VMA 2017 Nominees Kendrick Lamar
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Hello, MTV Video Music Awards! The popular award show airs live on August 27th, 2017 at 8pm EST (5pm on the west coast) and will be filmed live at The Forum in Inglewood, California, in the greater Los Angeles area, as the hosting venue.

 

Now, as we wait for the MTV VMAs to hit the airwaves, we can geek out over the VMA 2017 nominees, which were announced on Tuesday (in a super 2017 move) via an Instagram Live post. Here’s the rundown. Winners will be bolded as the night unfolds on MTV this August 27th.

 

VMA 2017 NOMINEES: VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”  
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Alessia Cara – “Scars to Your Beautiful”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
The Weeknd – “Reminder”  

VMA 2017 NOMINEES: ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Bruno Mars
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran
Ariana Grande
The Weeknd
Lorde

VMA 2017 NOMINEES: BEST NEW ARTIST

Khalid
Kodak Black
SZA  
Young M.A
Julia Michaels
Noah Cyrus

VMA 2017 NOMINEES: BEST COLLABORATION

Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez – “We Don’t Talk Anymore”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”  
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer”
Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – “Feels”  
Zayn & Taylor Swift – “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)”

VMA 2017 NOMINEES: BEST POP

Shawn Mendes – “Treat You Better”  
Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”
Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times”
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down”
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm”
Miley Cyrus – “Malibu”

VMA 2017 NOMINEES: BEST HIP HOP

Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”
Big Sean – “Bounce Back”
Chance the Rapper – “Same Drugs”
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad & Boujee”  
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – “I’m The One”

VMA 2017 NOMINEES: BEST DANCE

Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay”
Kygo x Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me”
Calvin Harris – “My Way”
Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and MØ – “Cold Water”
Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Gone”

VMA 2017 NOMINEES: BEST ROCK

Coldplay – “A Head Full of Dreams”
Fall Out Boy – “Young and Menace”
Twenty One Pilots – “Heavydirtysoul”
Green Day – “Bang Bang”
Foo Fighters – “Run”

VMA 2017 NOMINEES: BEST FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM

Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson – “Black SpiderMan”
The Hamilton Mixtape – “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)”
Big Sean – “Light”
Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful”
Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley – “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL”
John Legend – “Surefire”

VMA 2017 NOMINEES: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”
Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
Ed Sheeran – “Castle on the Hill”
DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels – “Nobody Speak”
Halsey – “Now or Never”

VMA 2017 NOMINEES: BEST DIRECTION

Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained to the Rhythm”
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Alessia Cara – “Scars to Your Beautiful”
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

VMA 2017 NOMINEES: BEST ART DIRECTION

Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Katy Perry ft. Migos – “Bon Appetit”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

VMA 2017 NOMINEES: BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”
A Tribe Called Quest – “Dis Generation”
KYLE ft. Lil Yachty – “iSpy”
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained to the Rhythm”
Harry Styles – “Sign of the Times”  

VMA 2017 NOMINEES: BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Kanye West – “Fade”
Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj – “Side to Side”
Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”
Sia – “The Greatest”
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down”

VMA 2017 NOMINEES: BEST EDITING

Future – “Mask Off”
Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean”
Lorde – “Green Light”
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer”
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

Congratulations to all of the nominees!