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Kendrick Lamar has been nominated for eight MTV Video Music Awards

DJ Khaled, Chance The Rapper and SZA also make the cut

  • Poppy Bullen
  • 26 July 2017

MTV has announced its list of nominees for the 2017 Video Music Awards on Instagram.

This year's new categories include Artist of The Year, a category of the best male video and best female video. Nominations for Artist of The Year include Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar (pictured), Bruno Mars, The Weeknd and Lorde.

The other new category this year is called Best Fight Against The System.

Kendrick Lamar has been nominated eight times for his music video ‘HUMBLE’, while Katy Perry and The Weeknd have both received five nominations each.

Other nominees across the board include the likes of DJ Khaled, Chance the Rapper, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Major Lazer and Afrojack

The VMA awards will be held on August 27.

The full list of nominations can be seen below.

Video of the Year:
Kendrick Lamar: ‘HUMBLE.’
Bruno Mars: ’24K Magic’
Alessia Cara: ‘Scars to Your Beautiful’
DJ Khaled: ‘Wild Thoughts’ [ft. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller]
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: ‘We Don’t Talk Anymore’ [ft. Selena Gomez]
DJ Khaled: ‘Wild Thoughts’ [ft. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller]
D.R.A.M.: ‘Broccoli’ [ft. Lil Yachty]
The Chainsmokers: ‘Closer’ [ft. Halsey]
Calvin Harris: ‘Feels’ [ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean]
Zayn and Taylor Swift: ‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)’

Best Pop Video:
Shawn Mendes: ‘Treat You Better’
Ed Sheeran: ‘Shape of You’
Harry Styles: ‘Sign of the Times’
Fifth Harmony: ‘Down’ [ft. Gucci Mane]
Katy Perry: ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ [ft. Skip Marley]
Miley Cyrus: ‘Malibu’

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

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]

Best Rock Video:
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: ‘Black SpiderMan’
The Hamilton Mixtape: ‘Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)’
Big Sean: ‘Light’
Alessia Cara: ‘Scars to Your Beautiful’
Taboo: ‘Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL’ [ft. Shailene Woodley]
John Legend: ‘Surefire’

Best Cinematography:
Kendrick Lamar: ‘HUMBLE.’
Imagine Dragons: ‘Thunder’
Ed Sheeran: ‘Castle on the Hill’
DJ Shadow: ‘Nobody Speak’ [ft. Run the Jewels]
Halsey: ‘Now or Never’

Best Direction:
Kendrick Lamar: ‘HUMBLE.’
Katy Perry: ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ [ft. Skip Marley]
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: ‘Bon Appetit’ [ft. Migos]
DJ Khaled: ‘Wild Thoughts’ [ft. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller]
The Weeknd: ‘Reminder’

Best Visual Effects:
Kendrick Lamar: ‘HUMBLE.’
A Tribe Called Quest: ‘Dis Generation’
KYLE: ‘iSpy’ [ft. Lil Yachty]
Katy Perry: ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ [ft. Skip Marley]
Harry Styles: ‘Sign of the Times’

Best Choreography:
Kanye West: ‘Fade’
Ariana Grande: ‘Side to Side’ [ft. Nicki Minaj]
Kendrick Lamar: ‘HUMBLE.’
Sia: ‘The Greatest’
Fifth Harmony: ‘Down’ [ft. Gucci Mane]

Best Editing:

Future: ‘Mask Off’
Young Thug: ‘Wyclef Jean’
Lorde: “Green Light’
The Chainsmokers: ‘Closer’ [ft. Halsey]
The Weeknd: ‘Reminder’

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