MTV officially unveiled the nominees for the 2019 Video Music Awards on Tuesday (July 23), including some of the hottest Latin artists and songs of the moment.
Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift lead the pack with 10 nods each, going head-to-head in categories such as video of the year and song of the year. Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X, both up for best new artist, follow with nine and eight nods, respectively. Latinx artists Cardi B, Selena Gomez, and Camila Cabello are also top contenders for this year’s awards.
As tradition holds, MTV also spotlights the latest hits in Latin music in their best Latin category. Nominees this year include Anuel AA and Karol G’s “Secreto,” Bad Bunny’s “Mia” featuring Drake, “I Can’t Get Enough” by Benny Blanco, Tainy, Selena Gomez, and J Balvin, Daddy Yankee’s “Con Calma” featuring Snow, Maluma’s “Mala Mia,” and “Con Altura” by Rosalia and J Balvin featuring El Guincho.
Meanwhile, Rosalia and J Balvin sweep nominations in other categories, including best choreography for “Con Altura,” best dance for J Balvin’s collaboration with David Guetta and Bebe Rexha in “Say My Name” and best new artist for Rosalia, who’s up against Ava Max, Billie Eilish, H.E.R., Lil Nas X, and Lizzo.
The 2019 VMAs, hosted by Sebastian Maniscalco, will air live from the Prudential Center in New Jersey on Monday, Aug. 26, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.
Check out the full list of nominations here.