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2020 MTV VMA Nominations Are Here: Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, And The Weeknd Leading

With exactly one month left for the 2020 MTV VMAS on Sunday, August 30, MTV surprised fans by announcing this year’s nominee list.

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Bruce Gillmer, President of Music, Music talent, Programming & Events at ViacomCBS Media Networks, released a statement. “We’re excited to unveil the incredible list of VMA nominees who shaped this year’s unique landscape. And bring fans a show that celebrates the powerful unifying force of music.” MTV announced the nominees in its biggest categories via Twitter’s new Voice Tweets feature. Last week, MTV unveiled the 17 nominees for PUSH Best New Artist, which have now been whittled down to six.

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Who’s leading the pack?

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Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga lead the pack with nine noms each, including a co-nomination in video of the year for “Rain on Me.” Followed closely behind by Billie Eilish and The Weeknd with six each.

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All four artists also appear in the highly coveted Video of the Year category. Eilish’s “Everything I Wanted” is going toe-to-toe with Eminem and Juice WRLD’s “Godzilla,” Future and Drake’s “Life Is Good.” Joined by, Gaga and Grande’s “Rain on Me,” Taylor Swift’s “The Man,” and The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights.”

Two New Categories?

In keeping with the year that 2020 has been, the VMAs have introduced two brand-new categories. Best Music Video From Home and Best Quarantine Performance, which spotlights the creative ways artists adapted to the shifting landscape. Starting today, fans can vote across 15 categories until Aug. 23. Voting for the PUSH Best New Artist category will remain active into the show on Aug. 30.

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The 2020 VMAs is set to air live at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday, August 30 across MTV’s linear and digital platforms from Barclays Center in Brooklyn. As well as from various iconic locations throughout New York City’s five boroughs.

Without further ado, here’s a look at the 2020 VMAs nominees.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Billie Eilish“everything i wanted”
  • Eminem ft. Juice WRLD – “Godzilla”
  • Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good”
  • Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”
  • Taylor Swift “The Man”
  • The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

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  • DaBaby
  • Justin Bieber
  • Lady Gaga
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Post Malone
  • The Weeknd

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Billie Eilish – “everything i wanted”
  • Doja Cat“Say So”
  • Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”
  • Megan Thee Stallion“Savage”
  • Post Malone – “Circles”
  • Roddy Ricch – “The Box”

BEST COLLABORATION

  • Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber – “Stuck with U”
  • Black Eyed Peas ft. J Balvin – “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”
  • Ed Sheeran ft. Khalid – “Beautiful People”
  • Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good”
  • Karol G ft. Nicki Minaj“Tusa”
  • Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”

PUSH BEST NEW ARTIST

  • Doja Cat
  • Jack Harlow
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Roddy Ricch
  • Tate McRae
  • YUNGBLUD

BEST POP

  • BTS – “On”
  • Halsey“You should be sad”
  • Jonas Brothers – “What a Man Gotta Do”
  • Justin Bieber ft. Quavo – “Intentions”
  • Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”
  • Taylor Swift – “Lover”

BEST HIP HOP

  • DaBaby – “BOP”
  • Eminem ft. Juice WRLD – “Godzilla”
  • Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good”
  • Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage”
  • Roddy Ricch – “The Box”
  • Travis Scott“HIGHEST IN THE ROOM”

BEST ROCK

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

BEST ALTERNATIVE

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  • 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 LATIN

  • Anuel AA ft. Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, Karol G & J Balvin – “China”
  • Bad Bunny – “Yo Perreo Sola”
  • Black Eyed Peas ft. Ozuna & J. Rey Soul – “MAMACITA”
  • J Balvin – “Amarillo”
  • Karol G ft. Nicki Minaj – “Tusa”
  • Maluma ft. J Balvin – “Queì Pena”

BEST R&B

  • Alicia Keys“Underdog”
  • Chloe x Halle“Do It”
  • H.E.R. ft. YG – “Slide”
  • Khalid ft. Summer Walker – “Eleven”
  • Lizzo “Cuz I Love You”
  • The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”

BEST K-POP

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

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 MUSIC VIDEO FROM HOME

  • 5 Seconds of Summer – “Wildflower”
  • Ariana Grande & 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 & 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” – by Billie Eilish
  • Doja Cat – “Say So” – by Hannah Lux Davis
  • Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now” – by Nabil
  • Harry Styles – “Adore You” – by Dave Meyers
  • Taylor Swift – “The Man” – by Taylor Swift
  • The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – by Anton Tammi

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

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

BEST ART DIRECTION

  • A$AP Rocky – “Babushka Boi” – by A$AP Rocky & Nadia Lee Cohen
  • Dua Lipa – “Physical” – by Anna Colomeì Nogu ì
  • Harry Styles – “Adore You” – by Laura Ellis Cricks
  • Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter” – by Christian Stone 
  • Selena Gomez – “Boyfriend” – by Tatiana Van Sauter
  • Taylor Swift – “Lover” – by Ethan Tobman

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Billie Eilish – “all the good girls go to hell” –by Drive Studios
  • Demi Lovato – “I Love Me” – by Hoody FX
  • Dua Lipa – “Physical” – by EIGHTY4
  • Harry Styles – “Adore You” – by Mathematic
  • Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – by Ingenuity Studios
  • Travis Scott – “HIGHEST IN THE ROOM” – by ARTJAIL, SCISSOR FILMS & FRENDER

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

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  • BTS – “On” – by Son Sung Deuk, Lee Ga Hun, Lee Byung Eun
  • CNCO & Natti Natasha – “Honey Boo” – by Kyle Hanagami
  • DaBaby – “BOP” – by Dani Leigh and Cherry
  • Dua Lipa – “Physical” – by Charm La’Donna
  • Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – by Richy Jackson
  • Normani – “Motivation” – by Sean Bankhead

BEST EDITING

  • Halsey – “Graveyard” – by Emilie Aubry, Janne Vartia & Tim Montana
  • James Blake – “Can’t Believe the Way We Flow” –by Frank Lebon
  • Lizzo – “Good As Hell” – by Russell Santos & Sofia Kerpan
  • Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter” – by Alexandre Moors, Nuno Xico
  • ROSALIìA – “A Paleì” – by Andre Jones
  • The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – by Janne Vartia & Tim Montana

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Anushka Menon

Anushka likes to use her great writing skills to curate articles on the Hollywood film industry, multichannel commerce, and online business strategies. She loves to share her ideas on Hollywood here at Clout News.

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