MTV Music Award 2019: Highlights

MTV Music Award 2019 Highlights
MTV Music Award 2019 Highlights

The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards was held on August 26, 2019, at the Prudential Center in Newark, being the first VMA ceremony to be held in New Jersey. Sebastian Maniscalco hosted the 36th annual ceremony. Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, and Billie Eilish were the most awarded with three each. Missy Elliott became the first female rapper to win Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.[4] The show was broadcast on a variety of Viacom-owned networks, as well as their respective websites, and apps through TV Everywhere authentication.
Video of the Year

Winners and Nominees of MTV Awards 2019

Taylor Swift — “You Need to Calm Down”

21 Savage (featuring J. Cole) — “A Lot”
Billie Eilish — “Bad Guy”
Ariana Grande — “Thank U, Next”
Jonas Brothers — “Sucker”
Lil Nas X (featuring Billy Ray Cyrus) — “Old Town Road (Remix)”
Artist of the Year
Ariana Grande

Cardi B
Billie Eilish
Halsey
Jonas Brothers
Shawn Mendes
Song of the Year
Lil Nas X (featuring Billy Ray Cyrus) — “Old Town Road (Remix)”

Drake – “In My Feelings”
Ariana Grande — “Thank U, Next”
Jonas Brothers — “Sucker”
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”
Taylor Swift — “You Need to Calm Down”
Best Group
BTS

5 Seconds of Summer
Backstreet Boys
BLACKPINK
CNCO
Jonas Brothers
PRETTYMUCH
Why Don’t We
Best New Artist
Billie Eilish

H.E.R.
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Ava Max
Rosalía
Best Collaboration
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello – “Señorita”

BTS (featuring Halsey) – “Boy with Luv”
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”
Lil Nas X (featuring Billy Ray Cyrus) — “Old Town Road (Remix)”
Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber – “I Don’t Care”
Taylor Swift (featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco) – “Me!”
Push Artist of the Year
Billie Eilish

Bazzi
CNCO
H.E.R.
Lauv
Lizzo
Best Pop
Jonas Brothers — “Sucker”

5 Seconds of Summer – “Easier”
Cardi B and Bruno Mars – “Please Me”
Billie Eilish — “Bad Guy”
Ariana Grande — “Thank U, Next”
Khalid — “Talk”
Taylor Swift — “You Need to Calm Down”
Best Hip Hop
Cardi B — “Money”

2 Chainz (featuring Ariana Grande) – “Rule the World”
21 Savage (featuring J. Cole) — “A Lot”
DJ Khaled (featuring Nipsey Hussle and John Legend) — “Higher”
Lil Nas X (featuring Billy Ray Cyrus) — “Old Town Road (Remix)”
Travis Scott (featuring Drake) — “Sicko Mode”
Best R&B
Normani (featuring 6lack) – “Waves”

Childish Gambino — “Feels Like Summer”
H.E.R. (featuring Bryson Tiller) – “Could’ve Been”
Alicia Keys – “Raise a Man”
Ella Mai – “Trip”
Anderson .Paak (featuring Smokey Robinson) — “Make It Better”
Best K-Pop
BTS (featuring Halsey) – “Boy with Luv”

BLACKPINK – “Kill This Love”
Exo – “Tempo”
Monsta X (featuring French Montana) – “Who Do You Love?”
NCT 127 – “Regular”
TXT – “Cat & Dog”
Best Latin
Rosalía and J Balvin (featuring El Guincho) – “Con altura”

Anuel AA and Karol G – “Secreto”
Bad Bunny (featuring Drake) – “Mia”
Benny Blanco, Tainy, Selena Gomez and J Balvin – “I Can’t Get Enough”
Daddy Yankee (featuring Snow) – “Con Calma”
Maluma – “Mala Mía”
Best Dance
The Chainsmokers and Bebe Rexha – “Call You Mine”

Clean Bandit (featuring Demi Lovato) – “Solo”
DJ Snake (featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B) – “Taki Taki”
David Guetta, Bebe Rexha and J Balvin – “Say My Name”
Marshmello and Bastille – “Happier”
Silk City and Dua Lipa – “Electricity”
Best Rock
Panic! at the Disco — “High Hopes”

The 1975 — “Love It If We Made It”
Fall Out Boy — “Bishops Knife Trick”
Imagine Dragons — “Natural”
Lenny Kravitz — “Low”
Twenty One Pilots — “My Blood”
Video for Good
Taylor Swift — “You Need to Calm Down”

Jamie N Commons and Skylar Grey (featuring Gallant) – “Runaway Train”
Halsey – “Nightmare”
The Killers – “Land of the Free”
John Legend – “Preach”
Lil Dicky – “Earth”
Best Direction
Lil Nas X (featuring Billy Ray Cyrus) — “Old Town Road (Remix)” (Director: Calmatic)

