The Ladies Won Big at the 2019 MTV VMA Awards

Taylor Swift during her performance at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock (10369398v)

The MTV VMA Awards gave us another eventful evening, and this year’s ceremony was all about girl power! Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, and Taylor Swift topped the list of winners, with three trophies each.

Swift walked away with the biggest award of the night (video of the year) thanks to her star-studded LGBT-friendly visual for the catchy track “You Need to Calm Down”. This song also came out victorious in the category video for good, and Swift managed to scoop the best visual effects trophy for her Brendon Urie collaboration, “ME!”.

Ariana Grande was also one of the biggest winners of the night and collected the coveted artist of the year award. Her Social House collaboration, “Boyfriend,” was named as the song of the summer, while “7 Rings” won the best art direction category. The list of Billie Eilish’s awards includes best new artist, push artist of the year, and best editing for “Bad Guy”.

This year’s MTV VMA Awards took place on August 26th at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey with Sebastian Maniscalco serving as a host.


Video of the Year
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

Artist of the Year
Ariana Grande

Song of the Year
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”

Best New Artist
Billie Eilish

Best Collaboration
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita”

Push Artist of the Year
Billie Eilish

Best Pop
Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”

Best Hip Hop
Cardi B – “Money”

Best R&B
Normani ft. 6lack – “Waves”

Best K-Pop
BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv”

Best Latin
Rosalía & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – “Con Altura”

Best Dance
The Chainsmokers ft. Bebe Rexha – “Call You Mine”

Best Rock
Panic! At The Disco – “High Hopes”

Video for Good
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

Song of Summer
Ariana Grande, Social House – “Boyfriend”

Best Group

Best Editing
Billie Eilish – “bad guy”

Best Art Direction
Ariana Grande – “7 Rings”

Best Power Anthem
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign “Hot Girl Summer”

Best Direction
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”

Best Visual Effects
Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – “ME!”

Best Choreography
Rosalía & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – “Con Altura”

Best Cinematography
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita”

Video Vanguard Award
Missy Elliott