Here Are The 2019 MTV VMA Award Winners

Here Are The 2019 MTV VMA Award Winners

2019-08-27T09:05:32+00:00August 27th, 2019|

Newark, NJ – The annual MTV Video Music Awards are upon us once again. The award ceremony is being held at Newark’s Prudential Center in New Jersey and features a wide array of performances.

For the 2019 edition, Missy Elliott is poised to receive the Video Vanguard Award, a first for any female Hip Hop artist. Meanwhile, Lil Nas X leads the pack with eight nominations in eight different categories, including Video Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best New Artist.

Artists such as Cardi B, Drake, Travis Scott, Lizzo, 21 Savage and J. Cole are also up for awards, while Queen Latifah is expected to perform alongside Lizzo, Taylor Swift, Lil Nas X, Camilla Cabello, Bad Bunny, Big Sean, Shawn Mendes and Naughty By Nature, among others.

Par for the course, HipHopDX will be updating the winners list throughout the evening, denoted by an asterisk and a “WINNER” tag.

Check out the winners below.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

21 Savage f. 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)”
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” — WINNER*

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Cardi B
Billie Eilish
Ariana Grande — WINNER*
Halsey
Jonas Brothers
Shawn Mendes

SONG OF THE YEAR

Drake – “In My Feelings”
Ariana Grande – “Thank u, Next”
Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow” ords
Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” — WINNER*
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

BEST NEW ARTIST

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

BEST COLLABORATION

Lil Nas X f. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita” — WINNER*
Taylor Swift f. Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco – “ME!”
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – “I Don’t Care”
BTS f. Halsey – “Boy With Luv”

PUSH ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Bazzi
CNCO
Billie Eilish — WINNER*
H.E.R.
Lauv
Lizzo

BEST POP

5 Seconds of Summer – “Easier”
Cardi B & Bruno Mars – “Please Me”
Khalid — “Talk”
Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy”
Ariana Grande – “Thank u, Next”
Jonas Brothers – “Sucker” — WINNER*
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

BEST HIP HOP

2 Chainz f. Ariana Grande – “Rule the World”
21 Savage f. J. Cole – “A lot”
Cardi B – “Money” — WINNER*
DJ Khaled f. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher”
Lil Nas X f. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
Travis Scott f. Drake – “Sicko Mode”

BEST R&B

Anderson .Paak f. Smokey Robinson – “Make It Better”
Childish Gambino – “Feels Like Summer”
H.E.R. f. Bryson Tiller – “Could’ve Been”
Alicia Keys – “Raise a Man”
Ella Mai – “Trip”
Normani f. 6lack – “Waves” — WINNER*

BEST LATIN

Anuel AA, Karol G – “Secreto”
Bad Bunny f. Drake – “MIA”
Benny Blanco, Tainy, Selena Gomez, J Balvin – “I Can’t Get Enough”
Daddy Yankee f. Snow – “Con Calma”
Maluma – “Mala Mía”
Rosalia & J Balvin f. El Guincho – “Con Altura” — WINNER*

BEST DANCE

The Chainsmokers f. Bebe Rexha – “Call You Mine” — WINNER*
Clean Bandit f. Demi Lovato – “Solo”
DJ Snake f. 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 f. Gallant – “Runaway Train”
John Legend – “Preach”
Lil Dicky – “Earth”
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” — WINNER*

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 f. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Directed by Calmatic
LSD f. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – “No New Friends” – Directed by Dano Cerny
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Directed by Drew Kirsch & Taylor Swift

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 f. SZA – “Just Us” – Visual Effects by Sergii Mashevskyi
LSD f. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – “No New Friends” – Visual Effects by Ethan Chancer
Taylor Swift f. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – “ME!” – Visual Effects by Loris Paillier & Lucas Salton for BUF VFX

BEST EDITING

Anderson .Paak f. Kendrick Lamar – “Tints” – Editing by Elias Talbot
Lil Nas X f. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Editing by Calmatic
Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy” – Editing by Billie Eilish — WINNER*
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 ART DIRECTION

