2019 VMA Live Coverage and Updates

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It’s VMAs time and MDRN MAG has you covered with the live updates! We’ll be updating you on all winners, performances, and tea (Kanye we’re looking at you) as the night goes on. So stay tuned, get comfy, and look out for the updates on the 2019 VMAs!

Where to Watch

The 36th VMAs will be airing Aug. 26th at 8p.m ET/PT live from New Jersey on MTV. You can also live-stream it from MTV Live.

Fans can also tune into Twitter to see the MTV VMAs Stan Cam.

What To Expect

The VMAs are known for having some of the most memorial and iconic moments in music history. From Madonna and Britney‘s lip lock to Lady Gaga’s jaw dropping “Paparazzi” performance to the start of the Swift-West fued, MTV holds nothing back. This year will be hosted by comedian, Sebastian Maniscalo, meaning we’re in for a treat!

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One of the things fans are super eager to see is the first performance of “Señiorita.” We’re eager to see if that chemistry on the streets carries over to the stage.

Photo: Normani VEVO

If you are anything like us, you are dying to see Normani perform “Motivation” live at the awards show. She brought it with her 90’s style music video and we know she will be serving tonight. Maybe she’ll do that cool basketball trick again.

Photo: MTV News

Just announced day of, Miley Cyrus will be performing her new song “Slide Away.” After a whirlwind of a month, we hope that Miley is doing well and gives us the performance of a lifetime.

Photo: Bennett Raglin / Getty Images | Photo: Christian Alminana / Getty Images

A finale for the books! The VMAs are having a star-studded closing performance. Being that this years show is in Jersey, it will be closing with an homage to NJ natives! You’ll see Queen Latifa, Wyclef, Naughty by Nature, Redman and Fetty Wap all share the stage together.

Award Winners

VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD – Missy Elliot

MTV FASHION TRAILBLAZER AWARD – Marc Jacobs

BEST NEW ARTIST
Ava Max Billie Eilish H.E.R.
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Rosalia

BEST GROUP
5 Seconds Of Summer
Backstreet Boys
BLACKPINK
BTS
CNCO
Jonas Brothers
Pretty Much
Why Don’t We

BEST POWER ANTHEM
“7 Rings,” Ariana Grande “GIRL,” Maren Morris “Hot Girl Summer,” Megan Thee Stallion feat. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign “Mother’s Daughter,” Miley Cyrus “Nightmare,” Halsey
“Tempo,” Lizzo feat. Missy Elliot “Wish Wish,” DJ Khaled feat. Cardi B and 21 Savage “You Need To Calm Down,” Taylor Swift

SONG OF SUMMER
“Bad Guy,” Bilie Eillish Boyfriend,” Ariana Grande and Social House “Call You Mine,” The Chainsmokers feat. Bebe Rexha “Con Altura,” Rosalía and J Balvin feat. El Guincho  “Goodbyes,” Post Malone feat. Yung Thug
“I Don’t Care,” Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber “Mother’s Daughter,” Miley Cyrus “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus “Ransom,” Lil Tecca “Señorita,” Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello “Sucker,” Jonas Brothers “Suge,” DaBaby “Talk,” Khalid
“The London,” Tung Thug feat. J. Cole and Travis Scott “Truth Hurts,” Lizzo “You Need to Calm Down,” Taylor Swift

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“A Lot,” 21 Savage feat. J. Cole
“Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish
“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
“Sucker,” Jonas Brothers
“Thank U, Next,” Ariana Grande
“You Need to Calm Down,” Taylor Swift

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ariana Grande
Billie Eilish Cardi B
Halsey Jonas Brothers
Shawn Mendes

SONG OF THE YEAR
“In My Feelings,” Drake
“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
“Shallow,” Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
“Sucker,” Jonas Brothers
Thank U, Next,” Ariana Grande
“You Need to Calm Down,” Taylor Swift

BEST COLLABORATION
“Boy with Luv,” BTS feat. Halsey “I Don’t Care,” Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber
“Me!,” Taylor Swift feat. Brandon Urie
“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus ]
Señorita,Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello
“Shallow,” Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

PUSH ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Bazzi Billie Eilish CNCO H.E.R. Lauv
Lizzo

