The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards nominations were announced today (July 23). Through the announcement, two new categories were unveiled, best K-pop and video for good.
The pair of additions reflects the MTV-hosted award show’s increasing recognition of the impact of K-pop and the force of music, and music videos, as a platform for positive messaging.
In the K-pop category, works by BTS featuring Halsey, BLACKPINK, Monsta X featuring French Montana, NCT 127, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, and EXO were nominated, while video for good nominations included releases by Halsey, The Killers, Jamie N Commons, John Legend, Lil Dicky, and Taylor Swift.
This year’s VMAs will be held on Aug. 26 and wil lair on MTV.
Check out all of the 2019 MTV VMA nominations here.