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Ariana Grande And Taylor Swift Lead Nominations For 2019 MTV VMAs

It's set to be a whole lotta girl power at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, with Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande leading the way when it comes to nominations.

It's that time of year again! MTV has today unveiled the nominations for the 2019 MTV VMAs, and this year's event is looking to be bigger and better than ever.

This year, our pop queens Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift are leading the pack, tied with a whopping ten nominations each, across categories including “Video of the Year,” “Song of the Year” and “Best Pop.”

Adding more girl power to the nominations is teen sensation Billie Eilish, who nabbed nine nominations, including "Best New Artist” alongside viral icon Lil Nas X -- who this week has managed to top the Billboard Hot 100 with "Old Town Road," featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, for the 16th week in a row.

Along with the classics, we'll be seeing the introduction of two new categories -- “Best K-Pop” and “Video for Good.”

The event is set to be hosted by comedian Sebastian Maniscalco and will air live on Tuesday, August 27 at 10 am AEST on MTV.

Check out the full list of nominations below.

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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 Khalid – “Talk” – Right Hand Music Group/RCA 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 u, 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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