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2019 MTV VMA Winners

Winners of the 2019 MTV VMAs, via MTV.com...

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • WINNER: Taylor Swift – "You Need to Calm Down" – Republic Records
  • 21 Savage ft. J. Cole – "a lot" – Slaughter Gang LLC/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

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • WINNER: Ariana Grande – Republic Records
  • Cardi B – Atlantic Records
  • Billie Eilish – Darkroom/Interscope Records
  • Halsey – Capitol Records
  • Jonas Brothers – Republic Records
  • Shawn Mendes– Island Records

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • WINNER: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – "Old Town Road (Remix)" – Columbia Records
  • 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
  • Taylor Swift – "You Need to Calm Down" – Republic Records

BEST NEW ARTIST, presented by Taco Bell®

  • WINNER: Billie Eilish – Darkroom/Interscope Records
  • Ava Max – Atlantic Records
  • H.E.R. – MBK/RCA Records
  • Lil Nas X – Columbia Records
  • Lizzo – Atlantic Records
  • ROSALÍA – Columbia Records

BEST COLLABORATION

  • WINNER: Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – "Señorita" – Island Records
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – "Old Town Road (Remix)" – Columbia Records
  • Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – "Shallow" – Interscope 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

  • WINNER: Billie Eilish – Darkroom/Interscope Records
  • Bazzi – Atlantic Records
  • CNCO – RCA Records
  • H.E.R. – MBK/RCA Records
  • Lauv – LAUV/AWAL
  • Lizzo – Atlantic Records

BEST POP

  • WINNER: Jonas Brothers – "Sucker" – Republic Records
  • 5 Seconds of Summer – "Easier" – Interscope Records
  • Cardi B & Bruno Mars – "Please Me" – Atlantic Records
  • Billie Eilish – "bad guy" – Darkroom/Interscope Records
  • Ariana Grande – "thank u, next" – Republic Records
  • Taylor Swift – "You Need to Calm Down" – Republic Records
  • Khalid - "Talk" - RCA Records

BEST HIP HOP

  • WINNER: Cardi B – "Money" – Atlantic Records
  • 2 Chainz ft. Ariana Grande – "Rule the World" – 2 Chainz Ps/Def Jam
  • 21 Savage ft. J. Cole – "a lot" – Slaughter Gang LLC/Epic 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

  • WINNER: Normani ft. 6lack – "Waves" – Keep Cool/RCA Records
  • 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

BEST K-POP

  • WINNER: BTS ft. Halsey – "Boy With Luv" – Columbia Records/Big Hit Entertainment
  • 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

  • WINNER: ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – "Con Altura" – Columbia Records
  • Anuel AA, Karol G – "Secreto" – Universal Music Latino
  • Bad Bunny ft. Drake – "MIA" – OVO Sound/Warner 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

BEST DANCE

  • WINNER: The Chainsmokers, 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 ft. Diplo & Mark Ronson– "Electricity" – Columbia Records

BEST ROCK

  • WINNER: Panic! At The Disco – "High Hopes" – Elektra Music Group
  • 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.
  • twenty one pilots – "My Blood" – Elektra Music Group

VIDEO FOR GOOD

  • WINNER: Taylor Swift – "You Need to Calm Down" – Republic Records
  • Halsey – "Nightmare" – Capitol Records
  • The Killers – "Land of the Free" – Island
  • Jamie N Commons, Skylar Grey ft. Gallant – "Runaway Train" – KIDinaKORNER / Interscope Records
  • John Legend – "Preach" – Columbia Records
  • Lil Dicky – "Earth" – Dirty Burd, Inc./Commission/BMG

BEST GROUP

  • WINNER: BTS
  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Backstreet Boys
  • BLACKPINK
  • CNCO
  • Jonas Brothers
  • PRETTYMUCH
  • Why Don’t We

