MTV Video Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Jonas Brothers, Cardi B Among Winners

3:39 PM 8/26/2019

by Kimberly Nordyke

Swift took two trophies home, while other winners included Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, and Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus.

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Taylor Swift
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MTV handed out its 2019 Video Music Awards on Monday night.

The biggest stars in the music industry were at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, where awards were presented in categories from song of the year to best new artist along with the night's biggest honor, video of the year.

Taylor Swift took two trophies home for the video for "You Need to Calm Down," for video of the year and video for good.

Other winners included Ariana Grande (who was not at the show), Cardi B, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, and Jonas Brothers.

The 2019 Video Music Awards were hosted by Sebastian Maniscalco and featured a slew of performances from the likes of Swift, who opened the show, along with Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Jonas Brothers, Cabello, Mendes and more. In addition, the finale was a star-studded tribute performance to New Jersey that featured Garden State natives Queen Latifah, Naughty by Nature, Redman, Fetty Wap and Wyclef Jean. Other performers included Miley Cyrus, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Rosalía, Big Sean featuring A$AP Ferg, H.E.R., Normani and Ozuna.

Also during the Video Music Awards, Missy Elliott received the Video Vanguard Award, while Marc Jacobs was presented with the inaugural Fashion Trailblazer Award.

The stars of The Sopranos, John Travolta, Lenny Kravitz, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jonathan Van Ness, Keke Palmer, Lindsey Vonn, Rick Ross, Salt-N-Pepa and Ice-T were among the many presenters at the 2019 Video Music Awards.

Heading into the 2019 VMAs, Grande and Swift were tied with the most nominations, with 10 each. Watch some of the nominated videos here.

A full list of 2019 VMA winners follows.

  • Video of the Year

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    Taylor Swift – "You Need to Calm Down" – Republic Records (WINNER)
    21 Savage ft. J. Cole – "a lot" – Epic Records
    Billie Eilish – "Bad Guy" – Darkroom/Interscope Records
    Ariana Grande – "thank u, next" – Republic Records
    Jonas Brothers – "Sucker" – Republic Records
    Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – "Old Town Road (Remix)" – Columbia Records

  • Artist of the Year

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    Ariana Grande – Republic Records (WINNER)
    Cardi B – Atlantic Records
    Billie Eilish – Darkroom/Interscope Records
    Halsey – Astralwerks/Capitol Records
    Jonas Brothers – Republic Records
    Shawn Mendes– Island Records

  • Song of the Year

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    Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – "Old Town Road (Remix)" – Columbia Records (WINNER)
    Drake – "In My Feelings" – Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records
    Ariana Grande – "thank u, next" – Republic Records
    Jonas Brothers – "Sucker" – Republic Records
    Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – "Shallow" – Interscope Records
    Taylor Swift – "You Need to Calm Down" – Republic Records

  • Best New Artist

    Billie Eilish
    Billie Eilish
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    Billie Eilish – Darkroom/Interscope Records (WINNER)
    Ava Max – Atlantic Records
    H.E.R. – MBK/RCA Records
    Lil Nas X – Columbia Records
    Lizzo – Atlantic Records
    Rosalia – Columbia Records

  • Best Collaboration

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    Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – "Señorita" – Island Records (WINNER)
    Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – "Old Town Road (Remix)" – Columbia Records
    Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – "Shallow" – Interscope Records
    Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – "ME!" – Republic Records
    Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – "I Don't Care" – Atlantic Records
    BTS ft. Halsey – "Boy With Luv" – Columbia Records

  • Push Artist of the Year

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    Billie Eilish – Darkroom/Interscope Records (WINNER)
    Bazzi – Atlantic Records
    CNCO – RCA Records
    H.E.R. – MBK/RCA Records
    Lauv – LAUV/AWAL
    Lizzo – Atlantic Records

  • Best Pop

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    Jonas Brothers – "Sucker" – Republic Records (WINNER)
    5 Seconds of Summer – "Easier" – Interscope Records
    Cardi B & Bruno Mars – "Please Me" – Atlantic Records
    Billie Eilish – "Bad Guy" – Darkroom/Interscope Records
    Ariana Grande – "thank u, next" – Republic Records
    Khalid – "Talk" – Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records
    Taylor Swift – "You Need to Calm Down" – Republic Records

