MTV VMAs 2022: See All The Nominations For The MTV Video Music Awards Here

The MTV Video Music Awards, or MTV VMAs 2022, will return to the stage this year in all its glory, with all its show-stopping spectacle and extravaganza on August 28. All the music buffs around the globe are eagerly waiting for this splendid evening, so with no further adieu, let’s get into this year’s nominations and everything that you should know.

The MTV VMAs 2022 celebrates the best music videos of the past year and feature unforgettable performances, tributes and appearances from the biggest stars in music. The much-awaited award night will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. There are already plenty of high-profile performances slated for the night, along with recognizing the industry’s best and most impactful talent and awarding the year’s best and most influential music videos.

In the meantime, find all the nominations for this year’s VMAs below! For the first time in the show’s 39-year history, MTV widened the number of nominees for its top award, Video of the Year, followed by other prestigious award categories—Artist of the Year, Best Collaboration, and Best Alternative—each counting seven artists in individual categories.

We are certain Lil Nas X felt euphoric (and did a happy dance) when he first got to know that he received seven nods for the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards nominations. This puts him in a tie for the lead with Jack Harlow and Kendrick Lamar, as both hip-hop artists received seven nominations each. “Kiss Me More” singer, Doja Cat became the top female nominee of this year and joins Grammy-winning artist, Harry Styles, each of whom received six nods. Massive artists such as Billie Eilish, Drake, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd received five nominations each. K-pop phenom BTS became the most nominated group/duo, with four nods in total.

Well, the happy spree doesn’t just end here, as Bad Bunny is the first Latin artist to be nominated for Artist of the Year. There are 26 first-time nominees this year, so there’s a good chance that you’ll see more fresh and familiar faces on the red carpet and in the award run. The nominations for new artists did not come as a surprise to us because of their impeccable talent and successful music releases this year. The nominees for Best New Artist are Baby Keem, Dove Cameron, GAYLE, Latto, Måneskin, and Seventeen.

There’s also a new category added this year—Best Metaverse Performance. Nominations for social categories, including Group of the Year and Song of Summer, will be announced at a later date.

Starting Tuesday, fans can vote for their favourite artists across 22 gender-neutral categories online by visiting vote.mtv.com. Voting closes Friday, Aug. 19 except for the category: Best New Artist. Voting in that category will remain active in the telecast on Sunday, August 28.

Check out the complete list of The MTV Video Music Awards nominations for 2022 below:

Video of the Year 

Doja Cat – “Woman”
Drake ft. Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy”
Ed Sheeran – “Shivers”
Harry Styles – “As It Was“
Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY”
Olivia Rodrigo – “brutal”
Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)  

Artist of the Year

Bad Bunny
Drake
Ed Sheeran
Harry Styles
Jack Harlow
Lil Nas X
Lizzo  

Song of the Year

Adele – “Easy On Me”
Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever”
Doja Cat – “Woman”
Elton John & Dua Lipa – “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)”
Lizzo – “About Damn Time”
The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – “STAY”

Best New Artist

Baby Keem
Dove Cameron
GAYLE
Latto
Måneskin
SEVENTEEN  

Push Performance of the Year

Griff – “One Night”
Remi Wolf – “Sexy Villain”
Nessa Barrett – “i hope ur miserable until ur dead”  
SEVENTEEN – “Rock With You”
Mae Muller – “Better Days”
GAYLE – “abcdefu”
Sheneesa – “R U That”
Omar Apollo – “Tamagotchi”
Wet Leg – “Chaise Longue”
Muni Long – “Baby Boo”
Doechii – “Persuasive” 

Best Collaboration

Drake ft. Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy”
Elton John & Dua Lipa – “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)”
Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY”
Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie”
Post Malone & The Weeknd – “One Right Now”
ROSALÍA ft. The Weeknd – “LA FAMA”
The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – “STAY” 

