Who Are You Rooting For at the MTV VMAs? Here’s Everything You Need to Know About This Year’s Awards

Who Are You Rooting For at the MTV VMAs? Here’s Everything You Need to Know About This Year’s Awards

Can you believe it’s that time of year again? Arguably one of the biggest music awards of the year is back once again and this time with some new categories! With everything going on in 2020, it was unsure which star studded events would still take place this year, but the MTV VMAs were given the greenlight and the nominees have just been announced.

Taking place in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, New York on August 30th, artists will be celebrated in 21 categories including the big categories such as Artist of the Year and Video of the Year. This year, we have newly themed VMAs categories bringing positivity during darker times. Best Music Video From Home and Best Quarantine Performance are here to celebrate the incredible work and creativity that artists used to continue creating music and visuals while encouraging their fans to stick to the guidelines of staying at home surrounding the pandemic. Artists such as 5SOS, John Legend, and Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber are just some of those nominated in these new categories.

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This year, KPOP will also be celebrated at the VMAs and it’s about time! Monsta X, EXO and Red Velvet are amongst those nominated alongside BTS who are also in the running for Best Pop and Best Choreography.

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Ariana and Lady Gaga take take the lead at this year’s VMAs with nine nominations each, including a co-nomination for Video of the Year for ‘Rain on Me’. Billie Eilish and The Weeknd follow second with six nominations each.

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Lewis Capaldi, Yungblud and Doja Cat are amongst the nominees for Push Best New Artist which will remain open until during the ceremony.

Fans can vote for fifteen of the categories on the MTV VMAs website until August 23rd with 20 votes per category per day meaning we multistans are saved! Meanwhile, you can also vote for the new category ‘Best Group’ over on Instagram during the lead up to the ceremony. Nominees include Little Mix, BTS, BLACKPINK, 5SOS, Monsta X plus many more!

In addition to this, starting August 26th, you can vote for Song of the Summer! Big bangers up for an award include Harry Styles’s ‘Watermelon Sugar,’ BLACKPINK’s ‘How You Like That,’ Miley Cyrus’s ‘Midnight Sky,’ and Taylor Swift’s ‘Cardigan.’

Performing at the VMAs this year is none other than BTS, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Doja Cat, J Balvin, CNCO, The Weeknd, Maluma, DaBaby, Black Eyed Peas, and Roddy Rich, with Lewis Capaldi, Chloe X Halle, Machine Gun Kelly, Travis Barker, blackbear, Tate McRae, and Jack Harlow performing for the pre-show! Hosting this year is Miss Keke Palmer who we know is going to do such an incredible job, we can hardly wait!

Here’s a look at the full nominations list….

BEST GROUP

Little Mix

BTS

BLACKPINK

5SOS

Monsta X

Chloe X Halle

The 1975

Twenty One Pilots

Now United

CNCO

SONG OF THE SUMMER

BLACKPINK – “How You Like That”

Cardi B ft Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”

DaBaby ft Roddy Rich – “Rockstar”

DJ Khaled ft Drake – “Pop Star”

Doja Cat – “Say So”

Dua Lipa – “Break My Heart”

Harry Styles – “Watermelon Sugar”

Jack Harlow – “What’s Poppin”

Lil Baby ft 42 Dugg – “We Paid”

Megan Thee Stallion ft Beyonce – “Savage (Remix)”

Miley Cyrus – “Midnight Sky”

Pop Smoke ft 50 Cent & Roddy Rich – “The Woo”

SAINt JHN – “Roses”

Saweetie – “Pop In”

Taylor Swift – “Cardigan”

The Weeknd “Blinding Lights”

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

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, Presented by Chime Banking

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

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 – “Qué 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

(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” – Directed by Billie Eilish

Doja Cat – “Say So” – Directed by Hannah Lux Davis

Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now” – Directed by Nabil

Harry Styles – “Adore You” – Directed by Dave Meyers

Taylor Swift – “The Man” – Directed by Taylor Swift

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – Directed by Anton Tammi

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

5 Seconds of Summer – “Old Me” – Cinematography by Kieran Fowler

Camila Cabello ft. DaBaby – “My Oh My” – Cinematography by Dave Meyers

Billie Eilish – “All the Good Girls Go to Hell” – Cinematography by Christopher Probst

Katy Perry – “Harleys In Hawaii” – Cinematography by Arnau Valls

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Cinematography by Thomas Kloss

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – Cinematography by Oliver Millar

BEST ART DIRECTION

A$AP Rocky – “Babushka Boi” – Art Direction by A$AP Rocky & Nadia Lee Cohen

Dua Lipa – “Physical” – Art Direction by Anna Colomé Nogu ́

Harry Styles – “Adore You” – Art Direction by Laura Ellis Cricks

Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter” – Art Direction by Christian Stone

Selena Gomez – “Boyfriend” – Art Direction by Tatiana Van Sauter

Taylor Swift – “Lover” – Art Direction by Ethan Tobman

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Billie Eilish – “All the Good Girls Go to Hell” – Visual Effects by Drive Studios

Demi Lovato – “I Love Me” – Visual Effects by Hoody FX

Dua Lipa – “Physical” – Visual Effects by EIGHTY4

Harry Styles – “Adore You” – Visual Effects by Mathematic

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Visual Effects by Ingenuity Studios

Travis Scott – “Highest in the Room” – Visual Effects by ARTJAIL, SCISSOR FILMS & FRENDER

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

BTS – “On” – Choreography by Son Sung Deuk, Lee Ga Hun, Lee Byung Eun

CNCO & Natti Natasha – “Honey Boo” – Choreography by Kyle Hanagami

DaBaby – “Bop” – Choreography by Dani Leigh and Cherry

Dua Lipa – “Physical” – Choreography by Charm La’Donna

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Choreography by Richy Jackson

Normani – “Motivation” – Choreography by Sean Bankhead

BEST EDITING

Halsey – “Graveyard” – Edited by Emilie Aubry, Janne Vartia & Tim Montana

James Blake – “Can’t Believe the Way We Flow” – Edited by Frank Lebon

Lizzo – “Good As Hell” – Edited by Russell Santos & Sofia Kerpan

Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter” – Edited by Alexandre Moors, Nuno Xico

Rosalía – “A Palé” – Edited by Andre Jones

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – Edited by Janne Vartia & Tim Montana

The MTV VMAs take place on Sunday August 30th at 8PM ET

Who are you rooting for at this year’s MTV VMAs? Let us know down in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP!

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