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Just last night, the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards took place from New Jersey’s Prudential Center!

This year, Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande were the top dogs as they both received the most nominations in all the categories!

In addition to that, Missy Elliott was honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and performed a medley of her hit songs! The big show kicked off with a performance by Taylor Swift with “You Need to Calm Down” and “Lover.”

Lizzo hit the stage to perform “Good as Hell” and Lil Nas X hit the stage to perform “Old Town Road” following up “Panini.” As far as the pre-show, Megan Thee Stallion proved that it was indeed a Hot Girl Summer in performing her hit single, “Big Ole Freak.”

She even performed a medley of “Hot Girl Summer” and “Cash Shit.” Ozuna and Rosalia performed “Yo x Ti, Tu x Me” and “Aute Cuture.”

There were many performances during the star-packed event in order to celebrate the best in music over the past year.

Many of our favorite artists left the big show with an award, find out who by checking out the complete list of winners below!

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award

WINNER: Missy Elliott

Video of the Year

Taylor Swift: “You Need to Calm Down”
21 Savage: “a lot” [ft. J. Cole]
Billie Eilish: “bad guy”
Ariana Grande: thank u, next”
Jonas Brothers: “Sucker”
Lil Nas X: “Old Town Road (Remix)” [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus]

WINNER: Taylor Swift: “You Need to Calm Down”

Artist of the Year

Ariana Grande
Cardi B
Billie Eilish
Halsey
Jonas Brothers
Shawn Mendes

WINNER: Ariana Grande

Song of the Year

Lil Nas X: “Old Town Road (Remix)” [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus]
Drake: “In My Feelings”
Ariana Grande: “thank u, next”
Jonas Brothers: “Sucker”
Lady Gaga / Bradley Cooper: “Shallow”
Taylor Swift: “You Need to Calm Down”

WINNER: Lil Nas X: “Old Town Road (Remix)” [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus]

Best New Artist

Ava Max
H.E.R.
Lil Nas X
Billie Eilish
Lizzo
ROSALÍA

WINNER: Billie Eilish

Best Collaboration

Lil Nas X: “Old Town Road (Remix)” [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus]
Lady Gaga / Bradley Cooper: “Shallow”
Shawn Mendes / Camila Cabello: “Señorita”
Taylor Swift: “ME!” [ft. Brendon Urie]
Ed Sheeran / Justin Bieber: “I Don’t Care”
BTS: “Boy With Luv” [ft. Halsey]

WINNER: Shawn Mendes / Camila Cabello: “Señorita”

PUSH Artist of the Year

Bazzi
CNCO
Billie Eilish
H.E.R.
Lauv
Lizzo

WINNER: Billie Eilish

Best Pop

5 Seconds of Summer: “Easier”
Cardi B / Bruno Mars: “Please Me”
Billie Eilish: “bad guy”
Khalid: “Talk”
Ariana Grande: “thank u, next”
Jonas Brothers: “Sucker”
Taylor Swift: “You Need to Calm Down”

WINNER: Jonas Brothers: “Sucker”

Best Hip Hop

2 Chainz: “Rule the World”[ft. Ariana Grande]
21 Savage: “a lot” [ft. J. Cole]
Cardi B: “Money”
DJ Khaled: “Higher” [ft. Nipsey Hussle and John Legend]
Lil Nas X: “Old Town Road (Remix)” [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus]
Travis Scott: “SICKO MODE” [ft. Drake]

WINNER: Cardi B: “Money”

Best R&B

Anderson .Paak: “Make It Better” [ft. Smokey Robinson]
Childish Gambino: “Feels Like Summer”
H.E.R.: “Could’ve Been” [ft. Bryson Tiller]
Alicia Keys: “Raise a Man”
Normani: “Waves” [ft. 6LACK]
Ella Mai: “Trip”

WINNER: Normani: “Waves” [ft. 6LACK]

Best K-Pop

BLACKPINK: “Kill This Love”
BTS: “Boy With Luv” [ft. Halsey]
Monsta X: “Who Do You Love” [ft. French Montana]
TOMORROW X TOGETHER: “Cat & Dog”
NCT 127: “Regular”
EXO: “Tempo”

WINNER: BTS: “Boy With Luv” [ft. Halsey]

Best Latin

ROSALÍA / J Balvin: “Con Altura” [ft. El Guincho]
Anuel AA / Karol G: “Secreto”
Bad Bunny: “MIA” [ft. Drake]
benny blanco / Tainy / Selena Gomez / J Balvin: “I Can’t Get Enough”
Daddy Yankee: “Con Calma” [ft. Snow]
Maluma: “Mala Mía”

WINNER: ROSALÍA / J Balvin: “Con Altura” [ft. El Guincho]

Best Dance

Clean Bandit: “Solo” [ft. Demi Lovato]
DJ Snake: “Taki Taki” [ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B]
David Guetta / Bebe Rexha / J Balvin: “Say My Name”
“Call You Mine” [ft. Bebe Rexha]
Marshmello / Bastille: “Happier”
Silk City / Dua Lipa: “Electricity”

WINNER: The Chainsmokers: “Call You Mine” [ft. Bebe Rexha]

Best Rock

The 1975: “Love It If We Made It”
Fall Out Boy: “Bishops Knife Trick”
Imagine Dragons: “Natural”
Panic! At the Disco: “High Hopes”
Lenny Kravitz: “Low”
twenty one pilots: “My Blood”

WINNER: Panic! At the Disco: “High Hopes”

Video for Good

Halsey: “Nightmare”
The Killers: “Land of the Free”
Jamie N Commons / Skylar Grey: “Runaway Train” [ft. Gallant]
Taylor Swift: “You Need to Calm Down”
John Legend: “Preach”
Lil Dicky: “Earth”

