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Blackpink at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, US. Photo: Reuters

Blackpink, BTS, Lisa and Seventeen the K-pop winners at 2022 MTV VMAs

  • BTS grabbed the ‘Group of the Year’ award – again – while Blackpink snagged ‘Best Metaverse Performance’ and Seventeen ‘Push Performance of the Year’
  • It was a big night for Blackpink, who performed their new song Pink Venom and had member Lisa pick up the best K-pop music video award for Lalisa
Tamar Hermanin United States

It was a big night for K-pop superstars Blackpink at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 28.

Held in Newark, in the US state of New Jersey, the 2022 VMAs witnessed not only a performance of Blackpink’s brand new song Pink Venom – their first ever performance on a US awards show – but also saw the quartet pick up one group and one individual award.

Blackpink won the award for “Best Metaverse Performance” thanks to their recent virtual concert held in the video game PUBG, which also saw them debut their song Ready For Love.

Member Lisa picked up the award for best K-pop music video for her 2021 solo song Lalisa.

Although they were the only K-pop act there, Blackpink weren’t the only K-pop group to pick up awards.

BTS were named “Group of the Year” while Seventeen won the award for “Push Performance of the Year”.

BTS have been named the VMAs’ group of the year every year since 2019.

Other awardees included Taylor Swift, Bad Bunny, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X and Harry Styles.

The show was hosted by LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj and Jack Harlow.

Blackpink’s appearance comes ahead of the release of their new album Born Pink, set to drop on September 16, as well as an upcoming world tour kicking off in October, the largest one ever planned by a K-pop girl group.

Blackpink talk onstage at the 2022 MTV VMAs. Photo: AFP
Blackpink perform their new song Pink Venom at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo: Reuters
Lisa, who also picked up the award for best K-pop music video, accepts Blackpink’s award for Best Metaverse Performance. Photo: AFP

Blackpink are set to bring that tour to Hong Kong in January 2023.