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MTV Video Music Awards 2019 winners list

The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards kicked off with an electric performance by Taylor Swift, singing her new songs You Need to Calm Down and Lover, but it was Cardi B who took home the first moon man of the night for Best Hip Hop video.

The 26- year old singer won the VMA award for the hit song Money, presented by Rick Ross and Pepa from Salt n Pepa.

The rapper beat out Travis Scott, 21 Savage, Cardi B, 2 Chainz, DJ Khaled for the first award of the night, thanking her crew and the director, Jora Frantzis for her work on the video.

First win: The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards kicked off with an electric performance by Taylor Swift, singing her new songs You Need to Calm Down and Lover, but it was Cardi B who took home the first moon man of the night for Best Hip Hop video

First win: The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards kicked off with an electric performance by Taylor Swift, singing her new songs You Need to Calm Down and Lover, but it was Cardi B who took home the first moon man of the night for Best Hip Hop video

First win: The 26- year old singer won the VMA award for the hit song Money, presented by Rick Ross and Pepa from Salt n Pepa

First win: The 26- year old singer won the VMA award for the hit song Money, presented by Rick Ross and Pepa from Salt n Pepa

First win: The 26- year old singer won the VMA award for the hit song Money, presented by Rick Ross and Pepa from Salt n Pepa

First winner: The rapper beat out Travis Scott , 21 Savage, Cardi B, 2 Chainz, DJ Khaled for the first award of the night, thanking her crew and the director, Jora Frantzis for her work on the video

First winner: The rapper beat out Travis Scott , 21 Savage, Cardi B, 2 Chainz, DJ Khaled for the first award of the night, thanking her crew and the director, Jora Frantzis for her work on the video

First winner: The rapper beat out Travis Scott , 21 Savage, Cardi B, 2 Chainz, DJ Khaled for the first award of the night, thanking her crew and the director, Jora Frantzis for her work on the video

‘Hold on, wait a minute. This is a video music award, I really want to thank my music video team, the director and everything,’ she said. ‘She has to hear my mouth and in my stomach and in my butt. And I want to thank my dance team. Thank you so much. Thank you everybody.’

After an electric performance by Shawn Mendes of his hit song If I Can’t Have You, Alison Brie and French Montana presented the Best Latin award, which was won by Rosalia & J Balvin ft. El Guincho for their hit song Con Altura. 

They beat out Anuel AA, Karol G (Secreto), Bad Bunny ft. Drake (MIA), Benny blanco, Tainy, Selena Gomez, J Balvin (I Can’t Get Enough), Daddy Yankee ft. Snow (Con Calma) and Maluma (Mala Mía).

Thanks: 'Hold on, wait a minute. This is a video music award, I really want to thank my music video team, the director and everything,' she said, adding, 'She has to hear my mouth and in my stomach and in my butt

Thanks: 'Hold on, wait a minute. This is a video music award, I really want to thank my music video team, the director and everything,' she said, adding, 'She has to hear my mouth and in my stomach and in my butt

Thanks: ‘Hold on, wait a minute. This is a video music award, I really want to thank my music video team, the director and everything,’ she said, adding, ‘She has to hear my mouth and in my stomach and in my butt

Rosalia said it’s an ‘incredible honor’ to be at the VMAs and letting her perform, particularly to perform in Spanish. 

J Balvin added that he’s, ‘super proud to be Latino’ before adding a passionate plea to help the Amazon rainforest fire.

‘We need to help because it’s burning on fire. So we need to help the jungle. Thank you,’ he said.

Lizzo then took to the stage to perform a medley of her hit songs Truth Hurts and Good As Hell.

Truth hurts: Lizzo then took to the stage to perform a medley of her hit songs Truth Hurts and Good As Hell

Truth hurts: Lizzo then took to the stage to perform a medley of her hit songs Truth Hurts and Good As Hell

Truth hurts: Lizzo then took to the stage to perform a medley of her hit songs Truth Hurts and Good As Hell

After an medley of Jonas Brothers songs, broadcast live from the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey, Billy Ray Cyrus took to the stage to introduce the record-shattering artist Lil Nas X, making his VMA debut by singing his new song Panini.

Jonathan Van Ness from Queer Eye presented the award for Video For Good, which was won by Taylor Swift for You Need to Calm Down.

The 29 year old singer beat out Halsey (Nightmare), The Killers (Land of the Free), Jamie N Commons, Skylar Grey ft. Gallant (Runaway Train), John Legend (Preach) and Lil Dicky (Earth).

When she took to the stage, though, Swift deferred her speech to Todrick Hall, who executive produced the song and appeared in the video, who gave a heartfelt speech.  

‘Oh, my gosh. Thank you so much. I grew up in a small town and my entire life all I wanted in the entire world was to be Ariel from The Little Mermaid,’ Hall began.

