• 2019 MTV VMAs: Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Lil Nas X lead nominations

    By: Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    The nominees for the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards were announced Tuesday, and the show is shaping up to be any woman's game.

    Ariana Grande has the most nominations of any musician with 10 noms, Billboard reported. Taylor Swift has nine nominations and Billie Eilish is close behind with eight nominations.

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    Other notable nominees include Lil Nas X for "Old Town Road (Remix)" with Billy Ray Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers, who reunited this year and are nominated for video, song and artist of the year. Lil Nas X has eight nominations in total. K-Pop has a new category on the show and the biggest band in the genre -- BTS -- has a nomination in the category, as well as nominations for best collaboration, best choreography and best art direction for "Boy With Luv" featuring Halsey.

    Halsey (4th L) and BTS performing at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. The singer and K-pop band are nominated for "Boy with Luv" at the 2019 MTV VMAs.
    Halsey (4th L) and BTS performing at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. The singer and K-pop band are nominated for "Boy with Luv" at the 2019 MTV VMAs.
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    The 2019 VMAs will be hosted by comedian Sebastian Maniscalo and airs Aug. 26 at 9 p.m. on MTV. It will be held live for the first time from Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The full list of nominees is below. Fans can vote for their favorite musicians at MTV.com.

    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

    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

    Best Visual Effects

    Billie Eilish – "when the party’s over" – Darkroom/Interscope Records – Visual Effects by Ryan Ross, Andres Jaramillo

    FKA twigs – "Cellophane" – Young Turks – Visual Effects by Matt Chandler, Fabio Zaveti for Analog

    Ariana Grande – "God is a Woman" – Republic Records – Visual Effects by Fabrice Lagayette, Kristina Prilukova & Rebecca Rice for Mathematic

    DJ Khaled ft. SZA – "Just Us" – We The Best/Epic Records – Visual Effects by Sergii Mashevskyi

    LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – "No New Friends" – Columbia Records – Visual Effects by Ethan Chancer

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

    Best Editing

    Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Tints" – Aftermath Ent/12 Tone Music – Editing by Elias Talbot

    Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – "Old Town Road (Remix)" – Columbia Record – Editing by Calmatic

    Billie Eilish – "Bad Guy" – Darkroom/Interscope Records – Editing by Billie Eilish

    Ariana Grande – "7 Rings" – Republic Records – Editing by Hannah Lux Davis & Taylor Walsh

    Solange – "Almeda" – Columbia Records – Editing by Solange Knowles, Vinnie Hobbs, Jonathon Proctor

    Taylor Swift – "You Need to Calm Down" – Republic Records – Editing by Jarrett Fijal

    Best Art Direction

    BTS ft. Halsey – "Boy With Luv" – Columbia Records – Art Direction by JinSil Park, BoNa Kim (MU:E)

    Ariana Grande – "7 Rings" – Republic Records – Art Direction by John Richoux

    Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – "Old Town Road (Remix)" – Columbia Records – Art Direction by Itaru Dela Vegas

    Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – "Señorita" – Island Records – Art Direction by Tatiana Van Sauter

    Taylor Swift – "You Need to Calm Down" – Republic Records – Art Direction by Brittany Porter

    Kanye West and Lil’ Pump ft. Adele Givens – "I Love It" – Warner Records & Def Jam Music Group – Art Direction by Tino Schaedler

    Best Choreography

    FKA twigs – "Cellophane" – Young Turks – Choreography by Kelly Yvonne

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

    LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – "No New Friends" – Columbia Records – Choreography by Ryan Heffington

    Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – "Señorita" – Island Records – Choreography by Calvit Hodge, Sara Biv

    Solange – "Almeda" – Columbia Records – Choreography by Maya Taylor, Solange Knowles

    BTS ft. Halsey – "Boy With Luv" – Columbia Records – Choreography by Rie Hata

    Best Cinematography

    Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Tints" – Aftermath Ent/12 Tone Music – Cinematography by Elias Talbot

    Billie Eilish – "hostage" – Darkroom/Interscope Records – Cinematography by Pau Castejon

    Ariana Grande – "thank you, next" – Republic Records – Cinematography by Christopher Probst

    Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – "Señorita" – Island Records – Cinematography by Scott Cunningham

    Solange – "Almeda" – Columbia Records – Cinematography by Chayse Irvin, Ryan Marie Helfant, Justin Hamilton

    Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – "ME!" – Republic Records – Cinematography by Starr Whitesides

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