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Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande lead MTV Video Music Awards 2020 nominations

MTV have unveiled the nominations for this year’s Video Music Awards (VMAs) – with Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd and Billie Eilish leading the pack!

Gaga and Ariana are the most nominated artists this year – both are for a total of nine awards, including the coveted Video of the Year award for their collaborative effort “Rain On Me”, which has also been nominated for Song of the Year, Best Collaboration and Best Pop.

The Weeknd has nabbed six nominations for the video for his hit single “Blinding Lights”, which will compete with “Rain On Me” in the Video of the Year category. The singer has been also nominated for Artist of the Year.

Billie Eilish also has six nominations – her video for “everything i wanted” is up for two awards, while the clip for “all the good girls go to hell” has been nominated three times. Meanwhile, the music video for “xanny” is up against five others in the Best Direction category.

You can expect some tough competition in the Push Best New Artist category, which sees the likes of Lewis Capaldi, Doja Cat, Roddy Ricch and more all up for the award.

The Best K-Pop award also returns this year, with nominations from BTS, EXO and Red Velvet.

MTV have also taken advantage of the multitude of media we have been treated to while many stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic, in the form of two new categories: Best Music Video From Home and Best Quarantine Performance.

Another new award introduced for this year’s ceremony is Video For Good, which highlights powerful music videos with uplifting messages and important statements.

Voting for this year’s VMAs is officially open now. You can vote once per day by visiting the VMAs website to pick your favourite videos and artists.

The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will take place at the Barclays Center in New York on 30 August. Information about hosts and performers are yet to be announced, but there’s no doubt that this year’s show will be a bit different due to social distancing measures in place.

MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS 2020 NOMINATIONS

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Billie Eilish – “everything i wanted”

Eminem feat. Juice Wrld – “Godzilla”

Future feat. Drake – “Life Is Good”

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”

Taylor Swift – “The Man”

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

DaBaby

Justin Bieber

Lady Gaga

Megan Thee Stallion

Post Malone

The Weeknd

PUSH BEST NEW ARTIST

Doja Cat

Jack Harlow

Lewis Capaldi

Roddy Ricch

Tate McRae

Yungblud

SONG OF THE YEAR

Billie Eilish – “everything i wanted”

Doja Cat – “Say So”

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”

Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage”

Post Malone – “Circles”

Roddy Ricch – “The Box”

BEST COLLABORATION

Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber – “Stuck With U”

Black Eyed Peas feat. J Balvin – “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”

Ed Sheeran feat. Khalid – “Beautiful People”

Future feat. Drake – “Life Is Good”

Karol G feat. Nicki Minaj – “Tusa”

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”

BEST POP

BTS – “On”

Halsey – “You Should Be Sad”

Jonas Brothers – “What a Man Gotta Do”

Justin Bieber feat. Quavo – “Intentions”

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”

Taylor Swift – “Lover”

BEST HIP HOP

DaBaby – “BOP”

Eminem feat. Juice Wrld – “Godzilla”

Future feat. Drake – “Life Is Good”

Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage”

Roddy Ricch – “The Box”

Travis Scott – “HIGHEST IN THE ROOM”

BEST R&B

Alicia Keys – “Underdog”

Chloe x Halle – “Do It”

H.E.R. feat. YG – “Slide”

Khalid feat. Summer Walker – “Eleven”

Lizzo – “Cuz I Love You”

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”

BEST K-POP

BTS – “On”

EXO – “Obsession”

(G) I-DLE – “Oh My God”

MONSTA X – “SOMEONE’S SOMEONE”

Red Velvet – “Psycho”

Tomorrow X Together – “9 and Three Quarters (Run Away)”

BEST LATIN

Anuel AA feat. Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, Karol G and J Balvin – “China”

Bad Bunny – “Yo Perreo Sola”

Black Eyed Peas feat. Ozuna and J Rey Soul – “MAMACITA”

J Balvin – “Amaraillo”

Karol G feat. Nicki Minaj – “Tusa”

Maluma feat. J Balvin – “Que Pena”

BEST ROCK

Blink-182 – “Happy Days”

Coldplay – “Orphans”

Evanescence – “Wasted On You”

Fall Out Boy feat. Wyclef Jean – “Dear Future Self (Hands Up)”

Green Day – “Oh Yeah!”

The Killers – “Caution”

BEST ALTERNATIVE

The 1975 – “If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)”

All Time Low – “Some Kind Of Disaster”

Finneas – “Let’s Fall In Love For the Night”

Lana Del Rey – “Doin’ Time”

Machine Gun Kelly – “Bloody Valentine”

Twenty One Pilots – “Level of Concern”

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM HOME

5 Seconds of Summer – “Wildflower”

Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber – “Stuck with U”

Blink-182 – “Happy Days”

Drake – “Toosie Slide”

John Legend – “Bigger Love”

Twenty One Pilots – “Level Of Concern”

BEST QUARANTINE PERFORMANCE

Chloe x Halle – “Do It” from MTV Prom-Athon

CNCO from MTV Unplugged At Home

DJ D-Nice from Club MTV Presents: #DanceTogether

John Legend from #TogetherAtHome Concert Series

Lady Gaga – “Smile” from One World: Together At Home

Post Malone – Nirvana Tribute

VIDEO FOR GOOD

Anderson .Paak – “Lockdown”

Billie Eilish – “all the good girls go to hell”

Demi Lovato – “I Love Me”

H.E.R. – “I Can’t Breathe”

Lil Baby – “The Bigger Picture”

Taylor Swift – “The Man”

BEST DIRECTION

Billie Eilish – “xanny”

Doja Cat – “Say So”

Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now”

Harry Styles – “Adore You”

Taylor Swift – “The Man”

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”

BEST ART DIRECTION

A$AP Rocky – “Babushka Boi”

Dua Lipa – “Physical”

Harry Styles – “Adore You”

Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter”

Selena Gomez – “Boyfriend”

Taylor Swift – “Lover”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

BTS – “On”

CNCO and Natti Natasha – “Honey Boo”

DaBaby – “BOP”

Dua Lipa – “Physical”

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”

Normani – “Motivation”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

5 Seconds of Summer – “Old Me”

Billie Eilish – “all the good girls go to hell”

Camila Cabello feat. DaBaby – “My Oh My”

Katy Perry – “Harleys In Hawaii”

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”

BEST EDITING

Halsey – “Graveyard”

James Black – “Can’t Believe the Way We Flow”

Lizzo – “Good As Hell”

Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter”

Rosalia – “A Pale”

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Billie Eilish – “all the good girls go to hell”

Demi Lovato – “I Love Me”

Dua Lipa – “Physical”

Harry Styles – “Adore You”

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”

Travis Scott – “HIGHEST IN THE ROOM”

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