MTV VMAs 2019: Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish and Ariana Grande win big at star-studded ceremony

TAYLOR Swift, Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish were the big success stories as the music A-list turned out for the MTV VMAs.

Picking up two of the biggest honours, Taylor looked delighted as she took home the Video Of The Year and Video For Good for her visuals for You Need To Calm Down.

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Taylor Swift won two big prizes at the MTV VMAs[/caption]

She also performed her track Lover live for the first time, wowing the audience in hotpants and a metallic corset.

Ariana couldn’t make the ceremony as she is out of the country on her Sweetener World Tour, but that didn’t stop her winning four awards – the most of anyone on the night.

The 7 rings singer won the Artist of the Year and Song of the Summer for Boyfriend as well as Best Direction and Best Art Direction.

Meanwhile, Billie, who was also absent on tour in Europe, was a triple winner, collecting Best New Artist, Push Artist of the Year, and an award for Best Editing for her work behind the scenes on her Bad Guy video.

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The singer was joined by her You Need To Calm Down co-stars[/caption]

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Taylor performed her track Lover live for the first time[/caption]

BTS were also multiple winners, picking up Best Group and Best K-Pop for their Halsey collaboration Boy With Luv.

Other winners included Cardi B, Lil Nas X, The Jonas Brothers, and Normani.

There was a moment of hilarity for viewers during one of Taylor’s award wins.

Travolta nearly handed the Video Of The Year VMA to drag queen Jade Jolie as he mistook her for Taylor Swift – and viewers found it hilarious.

The actor, 65, announced You Need To Calm Down had won the prestigious prize and appeared to lean in to congratulate Jade on the win.

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John Travolta nearly handed the Video Of The Year VMA to drag queen Jade Jolie as he mistook her for Taylor Swift – and viewers found it hilarious[/caption]

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The actor, 65, announced You Need To Calm Down for the prestigious prize and appeared to lean in to congratulate Jade on the win[/caption]

Cardi B won the Best Hip Hop VMA
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The blunder was immediately seized upon by viewers who took to Twitter to express their shock.

One laughed: “HAHAHA John Travolta almost gave the award to Jade Jolie.”

Another shared: “Did John Travolta thing Jade Jolie was Taylor or sumn #VMAs.”

A third wrote: “John Travolta almost gave the award to the drag Taylor. 💀. #VMAs.”

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Missy Elliot sent MTV VMA viewers into meltdown as she reunited with Work It dancer Alyson Stoner 16 years after the iconic video was released[/caption]

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Taylor opened the show with a performance of track Lover[/caption]

As a fourth pointed out: “John Travolta tried to hand that award to Jade Jolie 💀💀💀.”

Ru Paul’s Drag Race star Jade portrayed Taylor in You Need To Calm Down and looked thrilled to share the win with the star.

Meanwhile actor John also dropped numerous swear words throughout his segment, with viewers joking he must have been rebelling against being told to keep it clean.

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Miley Cyrus delivered a spine-tingling performance of her Liam Hemsworth break-up track Slide Away[/caption]

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s rendition of Senorita was very passionate
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Lizzo produced another inspirational showing
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Elliot sent viewers into meltdown as she reunited with Work It dancer Alyson Stoner 16 years after the iconic video was released.

The rapper, 48, performed with Alyson, 26, at the ceremony in 2003 when she won Video Of The Year for the track and the pair proved they’ve lost none of their skill or passion in the years since.

Miley Cyrus delivered a spine-tingling performance of her Liam Hemsworth break-up track Slide Away.

The emotional moment was her first time on stage since announcing the split, and she was supported backstage by new girlfriend Kaitlynn Carter.

Earlier in the show French Montana was accused of staring at Alison Brie’s boobs as they co-presented the Best Latin Award at the MTV VMAs.

Viewers noticed the rapper, 34, gazing in the direction of the comedian’s chest as she spoke into the mic at the Prudential Center, New Jersey.

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French Montana was accused of staring at Alison Brie’s boobs as they co-presented the Best Latin Award at the MTV VMAs[/caption]

One amused viewer posted on Twitter: “hahaha french montana cannot stop staring at alison brie’s boobs.”

Another posted: “French montana looking at this lady’s boobs lfmssjksk.”

A third shared: “French Montana trying sooo hard not to look down… 😣😂 #VMAs.”

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” – WINNER

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Cardi B
  • Billie Eilish
  • Ariana Grande – WINNER
  • 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)” – WINNER
  • Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

BEST NEW ARTIST, presented by Taco Bell

  • Ava Max
  • Billie Eilish – WINNER
  • 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” – WINNER
  • 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 – WINNER
  • 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”
  • Khalid – “Talk”
  • Jonas Brothers – “Sucker” – WINNER
  • Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

BEST HIP HOP

  • 2 Chainz ft. Ariana Grande – “Rule the World”
  • 21 Savage ft. J. Cole – “a lot”
  • Cardi B – “Money” – WINNER
  • 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” – WINNER

BEST K-POP

  • BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv” – WINNER
  • 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” – WINNER

BEST DANCE

  • The Chainsmokers ft. Bebe Rexha – “Call You Mine” – WINNER
  • 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

  • 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” – WINNER
  • 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” – WINNER

BEST DIRECTION

  • Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy”
  • FKA twigs – “Cellophane” – Young Turks
  • Ariana Grande – “thank you, next” – WINNER
  • 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 VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Billie Eilish – “when the party’s over”
  • FKA twigs – “Cellophane”
  • Ariana Grande – “God is a Woman”
  • DJ Khaled ft. SZA – “Just Us”
  • LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – “No New Friends”
  • Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – “ME!”

BEST EDITING

  • Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Tints”
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
  • Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy” – WINNER
  • Ariana Grande – “7 Rings”
  • Solange – “Almeda”
  • Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

BEST ART DIRECTION

  • BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv”
  • Ariana Grande – “7 Rings” – WINNER
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
  • Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita”
  • Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”
  • Kanye West and Lil’ Pump ft. Adele Givens – “I Love It”

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!”

Song Of Summer

Ariana Grande & Social House – boyfriend – WINNER

Fashion Trailblazer

Marc Jacobs – WINNER

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