BEST POWER ANTHEM

  • WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign – "Hot Girl Summer"
  • Ariana Grande – "7 rings"
  • DJ Khaled ft. Cardi B & 21 Savage – "Wish Wish"
  • Halsey – "Nightmare"
  • Lizzo ft. Missy Elliott – "Tempo"
  • Maren Morris – "GIRL"
  • Miley Cyrus – "Mother’s Daughter"
  • Taylor Swift – "You Need To Calm Down"

SONG OF SUMMER

  • WINNER: Ariana Grande, Social House – "boyfriend"
  • Billie Eilish – "bad guy"
  • DaBaby – "Suge"
  • Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – "I Don't Care"
  • Jonas Brothers – Sucker"
  • Khalid – "Talk"
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – "Old Town Road (Remix)"
  • Lil Tecca – "Ransom"
  • Lizzo – "Truth Hurts"
  • Miley Cyrus – "Mother’s Daughter"
  • Post Malone ft. Young Thug – "Goodbyes"
  • ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – "Con Altura"
  • Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – "Señorita"
  • Taylor Swift – "You Need To Calm Down"
  • The Chainsmokers, Bebe Rexha – "Call You Mine"
  • Young Thug ft. J. Cole & Travis Scott – "The London"

BEST DIRECTION

  • WINNER: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – "Old Town Road (Remix)" – Columbia Records – Directed by Calmatic
  • 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
  • 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

  • WINNER: Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – "ME!" – Republic Records – Visual Effects by Loris Paillier & Lucas Salton for BUF VFX
  • Billie Eilish – "when the party’s over" – Darkroom/Interscope Records – Visual Effects by Bryan Fugal of Centralfugal Productions, 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 GloriaFX, Sergii Mashevskyi and Anatolii Kuzmytskyi
  • LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – "No New Friends" – Columbia Records – Visual Effects by Ethan Chancer

BEST EDITING

  • WINNER: Billie Eilish – "bad guy" – Darkroom/Interscope Records – Editing by Billie Eilish
  • Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Tints" – Aftermath Ent/12 Tone Music – Editing by Vinnie Hobbs
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – "Old Town Road (Remix)" – Columbia Record – Editing by Calmatic
  • 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

  • WINNER: Ariana Grande – "7 Rings" – Republic Records – Art Direction by John Richoux
  • BTS ft. Halsey – "Boy With Luv" – Columbia Records – Art Direction by JinSil Park, BoNa Kim (MU:E)
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – "Old Town Road (Remix)" – Columbia Records – Art Direction by Christian Zollenkopf for Prettybird
  • 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

  • WINNER: ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – "Con Altura" – Columbia Records – Choreography by Charm La’Donna
  • FKA twigs – "Cellophane" – Young Turks – Choreography by Kelly Yvonne
  • 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 Son Sungdeuk, Quick Crew

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • WINNER: Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – "Señorita" – Island Records – Cinematography by Scott Cunningham
  • 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 you, next" – Republic Records – Cinematography by Christopher Probst
  • 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

WDMV Announces Proposed Guidelines for Pitching

The music video director advocacy and community group We Direct Music Videos (WDMV) has announced a set of Guidelines and Best Practices for the Pitching Process

WDMV is spearheaded by Daniel Kwan of the directing duo Daniels and is committed to sustainable directorial labor practices in the music video industry, with a current focus on respect, transparency, and the minimization of free work.. Pledged supporters include Award-winning directors Spike Jonze, Melina Matsoukas, Hiro Murai, DANIELS, Emily Kai Bock and Alma Har’el. 

To learn more about WDMV and its mission, visit wedirectmusicvideos.com.

2019 MTV VMA Nominations

MTV today unveiled the nominations for the 2019 “VMAs,” which includes dozens of artists whose reach and influence have elevated the music industry and global cultural conversation. Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift lead the nominations with 10 nods each in categories including, “Video of the Year,” “Song of the Year” and “Best Pop.” Other top contenders include first-time VMA nominees Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X who both entered the category of “Best New Artist,” presented by Taco Bell®.  This year’s show will introduce two new categories, “Best K-Pop” and “Video for Good.” 

