Taylor Swift announces new album and wins the MTV VMA award

Taylor Swift had fans going wild at the 2022 MTV VMAs by announcing a new album, moments after grabbing the biggest award of the night.

The pop megastar took home several awards on the night, including the coveted Best Video and Best Long Form Video, for All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version).

The big British names lost out heavily to their American counterparts at this year’s awards, with only Harry Styles taking home a major award with album of the year.

The 28-year-old apologized to fans for his absence from the show despite being “very close” performing at Madison Square Garden in New York.

This year’s VMAs took place less than an hour away at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Swift made her explosive announcement in the closing moments of the show, which was hosted by Nicki Minaj, Jack Harlow and LL Cool J.

Taking to the stage for the second time that night, the pop megastar said: “I am so honored to have been recognized alongside such incredible artists and directors.

The pop megastar took home multiple awards that night for her video for All Too Well (10-Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) (Charles Sykes/AP)

“For the first time in VMA history, four of the directors in the Video of the Year category are women.

“Guys, I am so proud of what we did and with every second of this moment and we wouldn’t have been able to make this short if it wasn’t for the fans.

“I wouldn’t be able to record my albums again if it wasn’t for you… you encouraged me to do it.

She continued, “Because you have been so generous, I thought it might be a fun time to tell you that my new album is out on October 21.”

Swift promised screaming fans that more information would be released by midnight.

The video for All Too Well (10 minute version) (Taylor’s version) features Stranger Things star Sadie Sink and Teen Wolf star Dylan O’Brien and went viral earlier this year after that fans speculated that the song was based on Swift’s breakup with the actor. Jake Gyllenhaal.

In her speech for best long-form video, Swift thanked Sink and O’Brien, adding that the production team had “put their whole hearts” into the video.

The show opened with a surprise performance from music superstar Fergie, who sang her hit song Glamourous and First Class with Jack Harlow.

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The show opened with a surprise performance by music superstar Fergie, who sang her hit songs Glamourous and First Class with Jack Harlow. (Charles Sykes/AP)

The former Black Eyed Peas singer wore a sparkly silver top that said “first class” in red letters, as other music legends, including Swift, looked on from the audience.

Moments later, Harlow received the first award of the night, best collaboration, along with Lil Nas X for their song Industry Baby.

He also hosts the show, which celebrates the best music videos with their coveted “Moon Man” astronaut trophies alongside hip hop stars Nicki Minaj and LL Cool J.

Minaj, who received the video vanguard award, performed an explosive medley of her songs as she made her entrance.

The American rapper said she had “never written a speech in her life” but left the stage to retrieve her phone and read her notes as she accepted the award from members of her fan club, the Barbz.

Later, the Red Hot Chili Peppers received the global icon from the American stoner-comedy duo Cheech and Chong.

The band’s bassist, Flea, dedicated the band’s award to the late Foo Fighters drummer, Taylor Hawkins.

“There’s another music legend and his name is Taylor Hawkins… I miss him every day,” he told the audience.

“Fly over brother.”

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Minaj received the Video Vanguard Award and performed an explosive medley of her songs as she made her entrance at the ceremony (Charles Sykes/AP)

The band also won best rock, with lead singer Anthony Kiedis and Flea participating in a “thank you” to members of his entourage.

More performances were provided by rap legends Eminem and Snoop Dogg, who gave a mind-blowing “metaverse” rendition of their collaborative track From The D 2 The LBC.

Later, shortly after winning best artist, Bad Bunny gave a special performance, which was broadcast live from the 54,000-capacity Yankee Stadium in New York City.

The VMA show was interspersed with rare appearances by actor Johnny Depp, who was cast on screen as the famous Moon Man of the ceremony.

Hovering above the stage, he was heard saying “I needed the job” as the ceremony opened, later adding that he was available for “birthdays…weddings…anything.”

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