A new ceremony of the MTV Video Music Awards, known as VMAs, took place this Monday at the Prudential Center in New Jersey, United States. American singers Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish and Missy Elliott were some of the big winners of the night.
The event, animated by actor and comedian Sebastian Maniscalco, featured the participation of the Jonas Brothers, Lizzo, Rosalía, J Balvin, Bad Bunny, Lil Nas, Missy Eliott, among other artists.
Video of the Year: Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”
The most important award of the night went to singer Taylor Swift with the video for her recent song “You Need to Calm Down”.
“You guys voted for this video. That means that we all want a world in which we are treated equally, “Swift said after receiving the award, referring to the LGBTI community, of which she is an activist.
For the same material, the interpreter of “Shake it off” also won the award in the Video For Good category. The other nominees were Halsey with the video for the song “Nightmare”, The Killers with “Land of the free”, Jamie N Commons, Skylar Gray ft. Gallant and “Runaway train”, John Legend with “Preach” and Lil Dicky with his production for “Earth”.
Artist of the Year: Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande won Entertainer of the Year in a category that included Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Halsey, the Jonas Brothers and Shawn Mendes as nominees.
The American singer also won the award for Best Art Direction for her video for the song “7 rings.”
Best New Artist: Billie Eilish
The American songwriter and singer Billie Eilish is one of the revelation artists of the year. In this edition of the VMAs, she won the award for Best New Artist, Push Artist and Best Video Editing for “Bad guy”.
Despite her triumph at the gala, Eilish was not present at the MTV VMAs to receive the awards. The interpreter is in Russia as part of a tour.
However, he sent a message of thanks to his fans through a video projected by the organizers of the event.
2019 Michael Jackson Vanguard Award: Missy Elliott
With more than 20 years of musical career, the American rapper, singer, producer and songwriter Missy Elliott was recognized with the Vanguard Michael Jackson award.
The singer of “Work it” (2002) made a presentation with the songs that made her known and consolidated her as a rapper.
Immediately, the singer Cardi B presented the award to the rapper after calling her a “living legend”.
“I have to thank God for the love. Without him I would not be here in front of you. The truth is that God put me here. I appreciate my mother and my brothers,” Elliott said.
Other awards and presentations
Song of the year at these MTV VMAs went to Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus for the song “Old town road (Remix)”.
The musical production was imposed on Drake for “In my feelings”, Ariana Grande with “thank u, next”, Jonas Brothers for “Sucker”, Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper for “Shallow” and Taylor Swift for the song “You need to calmdown».
Best Collaboration: Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello for the song “Señorita”
Best Pop Act: Jonas Brothers for the video for “Sucker”
Best R&B Act: Normani ft. 6lack for “Waves”
Best Pop-K Act: BTS ft. Halsey with “Boy With Luv”
Best Dance Act: David Guetta, Bebe Rexha & J Balvin for “Say My Name”
Best Rock Act: Panic! At The Disco with “High Hopes”
Best Hip-Hop Act: Cardi B for the “Money” video
In the category of Best Latin Act, Rosalía & J Balvin ft. won. El Guincho for the song “With Height”.
In addition, Latin music also had its presentation at the gala with J Balvin and Bad Bunny, who performed the song “What do you intend” and gave the event an urban touch.
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Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande triumphed at the MTV Video Music Awards