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2022 MVA Nominations Are Here: Check Out Who’s Leading!

August 3, 2022

August 3, 2022

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Nominations are finally in—and guess who’s leading the pack? Kendrick Lamar, Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow, Harry Styles, and Doja Cat!

In just a month from now, the winners of the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards will finally be revealed. As announced this Tuesday, July 26, Kendrick Lamar, Jack Harlow, and Lil Nas X are leading the nominations with seven nods each. Following them with six nominations each are Doja Cat and Harry Styles, with Billie Eilish, Drake, Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, and Ed Sheeran each having five nominations for this year.

Both Lil Nas X and Harlow were nominated for their smash duet “Industry Baby” in five different categories. One of America’s most influential rappers, Kendrick Lamar, bagged not only one but two nominations for Best Cinematography for the music videos of his hit songs Family Ties and N95.

Interestingly, this year’s nominees are a great mix of veterans and up-and-comers. Madonna, Elton John, Daddy Yankee, Snoop Dogg, and Eminem were all nominated at least once, while this generation’s superstars, Olivia Rodrigo, Cardi B, Future, Young Thug, Nicki Minaj, Bad Bunny, and Lizzo, got nominated for their grandiose imagery.

The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards is set to give recognition to the biggest names in the music industry this coming August 28 at 8 pm ET/PT live from Prudential Center in New Jersey. It will be available for streaming across MTV’s linear and digital platforms, with a simulcast on The CW for the third consecutive year. The ceremony can also be watched via BET, BET Her, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Pop, TVLand, and VH1.

2022 MTV Video Music Awards: Full List of Nominees

Starting today, fans can already vote for their favorite artists across 22-gender neutral categories. This includes Video of the Year, Artist of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best Longform Video, Best Metaverse Performance, and so on. On the other hand, nominations for social categories such as Group of the Year and Song of Summer will be announced at a later date.

Here’s the complete list of the 2022 MTV VMA nominees. Don’t forget to show your support for your beloved artists and cast your votes. Visit, vma.mtv.com now!

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Doja Cat: “Woman
  • Drake ft. Future, Young Thug: “Way 2 Sexy”
  • Ed Sheeran: “Shivers”
  • Harry Styles: “As It Was”
  • Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow: “Industry Baby”
  • Olivia Rodrigo: “Brutal”
  • Taylor Swift: “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)

 ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Bad Bunny
  • Drake
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Harry Styles
  • Jack Harlow
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo

 SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Bad Bunny
  • Drake
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Harry Styles
  • Jack Harlow
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Adele – “Easy On Me”
  • Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever”
  • Doja Cat – “Woman”
  • Elton John & Dua Lipa – “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)”
  • Lizzo – “About Damn Time”
  • The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – “STAY”

 BEST NEW ARTIST

  • Baby Keem
  • Dove Cameron
  • GAYLE
  • Latto
  • Måneskin
  • SEVENTEEN

PUSH PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

  • Griff: “One Night”
  • Remi Wolf: “Sexy Villain”
  • Nessa Barrett: “I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead”
  • Seventeen: “Rock With You”
  • Mae Muller: “Better Days”
  • Gayle: “abcdefu”
  • Shenseea: “R U That”
  • Omar Apollo: “Tamagotchi”
  • Wet Leg: “Chaise Longue”
  • Muni Long: “Baby Boo”
  • Doechii: “Persuasive”

BEST COLLABORATION

  • Drake ft. Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy”
  • Elton John & Dua Lipa – “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)”
  • Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY”
  • Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie”
  • Post Malone & The Weeknd – “One Right Now”
  • ROSALÍA ft. The Weeknd – “LA FAMA”
  • The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – “STAY”

BEST POP

  • Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever”
  • Doja Cat – “Woman”
  • Ed Sheeran – “Shivers”
  • Harry Styles – “As It Was”
  • Lizzo – “About Damn Time”
  • Olivia Rodrigo – “traitor”

