Kendrick Lamar Leads MTV VMA 2017 Nominations

26 July 2017, 10:40

Kendrick Lamar performing at Coachella 2017

Check out the full list of nominations below.

The nominations for MTV's Video Music Awards 2017 have been announced, with Kendrick Lamar leading the way with eight nods.

The Compton rapper has been acknowledged for his 'HUMBLE.' video in categories including video of the year, artist of the year and best hip-hop video of the year. 

The news comes after Lamar's 2017 album 'DAMN.' achieved double platinum certification this week.

Meanwhile, The Weeknd and Katy Perry follow behind Lamar with five nominations each.

This year, two new awards are being introduced to the ceremony.

Instead of gendered categories, such as best female video and best male video, the categories are now combined for the all-encompassing 'Artist of the Year' award.

Secondly, an award for ‘Best Fight Against the System’ has been introduced which recognises videos which "inspire viewers to stand up and fight injustice."

Here's the full list of 2017 Video Music Awards nominees:

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

Best Pop 
Shawn Mendes - "Treat You Better" 
Ed Sheeran - "Shape of You" 
Harry Styles - "Sign Of The Times" 
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane - "Down" 
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley - "Chained To The Rhythm"
Miley Cyrus - "Malibu"

Best Hip Hop 
Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE." 
Big Sean - "Bounce Back" 
Chance the Rapper - "Same Drugs" 
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty - "Broccoli" 
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert - "Bad & Boujee"
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne - "I'm The One"

Best Dance 
Zedd and Alessia Cara - "Stay"
Kygo x Selena Gomez - "It Ain't Me" 
Calvin Harris - "My Way"  
Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and MØ - "Cold Water" 
Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla $ign - "Gone" 
 
Best Rock 
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 ft. Damian Lemar Hudson - "Black SpiderMan" (Race & LGBTQ)
The Hamilton Mixtape - "Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)" (Immigration) 
Big Sean - "Light" (Race) 
Alessia Cara - "Scars To Your Beautiful" (Body image) 
Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley - "Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL" (Environment)
John Legend - "Surefire" (Immigration & Anti-Muslim hate)
 
Best Cinematography 
Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE." (Scott Cunningham) 
Imagine Dragons - "Thunder" (Matthew Wise)
Ed Sheeran - "Castle On The Hill" (Steve Annis) 
DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels - "Nobody Speak" David Proctor) 
Halsey - "Now or Never" (Kristof Brandl)

Best Direction 
Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE."  (Dave Meyers & the little homies) 
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley - "Chained To The Rhythm" (Mathew Cullen)
Bruno Mars - "24K Magic" (Cameron Duddy & Bruno Mars) 
Alessia Cara - "Scars To Your Beautiful" (Aaron A)
The Weeknd - "Reminder" (Glenn Michael)

Best Art Direction 
Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE." (Spencer Graves)
Bruno Mars - "24K Magic" (Alex Delgado) 
Katy Perry ft. Migos - "Bon Appetit" (Natalie Groce) 
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller - "Wild Thoughts" (Damian Fyffe)
The Weeknd - "Reminder" (Creative Director: Lamar C Taylor / Co-creative Director: Christo Anesti)

Best Visual Effects 
Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE." 
A Tribe Called Quest - "Dis Generation"
KYLE ft. Lil Yachty - "iSpy"
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley - "Chained To The Rhythm" 
Harry Styles - "Sign Of The Times"
 
Best Choreography 
Kanye West - "Fade" 
Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj - "Side To Side" 
Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE."
Sia - "The Greatest"
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane - "Down"
 
Best Editing 
Future - "Mask Off"
Young Thug - "Wyclef Jean"
Lorde - "Green Light"
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey - "Closer"
The Weeknd - "Reminder"

The 2017 VMA's will take place at the Forum in Inglewood, California on 27th August.

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