BEST POP VIDEO
“Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish
Easier,” 5 Seconds of Summer
“Please Me,” Cardi B and Bruno Mars
“Sucker,” Jonas Brothers
“Talk,” Khalid
“Thank U, Next,” Ariana Grande
“You Need to Calm Down,” Taylor Swift

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO
“A Lot,” 21 Savage feat. J. Cole
“Higher,” DJ Khaled feat. Nipsey Hussle and John Legend
“Money,” Cardi B
“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
“Rule the World,” 2 Chainz feat. Ariana Grande
“Sicko Mode,” Travis Scott feat. Drake

BEST R&B VIDEO
“Could’ve Been,” H.E.R. feat. Bryson Tiller “Feels Like Summer,” Childish Gambino
“Make it Better,” Anderson Paak feat. Smokey Robinson
“Raise a Man,” Alicia Keys “Trip,” Ella Mai “Waves,” Normani feat. 6lack

BEST LATIN VIDEO
“Con Altura,” Rosalía and J Balvin feat. El Guincho
“Con Calma,” Daddy Yankee feat. Snow
“I Can’t Get Enough,” Benny Blanco, Tainy, Selena Gomez and J Balvin
“Mala Mia,” Maluma
“Mia,” Bad Bunny feat. Drake
“Secreto,” Anuel AA and Karol G

BEST DANCE VIDEO
“Call You Mine,” The Chainsmokers feat. Bebe Rexha “Electricity,” Silk City and Dua Lipa “Happier,” Marshmello and Bastille “Say My Name,” David Guetta, Bebe Rexha and J Balvin “Solo,” Clean Bandit feat. Demi Lovato “Taki Taki,” DJ Snake feat. Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B

BEST ROCK VIDEO
“Bishops Knife Trick,” Fall Out Boy “High Hopes,” Panic! at the Disco “Love It If We Made It,” The 1975
“Low,” Lenny Kravitz “My Blood,” Twenty One Pilots
“Natural,” Imagine Dragons

BEST K-POP VIDEO
“Boy with Luv,” BTS feat. Halsey “Cat and Dog,” Tomorrow X Together “Kill This Love,” Blackpink
“Tempo,” EXO “Regular,” NCT 127
“Who Do You Love,” Monsta X feat. French Montana

VIDEO FOR GOOD
“Earth,” Lil Dicky “Land of the Free,” The Killers
“Nightmare,” Halsey
“Preach,” John Legend
“Runaway Train,” Jamie N Commons and Skylar Grey feat. Gallant
“You Need to Calm Down,” Taylor Swift

Professional Categories

BEST DIRECTION
“Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish “Cellophane,” FKA Twigs “No New Friends,” LDS “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
“Thank U, Next,” Ariana Grande “You Need to Calm Down,” Taylor Swift

BEST ART DIRECTION
“7 Rings,” Ariana Grande “Boy with Luv,” BTS feat. Halsey
“I Love It,” Kanye West and Lil Pump feat. Adele Givens “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
“Senorita,” Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello “You Need to Calm Down,” Taylor Swift

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
“Almeda,” Solange “Boy with Luv,” BTS feat. Halsey “Cellophane,” FKA Twigs
“Con Altura,” Rosalia and J Balvin feat. El Guincho
“No New Friends,” LSD
“Senorita,” Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
“Almeda,” Solange “Hostage,” Billie Eilish
“Me!,” Taylor Swift feat. Brendon Urie
“Thank U, Next,” Ariana Grande “Tints,” Anderson Paak feat. Kendrick Lamar
“Senorita,” Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello

BEST EDITING
“7 Rings,” Ariana Grande
“Almeda,” Solange 
“Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish
“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
“Tints,” Anderson Paak feat. Kendrick Lamar
“You Need to Calm Down,” Taylor Swift 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
“Cellophane,” FKA Twigs
“God is a Woman,” Ariana Grande 
“Just Us,” DJ Khaled feat. SZA
“Me!,” Taylor Swift feat. Brendon Urie 
“No New Friends,” LSD
“When The Party’s Over,” Billie Eilish 

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Words: Jace Chiappetta | Featured Photo: MTV

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