Billie Eilish — “Bad Guy” (Director: Dave Meyers)
FKA Twigs – “Cellophane” (Director: Andrew Thomas Huang)
Ariana Grande — “Thank U, Next” (Director: Hannah Lux Davis)
LSD – “No New Friends” (Director: Dano Cerny)
Taylor Swift — “You Need to Calm Down” (Director: Taylor Swift and Drew Kirsch)
Best Visual Effects
Taylor Swift (featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco) – “Me!” (Visual Effects: Loris Paillier and Lucas Salton for BUF VFX)

DJ Khaled (featuring SZA) – “Just Us” (Visual Effects: GloriaFX, Sergii Mashevskyi and Anatolii Kuzmytskyi)
Billie Eilish – “When the Party’s Over” (Visual Effects: Bryan Fugal of Centralfugal Productions, Ryan Ross and Andres Jaramillo)
FKA Twigs – “Cellophane” (Visual Effects: Analog)
Ariana Grande – “God Is a Woman” (Visual Effects: Fabrice Lagayette at Mathematic)
LSD – “No New Friends” (Visual Effects: Ethan Chancer)
Best Editing
Billie Eilish — “Bad Guy” (Editor: Billie Eilish)

Ariana Grande – “7 Rings” (Editor: Hannah Lux Davis and Taylor Walsh)
Lil Nas X (featuring Billy Ray Cyrus) — “Old Town Road (Remix)” (Editor: Calmatic)
Anderson .Paak (featuring Kendrick Lamar) – “Tints” (Editor: Vinnie Hobbs)
Solange – “Almeda” (Editors: Solange Knowles, Vinnie Hobbs and Jonathon Proctor)
Taylor Swift — “You Need to Calm Down” (Editor: Jarrett Fijal)
Best Art Direction
Ariana Grande – “7 Rings” (Art Director: John Richoux)

BTS (featuring Halsey) – “Boy with Luv” (Art Directors: JinSil Park and BoNa Kim (MU:E))
Lil Nas X (featuring Billy Ray Cyrus) — “Old Town Road (Remix)” (Art Director: Christian Zollenkopf for Prettybird)
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello – “Señorita” (Art Director: Tatiana Van Sauter)
Taylor Swift — “You Need to Calm Down” (Art Director: Brittany Porter)
Kanye West and Lil Pump (featuring Adele Givens) – “I Love It” (Art Director: Tino Schaedler)
Best Choreography
Rosalía and J Balvin (featuring El Guincho) – “Con altura” (Choreographer: Charm La’Donna)

BTS (featuring Halsey) – “Boy with Luv” (Choreographers: Son Sungdeuk and Quick Crew)
FKA Twigs – “Cellophane” (Choreographer: Kelly Yvonne)
LSD – “No New Friends” (Choreographer: Ryan Heffington)
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello – “Señorita” (Choreographer: Calvit Hodge)
Solange – “Almeda” (Choreographers: Maya Taylor and Solange Knowles)
Best Cinematography
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello – “Señorita” (Director of Photography: Scott Cunningham)

Billie Eilish – “Hostage” (Director of Photography: Pau Castejón)
Ariana Grande — “Thank U, Next” (Director of Photography: Christopher Probst)
Anderson .Paak (featuring Kendrick Lamar) – “Tints” (Director of Photography: Elias Talbot)
Solange – “Almeda” (Directors of Photography: Chayse Irvin, Ryan Marie Helfant and Justin Hamilton)
Taylor Swift (featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco) – “Me!” (Director of Photography: Starr Whitesides)
Best Power Anthem
Megan Thee Stallion (featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla Sign) — “Hot Girl Summer”

Miley Cyrus — “Mother’s Daughter”
DJ Khaled (featuring Cardi B and 21 Savage) — “Wish Wish”
Ariana Grande — “7 Rings”
Halsey — “Nightmare”
Lizzo (featuring Missy Elliott) — “Tempo”
Maren Morris — “GIRL”
Taylor Swift — “You Need to Calm Down”
Song of Summer
Ariana Grande and Social House — “Boyfriend”

The Chainsmokers and Bebe Rexha — “Call You Mine”
Miley Cyrus — “Mother’s Daughter”
DaBaby — “Suge”
Billie Eilish — “Bad Guy”
Jonas Brothers — “Sucker”
Khalid — “Talk”
Lil Nas X (featuring Billy Ray Cyrus) — “Old Town Road (Remix)”
Lil Tecca — “Ransom”
Lizzo — “Truth Hurts”
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello – “Señorita”
Post Malone (featuring Young Thug) — “Goodbyes”
Rosalía and J Balvin (featuring El Guincho) — “Con altura”
Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber – “I Don’t Care”
Taylor Swift — “You Need to Calm Down”
Young Thug (featuring J. Cole and Travis Scott) — “The London”
Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
Missy Elliott