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Ariana and Gaga Lead the Way! See the 2020 MTV VMAs Nominations

The MTV Video Music Awards are back in New York City — but things will definitely be different this time around! The 2020 MTV VMAs will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Sunday, August 30, and will include some of the biggest names in music — although many will be via video.

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Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga lead the pack with nine nominations each, followed by Billie Eilish and The Weeknd, with six apiece!

On Thursday, July 30, MTV announced the nominations for the awards show, which will not only broadcast from Brooklyn but will also feature performances from Manhattan, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island to honor the resilience of New York.

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The VMAs will be the first event at Barclays since the coronavirus pandemic hit. There will be limited or no audience in attendance.

Scroll through the full list of nominees below.

VIDEO OF THE YEARBillie 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 YEARDaBabyJustin BieberLady GagaMegan Thee StallionPost MaloneThe Weeknd

SONG OF THE YEARBillie 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”

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BEST COLLABORATIONAriana 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 BankingDoja CatJack HarlowLewis CapaldiRoddy RicchTate McRaeYUNGBLUD

BEST POPBTS – “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”

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BEST HIP-HOPDaBaby – “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”


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”

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BEST ALTERNATIVEThe 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’ TimeMachine Gun Kelly – “Bloody Valentine”twenty one pilots – “Level of Concern”

BEST LATINAnuel 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&BAlicia 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”

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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” – SM Entertainment

VIDEO FOR GOODAnderson .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” – Republic Records

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BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM HOME5 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 PERFORMANCEChloe & Halle – “Do It” from MTV’s Prom-athonCNCO – Unplugged At HomeDJ D-Nice – Club MTV presents #DanceTogetherJohn Legend – #togetherathome Concert SeriesLady Gaga – “Smile” from One World: Together At HomePost Malone – Nirvana Tribute

BEST DIRECTIONBillie Eilish – “xanny”Doja Cat – “Say So”Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now”Harry Styles – “Adore You”Taylor Swift – “The Man”The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY5 Seconds of Summer – “Old Me”Camila Cabello ft. DaBaby – “My Oh My”Billie Eilish – “all the good girls go to hell”Katy Perry – “Harleys In Hawaii”Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”

BEST ART DIRECTIONA$AP Rocky – “Babushka Boi”Dua Lipa – “Physical”Harry Styles – “Adore You”Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter”Selena Gomez – “Boyfriend”Taylor Swift – “Lover”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTSBillie Eilish – “all the good girls go to hell”Demi Lovato – “I Love Me”Dua Lipa – “Physical”Harry Styles – “Adore You”Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”Travis Scott – “HIGHEST IN THE ROOM”BEST CHOREOGRAPHYBTS – “On”CNCO & Natti Natasha – “Honey Boo”DaBaby – “BOP”Dua Lipa – “Physical”Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”Normani – “Motivation”

BEST EDITINGHalsey – “Graveyard”James Blake – “Can’t Believe the Way We Flow”Lizzo – “Good As Hell”Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter”ROSALÍA – “A Palé”The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”


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