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MISSY ELLIOTT, LIZZO, TAYLOR SWIFT & MORE HAVE THE BEST MOMENTS FROM THE VMAS
Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019

Last night’s MTV Video Music Awards, held in Newark, Jersey, and hosted by comedian Sebastian Maniscalco, was nothing short of explosive performances and powerful political statements!

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Missy Elliott received the Video Vanguard, the highest award of the night, just after she blessed us with a typical Missy-style performance that made all of us want to “Get Your Freak On” and head back to the ’90s.

Lizzo’s performance was “Good As Hell” as she continues to prove that she’s 100% that….well, you know the rest! The “Truth Hurts” singer gave us Sir Mix-A-Lot and “Baby Got Back” vibes with a twerk-a-thon that transpired right in front of a larger-than-life inflatable butt. If that’s not poetry in motion, we don’t know what is.

Miley Cyrus hit the stage for the first time since her break up with Liam Hemsworth with an emotional performance of her new single, “Slide Away.”

In addition to snagging Video of the Year and the VMAs’ first-ever Video for Good award, Taylor Swift rallied the LGBTQ community with a colorful performance of “You Need To Calm Down.” With Todrick Hall by her side, she seemingly dissed Trump and encouraged equality.

Normani made her solo VMAs performance debut for the first time, gracing the stage with her gone-viral hit “Motivation”—equipped with flawless choreography that has the internet buzzin’. She also took home the R&B Video award.

Lil Nas X got off “Old Town Road” for a bit to perform “Panini, and he also won his first-ever VMA for Song of the Year.

Last but not least, the Jonas Brothers made an epic comeback by winning Best Pop Video for “Sucker” and performing on the VMA stage for the first time in 11 years.

Be sure to tune in to tonight’s Dish Nation for a full recap, and see below for a full list of the winners!

 

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

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”

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”

Best power anthem

  • WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign – “Hot Girl Summer”
  • 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

  • WINNER: Ariana Grande, Social House – “boyfriend”
  • Billie Eilish – “bad guy”
  • DaBaby – “Surge”
  • 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”
  • ROSALIA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – “Con Altura”
  • Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Senorita”
  • Taylor Swift – “You Need To Calm Down”
  • The Chainsmokers, Bebe Rexha – “Call You Mine”
  • Young Thug ft. J. Cole & Travis Scott – “The London”

Best group

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

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
  • WINNER: 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
  • WINNER: 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
  • WINNER: 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
  • WINNER: 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
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