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Full List Of 2019 MTV #VMAs Nominees Revealed As Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande Lead The Way With 10 Each; Billie Eilish With Nine and Lil Nas X Receives Eight For Breakout Years

By Yuriy Andriyashchuk
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer

The 2019 MTV VMAs are set to take place on August 15 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The full list of nominees and categories have been released and Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande are the giants in this year’s selections as they’re each nominated for 10.

Lil Nas X has had a huge year as his ‘Old Town Road’ single featuring Billy Ray Cyrus is about to break Billboard’s record for consecutive weeks on the top spot. He also released his ‘7‘ EP last month which also features the Billboard-charting record, ‘Panini.’ 17-year-old star Billie Eilish is up for nine nominations as her 2019 as been on fire as well as her ‘Bad Guy’ single is doing numbers along with its remix featuring Justin Bieber. She’s also had success with her debut album ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ this spring.

Grande and Eilish are also in the top category for “Artist of the Year” with Cardi B, Halsey, Jonas Brothers, and Shawn Mendes. ‘Song of the Year’ nominees include Drake’s ‘In My Feelings,’ Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next,” Jonas Brothers’ “Sucker,” Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow,” Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” remix feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, and Taylor Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down.”

Lil Nas is in the “Best Hip-Hop Song” category for his Old Town Road remix with 2 Chainz’s “Rule The World” collab with Ariana Grande, 21 Savage’s “a lot” feat. J. Cole, Cardi B’s “Money,” DJ Khaled’s “Higher” feat. Nipsey Hussle and John Legend, and Travis Scott’s “SICKO MODE” feat. Drake. In the “Best R&B Song” category, the nominees are Anderson .Paak’s “Make It Better”
feat. the legendary Smokey Robinson, Childish Gambino’s “Feels Like Summer,” H.E.R.’s “Could’ve Been” feat. Bryson Tiller, Alicia Keys’s “Raise A Man,” Ella Mai’s “Trip,” and Normani’s “Waves” feat. 6LACK.

Check out the complete list of nominees for next month’s VMAs below.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
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)”
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Cardi B
Billie Eilish
Ariana Grande
Halsey
Jonas Brothers
Shawn Mendes
SONG OF THE YEAR
Drake – “In My Feelings”
Ariana Grande – “thank u, next”
Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

BEST NEW ARTIST, presented by Taco Bell
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
Bazzi
CNCO
Billie Eilish
H.E.R.
Lauv
Lizzo
BEST POP SONG
5 Seconds of Summer – “Easier”
Cardi B & Bruno Mars – “Please Me”
Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy”
Ariana Grande – “thank u, next”
Khalid – “Talk”
Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”
BEST HIP HOP SONG
2 Chainz ft. Ariana Grande – “Rule the World”
21 Savage ft. J. Cole – “a lot”
Cardi B – “Money”
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 SONG
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 SONG
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 SONG
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”
ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – “Con Altura”
BEST DANCE SONG
The Chainsmokers ft. Bebe Rexha – “Call You Mine”
Clean Bandit ft. Demi Lovato – “Solo”
DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B – “Taki Taki”
David Guetta, Bebe Rexha & J Balvin – “Say My Name”
Marshmello & Bastille – “Happier”
Silk City & Dua Lipa – “Electricity”
BEST ROCK SONG
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
Halsey – “Nightmare”
The Killers – “Land of the Free”
Jamie N Commons, Skylar Grey ft. Gallant – “Runaway Train”
John Legend – “Preach”
Lil Dicky – “Earth”
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”
BEST DIRECTION
Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy”
FKA twigs – “Cellophane” – Young Turks
Ariana Grande – “thank you, 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 CHOREOGRAPHY
FKA twigs – “Cellophane” – Young Turks
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 you, next”
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita”
Solange – “Almeda”
Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – “ME!”

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