WINNER: Taylor Swift: “You Need to Calm Down”

Best Group

5 Seconds of Summer
Backstreet Boys
BLACKPINK
BTS
CNCO
Jonas Brothers
PRETTYMUCH
Why Don’t We

WINNER: BTS

Best Power Anthem

Ariana Grande: “7 rings”
DJ Khaled: “Wish Wish” [ft. Cardi B and 21 Savage]
Halsey: “Nightmare”
Megan Thee Stallion: “Hot Girl Summer” [ft. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign]
Lizzo: “Tempo” [ft. Missy Elliott]
Maren Morris: “Girl”
Miley Cyrus: “Mother’s Daughter”
Taylor Swift: “You Need To Calm Down”

WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion: “Hot Girl Summer” [ft. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign]

Song of Summer

Billie Eilish: “Bad Guy”
DaBaby: “Suge”
Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber: “I Don’t Care”
Jonas Brothers: “Sucker”
Khalid: “Talk”
Lil Nas X: “Old Town Road (Remix)” [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus]
Lil Tecca: “Ransom”
Ariana Grande and Social House: “Boyfriend”
Lizzo: “Truth Hurts”
Miley Cyrus: “Mother’s Daughter”
Post Malone: “Goodbyes” [ft. Young Thug]
Rosalía and J Balvin: “Con Altura” [ft. El Guincho]
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello: “Señorita”
Taylor Swift: “You Need To Calm Down”
The Chainsmokers and Bebe Rexha: “Call You Mine”
Young Thug: “The London” [ft. J. Cole and Travis Scott]

WINNER: Ariana Grande and Social House: “Boyfriend”

Fashion Trailblazer

WINNER: Marc Jacobs

Best Direction

Billie Eilish: “bad Guy” (dir. Dave Meyers)
FKA twigs: “Cellophane” (dir. Andrew Thomas Huang)
Ariana Grande: “thank u, next” (dir. Hannah Lux Davis)
Lil Nas X: “Old Town Road (Remix)” [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus] (dir. Calmatic)
LSD: “No New Friends” (dir. Dano Cerny)
Taylor Swift: “You Need to Calm Down” (dir. Drew Kirsch and Taylor Swift)
WINNER: 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)
Billie Eilish: “when the party’s over” (visual effects: Ryan Ross, Andres Jaramillo)
FKA twigs: “Cellophane” (visual effects: Matt Chandler, Fabio Zaveti for Analog)
Ariana Grande: “God is a woman” (visual effects: Fabrice Lagayette, Kristina Prilukova & Rebecca Rice for Mathematic)
DJ Khaled: “Just Us” [ft. SZA] (visual effects: Sergii Mashevskyi)
LSD: “No New Friends” (visual effects: Ethan Chancer)

WINNER: Taylor Swift: “ME!” [ft. Brendon Urie] (visual effects: Loris Paillier & Lucas Salton for BUF VFX)

Best Editing

Anderson .Paak: “Tints” [ft. Kendrick Lamar] (editing: Elias Talbot)
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” (editing: Calmatic)
Billie Eilish: “bad guy” (editing: Billie Eilish)
Ariana Grande: “7 rings” (editing: Hannah Lux Davis & Taylor Walsh)
Solange: “Almeda” (editing: Solange Knowles, Vinnie Hobbs, Jonathon Proctor)
Taylor Swift: “You Need to Calm Down” (editing: Jarrett Fijal)

WINNER: Billie Eilish: “bad guy” (editing: Billie Eilish)

Best Art Direction

Ariana Grande: “7 rings” (art direction: John Richoux)
BTS: “Boy With Luv” [ft. Halsey] (art direction: JinSil Park, BoNa Kim (MU:E))
Lil Nas X: “Old Town Road (Remix)” [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus] (art direction: Itaru Dela Vegas)
Shawn Mendes / Camila Cabello: “Señorita” (art direction: Tatiana Van Sauter)
Taylor Swift: “You Need to Calm Down” (art direction: Brittany Porter)
Kanye West / Lil Pump: “I Love It” [ft. Adele Givens] (art direction: Tino Schaedler)

WINNER: Ariana Grande: “7 rings” (art direction: John Richoux)

Best Choreography 

FKA twigs: “Cellophane” (choreography: Kelly Yvonne)
LSD: “No New Friends” (choreography: Ryan Heffington)
Shawn Mendes / Camila Cabello: “Señorita” (choreography: Calvit Hodge, Sara Biv)
Solange: “Almeda” (choreography: Maya Taylor, Solange Knowles)
ROSALÍA / J Balvin: “Con Altura” [ft. El Guincho] (choreography: Charm La’Donna)
BTS: “Boy With Luv” [ft. Halsey] (choreography: Rie Hata)

WINNER: ROSALÍA / J Balvin: “Con Altura” [ft. El Guincho] (choreography: Charm La’Donna)

Best Cinematography 

Anderson .Paak: “Tints” [ft. Kendrick Lamar] (cinematography: Elias Talbot)
Billie Eilish: “hostage” (cinematography: Pau Castejon)
Shawn Mendes / Camila Cabello: “Señorita” (cinematography: Scott Cunningham)
Ariana Grande: “thank u, next” (cinematography: Christopher Probst)
Solange: “Almeda” (cinematography: Chayse Irvin, Ryan Marie Helfant, Justin Hamilton)
Taylor Swift: “ME!” [ft. Brendon Urie] (cinematography: Starr Whitesides)

WINNER: Shawn Mendes / Camila Cabello: “Señorita” (cinematography: Scott Cunningham)

 

 

Featured Image obtained on the official MTV VMAs Facebook