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2020 MTV VMA Nominations Announced; Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga Tie With 9 Each

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Billie Eilish and The Weekend have both been nominated for 6 VMAs

2020 MTV VMA Nominations Announced; Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga Tie With 9 Each

MTV has announced the nominees for the 2020 VMAs, which will air live on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT. Ariana Grande (9), Lady Gaga (9), Billie Eilish (6) and The Weeknd (6) lead in nominations.

The VMAs are the first major awards show to reveal nominations via voice Tweets, and introduce all-new categories "Best Music Video From Home" and "Best Quarantine Performance"

"We're excited to unveil the incredible list of VMA nominees who shaped this year's unique music landscape and bring fans a show that celebrates the powerful unifying force of music," said Bruce Gillmer, President of Music, Music Talent, Programming & Events for ViacomCBS Media Networks

Beginning today, fans can vote for their favorites across 15 gender-neutral categories, including "Video of the Year," "Artist of the Year," "Best Quarantine Performance," and more by visiting http://www.mtv.com/vma through August 23, 2020. Voting for "PUSH Best New Artist," presented by Chime Banking, will remain active into the show on Sunday, August 30, 2020.

COMPLETE LIST OF 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

PUSH BEST NEW ARTIST, Presented by Chime Banking

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

LIST OF NOMINATIONS BY ARTIST


Ariana Grande: 9 Nominations

Video of the Year: "Rain On Me"

Song of the Year: "Rain On Me"

Best Collaboration: "Rain On Me"

Best Collaboration: "Stuck with U"

Best Pop: "Rain On Me"

Best Music Video From Home: "Stuck with U"

Best Cinematography: "Rain On Me"

Best Visual Effects: "Rain On Me"

Best Choreography: "Rain On Me"


Lady Gaga: 9 Nominations

Video of the Year: "Rain On Me"

Artist of the Year

Song of the Year: "Rain On Me"

Best Collaboration: "Rain On Me"

Best Pop: "Rain On Me"

Best Quarantine Performance: "Smile" from One World: Together At Home

Best Cinematography: "Rain On Me"

Best Visual Effects: "Rain On Me"

Best Choreography: "Rain On Me"


Billie Eilish: 6 Nominations

Video of the Year: "everything i wanted"

Song of the Year: "everything i wanted"

Video for Good: "all the good girls go to hell"

Best Direction: "xanny"

Best Cinematography: "all the good girls go to hell"

Best Visual Effects: "all the good girls go to hell"


The Weeknd: 6 Nominations

Video of the Year: "Blinding Lights"

Artist of the Year

Best R&B: "Blinding Lights"

Best Direction: "Blinding Lights"

Best Cinematography: "Blinding Lights"

Best Editing: "Blinding Lights"


Taylor Swift: 5 Nominations

Video of the Year: "The Man"

Best Pop: "Lover"

Video For Good: "The Man"

Best Direction: "The Man"

Best Art Direction: "Lover"


Drake: 4 Nominations

Video of the Year: "Life Is Good"

Best Collaboration: "Life Is Good"

Best Hip-Hop: "Life Is Good"

Best Music Video From Home: "Toosie Slide"


Dua Lipa: 4 Nominations

Best Direction: "Don't Start Now"

Best Art Direction: "Physical"

Best Visual Effects: "Physical"

Best Choreography: "Physical"


J Balvin: 4 Nominations

Best Collaboration: "RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)"

Best Latin: "Amarillo"

Best Latin: "China"

Best Latin: "Qué Pena"


Justin Bieber: 4 Nominations

Artist of the Year

Best Collaboration: "Stuck with U"

Best Pop: "Intentions"

Best Music Video From Home: "Stuck with U"


BTS: 3 Nominations

Best Pop: "On"

Best K-Pop: "On"

Best Choreography: "On"

DaBaby: 3 Nominations

Artist of the Year

Best Hip-Hop: "BOP"

Best Choreography: "BOP"

Doja Cat: 3 Nominations

Song of the Year: "Say So"

PUSH Best New Artist

Best Direction: "Say So"

Future: 3 Nominations

Video of the Year: "Life Is Good"

Best Collaboration: "Life Is Good"

Best Hip-Hop: "Life Is Good"

Harry Styles: 3 Nominations

Best Direction: "Adore You"

Best Art Direction: "Adore You"

Best Visual Effects: "Adore You"

Karol G: 3 Nominations

Best Collaboration: "Tusa"

Best Latin: "Tusa"

Best Latin: "China"

Megan Thee Stallion: 3 Nominations

Artist of the Year

Song of the Year: "Savage"

Best Hip-Hop: "Savage"

Post Malone: 3 Nominations

Artist of the Year

Song of the Year: "Circles"

Best Quarantine Performance: Nirvana Tribute

Roddy Ricch: 3 Nominations

Song of the Year: "The Box"

PUSH Best New Artist

Best Hip-Hop: "The Box"



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