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2019 Video Music Awards: Who's In The Lead & Who Got Snubbed

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Jul. 23 2019, Published 6:36 p.m. ET

While the summer brings beaches, barbecues and late nights, it also brings the MTV Video Music Awards! Music's craziest night is right around the corner and the nominations were announced on Tuesday, July 23. Find out the snubs, the surprises and who's in the lead.

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Old time favorites Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift each swept the nominations with 10 nods each.

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"Bad Guy" rocker Billie Eilish scored nine nods and country-rap superstar Lil Nas X came close behind with eight.

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This year's show also introduces a new category: Best K-pop. BTS won a nomination for their hit "Boy With Luv." Other big K-pop stars who scored a nod are Blackpink, Monsta XTOMORROW X TOGETHERNCT 127 and EXO.

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The biggest award of the night, Video of the Year, has Ariana, Lil Nas, Taylor, J. Cole, 21 Savage and the Jonas Brothers competing for the prize.

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But this year's list also came with a few snubs that has fans wondering what went wrong.

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Miley Cyrus' iconic collab with Mark Ronson for “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart" didn't garner any nods despite the pop song's hundreds of millions of views on YouTube.

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2019 Album of the Year Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves was not awarded with any noms for her record Golden Hour.

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Halsey did not receive a nomination for "Without Me."

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Megan Thee Stallion's hit "Cash S**t" had everyone in the summer of 2019 dancing. So where was the rapper's much-deserved nomination?

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While Sam Smith and Normani's song "Dancing With A Stranger" won a Teen Choice Award nom, it failed to get one for the VMAs.

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For the full list of nominations, click here.

The 2019 VMAs will be held for the first time at Newark's Prudential Center and will air live on August 26. Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco will host the festivities.

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