MTV VMAs 2019 Nominees: Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X Top the List

The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) are back with a whole slew of nominees hoping to win the Moon Person.

On Monday, fans can tune in to MTV to catch the annual award show and see which of their favorite artists win big and which miss the mark. This year, Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift had the most nominations, each racking up 10, followed by Billie Eilish with nine and Lil Nas X with eight.

There are more than 20 categories for the award show, ranging focus from the artist to those who work behind the scene.

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Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. This year, Swift is nominated for 10 awards, tying Ariana Grande for the most nominations. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Chainsmokers, 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 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

  • 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 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" – Directed by Dave Meyers
  • FKA twigs – "Cellophane" ­– Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang
  • Ariana Grande – "thank you, next" – Directed by Hannah Lux Davis
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – "Old Town Road (Remix)" – Directed by Calmatic
  • LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – "No New Friends" – Directed by Dano Cerny
  • Taylor Swift – "You Need to Calm Down" – Directed by Drew Kirsch & Taylor Swift

Best Visual Effects

  • Billie Eilish – "when the party's over" – Visual Effects by Bryan Fugal of Centralfugal Productions, Ryan Ross & Andres Jaramillo
  • FKA twigs – "Cellophane" – Visual Effects by Matt Chandler, Fabio Zaveti for Analog
  • Ariana Grande – "God is a Woman" – Visual Effects by Fabrice Lagayette, Kristina Prilukova & Rebecca Rice for Mathematic
  • DJ Khaled ft. SZA – "Just Us" – Visual Effects by GloriaFX, Sergii Mashevskyi and Anatolii Kuzmytskyi
  • LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – "No New Friends" – Visual Effects by Ethan Chancer
  • Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – "ME!" – Visual Effects by Loris Paillier & Lucas Salton for BUF VFX

Best Editing

  • Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Tints" – Editing by Vinnie Hobbs
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – "Old Town Road (Remix)" – Editing by Calmatic
  • Billie Eilish – "bad guy" – Editing by Billie Eilish
  • Ariana Grande – "7 Rings" – Editing by Hannah Lux Davis & Taylor Walsh
  • Solange – "Almeda" – Editing by Solange Knowles, Vinnie Hobbs, Jonathon Proctor
  • Taylor Swift – "You Need to Calm Down" – Editing by Jarrett Fijal

Best Art Direction

  • BTS ft. Halsey – "Boy With Luv" – Art Direction by JinSil Park, BoNa Kim (MU:E)
  • Ariana Grande – "7 Rings" – Art Direction by John Richoux
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – "Old Town Road (Remix)" – Art Direction by Christian Zollenkopf for Prettybird
  • Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – "Señorita" – Art Direction by Tatiana Van Sauter
  • Taylor Swift – "You Need to Calm Down" – Art Direction by Brittany Porter
  • Kanye West and Lil' Pump ft. Adele Givens – "I Love It" – Art Direction by Tino Schaedler

Best Choreography

  • FKA twigs – "Cellophane" – Choreography by Kelly Yvonne
  • ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – "Con Altura" – Choreography by Charm La'Donna
  • LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – "No New Friends" – Choreography by Ryan Heffington
  • Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – "Señorita" – Choreography by Calvit Hodge, Sara Biv
  • Solange – "Almeda" – Choreography by Maya Taylor, Solange Knowles
  • BTS ft. Halsey – "Boy With Luv" – Choreography by Son Sungdeuk, Quick Crew

Best Cinematography

  • Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Tints" – Cinematography by Elias Talbot
  • Billie Eilish – "hostage" – Cinematography by Pau Castejon
  • Ariana Grande – "thank you, next" – Cinematography by Christopher Probst
  • Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – "Señorita" – Cinematography by Scott Cunningham
  • Solange – "Almeda" – Cinematography by Chayse Irvin, Ryan Marie Helfant, Justin Hamilton
  • Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – "ME!" – Cinematography by Starr Whitesides
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