MTV Video Music Awards Nominations 2019: Full List & Details

The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards will take place on August 26 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. With approximately one month until the awards ceremony, the official nominations were released by MTV.

In what has become a music awards routine, Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift lead the way with 10 nominations apiece.

Lil Nas X, one of the year’s breakout stars thanks to his viral hit “Old Town Road,” also picked multiple nominations in top categories including Song of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Music Video, and Best Collaboration.

“It’s been an incredible year in music and this group of nominees perfectly reflect the rich pop music landscape,” Bruce Gillmer, Head of Music and Music Talent for Viacom said in a statement announcing the awards. “We can’t wait to see the outcome, once the fans weigh in. It’s going to be an awesome, unforgettable evening!”

A full look at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards nominations can be seen below.


2019 MTV Video Music Awards Nominations

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • 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
  • Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Republic Records

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

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

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • 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
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Columbia Records
  • Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Republic Records

BEST NEW ARTIST, presented by Taco Bell®

  • Ava Max – Atlantic Records
  • Billie Eilish – Darkroom/Interscope Records
  • H.E.R. – MBK/RCA Records
  • Lil Nas X – Columbia Records
  • Lizzo – Atlantic Records
  • ROSALÍA – Columbia Records

BEST COLLABORATION

  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Columbia Records
  • Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow” – Interscope Records
  • Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita” – Island 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

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

BEST POP

  • 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
  • Jonas Brothers – “Sucker” – Republic Records
  • Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Republic Records

BEST HIP HOP

  • 2 Chainz ft. Ariana Grande – “Rule the World” – 2 Chainz Ps/Def Jam
  • 21 Savage ft. J. Cole –  “a lot” – Epic Records
  • Cardi B – “Money” – Atlantic 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

  • 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
  • Normani ft. 6lack – “Waves” – Keep Cool/RCA Records

BEST K-POP

  • BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv” – Columbia Records
  • 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

  • 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
  • ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – “Con Altura” – Columbia Records

BEST DANCE

  • The Chainsmokers ft. Bebe Rexha – “Call You Mine” – Disruptor/Columbia Records
  • 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 ROCK

  • 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.
  • Panic! At The Disco – “High Hopes” – Elektra Music Group
  • twenty one pilots – “My Blood” – Elektra Music Group

VIDEO FOR GOOD 

  • 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
  • Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Republic Records

BEST DIRECTION

  • Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy” – Darkroom/Interscope Records – Directed by Dave Meyers
  • FKA twigs – “Cellophane” – Young Turks – Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang
  • Ariana Grande – “thank you, next” – Republic Records – Directed by Hannah Lux Davis
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Columbia Records – Directed by Calmatic
  • 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
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