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Ariana Grande and Jonas Brothers winners at the 36th MTV Video Music Awards

Published on Wed 28.08.2019

Ariana Grande and Jonas Brothers won big at the 36th MTV Video Music Awards last night.

Last weekend, the 36th MTV Video Music Awards were presented at the Prudential Center in New Jersey. These awards are hosted annually by MTV to honor the best music videos of that year. The biggest contenders this year were Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift, each with 12 nominations.

"She saw it, she liked it, she wanted it, well she got it!"

Ariana Grande, who will be at the Antwerps Sportpaleis on Friday, managed to obtain three awards. She won the awards 'Artist of the Year' and 'Song of the Summer' with 'Boyfriend'. This collaboration with support act Social House has not gone unnoticed by the public. She made a homerun with winning her third award for ‘best art direction’, thanks to art director John Richoux. The videoclip for ‘7 Rings’ has some beautiful features. The American 'goddess' also wrote history, because the award for 'Artist of the Year' went to a woman for the second year in a row. This has never happened before in the past of the MTV VMAs.

Boy band phase officially over

The popular Jonas Brothers made the comeback of the year and immediately took home the 'Best Pop' award for their music video 'Sucker', also their first MTV VMA ever. And let's face it, they deserved it, what a video. The brothers broke a record as well, because of their victory they are only the third all men's group to win this award. Please note, we don't call the Jonas Brothers a boy band anymore because, admit it, they have grown out of this phase a long time ago. Their performance was not one of the least. Disco balls, confetti and fireworks, all the trimmings. So, we know what to expect on the 8th of February in the Lotto Arena.

The award goes to: Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift

Not only did the Jonas Brothers and Ariana Grande win some statues, a lot of other artists were also awarded for their work. Check out the complete list below.

Video of the year
Taylor Swift - You Need To Calm Down

Artist of the year
Ariana Grande

Song of the year
Lil Nas X ft Billy Ray Cyrus - Old Town Road

Best new artist
Billie Eilish

Best collaboration
Shawn Mendes & Camilla Cabello - Señorita

Push artist of the year
Billie Eilish

Best pop
Jonas Brothers - Sucker

Best hiphop
Cardi B - Money

Best R&B
Normani ft 6lack - Waves

Best K-Pop
BTS ft Halsey - Boy With Luv

Best latin
Rosalía & J Halvin ft El Guincho - Con Altura

Best dance
The Chainsmokers ft Bebe Rexha - Call You Mine

Best rock
Panic! At The Disco - High Hopes

Video for good (For social awareness)
Taylor Swift - You Need To Calm Down

Best direction
Lil Nas X ft Billy Ray Cyrus - Old Town Road

Best visual effects
Taylor Swift ft Brendon Urie - ME! - Visuele effecten door Loris Paillier & Lucas Salton

Best editing
Billie Eilish - Bad Guy - Editing door Billie Eilish

Best art direction
Ariana Grande - 7 Rings - Art regie door John Richoux

Best choreography
Rosalía & J Halvin ft El Guincho - Con Altura - Choreografie door Charm La'Donna

Best cinematography
Shawn Mendes & Camilla Cabello - Señorita - Cinematografie door Scott Cunningham

Best group
BTS

Best power anthem
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign - Hot Girl Summer

Song of the summer
Ariana Grande ft Social House - Boyfriend

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
Missy Elliott