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The MTV VMAs Lit up the City of Newark, NJ

Newark, NJ- For the first time ever the MTV Video Music Awards were held in the state of New Jersey. The show was broadcast-ed from the Prudential Center downtown Newark,NJ.

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Missy Elliott was honored by the VMAs by being presented with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Cardi B won the ‘Best Hip-Hop Music Video’ for ‘Money’, and Megan Thee Stallion won for ‘Best Power Anthem’ for ‘Hot Girl Summer’.  There were also a host of other winners and they’re listed below. The show closed out with a commemorative massive performance by New Jersey born and bred hip hop artist. They ranged from Queen Latifah, Wycleff, Fetty Wap, Red Man, Naughty By Nature, and others. Watch the video below. Newark experienced an influx in activity, exposure and economic increase as the city’s downtown swelled with attendees, performers, on lookers and much more. There were various watch parties taking place, after parties, and a number of other activities.

Stay tuned to our social media and website for our coverage of the MTV VMAs coming soon.

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Video Vanguard

WINNER: Missy Elliott

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Video of the Year

  • WINNER: Taylor Swift: “You Need to Calm Down”
    21 Savage: “a lot” [ft. J. Cole]
    Billie Eilish: “bad guy”
    Ariana Grande: thank u, next”
    Jonas Brothers: “Sucker”
    Lil Nas X: “Old Town Road (Remix)” [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus]

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Artist of the Year

  • WINNER: Ariana Grande
    Cardi B
    Billie Eilish
    Halsey
    Jonas Brothers
    Shawn Mendes

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Song of the Year

  • WINNER: Lil Nas X: “Old Town Road (Remix)” [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus]
    Drake: “In My Feelings”
    Ariana Grande: “thank u, next”
    Jonas Brothers: “Sucker”
    Lady Gaga / Bradley Cooper: “Shallow”
    Taylor Swift: “You Need to Calm Down”

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Best New Artist

WINNER: Billie Eilish
Ava Max
H.E.R.
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
ROSALÍA

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Best Collaboration

WINNER: Shawn Mendes / Camila Cabello: “Señorita”
Lil Nas X: “Old Town Road (Remix)” [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus]
Lady Gaga / Bradley Cooper: “Shallow”
Taylor Swift: “ME!” [ft. Brendon Urie]
Ed Sheeran / Justin Bieber: “I Don’t Care”
BTS: “Boy With Luv” [ft. Halsey]

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Push Artist of the Year

  • WINNER: Billie Eilish
    Bazzi
    CNCO
    H.E.R.
    Lauv
    Lizzo

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Best Pop

  • WINNER: Jonas Brothers: “Sucker”
    5 Seconds of Summer: “Easier”
    Cardi B / Bruno Mars: “Please Me”
    Billie Eilish: “bad guy”
    Khalid: “Talk”
    Ariana Grande: “thank u, next”
    Taylor Swift: “You Need to Calm Down”

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Best Hip-Hop

  • WINNER: Cardi B: “Money”
    2 Chainz: “Rule the World”[ft. Ariana Grande]
    21 Savage: “a lot” [ft. J. Cole]
    DJ Khaled: “Higher” [ft. Nipsey Hussle and John Legend]
    Lil Nas X: “Old Town Road (Remix)” [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus]
    Travis Scott: “SICKO MODE” [ft. Drake]

 

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Best R&B

  • WINNER: Normani: “Waves” [ft. 6LACK]
    Anderson .Paak: “Make It Better” [ft. Smokey Robinson]
    Childish Gambino: “Feels Like Summer”
    H.E.R.: “Could’ve Been” [ft. Bryson Tiller]
    Alicia Keys: “Raise a Man”
    Ella Mai: “Trip”

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Best K-Pop

  • WINNER: BTS: “Boy With Luv” [ft. Halsey]
    BLACKPINK: “Kill This Love”
    Monsta X: “Who Do You Love” [ft. French Montana]
    TOMORROW X TOGETHER: “Cat & Dog”
    NCT 127: “Regular”
    EXO: “Tempo”

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Best Latin

  • WINNER: ROSALÍA / J Balvin: “Con Altura” [ft. El Guincho]
    Anuel AA / Karol G: “Secreto”
    Bad Bunny: “MIA” [ft. Drake]
    benny blanco / Tainy / Selena Gomez / J Balvin: “I Can’t Get Enough”
    Daddy Yankee: “Con Calma” [ft. Snow]
    Maluma: “Mala Mía”