Best Pop

Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever”
Doja Cat – “Woman”
Ed Sheeran – “Shivers”
Harry Styles – “As It Was”
Lizzo – “About Damn Time”
Olivia Rodrigo – “traitor”  

Best Hip-Hop

Eminem & Snoop Dogg – “From The D 2 The LBC”
Future ft. Drake, Tems – “WAIT FOR U”
Kendrick Lamar – “N95”
Latto – “Big Energy”
Nicki Minaj ft. Lil Baby – “Do We Have A Problem?”
Pusha T – “Diet Coke”  

Best Rock

Foo Fighters – “Love Dies Young”
Jack White – “Taking Me Back”
Muse – “Won’t Stand Down”
Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Black Summer”
Shinedown – “Planet Zero”
Three Days Grace – “So Called Life”  

Best Alternative

Avril Lavigne ft. blackbear – “Love It When You Hate Me”
Imagine Dragons x JID – “Enemy”
Machine Gun Kelly ft. WILLOW – “emo girl”
Måneskin – “I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE”
Panic! At The Disco – “Viva Las Vengeance”
Twenty One Pilots  – “Saturday”
WILLOW, Avril Lavigne ft. Travis Barker – “G R O W”

Best Latin

Anitta – “Envolver”
Bad Bunny – “Tití Me Preguntó”
Becky G X KAROL G – “MAMIII”
Daddy Yankee – “REMIX”
Farruko – “Pepas”
J Balvin & Skrillex – “In Da Getto”

Best R&B

Alicia Keys – “City of Gods (Part II)”
Chlöe – “Have Mercy”
H.E.R. – “For Anyone”
Normani ft. Cardi B – “Wild Side”
Summer Walker, SZA & Cardi B – “No Love (Extended Version)”
The Weeknd – “Out Of Time”

Best K-pop

BTS – “Yet To Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)”
ITZY – “LOCO”
LISA – “LALISA”
SEVENTEEN – “HOT”
Stray Kids – “MANIAC”
TWICE – “The Feels”

Video for Good

Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5”
Latto – “P*ssy”
Lizzo – “About Damn Time”
Rina Sawayama – “This Hell”
Stromae – ”Fils de joie”  

Best Metaverse Performance

BLACKPINK The Virtual | PUBG
BTS | Minecraft
Charli XCX | Roblox
Justin Bieber – An Interactive Virtual Experience | Wave
Rift Tour ft. Ariana Grande | Fortnite
Twenty-One Pilots Concert Experience | Roblox  

Best Longform Video

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles
Foo Fighters – Studio 666
Kacey Musgraves – star-crossed
Madonna – Madame X
Olivia Rodrigo – driving home 2 u
Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)  

Best Cinematography

Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – “family ties”
Camila Cabello ft. Ed Sheeran – “Bam Bam”
Harry Styles – “As It Was”
Kendrick Lamar – “N95”
Normani ft. Cardi B – “Wild Side”
Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)  

Best Direction

Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – “family ties”
Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever”
Ed Sheeran – “Shivers”
Harry Styles – “As It Was”
Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY”
Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)  

Best Art Direction

Adele – “Oh My God”
Doja Cat – “Get Into It (Yuh)”
Drake ft. Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy”
Kacey Musgraves – “simple times”
Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY”
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie”

Best Visual Effects

Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever”
Coldplay X BTS – “My Universe”
Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5”
Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY”
Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie”
The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – “STAY”

Best Choreography

BTS – “Permission to Dance”
Doja Cat – “Woman”
FKA twigs ft. The Weeknd – “Tears In The Club”
Harry Styles – “As It Was”
Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY”
Normani ft. Cardi B – “Wild Side”

Best Editing

Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – “family ties”
Doja Cat – “Get Into It (Yuh)”
Olivia Rodrigo – “brutal”
ROSALÍA – “SAOKO”
Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)
The Weeknd – “Take My Breath”

With so many great nominations, tell us which artists you are rooting for this year! Share your thoughts with us on Twitter at @CelebMix!

Written by Khushboo Malhotra

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