Taylor Swift Dominates the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards

 - Celebrities - Sep 16 2023 SHARE ON:

The music industry’s biggest night, the MTV Video Music Awards, took place on an unexpected Tuesday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, in 2023. The event, hosted for the second consecutive year by the incomparable Nicki Minaj, was filled with surprises, memorable performances, and groundbreaking moments. However, it was Taylor Swift who undeniably stole the show, making history in the process.

One of the first notable changes this year was the choice of the day for the awards ceremony. It was the very first time that the MTV Video Music Awards were held on a Tuesday, a decision that added an extra layer of intrigue to an already highly anticipated event. The change in scheduling was a deliberate move to keep the audience engaged and curious, and it certainly paid off.

Another exciting addition to the MTV Video Music Awards in 2023 was the introduction of a new award category: “Show of the Summer.” Unlike other categories, this award was solely determined by fan votes, highlighting the power of dedicated fan bases in the digital age. The winners in this category truly resonated with their supporters, making it a fan-driven recognition of excellence.

One of the most anticipated moments of the night was the presentation of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. This prestigious honor, which has previously been bestowed upon icons like Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, and Rihanna, was awarded to none other than the incomparable Shakira. The Colombian singer-songwriter’s impact on the music and entertainment industry is immeasurable, and the award was a fitting tribute to her groundbreaking career.

But perhaps the most emotional moment of the evening came when Diddy, the legendary rapper, producer, and entrepreneur, was honored with the Global Icon Award. Diddy’s influence on hip-hop and the broader music landscape cannot be overstated. He has not only left an indelible mark on the industry but has also been a powerful advocate for social justice and change. The Global Icon Award recognized his contributions to music and his commitment to making the world a better place.

However, it was Taylor Swift who dominated the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards in a way that few artists have in the show’s history. With eleven nominations, she was the most-nominated artist of the night. And with nine wins, she solidified her status as one of the greatest artists of her generation.

Swift’s wins included Video of the Year for her mesmerizing visual for “All Too Well,” Best Female Artist, Best Pop Video, and many more. Her powerful and deeply personal music, combined with her visually stunning music videos, captivated both fans and critics alike. It was a night of well-deserved recognition for Swift, who continues to push the boundaries of her artistry and storytelling.

Notably, the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards achieved another milestone by becoming the most-watched show on the flagship linear network since 2020. This resurgence in viewership is a testament to the enduring appeal of the awards show and the magnetic performances and personalities that grace its stage.


Portrait Of Jake Vella Drawn By Best Friend Martina

 - Art - Sep 15 2023 SHARE ON:
Portrait Of Jake Vella Drawn By Best Friend Martina

One of Jake Vella’s closest friends drew an uncannily similar portrait of the young athlete-turned-guitarist. 

The portrait was drawn by Martina, who gifted Jake the portrait and runs the page ‘The Little Artist’ on Facebook. 

Martina’s other work was chosen as a finalist in the ADHD Malta Art Campaign, and was chosen for the 2023-2024 school calendar. 


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Tyson Enjoys Food After Being Rescued From Starvation

 - Local - Sep 15 2023 SHARE ON:
Tyson Enjoys Food After Being Rescued From Starvation

The Association for Abandoned Animals shared the story of Tyson, an approximately 6 year old dog who was found by Animal Welfare. 

He was first taken to the vet, where he did not stop eating. Thankfully, the AAA reported, his livers and kidneys are fine but he is suffering from untreated leishmania (sandfly). 

‘There seems to be no end to abuse and abandonment in this country. He was a confiscation by animals elfare and his owner is known. Now, we only hope that his owner will be taken to court or else the cycle of abuse on new victims will never stop.’ 

‘Get well soon Tyson baby, no human will ever starve you and hurt you again.’



The Future Of Malta’s Community Spaces?

 - Local - Sep 15 2023 SHARE ON:
The Future Of Malta's Community Spaces?

In their latest creation, malta.ai has blended urban and natural elements together to create a possible future for Malta’s community spaces. 


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malta.ai has reimagined Malta in various ways, with some more fantastical than others. However, this one could possibly be something we could see down the line. 

What do you make of these designs?


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