Watch the MTV VMA nominees for video of the year

Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish, shown at L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium in July, is up for nine MTV VMAs.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

MTV announced the nominations for the 2019 Video Music Awards on Tuesday, with Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande leading the pop pack with 10 nods apiece.

Rising anti-pop star Billie Eilish, the 17-year-old pride of Los Angeles, also made a big splash with nine nominations, including best new artist and video and artist of the year.

Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X are the most nominated artists for the MTV Video Music Awards next month.

And the nominees for video of the year are...


21 Savage, featuring J. Cole, ‘a lot’

Billie Eilish, ‘Bad Guy’

Ariana Grande, ‘thank u, next’

Jonas Brothers, ‘Sucker’

Lil Nas X, featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, ‘Old Town Road (Remix)’

Taylor Swift, ‘You Need to Calm Down’