Ice Spice Named Best New Artist at MTV Video Music Awards

Ice Spice is celebrating another award…

The MTV Video Music Awards have been handed out, with the 23-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation taking home one of the top prizes.

Ice SpiceIce Spice beat out the likes of Peso Pluma, Renee Rapp, GloRilla, Kaliii and PinkPantheress for the Best New Artist award.

It’s the first MTV VMAs award of her young career. She joins previous Latinx Best New Artist winners Cardi B (2018) and Fifth Harmony with Latina members Camila Cabello, Lauren Jauregui and Ashley Brooke (2014).

Shakira, who was awarded the Video Vanguard Award, and Karol G picked up the award for Best Collaboration for the music video for their hit single “TQG.” It’s Shakira’s second win in the category following her win alongside Beyonce in 2007 for “Beautiful Liar.”

Anitta won the Best Latin award for her “Funk Rave” music video. It’s her second consecutive win in the category after winning last year for “Envolver.

Selena Gomez and Rema took home the Best Afrobeats prize for the hit single “Calm Down.”

The awards show was broadcast live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on Tuesday, September 12, for the milestone 40th annual awards show.

Here’s the full list of 2023 MTV VMAs winners:

Video Vanguard Award

Global Icon Award

Video of the Year
Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”

Song of the Year
Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”

Artist of the Year
Taylor Swift

Best New Artist
Ice Spice

Push Performance of the Year
Tomorrow X Together – “Sugar Rush Ride”

Best Collaboration
Karol G and Shakira – “TQG”

Best Pop
Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”

Best Hip-Hop
Nicki Minaj – “Super Freaky Girl”

Best R&B
SZA – “Shirt”

Best K-Pop
Stray Kids – “S-Class”

Best Latin
Anitta – “Funk Rave”

Best Rock
Måneskin – “The Loneliest”

Best Alternative
Lana Del Rey (featuring Jon Batiste) – “Candy Necklace”

Best Afrobeats
Rema and Selena Gomez – “Calm Down”

Video for Good
Dove Cameron – “Breakfast”

Show of the Summer
Taylor Swift

Group of the Year

Album of the Year
Taylor Swift – Midnights

Song of Summer
Jungkook (featuring Latto) – “Seven”

Best Direction
Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero” (Director: Taylor Swift)


Anitta Teaming Up with TOMORROW X TOGETHER for New Single “Back for More”

There’s always Tomorrow for Anitta.

The 30-year-old Brazilian singer, songwriter, dancer, occasional television host and actress is joining voices with TOMORROW X TOGETHER for the new single “Back for More,” which combines K-pop and Latin pop elements.

Anitta & TOMORROW X TOGETHERAnitta and TOMORROW X TOGETHER will debut the track with a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on September 12, days ahead of its September 15 release.

“Back for More” is slated to be TXT’s pre-release track, and will arrive ahead of the group’s third studio album, The Name Chapter: FREEFALL. The album — which follows previous release in the Name series, The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION — will be released on October 13.

The track will have several versions released throughout the month. A performance version of the song arrives the same day as its official drop, while “Back for More (TXT Ver.),” a house remix and Afrobeats remix will be released on September 18.

The press release describes “Back for More” as “a disco track with a groovy baseline and playful whistling sounds, adorned with the colorful hues of trendy Latin pop.”

Thematically, the lyrics explore how “enchanting miracles can be woven into the ordinary moments of our lives.”

TXT is nominated for VMAs in four different categories: song of summer, group of the year, push performance of the year and best K-pop (both for “Sugar Rush Ride”). Anitta scored one nomination for best Latin (“Funk Rave”).

The 2023 MTV VMAs will take place at the Prudential Center in New Jersey, and will air on MTV at 8:00 pm ET on September 12.