An overview of the MTV VMAs 2019

An overview of the MTV VMAs 2019

This year's MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), was one to remember. 

Taking place earlier today at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, the 2019 edition of the annual award ceremony will go down as one of the largest iterations ever, with over 20 performers taking the stage, a three-way tie for the most awards of the night, and a touch of history in the making, as Missy Elliott becomes the first female rapper to receive the coveted Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award

Below, we consolidate the complete list of performances – with videos, of course – and winners of the night. 


The Performances:

Normani – 'Motivation'

CNCO – 'De Cero'

Queen Latifah, Redman, Fetty Wap, Naughty By Nature & Wyclef Jean - Medley

J. Balvin & Bad Bunny – 'QUE PRETENDES'

H.E.R. – 'Anti'

Miley Cyrus – 'Slide Away'

Lil Nas X – 'Panini'

Shawn Mendes – 'If I Can't Have You' 

Lizzo – 'Truth Hurts' & 'Good As Hell'

Ava Max – 'Torn' & 'Sweet but Psycho'

Big Sean ft. A$AP Ferg – 'Bezerk' 

Rosalía ft. Ozuna – 'A Ningun Hombre', 'Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi', & 'Aute Cuture' 


The Winners:

MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD

Missy Elliott

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Taylor Swift – 'You Need to Calm Down' 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Ariana Grande 

SONG OF THE YEAR / BEST DIRECTION

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – 'Old Town Road(Remix)' – Directed by Calmatic

BEST NEW ARTIST, presented by Taco Bell ®

Billie Eilish 

BEST COLLABORATION/BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – 'Señorita' – Cinematography by Scott Cunningham

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 / BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – 'Con Altura' – Choreography by Charm La’Donna

BEST DANCE

The Chainsmokers, Bebe Rexha – 'Call You Mine'

BEST ROCK

Panic! At The Disco – 'High Hopes' 

VIDEO FOR GOOD

Taylor Swift – 'You Need to Calm Down' 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – 'ME!' – Visual Effects by Loris Paillier & Lucas Salton for BUF VFX

BEST EDITING

Billie Eilish – 'bad guy' – Editing by Billie Eilish

BEST ART DIRECTION

Ariana Grande – '7 Rings' – Art Direction by John Richoux

BEST GROUP

BTS

BEST POWER ANTHEM

Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign – 'Hot Girl Summer'

SONG OF THE SUMMER, presented by Samsung

Ariana Grande & Social House – 'boyfriend'