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Best Dance

  • WINNER: The Chainsmokers: “Call You Mine” [ft. Bebe Rexha]
    Clean Bandit: “Solo” [ft. Demi Lovato]
    DJ Snake: “Taki Taki” [ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B]
    David Guetta / Bebe Rexha / J Balvin: “Say My Name”
    Marshmello / Bastille: “Happier”
    Silk City / Dua Lipa: “Electricity”

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Best Rock

  • WINNER: Panic! At the Disco: “High Hopes”
    The 1975: “Love It If We Made It”
    Fall Out Boy: “Bishops Knife Trick”
    Imagine Dragons: “Natural”
    Lenny Kravitz: “Low”
    twenty one pilots: “My Blood”

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Video for Good

  • WINNER: Taylor Swift: “You Need to Calm Down”
    Halsey: “Nightmare”
    The Killers: “Land of the Free”
    Jamie N Commons / Skylar Grey: “Runaway Train” [ft. Gallant]
    John Legend: “Preach”
    Lil Dicky: “Earth”

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Best Group

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

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Best Power Anthem

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

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Song of Summer

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

Fashion Trailblazer

  • WINNER: Marc Jacobs

Best Direction

  • WINNER: Lil Nas X: “Old Town Road (Remix)” [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus] (dir. Calmatic)
    Billie Eilish: “bad Guy” (dir. Dave Meyers)
    FKA twigs: “Cellophane” (dir. Andrew Thomas Huang)
    Ariana Grande: “thank u, next” (dir. Hannah Lux Davis)
    LSD: “No New Friends” (dir. Dano Cerny)
    Taylor Swift: “You Need to Calm Down” (dir. Drew Kirsch and Taylor Swift)

Best Visual Effects

  • WINNER: Taylor Swift: “ME!” [ft. Brendon Urie] (visual effects: Loris Paillier & Lucas Salton for BUF VFX)
    Billie Eilish: “when the party’s over” (visual effects: Ryan Ross, Andres Jaramillo)
    FKA twigs: “Cellophane” (visual effects: Matt Chandler, Fabio Zaveti for Analog)
    Ariana Grande: “God is a woman” (visual effects: Fabrice Lagayette, Kristina Prilukova & Rebecca Rice for Mathematic)
    DJ Khaled: “Just Us” [ft. SZA] (visual effects: Sergii Mashevskyi)
    LSD: “No New Friends” (visual effects: Ethan Chancer)

Best Editing

  • WINNER: Billie Eilish: “bad guy” (editing: Billie Eilish)
    Anderson .Paak: “Tints” [ft. Kendrick Lamar] (editing: Elias Talbot)
    Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” (editing: Calmatic)
    Ariana Grande: “7 rings” (editing: Hannah Lux Davis & Taylor Walsh)
    Solange: “Almeda” (editing: Solange Knowles, Vinnie Hobbs, Jonathon Proctor)
    Taylor Swift: “You Need to Calm Down” (editing: Jarrett Fijal)

Best Art Direction

  • WINNER: Ariana Grande: “7 rings” (art direction: John Richoux)
    BTS: “Boy With Luv” [ft. Halsey] (art direction: JinSil Park, BoNa Kim (MU:E))
    Lil Nas X: “Old Town Road (Remix)” [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus] (art direction: Itaru Dela Vegas)
    Shawn Mendes / Camila Cabello: “Señorita” (art direction: Tatiana Van Sauter)
    Taylor Swift: “You Need to Calm Down” (art direction: Brittany Porter)
    Kanye West / Lil Pump: “I Love It” [ft. Adele Givens] (art direction: Tino Schaedler)

Best Choreography

  • WINNER: ROSALÍA / J Balvin: “Con Altura” [ft. El Guincho] (choreography: Charm La’Donna)
    FKA twigs: “Cellophane” (choreography: Kelly Yvonne)
    LSD: “No New Friends” (choreography: Ryan Heffington)
    Shawn Mendes / Camila Cabello: “Señorita” (choreography: Calvit Hodge, Sara Biv)
    Solange: “Almeda” (choreography: Maya Taylor, Solange Knowles)
    BTS: “Boy With Luv” [ft. Halsey] (choreography: Rie Hata)

Best Cinematography

  • WINNER: Shawn Mendes / Camila Cabello: “Señorita” (cinematography: Scott Cunningham)
    Anderson .Paak: “Tints” [ft. Kendrick Lamar] (cinematography: Elias Talbot)
    Billie Eilish: “hostage” (cinematography: Pau Castejon)
    Ariana Grande: “thank u, next” (cinematography: Christopher Probst)
    Solange: “Almeda” (cinematography: Chayse Irvin, Ryan Marie Helfant, Justin Hamilton)
    Taylor Swift: “ME!” [ft. Brendon Urie] (cinematography: Starr Whitesides)
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