2019 MTV Video Music Awards

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2019 MTV Video Music Awards
DateAugust 26, 2019 (2019-08-26)
VenuePrudential Center,
(Newark, New Jersey)
CountryUnited States
Hosted bySebastian Maniscalco
Most nominationsAriana Grande and Taylor Swift (12 each)
Television/radio coverage
NetworkMTV, MTV2, VH1, MTV Classic, BET, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo TV, Paramount Network, TV Land & BET Her

The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards is to be held on August 26, 2019 at the Prudential Center in Newark, being the first VMA ceremony to be held in New Jersey.[1][2] Sebastian Maniscalco will host the 36th annual ceremony.[3] Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift both led the nominations with twelve each.[4]


List of musical performances
Artist(s) Song(s)
Ava Max TBA
Megan Thee Stallion TBA
Main show
Taylor Swift "You Need To Calm Down"
"Cruel Summer"
Shawn Mendes
Camila Cabello
Bad Bunny TBA
Lil Nas X "Panini"
Lizzo TBA
J Balvin
Jonas Brothers (Secret Location Performance) TBA
Normani "Motivation"
Big Sean
Missy Elliott (Michael Jackson Video Vanguard) Hits medley




Main show[edit]



The nominees for most categories were revealed on July 23, 2019. Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift had the most nominations with ten,[8] followed by Billie Eilish with nine while Lil Nas X received eight. Two new categories were included: Best K-Pop and Video for Good (Previously Video with a Message).[4] On August 19, three more categories were announced: Best Group, Best Power Anthem, and Best Song of Summer, which will voted on by fans.[9] The new categories increased the nominations for Grande and Swift to twelve each, Eilish to ten, and Lil Nas X to nine.

Video of the Year[edit]

Artist of the Year[edit]

Song of the Year[edit]

Best Group[edit]

Best New Artist[edit]

Best Collaboration[edit]

Push Artist of the Year[edit]

Best Pop[edit]

Best Hip Hop[edit]

Best R&B[edit]

Best K-Pop[edit]

Best Latin[edit]

Best Dance[edit]

Best Rock[edit]

Video for Good[edit]

Best Direction[edit]

Best Visual Effects[edit]

Best Editing[edit]

Best Art Direction[edit]

Best Choreography[edit]

Best Cinematography[edit]

Best Power Anthem[edit]

Song of Summer[edit]

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award[edit]

Missy Elliott[10]

MTV Fashion Trailblazer Award[edit]

Marc Jacobs


  1. ^ Roth, Madeline (April 29, 2019). "The 2019 VMAs Will Go Where The Show Has Never Gone Before". MTV News. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  2. ^ Spangler, Todd (April 29, 2019). "2019 MTV VMAs Sets Date for New Jersey, Will Feature Twitter Fan-Voted Live Camera Feeds". Variety. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  3. ^ Clark, Anne Victoria (June 26, 2019). "Sebastian Maniscalco Is Hosting the 2019 MTV VMAs". vulture.com. New York. Yes, on Tuesday night's episode of The Tonight Show, it was announced that Maniscalco has been selected to host the 2019 MTV VMAs.CS1 maint: Date and year (link)
  4. ^ a b "Ariana Grande & Taylor Swift Lead 2019 MTV VMA Nominations: See Full List". Billboard. July 23, 2019. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  5. ^ "Ava Max will help kick off the MTV VMAs with two performances". ABC News Radio. August 16, 2019. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  6. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/3135646/ava-max-cnco-megan-thee-stallion-vma-pre-show-best-group-best-power-anthem/
  7. ^ https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/john-travolta-lenny-kravitz-billy-ray-cyrus-present-at-mtv-vmas-1233337
  8. ^ "ARIANA, TAYLOR, BILLIE, AND LIL NAS X LEAD YOUR 2019 VMA NOMINATIONS". MTV Press. July 23, 2019. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  9. ^ Lynch, Joe (August 19, 2019). "2019 VMAs Reveal Three New Fan-Voted Categories, Pre-Show Performers: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  10. ^ Roth, Madeline (August 12, 2019). "Missy Elliott, Culture-Shifting Visionary, Is Your 2019 VMA Video Vanguard". MTV News. Retrieved August 12, 2019.

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