Why Billie Eilish Wasn’t At the MTV VMAs, Despite Being Nominated For 10 Awards

28 August 2019, 15:24

Billie Eilish was absent from the 2019 award show.
Billie Eilish was absent from the 2019 award show. Picture: Billie Eilish

The reason Billie Eilish wasn’t at the MTV VMAs has been revealed.

Billie Eilish wasn’t at the 2019 VMAs because she’s currently on tour in Russia.

The 'Bad Guy' singer was nominated for a whopping 10 awards and scooped 3 on the night including Push Artist Of The Year.

WATCH: Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello's Steamy Señorita Performance At The 2019 VMAs!

However, when it came to accepting her awards, she appeared on screen in pre-recorded video messages.

“I just wanted to thank you guys so much for making me MTV’s Push artist of the year,” Billie told fans in the video. “Love you.”

Later in the evening she beat Lizzo and won Best New Artist - which was voted for by the fans.

In her VT, she said: “Unfortunately, I’m on tour right now, actually in Russia, so I cannot come, which breaks my heart.

“I want to thank my fans because you guys are the reason that anybody cares about me at all. So thank you, thank you thank you, I love you guys.”

Billie was in the UK, over the Bank Holiday weekend, ahead of her show in Moscow’s Megasport Arena to play Reading and Leeds festival.

Demi Lovato also skipped the award show, which included performances from Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello and Normani.

> Download Our Brand New App For All The Latest Miley Cyrus News

  • Top Ten
  • 11 - 20
  • 21 - 30
  • 31 - 40
  1. 1
    No Time To Die artwork
  2. 2
    Physical artwork
  3. 3
    Roses (Imanbek Remix) artwork
  4. 4
    Blinding Lights artwork
  5. 5
    What a Man Gotta Do artwork
  6. 6
    Dance Monkey artwork
  7. 7
    Before You Go artwork
  8. 8
    Lonely artwork
  9. 9
    Better Off Without You artwork
  10. 10
    Intentions artwork
  11. 11
    Birthday artwork
  12. 12
    Godzilla (feat. Juice WRLD) artwork
  13. 13
    You Should Be Sad artwork
  14. 14
    Don't Start Now artwork
  15. 15
    React artwork
  16. 16
  17. 17
  18. 18
    Someone You Loved (ID9 Remix) artwork
  19. 19
  20. 20
    Everything I Wanted artwork
  21. 21
    Yummy artwork
  22. 22
    Better Half of Me artwork
  23. 23
    Own It artwork
  24. 24
    Adore You artwork
  25. 25
    My Oh My artwork
  26. 26
    Senorita artwork
  27. 27
  28. 28
    This Is Real artwork
  29. 29
    Bad Guy artwork
  30. 30
    Roxanne artwork
  31. 31
    Lose You to Love Me artwork
  32. 32
    Bruises artwork
  33. 33
  34. 34
    Memories artwork
  35. 35
    Rare artwork
  36. 36
    Ride It artwork
  37. 37
  38. 38
    Hold Me While You Wait artwork
  39. 39
  40. 40
    Watermelon Sugar artwork
  • Top Ten
  • 11 - 20
  • 21 - 30
  • 31 - 40
Visit the site