The MTV Video Music Awards is always a highlight in the musical world, with all the top names in music in attendance sporting outfits from the fun and fashionable to the downright whacky. This year’s awards – the 39th iteration – was hosted by actor and comedian, Sebastian Maniscalco.

The highlight of the evening had to be Missy Elliot’s performance. Elliot burst back onto the music scene in spectacular fashion, dropping her first album in over 13 years – Iconology – last week and then ramping up the hype yet again with a stellar performance on the MTV stage in New Jersey last night (seriously, it brought the damn house down) performing some of our fave tracks from old to new. The crowd was literally going wild. I’ve still got all the feels and it was like reliving my late teens hitting up parties and gettin’ down to some Missy.

The queen of rap was also presented with the Video Vanguard Award by Cardi B (who seemingly wasn’t wearing pants? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯) amid a deafening chorus of cheers. Missy listed off a long list of thank you’s, including – but not limited to – Janet Jackson, Busta Rhymes, Madonna, Peter Gabriel and Timbaland. She also took a moment to pay tribute to her dear friend and fellow performer, Alliyah, who tragically passed over 18 years ago now.

As usual, the fashion was a big part of the evening as stars walked the red carpet showing off their style do’s (and a few don’ts) Special mention goes to Taylor Swift’s boss AF 80s style technicolour blazer and sparkly boots combo.

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – AUGUST 26: Taylor Swift attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for MTV)

As expected, Billie Eilish and The Jonas Brothers were a hit, walking away with a few golden spacemen under their belts, and Lil Nas and Billy Ray Cyrus predictably scored an award for their country/rap hit Old Town Road.

But as usual, T-Swifty showed her star power is still as bright as ever, scoring many an award on the night and even taking out Video of the Year for her clapback hit, You Need to Calm Down.

Anyway, enough from me. Let’s get into all the nominees and winners from the evening (winners in bold).

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”
21 Savage ft. J. Cole – “a lot”
Billie Eilish – “bad guy”
Ariana Grande – “thank u, next”
Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Cardi B
Billie Eilish
Ariana Grande
Halsey
Jonas Brothers
Shawn Mendes

SONG OF THE YEAR

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
Drake – “In My Feelings”
Ariana Grande – “thank u, next”
Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

BEST NEW ARTIST

Ava Max
Billie Eilish
H.E.R.
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
ROSALÍA

BEST COLLABORATION

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita”
Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – “ME!”
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – “I Don’t Care”
BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv”

PUSH ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Billie Eilish
Bazzi
CNCO
H.E.R.
Lauv
Lizzo

BEST POP

5 Seconds of Summer – “Easier”
Cardi B & Bruno Mars – “Please Me”
Billie Eilish – “bad guy”
Ariana Grande – “thank u, next”
Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”
Khalid – “Talk”

BEST HIP HOP

Cardi B – “Money”
2 Chainz ft. Ariana Grande – “Rule the World”
21 Savage ft. J. Cole – “a lot”
DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
Travis Scott ft. Drake – “SICKO MODE”

BEST R&B

Anderson .Paak ft. Smokey Robinson – “Make It Better”
Childish Gambino – “Feels Like Summer”
H.E.R. ft. Bryson Tiller – “Could’ve Been”
Alicia Keys – “Raise A Man”
Ella Mai – “Trip”
Normani ft. 6lack – “Waves”

BEST K-POP

WINNER: BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv”
BLACKPINK – “Kill This Love”
Monsta X ft. French Montana – “Who Do You Love”
TOMORROW X TOGETHER – “Cat & Dog”
NCT 127 – “Regular”
EXO – “Tempo”

BEST LATIN

ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – “Con Altura”
Anuel AA, Karol G – “Secreto”
Bad Bunny ft. Drake – “MIA”
benny blanco, Tainy, Selena Gomez, J Balvin – “I Can’t Get Enough”
Daddy Yankee ft. Snow – “Con Calma”
Maluma – “Mala Mía”

BEST DANCE

The Chainsmokers, Bebe Rexha – “Call You Mine”
Clean Bandit ft. Demi Lovato – “Solo”
DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B – “Taki Taki” – DJ Snake
David Guetta, Bebe Rexha & J Balvin – “Say My Name”
Marshmello & Bastille – “Happier”
Silk City & Dua Lipa ft. Diplo & Mark Ronson– “Electricity”

BEST ROCK

The 1975 – “Love It If We Made It”
Fall Out Boy – “Bishops Knife Trick”
Imagine Dragons – “Natural”
Lenny Kravitz – “Low”
Panic! At The Disco – “High Hopes”
twenty one pilots – “My Blood”

VIDEO FOR GOOD

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

BEST GROUP

5 Seconds of Summer
Backstreet Boys
BLACKPINK
BTS
CNCO
Jonas Brothers
PRETTYMUCH
Why Don’t We

BEST POWER ANTHEM

Ariana Grande – “7 rings”
DJ Khaled ft. Cardi B & 21 Savage – “Wish Wish”
Halsey – “Nightmare”
Lizzo ft. Missy Elliott – “Tempo”
Maren Morris – “GIRL”
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign – “Hot Girl Summer”
Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter”
Taylor Swift – “You Need To Calm Down”

SONG OF SUMMER

Ariana Grande, Social House – “boyfriend”
Billie Eilish – “bad guy”
DaBaby – “Suge”
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – “I Don’t Care”
Jonas Brothers – Sucker”
Khalid – “Talk”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
Lil Tecca – “Ransom”
Lizzo – “Truth Hurts”
Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter”
Post Malone ft. Young Thug – “Goodbyes”
ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – “Con Altura”
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita”
Taylor Swift – “You Need To Calm Down”
The Chainsmokers, Bebe Rexha – “Call You Mine”
Young Thug ft. J. Cole & Travis Scott – “The London”

BEST DIRECTION

Billie Eilish – “bad guy”
FKA twigs – “Cellophane”
Ariana Grande – “thank u, next”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – “No New Friends”
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Billie Eilish – “when the party’s over”
FKA twigs – “Cellophane”
Ariana Grande – “God is a Woman”
DJ Khaled ft. SZA – “Just Us”
LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – “No New Friends”
Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – “ME!”

BEST EDITING

Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Tints”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
Billie Eilish – “bad guy”
Ariana Grande – “7 Rings”
Solange – “Almeda”
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

BEST ART DIRECTION

BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv”
Ariana Grande – “7 Rings”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita”
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”
Kanye West and Lil’ Pump ft. Adele Givens – “I Love It”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

FKA twigs – “Cellophane”
ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – “Con Altura”
LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – “No New Friends”
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita”
Solange – “Almeda”
BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Tints”
Billie Eilish – “hostage”
Ariana Grande – “thank u, next”
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita”
Solange – “Almeda”
Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – “ME!”

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