Beginning today, fans can vote for their favorites across 14 gender-neutral VMA categories, including “Video of the Year,” “Artist of the Year,” “Best Collaboration” and more by visiting vma.mtv.com until Thursday, August 15. Voting for the “Best New Artist” award, presented by Taco Bell®, will remain active until the VMA broadcast. Fans onTwitter and Facebook Messenger can also slide into VMAs’ DMs to cast an additional vote for “Video of the Year,” “Song of the Year,” and more. Also launching this week, fans will be able to ask Alexa to “vote for the VMAs” for “Artist of the Year” within the MTV skill on Alexa-enabled devices. 

This year, for the first time ever, MTV is rewarding fans for voting through VMA Power Hour on vma.mtv.com, where their votes are doubled from 1-2pm ET daily. Superfans can come back each day within this voting window beginning tomorrow to show double the love for their favorite artists. 

Read More for a complete list of Nominees

UK MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS 2019 OPENS FOR ENTRIES

The UK Music Video Awards 2019 is now open for entries today, accepting music videos and music films from the past year. Entry deadline is August 2, 2019, and the event is scheduled to take place October 23 at London's Roundhouse.

There are over 30 categories, with opportunities for UK and International submissions.

Visit ukmva.com for submission information and more details. And read on for the full Press Release

Camerimage 2018 Music Videos Competition Line-Up Announced

Internationally recognized cinematography festival Camerimage has announced the music videos for their 2018 competition.

The nominated videos will be presented at a special screening for the Jury and the festival audience on Thursday, 15th November in Bydgoszcz, Poland, with winners announced during the Festival's Closing Ceremony on Saturday 17th November. The nominees are:

alt-J "PLEADER"

  • cinematographer: John Lynch 
  • director: Isaiah Seret
  • label: Infectious Music 
  • production company: Biscuit

Childish Gambino "THIS IS AMERICA"

  • cinematographer: Larkin Seiple 
  • director: Hiro Murai
  • label: Sony Music Entertainment 
  • production company: Doomsday Entertainment

DJ Snake "MAGENTA RIDDIM"

  • cinematographer: Arnau Valls Colomer 
  • directors: Vania Heymann, Gal Muggia 
  • label: Universal Music 
  • production company: Iconoclast

Drekoty "TROSKLIWY"

  • cinematographer: Kacper Fertacz
  • director: Zuzanna Plisz 
  • label: Thin Man Records 
  • production company: Haka Films

Florence + The Machine "HUNGER"

  • cinematographer: Evan Prosofsky 
  • director: AG Rojas 
  • label: Virgin EMI 
  • production company: Park Pictures

Imagine Dragons "NEXT TO ME"

  • cinematographer: Matthew Sakatani Roe
  • director: Mark Pellington 
  • label: Interscope 
  • production company: Prime Zero

Indochine "STATION 13"

  • cinematographer: Kaname Onoyama
  • director: Bouha Kazmi 
  • label: Sony Music Entertainment
  • production company: London Alley

Jack White "CORPORATION"

  • cinematographer: Kristof Brandl 
  • director: Jodeb 
  • label: Columbia Records
  • production company: Prettybird

Justin Timberlake "SAY SOMETHING" ft. Chris Stapleton

  • cinematographer: Bill Kirstein 
  • director: Arturo Perez Jr. 
  • label: RCA Records 
  • production company: La Blogothèque

Leon Bridges "BAD BAD NEWS"

  • cinematographer: Steve Annis 
  • director: Natalie Rae 
  • label: Columbia Records 
  • production company: Sanctuary Content

Lykke Li "HARD RAIN"

  • cinematographer: Mathieu Plainfossé
  • director: Anton Tammi
  • label: RCA Records 
  • production company: Iconoclast

Moses Sumney "QUARREL"

  • cinematographer: Sy Turnbull 
  • directors: Allie Avital, Moses Sumney 
  • label: Secretly Canadian / Jagjaguwar 
  • production company: Partizan