‘I put a red towel on my leg and tied my legs together and jumped in a pool and after that people told me the things I cannot do and can’t accomplish in the world,’ Hall added.

‘Now, I’m so grateful to be in a world where this is what we need to be doing. If you are a young child watching this show who feels misunderstood and you never need it more than now to share your art no matter what you identify as, who you identify as, who you love,’ Hall concluded. 

Missy Elliot took to the stage to perform a medley of hits like Throw It Back, The Rain, Get Your Freak On, Reverse It, Pass That Dutch, Lose Control, while the stage incorporated elements of her iconic music videos for each song.

It’s been host to some of pop culture’s most outrageous moments since it started in 1984.

And the 2019 MTV VMAs are sure to be full of surprises when held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Monday August 26.

Chart-topping songbird Taylor Swift will have the honor of opening the show in what is sure to be a knockout performance.

The You Need To Calm Down singer, 29, can also boast having the most nominations at the show, tying Ariana Grande with 10 nods. The pop princesses will face off  in both the Video Of The Year and Song Of The Year categories.

Taylor: Chart-topping songbird Taylor Swift will have the honor of opening the show in what is sure to be a knockout performance

Taylor: Chart-topping songbird Taylor Swift will have the honor of opening the show in what is sure to be a knockout performance

Coming in close second with nine noms is Billie Eilish, with Lil Nas X following closely behind with an impressive eight.

Rapper/producer extraordinaire Missy Elliott will be honored with the 2019 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard. The Get Ur Freak On rapper will also perform.

Fashion designer Marc Jacobs will receive the very first MTV Fashion Trailblazer Award.

Trailblazer: Fashion designer Marc Jacobs will receive the very first MTV Fashion Trailblazer Award

Trailblazer: Fashion designer Marc Jacobs will receive the very first MTV Fashion Trailblazer Award

This year will also included two new categories: Best K-Pop and Video For Good.

Viewers will get to see the electric chemistry between Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, who will be performing their track Señorita live for the first time.

The song is also up for four awards, including Best Collaboration.

First time: Viewers will get to see the electric chemistry between Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, who will be performing their track Señorita live for the first time

First time: Viewers will get to see the electric chemistry between Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, who will be performing their track Señorita live for the first time

The Jonas Brothers will surprise audiences as they perform from a ‘secret location.’ 

Lady Gaga will play her A Star Is Born ballad Always Remember You This Way.

Artists Bad Bunny, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Rosalía, J Balvin, Ozuna, H.E.R., Big Sean, and ASAP Ferg will also perform.

The VMAs are being hosted by comedian/actor/author Sebastian Maniscalco. The pre-show festivities will be Terrence J, Nessa and Zara Larsson.

Host: The VMAs are being hosted by comedian/actor/author Sebastian Maniscalco

Host: The VMAs are being hosted by comedian/actor/author Sebastian Maniscalco

Stars of The Sopranos Drea De Matteo, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Vincent Pastore will be on hand to present.

Previously announced presenters include Alex Morgan, Ali Krieger & Ashlyn Harris of US Women’s National Soccer Team, Ice-T, John Travolta, Jonathan Van Ness of Queer Eye, Rick Ross, Salt-N-Pepa and more.

The 36th annual MTV Video Music Awards will kick off red carpet pre-show fun at EST. The main show will commence at 8pm ET/PT.

2019 MTV VMA Nominees

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

21 Savage ft. J. Cole – a lot

Billie Eilish – Bad Guy

Ariana Grande – thank u, next

Jonas Brothers – Sucker

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road (Remix)

Taylor Swift – You Need to Calm Down

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

Drake – In My Feelings

Ariana Grande – thank u, next

Jonas Brothers – Sucker

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road (Remix)

Taylor Swift – You Need to Calm Down

 

BEST COLLABORATION

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road (Remix)

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – Señorita

Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie – ME!

Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care

BTS ft. Halsey – Boy With Luv

 

BEST POP

5 Seconds of Summer – Easier

Cardi B & Bruno Mars – Please Me

Billie Eilish – Bad Guy

Ariana Grande – thank u, next

Jonas Brothers – Sucker

Taylor Swift – You Need to Calm Down

Khalid – Talk

BEST R&B

Anderson .Paak ft. Smokey Robinson – Make It Better

Childish Gambino – Feels Like Summer

H.E.R. ft. Bryson Tiller – Could’ve Been

Alicia Keys – Raise A Man

Ella Mai – Trip

Normani ft. 6lack – Waves

 

BEST LATIN

Anuel AA, Karol G – Secreto

Bad Bunny ft. Drake – MIA

benny blanco, Tainy, Selena Gomez, J Balvin – I Can’t Get Enough

Daddy Yankee ft. Snow – Con Calma

Maluma – Mala Mía

ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – Con Altura – WINNER

 

