The 2022 MTV VMA Nominees Are In: See the Full List Here

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MTV has announced the nominees for the 2022 Video Music Awards.

Getting right to the point, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Nas X, and Jack Harlow are at the top of the list with seven nominations. Closely following them are Doja Cat and Harry Styles with six nominations, and Billie Eilish, Drake, Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, and The Weeknd all with five. 

The ceremony will be held on August 28 at Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Other nominees include Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, Lizzo, Olivia Rodrigo, Adele, Foo Fighters, Justin Bieber, and more. Beginning today, fans are able to vote for gender-neutral categories, including “Video of the Year,” “Best New Artist,” “Artist of the Year,” and “Best Collaboration.” Kacey Musgraves, Baby Keem, Gayle, Dove Cameron, Muni Long, and Wet Leg are some of the 26 first-time-nominees.

You can view the complete list of nominations below. 


Video of the Year

Doja Cat  –  “Woman”

Drake ft. Future and Young Thug  –  “Way 2 Sexy”

Ed Sheeran  –  “Shivers”

Harry Styles  –  “As It Was”

Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow  – “Industry Baby”

Olivia Rodrigo  –  “Brutal”

Taylor Swift  –  “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)

Artist of the Year

Bad Bunny

Drake

Ed Sheeran

Harry Styles

Jack Harlow

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

Song of the Year

Adele  – “Easy on Me”

Billie Eilish  –  “Happier Than Ever”

Doja Cat  –  “Woman”

Elton John & Dua Lipa  –  “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)”

Lizzo  –  “About Damn Time”

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber  – “STAY”

Best New Artist

Baby Keem

Dove Cameron

GAYLE

Latto

Måneskin

SEVENTEEN

Push Performance of the Year

September 2021: Griff  – “One Night”

October 2021: Remi Wolf  –  “Sexy Villain”

November 2021: Nessa Barrett  –  “i hope ur miserable until ur dead”

December 2021: SEVENTEEN  – “Rock With You”

January 2021: Mae Muller  – “Better Days”

February 2022: GAYLE  –  “abcdefu”

March 2022: Shaneesa  –  “R U That”

April 2022: Omar Apollo  –  “Tamagotchi”

May 2022: Wet Leg  –  “Chaise Longue”

June 2022: Muni Long  – “Baby Boo”

July 2022: Doechii  –  “Persuasive”

Best Collaboration

Drake ft. Future & Young Thug  –  “Way 2 Sexy”

Elton John & Dua Lipa  – “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)”

Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “Industry Baby”

Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa  – “Sweetest Pie”

Post Malone & The Weeknd  –  “One Right Now”

Rosalía ft. The Weeknd  – “LA FAMA”

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber  –  “STAY”

Best Pop

Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever”

Doja Cat – “Woman” 

Ed Sheeran – “Shivers”

Harry Styles – “As It Was”

Lizzo – “About Damn Time”

Olivia Rodrigo – “traitor”

Best Hip-Hop

Eminem & Snoop Dogg – “From The D 2 The LBC”

Future ft. Drake, Tems – “WAIT FOR U”

Kendrick Lamar – “N95”

Latto – “Big Energy” 

Nicki Minaj ft. Lil Baby – “Do We Have A Problem?”

Pusha T – “Diet Coke”

Best Rock

Foo Fighters – “Love Dies Young”

Jack White – “Taking Me Back”

Muse – “Won’t Stand Down” 

Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Black Summer” 

Shinedown – “Planet Zero” 

Three Days Grace – “So Called Life” 

Best Alternative

Avril Lavigne ft. blackbear – “Love It When You Hate Me”

Imagine Dragons x JID – “Enemy”

Machine Gun Kelly ft. WILLOW – “emo girl” 

Måneskin – “I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE” 

Panic! At The Disco – “Viva Las Vengeance”

Twenty One Pilots  – “Saturday” 

WILLOW, Avril Lavigne ft. Travis Barker – “G R O W” 

Best Latin

Anitta – “Envolver”

Bad Bunny – “Tití Me Preguntó”

Becky G X KAROL G – “MAMIII”

Daddy Yankee – “REMIX” 

Farruko – “Pepas” 

J Balvin & Skrillex – “In Da Getto” 

Best R&B

Alicia Keys – “City of Gods (Part II)” 

Chlöe – “Have Mercy”

H.E.R. – “For Anyone” 

Normani ft. Cardi B – “Wild Side” 

Summer Walker, SZA & Cardi B – “No Love (Extended Version)” 

The Weeknd – “Out Of Time” 

Best K-Pop

BTS – “Yet To Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)” 

ITZY – “LOCO” 

LISA – “LALISA”

SEVENTEEN – “HOT”

Stray Kids – “MANIAC” 

TWICE – “The Feels” 

Video for Good

Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5”

Latto – “P*ssy”

Lizzo – “About Damn Time” 

Rina Sawayama – “This Hell”

Stromae – ”Fils de joie”

Best Metaverse Performance

BLACKPINK The Virtual | PUBG

BTS | Minecraft 

Charli XCX | Roblox

Justin Bieber – An Interactive Virtual Experience | Wave

Rift Tour ft. Ariana Grande | Fortnite

Twenty One Pilots Concert Experience | Roblox 

Best Longform Video

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles

Foo Fighters – Studio 666

Kacey Musgraves – star-crossed 

Madonna – Madame X 

Olivia Rodrigo – driving home 2 u 

Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) 

Best Cinematography

Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – “family ties”

Camila Cabello ft. Ed Sheeran – “Bam Bam” 

Harry Styles – “As It Was”

Kendrick Lamar – “N95” 

Normani ft. Cardi B – “Wild Side”

Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)

Best Direction

Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – “family ties”

Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever”

Ed Sheeran – “Shivers” 

Harry Styles – “As It Was” 

Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY”

Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) 

Best Art Direction

Adele – “Oh My God” 

Doja Cat – “Get Into It (Yuh)” 

Drake ft. Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy”

Kacey Musgraves – “simple times” 

Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY” 

Megan Thee Stallion ft. Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie” 

Best Visual Effects

Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever” 

Coldplay X BTS – “My Universe” 

Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5”

Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY” 

Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie”

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – “STAY” 

Best Choreography

BTS – “Permission to Dance”

Doja Cat – “Woman” 

FKA twigs ft. The Weeknd – “tears in the club”

Harry Styles – “As It Was” 

Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY” 

Normani ft. Cardi B – “Wild Side” 

Best Editing

Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – “family ties” 

Doja Cat – “Get Into It (Yuh)” 

Olivia Rodrigo – “brutal”

Rosalía – “SAOKO”

Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) 

The Weeknd – “Take My Breath” 

Photo Credit: John Shearer/MTV VMAs 2021/Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS

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