Novo Amor "BIRTHPLACE"

  • cinematographer: Nihal Friedel 
  • directors: Jorik Dozy, Sil Van Der Woerd
  • label: AllPoints 
  • production company: New Frontier Pictures

Novo Amor & Ed Tullett "TERRAFORM"

  • cinematographer: Nicolas Chin 
  • directors: Jorik Dozy, Sil Van Der Woerd 
  • label: AllPoints 
  • production company: New Frontier Pictures

Sevdaliza "SHAHMARAN"

  • cinematographer: Paul Özgür 
  • director: Emmanuel Adjei 
  • label: Twisted Elegance 
  • production company: Compulsory, Handsome, Halal Pictures

Son Lux "ALL DIRECTIONS"

  • cinematographer: Steve Yedlin 
  • director: Nathan Johnson 
  • label: City Slang 
  • production company: The Made Shop

Tagua Tagua "RASTRO DE PÓ"

  • cinematographer: Adolpho Veloso
  • director: Douglas Bernardt 
  • production company: Stink Films

The Carters "APES**T"

  • cinematographer: Benoît Debie 
  • director: Ricky Saiz 
  • label: Parkwood Entertainment
  • production company: Iconoclast

Visit this special camerimage page for video links, and camerimage.pl/en/ for more information.

2018 UK MVA Nominees

Nominee shortlists have been announced for this year's UK Music Video Awards, which takes place at the Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, London on Thursday October 25th, celebrating music video creativity at all levels, in all musical genres, and from all over the world.

Florence + The Machine and Sevdaliza lead the pack with five nominations apiece, while Björk, Chaka Khan, Christine and the Queens and Rosalía are close behind with four nominations each.

Visit ukmva.com for ticket information and more details. And read more here for the full nominations

2018 MTV VMA WINNERS

And the winners... are in Bold below!

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” 
  • Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
  • Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” [winner]
  • The Carters – “APES**T” 
  • Childish Gambino – “This Is America” 
  • Drake – “God's Plan” 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Ariana Grande
  • Bruno Mars
  • Camila Cabello [winner]
  • Cardi B
  • Drake
  • Post Malone

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
  • Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” 
  • Drake – “God's Plan” 
  • Dua Lipa – “New Rules”
  • Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” 
  • Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “rockstar” [winner]

BEST NEW ARTIST (Presented by Taco Bell®)

  • Bazzi
  • Cardi B [winner]
  • Chloe x Halle
  • Hayley Kiyoko
  • Lil Pump
  • Lil Uzi Vert

BEST COLLABORATION

  • Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”
  • Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” 
  • The Carters – “APES**T”
  • Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero” [winner]
  • Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid – “1-800-273-8255”
  • N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon”

BEST POP

  • Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” [winner]
  • Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”
  • Demi Lovato – “Sorry Not Sorry”
  • Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
  • P!nk – “What About Us” 
  • Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

BEST HIP HOP

  • Cardi B ft. 21 Savage – “Bartier Cardi” 
  • The Carters – “APES**T”
  • Drake – “God's Plan” 
  • J. Cole – “ATM” 
  • Migos ft. Drake – “Walk It Talk It” 
  • Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li” [winner]

BEST LATIN

  • Daddy Yankee – “Dura” 
  • J Balvin, Willy William – “Mi Gente” [winner]
  • Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero” 
  • Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato – “Échame La Culpa” 
  • Maluma – “Felices los 4” 
  • Shakira ft. Maluma – “Chantaje” 

BEST DANCE

  • Avicii ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together” [winner]
  • Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss” 
  • The Chainsmokers – “Everybody Hates Me” 
  • David Guetta & Sia – “Flames”
  • Marshmello ft. Khalid – “Silence”
  • Zedd & Liam Payne – “Get Low (Street Video)” 

