BTS, Blackpink, City Girls, Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons, Maneskin, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Silk Sonic are also nominated in the category. However, BTS members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook did not attend the VMAs this year. (Also read | Full List of Video Music Awards Winners: Taylor Swift, Harry Styles Win Biggest)
Blackpink members Jisoo, Jennie, Rose and Lisa walked the red carpet and also performed their pre-release single Pink Venom. During their performance, singer Taylor Swift was also seen grooving in the audience. BLACKPINK made history at the MTV VMAs by becoming the first female K-pop artist to perform at the awards show Pink Venom is their latest single from the upcoming album Born Pink.
BLACKPINK also won the award for Best Metaverse Performance for their PUBG collaboration Ready for Love. In addition to Blackpink, other nominees include BTS – Minecraft, Charli XCX – Roblox, Justin Bieber – an interactive virtual experience – Wave, Rift Tour featuring Ariana Grande – Fortnite and Twenty One Pilots’ concert experience – Roblox.
Lisa won Best K-Pop for her single Lalisa. In a video shared by a fan account on Twitter, Taylor gave her a standing ovation and urged others to stand as well. During her acceptance speech, Lisa also mentioned BLACKPINK’s fan club BLINK. In one video, she is heard saying, “Blinks, you’re like the most important people. Thank you so much for making this happen. I love you.” He also thanked Blackpink’s Jisoo, Jennie and Rose who clapped for him and received heart-hand gestures from the audience.
K-pop group Seventeen emerged as the winner, their first award, for Push Performance of the Year for the track Rock With You. Others nominated in the category are Grief – One Night, Remy Wolff – Sexy Villain, Nessa Barrett – I Hope Your Miserable Until Your Dead.
According to Sumpi, Seventeen said in their video acceptance speech, “It’s a huge honor to be featured as the first K-pop artist for MTV Push and even receive the Push Performance of the Year award.” Mingyu added, “Thank you VMA, and thank you to our fans CARAT for all your love and support.”
The VMAs were handed out in a live ceremony in New Jersey on Sunday. Actor Johnny Depp appeared at the awards show as an astronaut floating above the crowd.