MTV Announces New VMA Categories, Pre-Show Performers

The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards are happening Monday but the show is still adding more categories. The network just announced three new fan-voted categories, with the public getting the chance to chime in this week via MTV’s Instsagram Story. 

The three categories include Best Group, with voting closing today, Best Power Anthem, with voting open for 24 hours starting at noon, and Song of the Summer, with voting opening tomorrow at noon, and running until Sunday.Check out the nominees below.

In addition, MTV has added Ava Max, CNCO and Megan Thee Stallion as the entertainment for the VMAs red carpet pre-show. 

The 2019 MTV VMAs take place Monday at 8 pm, live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The pre-show kicks off at 7 pm. 

Best Group

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

Best Power Anthem

  • 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”
  • Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign “Hot Girl Summer”

Song of Summer

  • 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”

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