MTV Video awards: A Swift one while she was away

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MTV Video awards: A Swift one while she was away

Taylor Swift won video of the year and Ariana Grande was voted artist of the year at a girl-powered function

Staff reporters

Taylor Swift won video of the year and Ariana Grande was voted artist of the year in a girl-powered MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) show on Monday. Rapper Cardi B won best hip-hop video and newcomer Lizzo celebrated large women.

Alternative pop singer Billie Eilish, 17, beat Lizzo to be named both best new artist and best breakthrough or “Push” artist in the fan-voted awards show.

Another newcomer, Lil Nas X, took home the song of the year award for Old Town Road, his country rap collaboration with Billy Ray Cyrus that ruled for a record 19 consecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard singles chart...

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