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And The 2019 MTV VMA Nominees Are…

And The 2019 MTV VMA Nominees Are…

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It’s about that time y’all!

We’re about halfway through the summer and that means, Labor Day is around the corner, then back to school already, but FIRST; one of the major events of the summer, The MTV Video Music Awards.

The VMAs of course spans all more than just hip-hop, but still some of the genres biggest names right now have managed to secure a nomination, or two. Leading this year’s nominees are Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift, the ladies are tied with 10 each.

As far as major categories go, 21 Savage’s “A Lot” and Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” are nominated for video of the year, Cardi B got one for artist of the year, and both Drake’s “In My Feelings” and Lil Nas’s “Old Town Road” are in song of the year category.

Check out all the major nominees below and you can peep the full list HERE. The VMAs are going down on August 26th at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey at 8pm ET/PT, and Sebastian Maniscalco is this year’s host.

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 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”

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