VMA nominations have been announced, Gaga and Grande lead the noms

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As the early days of award season descend upon us, MTV has announced the 2020 VMA nominations.

MTV made history by announcing this year’s nominations using Twitter’s voice note feature. This year two new quarantine-themed categories have also been introduced: Best Music Video From Home and Best Quarantine Performance.

This year’s nominations are led by Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, and The Weekend. All four are included in the top category of Video of the Year: Gaga and Grande for their “Rain on Me” music video, Eilish for “Everything I Wanted” and The Weeknd for “Blinding Lights.”

Gaga and Grande received nine nominations each, while both Eilish and The Weeknd have six. Gaga and The Weeknd have also been nominated for Artist of the Year. Grande and Gaga are also up for Song of the Year for “Rain on Me”, and Eilish for “Everything I Wanted.”

For the second year in a row, MTV is also including a separate category for K-Pop, and BTS is the only K-Pop group that has been nominated in any other category (Best Choreography).

As always, fans can vote for winners on MTV’s website through August 23. The awards will be held on Sunday, August 30th at 8 p.m ET/PT.

Below is the complete list of VMA nominees:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

    Billie Eilish – “everything i wanted” – Darkroom / Interscope Records
    Eminem ft. Juice WRLD – “Godzilla” – Shady / Aftermath / Interscope Records
    Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good” – Epic Records / Freebandz
    Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records
    Taylor Swift – “The Man” – Republic Records
    The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – XO / Republic Records

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

    DaBaby – SCMG / Interscope Records
    Justin Bieber – RBMG / Def Jam
    Lady Gaga – Streamline / Interscope Records
    Megan Thee Stallion – 300 Entertainment
    Post Malone – Republic Records
    The Weeknd – XO / Republic Records

SONG OF THE YEAR

    Billie Eilish – “everything i wanted” – Darkroom / Interscope Records
    Doja Cat – “Say So” – Kemosabe / RCA Records
    Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records
    Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage” – 300 Entertainment
    Post Malone – “Circles” – Republic Records
    Roddy Ricch – “The Box” – Atlantic Records

BEST COLLABORATION

    Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber – “Stuck with U” – Republic Records / Def Jam
    Black Eyed Peas ft. J Balvin – “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” – Epic Records / We The Best
    Ed Sheeran ft. Khalid – “Beautiful People” – Atlantic Records
    Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good” – Epic Records / Freebandz
    Karol G ft. Nicki Minaj – “Tusa” – Universal Music Latin Entertainment
    Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records
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    Doja Cat – Kemosabe / RCA Records
    Jack Harlow – Generation Now / Atlantic Records
    Lewis Capaldi – Capitol Records
    Roddy Ricch – Atlantic Records
    Tate McRae – RCA Records
    YUNGBLUD – Locomotion Recordings / Geffen Records / Interscope Records

BEST POP

    BTS – “On” – Big Hit Entertainment
    Halsey – “You should be sad” – Capitol Records
    Jonas Brothers – “What a Man Gotta Do” – Republic Records
    Justin Bieber ft. Quavo – “Intentions” – RBMG / Def Jam
    Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records
    Taylor Swift – “Lover” – Republic Records

BEST HIP-HOP

    DaBaby – “BOP” – SCMG / Interscope Records
    Eminem ft. Juice WRLD – “Godzilla” – Shady / Aftermath / Interscope Records
    Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good” – Epic Records / Freebandz
    Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage” – 300 Entertainment
    Roddy Ricch – “The Box” – Atlantic Records
    Travis Scott – “HIGHEST IN THE ROOM” – Epic Records / Cactus Jack

BEST ROCK

    blink-182 – “Happy Days” – Columbia Records
    Coldplay – “Orphans” – Atlantic Records
    Evanescence – “Wasted On You” – BMG
    Fall Out Boy ft. Wyclef Jean – “Dear Future Self (Hands Up)” – Island Records
    Green Day – “Oh Yeah!” – Reprise / Warner Records
    The Killers – “Caution” – Island Records

BEST ALTERNATIVE

    The 1975 – “If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)” – Dirty Hit / Interscope Records
    All Time Low – “Some Kind Of Disaster” – Fueled By Ramen
    FINNEAS – “Let’s Fall in Love for the Night” – AWAL
    Lana Del Rey – “Doin’ Time” – Interscope Records
    Machine Gun Kelly – “Bloody Valentine” – Bad Boy / Interscope Records
    twenty one pilots – “Level of Concern” – Elektra Music Group / Fueled By Ramen

BEST LATIN

    Anuel AA ft. Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, Karol G & J Balvin – “China” – Real Hasta La Muerte
    Bad Bunny – “Yo Perreo Sola” – Rimas Entertainment
    Black Eyed Peas ft. Ozuna & J. Rey Soul – “MAMACITA” – Epic Records
    J Balvin – “Amarillo” – Universal Music Latin Entertainment
    Karol G ft. Nicki Minaj – “Tusa” – Universal Music Latin Entertainment
    Maluma ft. J Balvin – “Qué Pena” – Sony Music Latin

BEST R&B

    Alicia Keys – “Underdog” – RCA Records
    Chloe x Halle – “Do It” – Parkwood / Columbia Records
    H.E.R. ft. YG – “Slide” – MBK / RCA Records
    Khalid ft. Summer Walker – “Eleven” – Right Hand Music / RCA Records
    Lizzo – “Cuz I Love You” – Atlantic Records
    The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – XO / Republic Records

