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At the 36th annual MTV Video Music Awards, held Monday at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, Missy Elliot received the Video Vanguard Award, Taylor Swift got political and a number of artists made their VMA performance debut.
Swift won big, taking home the statuettes for video of the year and video for good. What followed was an impassioned speech where she showed her support for the Equality Act.
Lizzo promoted self-confidence in her VMA debut performance, and Lil Nas X channeled a robotic future during his performance of "Panini."
Earlier performers included Swift, Lil Nas X, Jonas Brothers, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Rosalía, Big Sean featuring A$AP Ferg, H.E.R., Normani and Ozuna.
The 2019 VMAs were hosted by comedian Sebastian Maniscalco. The ceremony aired live on MTV.
From big wins to bright performances, here's a roundup of the show's 10 most memorable moments.
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