  • Best Hip Hop

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    Cardi B – "Money" – Atlantic Records (WINNER)
    2 Chainz ft. Ariana Grande – "Rule the World" – 2 Chainz Ps/Def Jam
    21 Savage ft. J. Cole – "a lot" – Epic Records
    DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – "Higher" – We The Best/Epic Records
    Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – "Old Town Road (Remix)" – Columbia Records
    Travis Scott ft. Drake – "SICKO MODE" – Epic Records/Grand Hustle/Cactus Jack

  • Best R&B

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    Normani ft. 6lack – "Waves" – Keep Cool/RCA Records (WINNER)
    Anderson .Paak ft. Smokey Robinson – "Make It Better" – Aftermath Ent/12 Tone Music
    Childish Gambino – "Feels Like Summer" – RCA Records
    H.E.R. ft. Bryson Tiller – "Could’ve Been" – MBK/RCA Records
    Alicia Keys – "Raise A Man" – RCA Records
    Ella Mai – "Trip" – 10 Summers/Interscope Records

  • Best K-Pop

    Big Hit Entertainment

    BTS ft. Halsey – "Boy With Luv" – Columbia Records (WINNER)
    BLACKPINK – "Kill This Love" – YG Entertainment/Interscope Records
    Monsta X ft. French Montana – "Who Do You Love" – Epic Records
    TOMORROW X TOGETHER – "Cat & Dog" – Republic Records
    NCT 127 – "Regular" – SM Entertainment
    EXO – "Tempo" – SM Entertainment

  • Best Latin

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    Rosalia & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – "Con Altura" – Columbia Records (WINNER)
    Anuel AA, Karol G – "Secreto" – Universal Music Latino
    Bad Bunny ft. Drake – "MIA" – OVO Sound/Warner Bros. Records
    Benny Blanco, Tainy, Selena Gomez, J Balvin – "I Can't Get Enough" – NEON16/Friends Keep Secrets/Interscope Records
    Daddy Yankee ft. Snow – "Con Calma" – Universal Music Latin Entertainment
    Maluma – "Mala Mía" – Sony Music US Latin

  • Best Art Direction

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    Ariana Grande – "7 Rings" – Republic Records – Art Direction by John Richoux (WINNER)
    BTS ft. Halsey – "Boy With Luv" – Columbia Records – Art Direction by JinSil Park, BoNa Kim (MU:E)
    Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – "Old Town Road (Remix)" – Columbia Records – Art Direction by Itaru Dela Vegas
    Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – "Señorita" – Island Records – Art Direction by Tatiana Van Sauter
    Taylor Swift – "You Need to Calm Down" – Republic Records – Art Direction by Brittany Porter
    Kanye West and Lil' Pump ft. Adele Givens – "I Love It" – Warner Records & Def Jam Music Group – Art Direction by Tino Schaedler

  • Best Rock

    Panic! At The Disco
    Panic! At The Disco
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    Panic! At The Disco – "High Hopes" – Elektra Music Group (WINNER)
    The 1975 – "Love It If We Made It" – Dirty Hit/Interscope Records
    Fall Out Boy – "Bishops Knife Trick" – Island Records
    Imagine Dragons – "Natural" – KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records
    Lenny Kravitz – "Low" – BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd.
    twenty one pilots – "My Blood" – Elektra Music Group

  • Best Dance

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    The Chainsmokers ft. Bebe Rexha – "Call You Mine" – Disruptor/Columbia Records (WINNER)
    Clean Bandit ft. Demi Lovato – "Solo" – Big Beat/Atlantic Records
    DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B – "Taki Taki" – DJ Snake Music Productions Ltd/Geffen
    David Guetta, Bebe Rexha & J Balvin – "Say My Name" – Big Beat/Atlantic Records
    Marshmello & Bastille – "Happier" – Capitol Records
    Silk City & Dua Lipa – "Electricity" – Columbia Records

  • Best Direction

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    Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – "Old Town Road (Remix)" – Columbia Records – Directed by Calmatic (WINNER)
    Billie Eilish – "Bad Guy" – Darkroom/Interscope Records – Directed by Dave Meyers
    FKA twigs – "Cellophane" – Young Turks – Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang
    Ariana Grande – "thank u, next" – Republic Records – Directed by Hannah Lux Davis
    LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – "No New Friends" – Columbia Records – Directed by Dano Cerny
    Taylor Swift – "You Need to Calm Down" – Republic Records – Directed by Drew Kirsch & Taylor Swift