BEST ROCK

  • Fall Out Boy – “Champion”
  • Foo Fighters – “The Sky Is A Neighborhood” 
  • Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes” [winner]
  • Linkin Park – “One More Light” 
  • Panic! At The Disco – “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” 
  • Thirty Seconds to Mars – “Walk On Water” 

VIDEO WITH A MESSAGE

  • Childish Gambino – “This Is America” [winner]
  • Dej Loaf and Leon Bridges – “Liberated” 
  • Drake – ‘God’s Plan”
  • Janelle Monáe – “PYNK” 
  • Jessie Reyez – “Gatekeeper” 
  • Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid – “1-800-273-8255” 

PUSH ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • JULY 2018 – Chloe x Halle – Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records
  • JUNE 2018 – Sigrid – Island Records
  • MAY 2018 – Lil Xan – Columbia Records
  • APRIL 2018 – Hayley Kiyoko – Atlantic Records [winner]
  • MARCH 2018 – Jessie Reyez – Island Records
  • FEBRUARY 2018 – Tee Grizzley – 300 Entertainment
  • JANUARY 2018 – Bishop Briggs – Island Records
  • DECEMBER 2017 – Grace VanderWaal – Syco Music/Columbia Records
  • NOVEMBER 2017 – Why Don’t We – Atlantic Records
  • OCTOBER 2017 – PRETTYMUCH – Syco Music/Columbia Records
  • SEPTEMBER 2017 – SZA – TDE/Aftermath/Interscope Records
  • AUGUST 2017 – Kacy Hill – Def Jam Recordings
  • JULY 2017 – Khalid – RCA Records
  • JUNE 2017 – Kyle – Atlantic Records
  • MAY 2017 – Noah Cyrus – Records

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

BEST ART DIRECTION               

  • The Carters – “APES**T” – Art Direction by Jan Houlevigue [winner]
  • Childish Gambino – “This Is America” –  Art Direction by Jason Kisvarday
  • J. Cole – “ATM” –   Art Direction by Miles Mullin
  • Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel” –  Art Direction by Pepper Nguyen
  • SZA – “The Weekend” –  Art Direction by SZA and Solange
  • Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” –  Art Direction by Brett Hess

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

  • Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” –  Choreography by Phil Tayag & Bruno Mars
  • Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” –  Choreography by Calvit Hodge and Sara Bivens
  • The Carters – “APES**T” –  Choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Jaquel Knight
  • Childish Gambino – “This Is America” –  Choreography by Sherrie Silver [winner]
  • Dua Lipa – “IDGAF” –  Choreography by Marion Motin
  • Justin Timberlake – “Filthy” –  Choreography by Marty Kudelka, AJ Harpold, Tracy Phillips, and Ivan Koumaev

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Alessia Cara – “Growing Pains” – Cinematography by Pau Castejón
  • Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” –  Cinematography by Scott Cunningham
  • The Carters – “APES**T” –  Cinematography by Benoit Debie [winner]
  • Childish Gambino – “This Is America” –  Cinematography by Larkin Seiple
  • Eminem ft. Ed Sheeran – “River” – Cinematography by Frank Mobilio & Patrick Meller
  • Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood” – Cinematography by Jonathan Sela

BEST DIRECTION

  • The Carters – “APES**T” –  Directed by Ricky Saiz
  • Childish Gambino – “This Is America” –  Directed by Hiro Murai [winner]
  • Drake – “God's Plan” –  Directed by Karena Evans
  • Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” –  Directed by Jason Koenig
  • Justin Timberlake ft. Chris Stapleton – “Say Something” –  Directed by Arturo Perez Jr.
  • Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood” – Directed by Jay Martin

BEST EDITING

  • Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” –  Editing by Jacquelyn London
  • The Carters – “APES**T” –  Taylor Ward and Sam Ostrove
  • Childish Gambino – “This Is America” –  Editing by Ernie Gilbert
  • Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel” – Editing by Deji LaRay
  • N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon” –  Editing by Taylor Ward [winner]
  • Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” –  Editing by Chancler Haynes for Cosmo

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” –  Visual Effects by Vidal and Loris Paillier for Buf
  • Avicii ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together” –  Visual Effects by KPP
  • Eminem ft. Beyoncé – “Walk On Water” –  Visual Effects Supervisor Rich Lee for Drive Studios
  • Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars” –  Visual Effects by Loris Paillier for BUF Paris [winner]
  • Maroon 5 – “Wait” – Visual Effects by TIMBER
  • Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” – Visual Effects by Ingenuity Studios

UK MVA Submission Deadline - August 7

The submission for the annual UK Music Video Awards is August 7, 2018.

