MTV’s Video Music Awards saw performances from some of music’s biggest stars, including Taylor Swift and Lil Nas X. It also honored them, with Swift earning multiple awards, including one for video of the year. Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” earned him an award for song of the year.
The VMAs also marked comedian Sebastian Maniscalco’s debut as an awards show host.
Missy Elliott received the Video Vanguard award in celebration of her decades long, genre-bending career, making her the first female emcee to be awarded the distinction. She was lauded by fellow artists and gave a show-stopping performance showcasing a slew of hits and even featured “Work It” dancer Alyson Stoner.
Designer Marc Jacobs earned the show’s first-ever Fashion Trailblazer award in celebration of his contributions and collaborations with musicians as well as his eye-catching runway shows and campaigns.
Here is a full listing of the awardees:
Ariana Grande – Artist of the year
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Song of the year
Billie Eilish – Best New Artist
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Video of the year
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita” – Best Collaboration
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign – “Hot Girl Summer” – Best Power Anthem
Ariana Grande, Social House – “boyfriend” – Song of Summer
BTS – Best Group
Billie Eilish – Push Artist of the year
Cardi B – “Money” – Best Hip-Hop
Jonas Brothers – “Sucker” – Best Pop
The Chainsmokers ft. Bebe Rexha – “Call You Mine” – Best Dance
BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv” – Best K-pop
ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – “Con Altura” – Best Latin
Normani ft. 6lack – “Waves” – Best R&B
Panic! At The Disco – “High Hopes” – Best Rock
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Video for Good
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Directed by Calmatic – Best Direction
Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – “ME!” – Visual Effects by Loris Paillier & Lucas Salton for BUF VFX – Best Visual effects
Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy” – Editing by Billie Eilish – Best Editing
Ariana Grande – “7 Rings” – Art Direction by John Richoux – Best Art Direction
ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – “Con Altura” – Choreography by Charm La’Donna – Best Choreography
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita” – Cinematography by Scott Cunningham – Best Cinematography
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