  • Video for Good

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    Taylor Swift – "You Need to Calm Down" – Republic Records (WINNER)
    Halsey – "Nightmare" – Astralwerks/Capitol Records
    The Killers – "Land of the Free" – Island
    Jamie N Commons, Skylar Grey ft. Gallant – "Runaway Train" – Interscope Records
    John Legend – "Preach" – Columbia Records
    Lil Dicky – "Earth" – Dirty Burd, Inc./Commission/BMG

  • Best Visual Effects

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    Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – "ME!" – Republic Records – Visual Effects by Loris Paillier & Lucas Salton for BUF VFX (WINNER)
    Billie Eilish – "when the party's over" – Darkroom/Interscope Records – Visual Effects by Ryan Ross, Andres Jaramillo
    FKA twigs – "Cellophane" – Young Turks – Visual Effects by Matt Chandler, Fabio Zaveti for Analog
    Ariana Grande – "God Is a Woman" – Republic Records – Visual Effects by Fabrice Lagayette, FKristina Prilukova & Rebecca Rice for Mathematic
    DJ Khaled ft. SZA – "Just Us" – We The Best/Epic Records – Visual Effects by Sergii Mashevskyi
    LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – "No New Friends" – Columbia Records – Visual Effects by Ethan Chancer

  • Best Editing

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    Billie Eilish – "Bad Guy" – Darkroom/Interscope Records – Editing by Billie Eilish (WINNER)
    Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Tints" – Aftermath Ent/12 Tone Music – Editing by Elias Talbot
    Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – "Old Town Road (Remix)" – Columbia Record – Editing by Calmatic
    Ariana Grande – "7 Rings" – Republic Records – Editing by Hannah Lux Davis & Taylor Walsh
    Solange – "Almeda" – Columbia Records – Editing by Solange Knowles, Vinnie Hobbs, Jonathon Proctor
    Taylor Swift – "You Need to Calm Down" – Republic Records – Editing by Jarrett Fijal

  • Best Choreography

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    Rosalia & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – "Con Altura" – Columbia Records – Choreography by Charm La'Donna (WINNER)
    FKA twigs – "Cellophane" – Young Turks – Choreography by Kelly Yvonne
    LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – "No New Friends" – Columbia Records – Choreography by Ryan Heffington
    Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – "Señorita" – Island Records – Choreography by Calvit Hodge, Sara Biv
    Solange – "Almeda" – Columbia Records – Choreography by Maya Taylor, Solange Knowles
    BTS ft. Halsey – "Boy With Luv" – Columbia Records – Choreography by Rie Hata

  • Best Cinematography

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    Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – "Señorita" – Island Records – Cinematography by Scott Cunningham (WINNER)
    Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Tints" – Aftermath Ent/12 Tone Music – Cinematography by Elias Talbot
    Billie Eilish – "hostage" – Darkroom/Interscope Records – Cinematography by Pau Castejon
    Ariana Grande – "thank u, next" – Republic Records – Cinematography by Christopher Probst
    Solange – "Almeda" – Columbia Records – Cinematography by Chayse Irvin, Ryan Marie Helfant, Justin Hamilton
    Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – "ME!" – Republic Records – Cinematography by Starr Whitesides

  • Best Group Nominees

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

  • Best Power Anthem

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    Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign – "Hot Girl Summer" (WINNER)
    Ariana Grande – "7 Rings"
    DJ Khaled, ft. Cardi B & 21 Savage – "Wish Wish"
    Halsey – "Nightmare"
    Lizzo ft. Missy Elliott – "Tempo"
    Maren Morris – "GIRL"
    Miley Cyrus – "Mother's Daughter"
    Taylor Swift – "You Need to Calm Down"

  • Song of Summer

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    Ariana Grande & Social House – "boyfriend" (WINNER)
    Billie Eilish – "bad guy"
    DaBaby – "Suge"
    Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – "I Don't Care"
    Jonas Brothers – "Sucker"
    Khalid – "Talk"
    Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – "Old Town Road (Remix)"
    Lil Tecca – "Ransom"
    Lizzo – "Truth Hurts"
    Miley Cyrus – "Mother's Daughter"
    Post Malone ft. Young Thug – "Goodbyes"
    ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – "Con Altura"
    Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – "Señorita"
    Taylor Swift – "You Need to Calm Down"
    The Chainsmokers & Bebe Rexha – "Call You Mine"
    Young Thug ft. J. Cole & Travis Scott – "The London"