Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd & Katy Perry Lead 2017 MTV VMAs Nominations

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards arrive in exactly one month. On Tuesday (Jul. 25), the nominations were revealed during an announcement session on Instagram Live. Leading the pack...

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards arrive in exactly one month. On Tuesday (Jul. 25), the nominations were revealed during an announcement session on Instagram Live. Leading the pack for this year’s VMAs is Kendrick Lamar. The TDE MC lands eight nominations, including “Video of the Year,” “Artist of the Year,” and “Best Hip-Hop.” The Weeknd and Katy Perry follow with five nods each, while artists like Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, DJ Khaled, D.R.A.M., Chance the Rapper and Big Sean also received multiple nominations.

The 34th annual MTV Video Music Awards takes place on August 27, live from The Forum in Inglewood, California, starting at 8 p.m. EST. Check out the full nominations list below.

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2017 MTV VMAs Nominations:

Video of the Year:
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Alessia Cara – “Scars to Your Beautiful”
DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

Artist of the Year:
Bruno Mars
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran
Ariana Grande
The Weeknd
Lorde

Best New Artist:
Khalid
Kodak Black
SZA
Young M.A
Julia Michaels
Noah Cyrus

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

Best Pop:
Shawn Mendes – “Treat You Better”
Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”
Harry Styles – “Sign of the Times”
Fifth Harmony featuring Gucci Mane – “Down”
Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – “Chained to the Rhythm”
Miley Cyrus – “Malibu”

Best Hip Hop:
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Big Sean – “Bounce Back”
Chance the Rapper – “Same Drugs”
D.R.A.M. featuring Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”
Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad & Boujee”
DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne – “I’m the One”

Best Dance:
Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay”
Kygo and Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me”
Calvin Harris – “My Way”
Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and Mø – “Cold Water”
Afrojack featuring Ty Dolla $ign – “Gone”

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”

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

Best Cinematography:
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
Ed Sheeran – “Castle on the Hill”
DJ Shadow featuring Run the Jewels – “Nobody Speak”
Halsey – “Now or Never”

Best Direction:
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – “Chained to the Rhythm”
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Alessia Cara – “Scars to Your Beautiful”
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

Best Art Direction:
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Katy Perry featuring Migos – “Bon Appetit”
DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

Best Visual Effects:
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
A Tribe Called Quest – “Dis Generation”
KYLE featuring Lil Yachty – “iSpy”
Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – “Chained to the Rhythm”
Harry Styles – “Sign of the Times”

Best Choreography:
Kanye West – “Fade”
Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj – “Side to Side”
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Sia – “The Greatest”
Fifth Harmony featuring Gucci Mane – “Down”

Best Editing:
Future – “Mask Off”
Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean”
Lorde – “Green Light”
The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey – “Closer”
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

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