 BEST HIP-HOP

  • Eminem & Snoop Dogg – “From The D 2 The LBC”
  • Future ft. Drake, Tems – “WAIT FOR”
  • UKendrick Lamar – “N95”
  • Latto – “Big Energy”
  • Nicki Minaj ft. Lil Ba “Do We Have A Problem?”by –
  • Pusha T – “Diet Coke”

 BEST ROCK

  • Foo Fighters – “Love Dies Young”
  • Jack White – “Taking Me Back”
  • Muse – “Won’t Stand Down”
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Black Summer”
  • Shinedown – “Planet Zero”
  • Three Days Grace – “So Called Life”

BEST ALTERNATIVE

  • Avril Lavigne ft. blackbear – “Love It When You Hate Me”
  • Imagine Dragons x JID – “Enemy”
  • Machine Gun Kelly ft. WILLOW – “emo girl”
  • Måneskin – “I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE”
  • Panic! At The Disco – “Viva Las Vengeance”
  • Twenty One Pilots – “Saturday”
  • WILLOW, Avril Lavigne ft. Travis Barker – “G R O W”

BEST LATIN

  • Anitta – “Envolver”
  • Bad Bunny – “Tití Me Preguntó”
  • Becky G X KAROL G – “MAMIII”
  • Daddy Yankee – “REMIX”
  • Farruko – “Pepas”
  • J Balvin & Skrillex – “In Da Getto”

BEST R&B

  • Alicia Keys – “City of Gods (Part II)”
  • Chlöe – “Have Mercy”
  • H.E.R. – “For Anyone”
  • Normani ft. Cardi B – “Wild Side”
  • Summer Walker, SZA & Cardi B – “No Love (Extended Version)”
  • The Weeknd – “Out Of Time”

BEST K-POP

  • BTS – “Yet To Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)”
  • ITZY – “LOCO”
  • LISA – “LALISA”
  • SEVENTEEN – “HOT”
  • Stray Kids – “MANIAC”
  • TWICE – “The Feels”

 VIDEO FOR GOOD

  • Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5”
  • Latto – “P*ssy”
  • Lizzo – “About Damn Time”
  • Rina Sawayama – “This Hell”
  • Stromae – “Fils de joie”

 BEST METAVERSE PERFORMANCE

  • BLACKPINK The Virtual | PUBG
  • BTS | Minecraft
  • Charli XCX | Roblox
  • Justin Bieber
  • Rift Tour ft. Ariana Grande | Fortnite
  • Twenty One Pilots Concert Experience | Roblox

 BEST LONGFORM VIDEO

  • Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles
  • Foo Fighters – Studio 666
  • Kacey Musgraves – star-crossed
  • Madonna – Madame X
  • Olivia Rodrigo – driving home 2 u
  • Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – “family ties”
  • Camila Cabello ft. Ed Sheeran – “Bam Bam”
  • Harry Styles – “As It Was”
  • Kendrick Lamar – “N95”
  • Normani ft. Cardi B – “Wild Side”
  • Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)

BEST DIRECTION

  • Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – “family ties”
  • Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever”
  • Ed Sheeran – “Shivers”
  • Harry Styles – “As It Was”
  • Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY”
  • Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)

BEST ART DIRECTION

  • Adele – “Oh My God”
  • Doja Cat – “Get Into It (Yuh)”
  • Drake ft. Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy”
  • Kacey Musgraves – “simple times”
  • Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY”
  • Megan Thee Stallion ft. Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever”
  • Coldplay X BTS “My Universe”
  • Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5”
  • Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY”
  • Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie”
  • The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – “STAY”

 BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

  • BTS – “Permission to Dance”
  • Doja Cat – “Woman”
  • FKA twigs ft. The Weeknd – “Tears In The Club”
  • Harry Styles – “As It Was”
  • Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY”
  • Normani ft. Cardi B – “Wild Side”

 BEST EDITING

  • Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – “family ties”
  • Doja Cat – “Get Into It (Yuh)”
  • Olivia Rodrigo – “brutal”
  • ROSALÍA – “SAOKO”
  • Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)

The Weeknd – “Take My Breath”

Cover image credit: Harry Styles Instagram

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