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All the winners of the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards

Written by on August 27, 2019

MTV’s Video Music Awards saw performances from some of music’s biggest stars, including Taylor Swift and Lil Nas X. It also honoured them, with Swift earning multiple awards, including one for video of the year. Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” earned him an award for song of the year.

The VMAs also marked comedian Sebastian Maniscalco’s debut as an awards show host.

Missy Elliott received the Video Vanguard award in celebration of her decades long, genre-bending career, making her the first female emcee to be awarded the distinction. She was lauded by fellow artists and gave a show-stopping performance showcasing a slew of hits and even featured “Work It” dancer Alyson Stoner.

 

Here’s a full list of winners as they were announced:

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)”
  • WINNER: Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

Artist of the year

  • Cardi B
  • Billie Eilish
  • WINNER: 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”
  • WINNER: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
  • Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

Best new artist

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

Best collaboration

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

Push artist of the year

  • Bazzi
  • CNCO
  • WINNER: 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”
  • WINNER: Cardi B – “Money”
  • 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 pop

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

Best dance

  • WINNER: 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”

Best K-pop

  • WINNER: 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 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”
  • WINNER: ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – “Con Altura”

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”
  • WINNER: Normani ft. 6lack – “Waves”

Best rock

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

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”
  • WINNER: 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 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 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 of Panic! At The Disco – “ME!” – Visual Effects by Loris Paillier & Lucas Salton for BUF VFX

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

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 of Panic! At The Disco – “ME!” – Cinematography by Starr Whitesides

 

 

 

Source: CBC News