BEST ROCK

The 1975 – Love It If We Made It

Fall Out Boy – Bishops Knife Trick

Imagine Dragons – Natural

Lenny Kravitz – Low

Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes

twenty one pilots – My Blood

 

BEST DIRECTION

Billie Eilish – Bad Guy (Directed by Dave Meyers)

FKA twigs – Cellophane (Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang)

Ariana Grande – thank you, next (Directed by Hannah Lux Davis)

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road (Remix) (Directed by Calmatic)

LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – No New Friends (Directed by Dano Cerny)

Taylor Swift – You Need to Calm Down (Directed by Drew Kirsch & Taylor Swift)

 

BEST EDITING

Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – Tints (Editing by Elias Talbot)

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road (Remix) (Editing by Calmatic)

Billie Eilish – Bad Guy (Editing by Billie Eilish)

Ariana Grande – 7 Rings (Editing by Hannah Lux Davis & Taylor Walsh)

Solange – Almeda (Editing by Solange Knowles, Vinnie Hobbs, Jonathon Proctor)

Taylor Swift – You Need to Calm Down (Editing by Jarrett Fijal)

 

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

FKA twigs – Cellophane (Choreography by Kelly Yvonne)

ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – Con Altura (Choreography by Charm La’Donna)

LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo –No New Friends (Choreography by Ryan Heffington)

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – Señorita (Choreography by Calvit Hodge, Sara Biv)

Solange – Almeda (Choreography by Maya Taylor, Solange Knowles)

BTS ft. Halsey – Boy With Luv (Choreography by Rie Hata) 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Cardi B

Billie Eilish

Ariana Grande

Halsey

Jonas Brothers

Shawn Mendes

 

BEST NEW ARTIST

Ava Max

Billie Eilish

H.E.R.

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

ROSALÍA

 

PUSH ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Bazzi

CNCO

Billie Eilish

H.E.R.

Lauv

Lizzo

 

 BEST HIP HOP

2 Chainz ft. Ariana Grande – Rule the World

21 Savage ft. J. Cole – a lot

Cardi B – Money – WINNER

DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – Higher

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road (Remix)

Travis Scott ft. Drake – SICKO MODE

 

BEST K-POP

BTS ft. Halsey – Boy With Luv

BLACKPINK – Kill This Love

Monsta X ft. French Montana – Who Do You Love

TOMORROW X TOGETHER – Cat & Dog

NCT 127 – Regular

EXO – Tempo

 

BEST DANCE

The Chainsmokers ft. Bebe Rexha – Call You Mine

Clean Bandit ft. Demi Lovato – Solo

DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B – Taki Taki

David Guetta, Bebe Rexha & J Balvin – Say My Name

Marshmello & Bastille – Happier

Silk City & Dua Lipa – Electricity

 

VIDEO FOR GOOD

Halsey – Nightmare

The Killers – Land of the Free

Jamie N Commons, Skylar Grey ft. Gallant – Runaway Train

John Legend – Preach

Lil Dicky – Earth

Taylor Swift – You Need to Calm Down – WINNER

 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Billie Eilish – when the party’s over (Visual Effects by Ryan Ross, Andres Jaramillo)

FKA twigs – Cellophane (Visual Effects by Matt Chandler, Fabio Zaveti for Analog)

Ariana Grande – God is a Woman (Visual Effects by Fabrice Lagayette, Kristina Prilukova & Rebecca Rice for Mathematic)

DJ Khaled ft. SZA – Just Us (Visual Effects by Sergii Mashevskyi)

LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – No New Friends (Visual Effects by Ethan Chancer)

Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie – ME! (Visual Effects by Loris Paillier & Lucas Salton for BUF VFX) 

 

BEST ART DIRECTION

BTS ft. Halsey – Boy With Luv (Art Direction by JinSil Park, BoNa Kim (MU:E))

Ariana Grande – 7 Rings (Art Direction by John Richoux)

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road (Remix) (Art Direction by Itaru Dela Vegas)

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – Señorita (Art Direction by Tatiana Van Sauter)

Taylor Swift – You Need to Calm Down (Art Direction by Brittany Porter)

Kanye West and Lil’ Pump ft. Adele Givens – I Love It (Art Direction by Tino Schaedler)

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – Tints (Cinematography by Elias Talbot)

Billie Eilish – hostage (Cinematography by Pau Castejon)

Ariana Grande – thank you, next (Cinematography by Christopher Probst)

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – Señorita (Cinematography by Scott Cunningham)

Solange – Almeda (Cinematography by Chayse Irvin, Ryan Marie Helfant, Justin Hamilton)

Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie – ME! (Cinematography by Starr Whitesides)

 

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