Kendrick Lamar Leads With The Most MTV VMA Nominations (Full List Noms)

MTV  announced the nominees for the 2017 Video Music Awards, getting rid of the gendered categories and combining the awards for best male and female video into one category, artist of the year.

The rapper Kendrick Lamar led the pack with eight nominations for the music video for Humble, while the Weeknd and Katy Perry were not far behind with five nods each. The nominees for the evening’s biggest award, artist of the year, are Lamar, the Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande and Lorde.

The awards ceremony, which will take place on 27 August at the Forum in Inglewood, California, and will air on MTV that night.

Video of the Year

Kendrick Lamar — “HUMBLE.”
Bruno Mars — “24K Magic”
Alessia Cara — “Scars To Your Beautiful”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller — “Wild Thoughts”
The Weeknd — “Reminder”

Artist of the Year

Bruno Mars
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran
Ariana Grande
The Weeknd

Best New Artist

Kodak Black
Young M.A
Julia Michaels
Noah Cyrus

Best Collaboration

Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez — “We Don’t Talk Anymore”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller — “Wild Thoughts”
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty — “Broccoli”
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey — “Closer”
Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean — “Feels”
Zayn & Taylor Swift — “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)”

Best Pop

Shawn Mendes — “Treat You Better”
Ed Sheeran — “Shape of You”
Harry Styles — “Sign Of The Times”
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane — “Down”
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley —
Miley Cyrus — “Malibu”

Best Hip Hop

Kendrick Lamar — “HUMBLE.”
Big Sean — “Bounce Back”
Chance the Rapper — “Same Drugs”
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty — “Broccoli”
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert — “Bad & Boujee”
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne — “I’m The One”

Best Dance

Zedd and Alessia Cara — “Stay”
Kygo x Selena Gomez — “It Ain’t Me”
Calvin Harris — “My Way”
Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and MØ — “Cold Water”
Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla $ign — “Gone”

Best Rock

Coldplay — “A Head Full of Dreams” (Parlophone/Atlantic Records)
Fall Out Boy — “Young And Menace” (Island)
Twenty One Pilots — “Heavydirtysoul” (Fueled by Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Green Day — “Bang Bang” (Warner Bros. Records)
Foo Fighters — “Run” (RCA Records)

Best Fight Against the System

Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson — “Black SpiderMan”
The Hamilton Mixtape — “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” (Immigration)
Big Sean — “Light” (Race)
Alessia Cara — “Scars To Your Beautiful”
Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley — “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL” (Environment)
John Legend — “Surefire” (Immigration & Anti-Muslim hate)
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