MTV’s VMAs

On August 25th, for the first time ever, MTV will host “Video Music Awards” in Brooklyn, New York. On its 30th anniversary of the show, it will be aired live from Barclay’s center and will be marked as the first major annual award show to be hosted in Brooklyn.

Performances:

MTV announced that Kanye west to make history with his 7th performance tying Madonna as the artist with the most VMA performances. North West’s daddy will be performing Yeezus’s track “Black Skinhead.” The last time we saw him performing was in 2011 when he incredibly performed “Otis” with Jay-Z. I am pretty sure he will give us an awesome show!

Lady Gaga will return to the VMA stage after two years. MTV announced via an Instagram video that Lady Gaga will be performing her new single from ARTPOP album for the first time. Well, Gaga is known for her “bizarre” style, whether it is a meat dress or blood, it will definitely be something to remember.  Miley Cyrus With three nominations this year will also hit the stage performing her latest controversial hit “We can’t stop”. Other performers will be announced soon.

Nominations:

As for the nominations, Justin Timberlake is back on top; with 6 nominations, including video of the year for “Mirrors”. The nominations list includes names like Robin Thicks, Taylor swift and Miley Cyrus.

Here is the full list-

Video of the Year

  • Justin Timberlake- Mirrors
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz- Thrift Shop
  • Bruno Mars- Locked Out of Heaven
  • Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell- Blurred Lines
  • Taylor Swift- I Knew You Were Trouble

Best Hip Hop Video

  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton- Can’t Hold Us
  • Drake- Started From The Bottom
  • Kendrick Lamar- Swimming Pools
  • A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar- F–kin’ Problems
  • J. Cole feat. Miguel- Power Trip

Best Male Video

  • Justin Timberlake- Mirrors
  • Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell- Blurred Lines
  • Bruno Mars- Locked Out of Heaven
  • Ed Sheeran- Lego House
  • Kendrick Lamar- Swimming Pool

Best Female Video

  •  Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko- Stay
  •  Taylor Swift- I Knew You Were Trouble
  •  Miley Cyrus- We Can’t Stop
  •  Pink feat. Nate Ruess- Just Give Me A Reason
  •  Demi Lovato- Heart Attack

 

 Best Pop Video

  •  Bruno Mars- Locked Out of Heaven
  •  Justin Timberlake- Mirrors
  •  Fun.- Carry On
  •  Miley Cyrus- We Can’t Stop
  •  Selena Gomez- Come and Get It

 

Best Collaboration

  • Justin Timberlake, feat. Jay-Z- Suit & Tie
  • Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera- Feel This Moment
  • Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding- I Need Your Love
  • Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell- Blurred Lines
  • Pink feat. Nate Ruess- Just Give Me A Reason

Best Video With A Social Message

  •  Kelly Clarkson- People Like Us
  •  Macklemore & Ryan Lewis- Same Love
  •  Snoop Lion- No Guns Allowed
  •  Miguel- Candles in the Sun
  •  Beyoncé- I Was Here

 

Artist To Watch, Presented by Taco Bell

  • Twenty One Pilots- Holding On To You
  •  Zedd feat. Foxes- Clarity
  •  Austin Mahone- What About Love
  •  The Weeknd- Wicked Games
  •  Iggy Azalea- Work

 

Best Rock Video

  • Imagine Dragons- Radioactive
  • Fall Out Boy- My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)
  • Mumford & Sons- I Will Wait
  • Thirty Seconds To Mars- Up in the Air
  • Vampire Weekend- Diane Young

 

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