BEST K-POP

    (G)I-DLE – “Oh My God” – Republic Records
    BTS – “On” – Big Hit Entertainment
    EXO – “Obsession” – SM Entertainment
    Monsta X – “SOMEONE’S SOMEONE” – Epic Records
    Tomorrow X Together – “9 and Three Quarters (Run Away)” Republic Records
    Red Velvet – “Psycho” – SM Entertainment

VIDEO FOR GOOD

    Anderson .Paak – “Lockdown” – 12 Tone Music Group
    Billie Eilish – “all the good girls go to hell” – Darkroom / Interscope Records
    Demi Lovato – “I Love Me” – Island Records
    H.E.R. – ”I Can’t Breathe” – MBK / RCA Records
    Lil Baby – “The Bigger Picture” – Quality Control Music / Motown / Capitol Music Group
    Taylor Swift – “The Man” – Republic Records

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM HOME

    5 Seconds of Summer – “Wildflower” – Interscope Records
    Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber – “Stuck with U” – Republic Records / Def Jam
    blink-182 – “Happy Days” – Columbia Records
    Drake – “Toosie Slide” – OVO/Republic Records
    John Legend – “Bigger Love” – Columbia Records
    twenty one pilots – “Level of Concern” – Elektra Music Group / Fueled By Ramen

BEST QUARANTINE PERFORMANCE

    Chloe & Halle – “Do It” from MTV’s Prom-athon
    CNCO – Unplugged At Home
    DJ D-Nice – Club MTV presents #DanceTogether
    John Legend – #togetherathome Concert Series
    Lady Gaga – “Smile” from One World: Together At Home
    Post Malone – Nirvana Tribute

BEST DIRECTION

    Billie Eilish – “xanny” – Darkroom / Interscope Records – Directed by Billie Eilish
    Doja Cat – “Say So” – Kemosabe / RCA Records – Directed by Hannah Lux Davis
    Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now” – Warner Records – Directed by Nabil
    Harry Styles – “Adore You” – Columbia Records – Directed by Dave Meyers
    Taylor Swift – “The Man” – Republic Records – Directed by Taylor Swift
    The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – XO / Republic Records – Directed by Anton Tammi

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

    5 Seconds of Summer – “Old Me” – Interscope Records – Cinematography by Kieran Fowler
    Camila Cabello ft. DaBaby – “My Oh My” – Syco Music / Epic Records – Cinematography by Dave Meyers
    Billie Eilish – “all the good girls go to hell” – Darkroom / Interscope Records – Cinematography by Christopher Probst
    Katy Perry – “Harleys In Hawaii” – Capitol Records – Cinematography by Arnau Valls
    Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records – Cinematography by Thomas Kloss
    The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – XO / Republic Records – Cinematography by Oliver Millar

BEST ART DIRECTION

    A$AP Rocky – “Babushka Boi” – Polo Grounds Music / RCA Records – Art Direction by A$AP Rocky & Nadia Lee Cohen
    Dua Lipa – “Physical” – Warner Records – Art Direction by Anna Colomé Nogu ́
    Harry Styles – “Adore You” – Columbia Records – Art Direction by Laura Ellis Cricks
    Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter” – RCA Records – Art Direction by Christian Stone
    Selena Gomez – “Boyfriend” – Interscope Records – Art Direction by Tatiana Van Sauter
    Taylor Swift – “Lover” – Republic Records – Art Direction by Ethan Tobman

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

    Billie Eilish – “all the good girls go to hell” – Darkroom / Interscope Records – Visual Effects by Drive Studios
    Demi Lovato – “I Love Me” – Island Records – Visual Effects by Hoody FX
    Dua Lipa – “Physical” – Warner Records – Visual Effects by EIGHTY4
    Harry Styles – “Adore You” – Columbia Records – Visual Effects by Mathematic
    Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records – Visual Effects by Ingenuity Studios
    Travis Scott – “HIGHEST IN THE ROOM” – Epic Records / Cactus Jack – Visual Effects by ARTJAIL, SCISSOR FILMS & FRENDER

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

    BTS – “On” – Big Hit Entertainment – Choreography by Son Sung Deuk, Lee Ga Hun, Lee Byung Eun
    CNCO & Natti Natasha – “Honey Boo” – Sony Music Latin / RCA Records – Choreography by Kyle Hanagami
    DaBaby – “BOP” – SCMG / Interscope Records – Choreography by Dani Leigh and Cherry
    Dua Lipa – “Physical” – Warner Records – Choreography by Charm La’Donna
    Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records – Choreography by Richy Jackson
    Normani – “Motivation” – Keep Cool / RCA Records – Choreography by Sean Bankhead

BEST EDITING

    Halsey – “Graveyard” – Capitol Records – Edited by Emilie Aubry, Janne Vartia & Tim Montana
    James Blake – “Can’t Believe the Way We Flow” – Republic Records – Edited by Frank Lebon
    Lizzo – “Good As Hell” – Atlantic Records – Edited by Russell Santos & Sofia Kerpan
    Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter” – RCA Records – Edited by Alexandre Moors, Nuno Xico
    ROSALÍA – “A Palé” – Columbia Records – Edited by Andre Jones
    The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – XO / Republic Records – Edited by Janne Vartia & Tim Montana

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