the artist Anitta sits on a white cube while performing and the artist Bad Bunny holds his arms out while performing on stage

The VMA’s have been a staple of pop culture for years now, and there’s always something to talk about after they’re done. This year was no exception, from iconic red carpet moments to first-time appearances to album announcements. And to no one's surprise, Latinx artists showed up and showed out to make the night even more iconic:

In the best Latin category, Anitta made history becoming the first-ever Brazilian artist to take home a VMA. In her emotional acceptance speech, she made sure to point out how it was the first time an artist from her country had won this award, saying, “Tonight I performed a rhythm that, for many years in my country, was considered a crime. I was born and raised in the ghetto of Brazil, and for whoever was born there, we would never [have thought] this was possible. Thank you so much."


Much love to #Anitta for representing for Brazil ❤️ #VMAs

Her iconic win happened only moments after she performed her hit single “Envolver.”

Anitta Performs "Envolver" | 2022 VMAs

Later in the night, we witnessed yet another Latinx artist making history when Bad Bunny became the first non-English speaking artist to win the Artist of the Year Award, an award that has for years been one of the most recognized achievements in artists’ careers. Bad Bunny is also now the second Latinx artist to win the award, with the first being Camila Cabello in the 2018 VMAS.

In his heartfelt speech, Benito said, "I always knew that I could become a huge artist without changing my culture, my slang, and my language.”

Also watch the performance of "Titi me Pregunto" that had everyone getting of their sits:

Bad Bunny Performs "Titi Me Pregunto" | 2022 VMAs

Definitely, a night to remember for Latinx representation.

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