Swift and Cardi B bring girl power to MTV Video Music Awards

ANGELA WEISS / AFP

Taylor Swift took two trophies home in a girl-powered start to the MTV Video Music Awards show on Monday.

Swift picked up two awards, including video of the year, for You Need to Calm Down, while rapper Cardi B beat out a male-dominated lineup to win best hip-hop video for Money.

"It means that you want a world where we are all treated equally under the law," Swift said while accepting the award.

Billie Eilish and Ariana Grande, both of whom were absent from Monday’s show, won Best New Artist and Artist of the Year, respectively.

The awards night also featured a slew of performances from Swift, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Jonas Brothers, Cabello, Mendes and more. 

2019 MTV Video Music Awards winners

Video Vanguard - Missy Elliot
Video of the Year - Taylor Swift - You Need to Calm Down
Artist of the Year - Ariana Grande
Song of the Year - Lil Nas X - Old Town Road (Remix) ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
Best New Artist - Billie Eilish
Best Collaboration - Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello - Señorita
Push Artist of the Year - Billie Eilish
Best Pop - Jonas Brothers - Sucker
Best Hip-Hop - Cardi B - Money
Best R&B - Normani - Waves ft. 6LACK
Best K-Pop - BTS - Boy With Luv ft. Halsey
Best Latin - ROSALÍA and J Balvin - Con Altura ft. El Guincho
Best Dance - The Chainsmokers - Call You Mine ft. Bebe Rexha
Best Rock - Panic! At the Disco - High Hopes
Video for Good - Taylor Swift - You Need to Calm Down
Best Group - BTS
Best Power Anthem - Megan Thee Stallion - Hot Girl Summer ft. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign
Song of Summer - Ariana Grande and Social House - Boyfriend
Fashion Trailblazer - Marc Jacobs
Best Direction - Lil Nas X - Old Town Road (Remix) ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
Best Visual Effects - Taylor Swift - ME! ft. Brendon Urie
Best Editing - Billie Eilish - bad guy
Best Art Direction - Ariana Grande - 7 Rings
Best Choreography - ROSALÍA and J Balvin - Con Altura ft. El Guincho
Best Cinematography - Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello - Señorita

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