The UKMVAs will be celebrating its 10 th anniversary when it returns to London’s iconic Roundhouse on Thursday, October 25, bestowing honors on the best work and greatest achievements in music videos, live films and interactive works, from all genres and territories (including the U.S.)

Submission and ticket information can be found at www.ukmva.com.

Blindspotting Movie Opening (Carlos Lopez Estrada, dir.)

Longtime music video director Carlos Lopez Estrada makes his big screen directorial debut with Blindspotting, starring Daveed Diggs from the hip-hop group Clipping.

Lopez Estrada and Diggs have collaborated on many previous videos, including "True Believer," "Shooter" and "Air Em Out."

Blindspotting is currently playing in select cities, incuding NYC and L.A.

2018 MTV VMA NOMINEES

It's that time again. Nominations for the 2018 MTV VMAs have been announced! All categories — except for the professional slate — are voted on by the public, so clicky clicky if you want to have a say about the winners.

The VMAs are schedule for August 20 from NYC's famed Radio City Music Hall.

Nominees are as follows... 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” 
  • Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
  • Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” 
  • The Carters – “APES**T” 
  • Childish Gambino – “This Is America” 
  • Drake – “God's Plan” 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Ariana Grande
  • Bruno Mars
  • Camila Cabello
  • Cardi B
  • Drake
  • Post Malone

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
  • Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” 
  • Drake – “God's Plan” 
  • Dua Lipa – “New Rules”
  • Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” 
  • Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “rockstar”

BEST NEW ARTIST (Presented by Taco Bell®)

  • Bazzi
  • Cardi B
  • Chloe x Halle
  • Hayley Kiyoko
  • Lil Pump
  • Lil Uzi Vert

BEST COLLABORATION

  • Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”
  • Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” 
  • The Carters – “APES**T”
  • Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero”
  • Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid – “1-800-273-8255”
  • N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon”

BEST POP

  • Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” 
  • Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”
  • Demi Lovato – “Sorry Not Sorry”
  • Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
  • P!nk – “What About Us” 
  • Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

BEST HIP HOP

  • Cardi B ft. 21 Savage – “Bartier Cardi” 
  • The Carters – “APES**T”
  • Drake – “God's Plan” 
  • J. Cole – “ATM” 
  • Migos ft. Drake – “Walk It Talk It” 
  • Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li” 

BEST LATIN

  • Daddy Yankee – “Dura” 
  • J Balvin, Willy William – “Mi Gente”
  • Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero” 
  • Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato – “Échame La Culpa” 
  • Maluma – “Felices los 4” 
  • Shakira ft. Maluma – “Chantaje” 

BEST DANCE

  • Avicii ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together” 
  • Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss” 
  • The Chainsmokers – “Everybody Hates Me” 
  • David Guetta & Sia – “Flames”
  • Marshmello ft. Khalid – “Silence”
  • Zedd & Liam Payne – “Get Low (Street Video)” 

BEST ROCK

  • Fall Out Boy – “Champion”
  • Foo Fighters – “The Sky Is A Neighborhood” 
  • Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes” 
  • Linkin Park – “One More Light” 
  • Panic! At The Disco – “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” 
  • Thirty Seconds to Mars – “Walk On Water” 

VIDEO WITH A MESSAGE

  • Childish Gambino – “This Is America” 
  • Dej Loaf and Leon Bridges – “Liberated” 
  • Drake – ‘God’s Plan”
  • Janelle Monáe – “PYNK” 
  • Jessie Reyez – “Gatekeeper” 
  • Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid – “1-800-273-8255” 

