MTV VMA 2022: Harry Styles skips the Video Music Awards ceremony, find out why

The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards were the spectacle they promised to be, with star-studded audiences and jaw-dropping performances. Held at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on August 28, the star-studded evening saw several celebrities take home the silver-plated award. From Bad Bunny to Taylor Swift, several artists took home top honors at the 2022 MTV VMAs.

Among the winners was Harry Styles, who had six nominations at the awards ceremony. Styles won “Album of the Year” for Harry’s house, and Best Pop and Best Cinematography for As it was. However, the Music for a sushi restaurant The singer was not physically present at the ceremony to receive the award, leaving fans wondering why.

Why did Harry Styles skip the MTV VMAs?

According to a E ! New report, Harry Styles apparently skipped the awards show due to his “Love On Tour” show at New York’s Madison Square Garden which happened the same night the 2022 MTV VMAs took place. However, the singer addressed all his fans through a special video message.

“Hi, VMAs. Hope you’re having a great time. I’m Harry, thank you so much for this album of the year award. I know this is a fan-voted award. I would like to say thank you to all my fans who voted. Thank you so much. I would obviously hold it if it wasn’t for you,” Styles said.


“I would like to thank Tom and Tyler, who I made the album with, and everyone who worked on the album with me. I’m sorry that I can’t be with you tonight, about to go on stage just down the street. Have a wonderful evening and thank you so much,” he added.

Learn more about the 2022 MTV VMAs

MTV VMAs is an annual awards show that honors the contributions of top musical artists. The 2022 edition saw Nicki Minaj, Jack Harlow and LL Cool J host the event.

The performance lineup included artists like Anitta, Bad Bunny, Blackpink, Eminem and Snoop Dogg, J Balvin, Jack Harlow, Kane Brown, Lizzo, Maneskin, Marshmello and Khalid, Nicki Minaj, Panic! at Disco and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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