BTS f. Halsey – “Boy With Luv” – Art Direction by JinSil Park, BoNa Kim (MU:E)
Ariana Grande – “7 Rings” – Art Direction by John Richoux — WINNER*
Lil Nas X f. 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 f. Adele Givens – “I Love It”– Art Direction by Tino Schaedler

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

FKA twigs – “Cellophane” – Choreography by Kelly Yvonne
ROSALÍA & J Balvin f. El Guincho – “Con Altura” – Choreography by Charm La’Donna
LSD f. 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 f. Halsey – “Boy With Luv” – Choreography by Rie Hata

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Anderson .Paak f. 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 f. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – “ME!” – Cinematography by Starr Whitesides

The nominations for the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards are in. Newcomer Lil Nas X is nominated in eight categories, including Video Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best New Artist. However, the blossoming Atlanta-bred artist faces some stiff competition for Video Of The Year.

21 Savage and J. Cole’s “A Lot” collaboration, Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy,” Ariana Grande’s “Thank u, Next,” Jonas Brothers’ “Sucker” and Taylor Swift’s “You Need To Calm Down” all received nods in that particular category.

Meanwhile, Cardi B, Drake, Travis Scott, Lizzo, DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak and H.E.R. are among other notable R&B/Hip Hop artists nominated for the honor.

The 2019 MTV VMAs take place on August 26 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Check out the full list of nominees below.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

21 Savage f. 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)”
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Cardi B
Billie Eilish
Ariana Grande
Halsey
Jonas Brothers
Shawn Mendes

SONG OF THE YEAR

Drake – “In My Feelings”
Ariana Grande – “Thank u, Next”
Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow” ords
Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

BEST NEW ARTIST

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

BEST COLLABORATION

Lil Nas X f. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita”
Taylor Swift f. Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco – “ME!”
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – “I Don’t Care”
BTS f. Halsey – “Boy With Luv”

PUSH ARTIST OF THE YEAR

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

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”

BEST HIP HOP

2 Chainz f. Ariana Grande – “Rule the World”
21 Savage f. J. Cole – “A lot”
Cardi B – “Money”
DJ Khaled f. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher”
Lil Nas X f. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
Travis Scott f. Drake – “Sicko Mode”

BEST R&B

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

BEST LATIN

Anuel AA, Karol G – “Secreto”
Bad Bunny f. Drake – “MIA”
Benny Blanco, Tainy, Selena Gomez, J Balvin – “I Can’t Get Enough”
Daddy Yankee f. Snow – “Con Calma”
Maluma – “Mala Mía”
Rosalia & J Balvin f. El Guincho – “Con Altura”

BEST DANCE

The Chainsmokers f. Bebe Rexha – “Call You Mine”
Clean Bandit f. Demi Lovato – “Solo”
DJ Snake f. 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 f. Gallant – “Runaway Train”
John Legend – “Preach”
Lil Dicky – “Earth”
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

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 f. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Directed by Calmatic
LSD f. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – “No New Friends” – Directed by Dano Cerny
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Directed by Drew Kirsch & Taylor Swift

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 f. SZA – “Just Us” – Visual Effects by Sergii Mashevskyi
LSD f. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – “No New Friends” – Visual Effects by Ethan Chancer
Taylor Swift f. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – “ME!” – Visual Effects by Loris Paillier & Lucas Salton for BUF VFX

BEST EDITING

Anderson .Paak f. Kendrick Lamar – “Tints” – Editing by Elias Talbot
Lil Nas X f. 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 ART DIRECTION

BTS f. 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 f. 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 f. Adele Givens – “I Love It”– Art Direction by Tino Schaedler

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

FKA twigs – “Cellophane” – Choreography by Kelly Yvonne
ROSALÍA & J Balvin f. El Guincho – “Con Altura” – Choreography by Charm La’Donna
LSD f. 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 f. Halsey – “Boy With Luv” – Choreography by Rie Hata

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Anderson .Paak f. 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 f. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – “ME!” – Cinematography by Starr Whitesides