PUSH ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • JULY 2018 – Chloe x Halle – Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records
  • JUNE 2018 – Sigrid – Island Records
  • MAY 2018 – Lil Xan – Columbia Records
  • APRIL 2018 – Hayley Kiyoko – Atlantic Records
  • MARCH 2018 – Jessie Reyez – Island Records
  • FEBRUARY 2018 – Tee Grizzley – 300 Entertainment
  • JANUARY 2018 – Bishop Briggs – Island Records
  • DECEMBER 2017 – Grace VanderWaal – Syco Music/Columbia Records
  • NOVEMBER 2017 – Why Don’t We – Atlantic Records
  • OCTOBER 2017 – PRETTYMUCH – Syco Music/Columbia Records
  • SEPTEMBER 2017 – SZA – TDE/Aftermath/Interscope Records
  • AUGUST 2017 – Kacy Hill – Def Jam Recordings
  • JULY 2017 – Khalid – RCA Records
  • JUNE 2017 – Kyle – Atlantic Records
  • MAY 2017 – Noah Cyrus – Records

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

BEST ART DIRECTION               

  • The Carters – “APES**T” – Art Direction by Jan Houlevigue
  • Childish Gambino – “This Is America” –  Art Direction by Jason Kisvarday
  • J. Cole – “ATM” –   Art Direction by Miles Mullin
  • Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel” –  Art Direction by Pepper Nguyen
  • SZA – “The Weekend” –  Art Direction by SZA and Solange
  • Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” –  Art Direction by Brett Hess

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

  • Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” –  Choreography by Phil Tayag & Bruno Mars
  • Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” –  Choreography by Calvit Hodge and Sara Bivens
  • The Carters – “APES**T” –  Choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Jaquel Knight
  • Childish Gambino – “This Is America” –  Choreography by Sherrie Silver
  • Dua Lipa – “IDGAF” –  Choreography by Marion Motin
  • Justin Timberlake – “Filthy” –  Choreography by Marty Kudelka, AJ Harpold, Tracy Phillips, and Ivan Koumaev

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Alessia Cara – “Growing Pains” – Cinematography by Pau Castejón
  • Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” –  Cinematography by Scott Cunningham
  • The Carters – “APES**T” –  Cinematography by Benoit Debie
  • Childish Gambino – “This Is America” –  Cinematography by Larkin Seiple
  • Eminem ft. Ed Sheeran – “River” – Cinematography by Frank Mobilio & Patrick Meller
  • Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood” – Cinematography by Jonathan Sela

BEST DIRECTION

  • The Carters – “APES**T” –  Directed by Ricky Saiz
  • Childish Gambino – “This Is America” –  Directed by Hiro Murai
  • Drake – “God's Plan” –  Directed by Karena Evans
  • Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” –  Directed by Jason Koenig
  • Justin Timberlake ft. Chris Stapleton – “Say Something” –  Directed by Arturo Perez Jr.
  • Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood” – Directed by Jay Martin

BEST EDITING

  • Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” –  Editing by Jacquelyn London
  • The Carters – “APES**T” –  Taylor Ward and Sam Ostrove
  • Childish Gambino – “This Is America” –  Editing by Ernie Gilbert
  • Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel” – Editing by Deji LaRay
  • N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon” –  Editing by Taylor Ward
  • Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” –  Editing by Chancler Haynes for Cosmo

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” –  Visual Effects by Vidal and Loris Paillier for Buf
  • Avicii ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together” –  Visual Effects by KPP
  • Eminem ft. Beyoncé – “Walk On Water” –  Visual Effects Supervisor Rich Lee for Drive Studios
  • Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars” –  Visual Effects by Loris Paillier for BUF Paris
  • Maroon 5 – “Wait” – Visual Effects by TIMBER
  • Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” – Visual Effects by Ingenuity Studios