2019 MTV VMAs Nominations: Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift lead the powerful pack

2019-07-24 09:07
 
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Cape Town - MTV announced the nominations for this year's Video Music Awards on Tuesday, Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift are leading the pack.

Ariana and Taylor are tied for the honour of being the most-nominated artist this year with 10 nominations each.

Followed closely by Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X who are up for nine and eight respectively. Billie and Lil Nas will face off in the Best New Artist Category. 

New additions to the award show include categories for Best K-Pop and Video for Good. 

In that category BTS is facing off against BLACKPINK, as well as Monsta, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, NCT 127 and EXO.

SEE ALL THE NOMINEES HERE: 

Video of the Year

21 Savage: a lot [ft. J. Cole]

Billie Eilish: bad guy

Ariana Grande: thank u, next

Jonas Brothers: Sucker

Lil Nas X: Old Town Road (Remix) [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus]

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

Lil Nas X: Old Town Road (Remix) [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus]

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: Old Town Road (Remix) [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus]

Lady Gaga / Bradley Cooper: Shallow

Shawn Mendes / Camila Cabello: Señorita

Taylor Swift: ME! [ft. ft. Brendon Urie]

Ed Sheeran / Justin Bieber: I Don’t Care

BTS: Boy With Luv [ft. Halsey]

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

Khalid: Talk

Ariana Grande: thank u, next

Jonas Brothers: Sucker

Taylor Swift: You Need to Calm Down

Best Hip-Hop

2 Chainz: Rule the World [ft. Ariana Grande]

21 Savage: a lot [ft. J. Cole]

Cardi B: Money

DJ Khaled: Higher [ft. Nipsey Hussle and John Legend]

Lil Nas X: Old Town Road (Remix) [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus]

Travis Scott: SICKO MODE [ft. Drake]

Best R&B

Anderson .Paak: Make It Better [ft. Smokey Robinson]

Childish Gambino: Feels Like Summer

H.E.R.: Could’ve Been [ft. Bryson Tiller]

Alicia Keys: Raise a Man

Ella Mai: Trip

Normani:Waves [ft. 6LACK]

Best K-Pop

BTS: Boy With Luv [ft. Halsey]

BLACKPINK: Kill This Love

Monsta X: Who Do You Love [ft. French Montana]

TOMORROW X TOGETHER: Cat & Dog

NCT 127: Regular

EXO: Tempo

Best Latin

Anuel AA / Karol G: Secreto

Bad Bunny: MIA [ft. Drake]

benny blanco / Tainy / Selena Gomez / J Balvin: I Can’t Get Enough

Daddy Yankee: Con Calma [ft. Snow]

Maluma: “Mala Mía”ROSALÍA / J Balvin: “Con Altura” [ft. El Guincho]

Best Dance

The Chainsmokers: Call You Mine [ft. Bebe Rexha]

Clean Bandit: Solo [ft. Demi Lovato]

DJ Snake: Taki Taki [ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B]

David Guetta / Bebe Rexha / J Balvin: Say My Name

Marshmello / Bastille: “Happier”Silk City / Dua Lipa: Electricity

Best Rock

The 1975: Love It If We Made It

Fall Out Boy: Bishops Knife Trick

Imagine Dragons: Natural

Lenny Kravitz: Low

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: Runaway Train [ft. Gallant]

John Legend: Preach

Lil Dicky: Earth

Taylor Swift: You Need to Calm Down

Best Direction

Billie Eilish: bad Guy (dir. Dave Meyers)

FKA twigs: Cellophane (dir. Andrew Thomas Huang)

Ariana Grande: thank u, next (dir. Hannah Lux Davis)

Lil Nas X: Old Town Road (Remix) [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus] (dir. Calmatic)

LSD: No New Friends (dir. Dano Cerny)

Taylor Swift: You Need to Calm Down (dir. Drew Kirsch and Taylor Swift)

Best Visual Effects

Billie Eilish: when the party’s over (visual effects: Ryan Ross, Andres Jaramillo)

FKA twigs: Cellophane (visual effects: Matt Chandler, Fabio Zaveti for Analog)

Ariana Grande: God is a woman (visual effects: Fabrice Lagayette, Kristina Prilukova & Rebecca Rice for Mathematic)

DJ Khaled: Just Us [ft. SZA] (visual effects: Sergii Mashevskyi)LSD: “No New Friends” (visual effects: Ethan Chancer)

Taylor Swift: ME! [ft. Brendon Urie] (visual effects: Loris Paillier & Lucas Salton for BUF VFX)

Best Editing

Anderson .Paak: Tints [ft. Kendrick Lamar] (editing: Elias Talbot)

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road (Remix) (editing: Calmatic)

Billie Eilish: bad guy (editing: Billie Eilish)

Ariana Grande: 7 rings (editing: Hannah Lux Davis & Taylor Walsh)

Solange: Almeda (editing: Solange Knowles, Vinnie Hobbs, Jonathon Proctor)

Taylor Swift: You Need to Calm Down (editing: Jarrett Fijal)

Best Art Direction

BTS: Boy With Luv [ft. Halsey] (art direction: JinSil Park, BoNa Kim (MU:E))

Ariana Grande: 7 rings (art direction: John Richoux)

Lil Nas X: Old Town Road (Remix) [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus] (art direction: Itaru Dela Vegas)

Shawn Mendes / Camila Cabello: Señorita (art direction: Tatiana Van Sauter)

Taylor Swift: You Need to Calm Down (art direction: Brittany Porter)

Kanye West / Lil Pump: I Love It [ft. Adele Givens] (art direction: Tino Schaedler)

Best Choreography

FKA twigs: Cellophane (choreography: Kelly Yvonne)

ROSALÍA / J Balvin: Con Altura [ft. El Guincho] (choreography: Charm La’Donna)

LSD: No New Friends (choreography: Ryan Heffington)

Shawn Mendes / Camila Cabello: Señorita (choreography: Calvit Hodge, Sara Biv)

Solange: Almeda (choreography: Maya Taylor, Solange Knowles)

BTS: Boy With Luv [ft. Halsey] (choreography: Rie Hata)

Best Cinematography

Anderson .Paak: Tints [ft. Kendrick Lamar] (cinematography: Elias Talbot)

Billie Eilish: hostage (cinematography: Pau Castejon)

Ariana Grande: thank u, next (cinematography: Christopher Probst)

Shawn Mendes / Camila Cabello: Señorita (cinematography: Scott Cunningham)

Solange: Almeda (cinematography: Chayse Irvin, Ryan Marie Helfant, Justin Hamilton)

Taylor Swift: ME! [ft. Brendon Urie] (cinematography: Starr Whitesides)

Voting is now open on this website. 

Voting for the Best New Artist award will remain active until the broadcast on 26 August. 

The show will be hosted by comedian Sebastian Maniscalco.

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