MTV introduced the nominations for its annual Video Music Awards right this moment, tapping a number of social media stars to drop the data on Instagram Stay. The identify most often flying off the lips of parents like Bretman Rock and Child Ariel? Kendrick Lamar, whose “Humble” pulled down eight nominations, together with Finest Video, Finest Artist, and Finest Hip-Hop. (Katy Perry and The Weeknd got here in second, tying with 5 nominations every.)
This yr’s nominations noticed the VMAs comply with within the footsteps of MTV’s Film & TV Awards, eradicating gendered classes and lumping them collectively right into a single Finest Artist award. They’ve additionally added in a “Finest Combat In opposition to The System” class, for works daring viewers to get off the sofa and hit the streets in protest. (The apparent frontrunner right here is “Immigrants (We Get the Job Executed)” from The Hamilton Mixtape, however Huge Sean and John Legend have socially acutely aware nominations, too.)
In the meantime, Finest Rock fell again on outdated favorites, with Coldplay, Inexperienced Day, Foo Fighters, and Fall Out Boy all scoring nods, whereas Finest Pop shall be fought between Brits Harry Kinds and Ed Sheeran, plus Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Fifth Concord, and Shawn Mendes. (Sheeran’s additionally up for Artist Of The 12 months, dealing with off in opposition to The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars, and Lorde.)
As at all times, VMA winners shall be decided by fan votes; you may see the complete poll proper right here. Many of the classes will shut shortly earlier than the awards are broadcast stay on August 27, however Finest New Artist—which incorporates SZA, Kodak Black, and Julia Michaels—will keep open even in the course of the ceremony; the ultimate winner shall be decided by a Twitter hashtag conflict in the course of the present itself.
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