MTV Video Music Award Winners 2019
The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards were broadcasted live August 26th in New Jersey’s Prudential Center opened the pre-show with Megan Thee Stallion. Taylor Swift kicked off the main show with “You Need to Calm Down” and a live performance of “Lover.” Several artist received nominations and awards, with Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande tying for most-nominated artist.
Lizzo performed a powerful medley of “Truth Hurts” and “Good As Hell” and Lil Nas X performed his “Old Town Road” followup “Panini.” The VMA’s also hosted performances from artist such as Rosalía, Miley Cyrus, H.E.R., Big Sean, A$AP Ferg, Normani, who did her hit “Motivation” and more. Check out a list of all of the MTV Video Music Award winners below:
Video Vanguard Missy Elliott
Video of the Year Taylor Swift: “You Need to Calm Down” Artist of the Year Ariana Grande Song of the Year Lil Nas X: “Old Town Road (Remix)” [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus] Best New Artist Billie Eilish Best Collaboration Shawn Mendes / Camila Cabello: “Señorita” Push Artist of the Year Billie Eilish Best Pop Jonas Brothers: “Sucker” Best Hip-Hop Cardi B: “Money” Best R&B Normani: “Waves” [ft. 6LACK] Best K-Pop BTS: “Boy With Luv” [ft. Halsey]
Best Latin ROSALÍA / J Balvin: “Con Altura” [ft. El Guincho] Best Dance The Chainsmokers: “Call You Mine” [ft. Bebe Rexha] Best Rock Panic! At the Disco: “High Hopes” Video for Good Taylor Swift: “You Need to Calm Down” Best Group BTS Best Power Anthem Megan Thee Stallion: “Hot Girl Summer” [ft. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign] Song of Summer Ariana Grande and Social House: “Boyfriend” Fashion Trailblazer Marc Jacobs Best Direction Lil Nas X: “Old Town Road (Remix)” [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus] (dir. Calmatic) Best Visual Effects Taylor Swift: “ME!” [ft. Brendon Urie] (visual effects: Loris Paillier & Lucas Salton for BUF VFX) Best Editing Billie Eilish: “bad guy” (editing: Billie Eilish) Best Art Direction Ariana Grande: “7 rings” (art direction: John Richoux) Best Choreography ROSALÍA / J Balvin: “Con Altura” [ft. El Guincho] (choreography: Charm La’Donna) Best Cinematography Shawn Mendes / Camila Cabello: “Señorita” (cinematography: Scott Cunningham)