MTV’s Nominations Announced!


See the Best Dance Video Nominees and their videos here!  

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards will be held on August 27 at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Today, the full list of nominees has been revealed. Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, Rihanna, the Weeknd, and many others are up for awards. Find the entire list below. Kendrick leads the pack with eight nominations total. This year’s ceremony will have a new, non-gendered Artist of the Year category—a combination of the former Best Female/Male Video awards—and an award for Best Fight Against the System, which recognizes videos that, according to a statement from MTV, “inspire viewers to stand up and fight injustice.” Fans are encouraged to vote online for eight different categories.

During last year’s VMAs, Rihanna received the Video Vanguard Award (with an introduction from Drake) and performed four career-spanning medleys. Beyoncé also performed a medley of Lemonadecuts and took home the award for Video of the Year (“Formation”).

View the rest of this Pitchfork article, categories and nominations >HERE<

Good luck to everyone nominated!

Best Dance Video:

Zedd and Alessia Cara: “Stay”

Kygo and Selena Gomez: “It Ain’t Me”

Calvin Harris: “My Way”

Major Lazer: “Cold Water” [ft. Justin Bieber and MØ]

Afrojack: “Gone” [ft. Ty Dolla $ign]

Article was originally posted on Pitchfork: MTV VMAs 2017: The Full Nominations List, and wrote by Michelle Kim and Braudie Blais-Billie