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MTV announced the 2022 VMAs will air live and around the world in more than 170 countries on Sunday, August 28th. Returning to New Jersey’s famed Prudential Center, this year’s show will surprise and delight with show-stopping spectacles, epic performances and a fan-filled audience to celebrate the biggest stars in music. Read More…

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MTV unveiled the highly-anticipated nominations for the 2022 “VMAs,” featuring artists whose cultural impact and work over the past year have transformed the music industry and created global conversations. Jack Harlow, Kendrick Lamar and Lil Nas X (7 each) lead this year’s nominations, closely followed by Doja Cat and Harry Styles (6 each), and Billie Eilish, Drake, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd (5 each).

Leading the pack with 7 nods apiece, Jack Harlow and Lil Nas X both earned multiple nominations for hit collaboration “INDUSTRY BABY,” which world premiered live on the 2021 “VMAs” stage, alongside Kendrick Lamar, who is nominated for the first time since 2018. Madonna, who reigns at the most awarded artists in MTV history with 20 wins, becomes the only artist to be nominated in each of the “VMAs” five decades (1980s-2020s), as she earns her 69th nomination for “MADAME X.” This year also sees 26 first-time nominees, including Baby Keem (4), MTV PUSH artist GAYLE (2), Kacey Musgraves (2) and Måneskin (2), all receiving multiple nods, plus first nominations for Anitta, Becky G, Dove Cameron, Karol G, ITZY, JID, Muni Long, Tems, Wet Leg and more.”

Taking the stage at this year's VMAs:

  • Nicki Minaj (Video Vanguard Award)
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers (Global Icon Award)
  • Eminem & Snoop Dogg
  • Bad Bunny (performing live from Yankee Stadium)
  • BLACKPINK
  • Jack Harlow
  • Lizzo
  • Måneskin
  • Kane Brown (virtual performance)
  • Anitta
  • J Balvin
  • Marshmello x Khalid
  • Panic! At The Disco
  • More to be announced soon...

2022 MTV VMAs Emcees Announced:

  • LL COOL J
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Jack Harlow

COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINEES

GLOBAL ICON AWARD

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers

VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD

  • Nicki Minaj

VIDEO OF THE YEAR, Presented by Burger King®

  • Doja Cat – “Woman” – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records
  • Drake ft. Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy” – OVO/Republic
  • Ed Sheeran – “Shivers” – Atlantic Records
  • Harry Styles – “As It Was“ – Columbia Records
  • Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY” – Columbia Records
  • Olivia Rodrigo – “brutal” – Geffen Records
  • Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor's Version) – Republic Records

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Bad Bunny – Rimas Entertainment
  • Drake – OVO/Republic
  • Ed Sheeran – Atlantic Records
  • Harry Styles – Columbia Records
  • Jack Harlow – Generation Now / Atlantic Records
  • Lil Nas X – Columbia Records
  • Lizzo – Atlantic Records

SONG OF THE YEAR

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

BEST NEW ARTIST, Presented by EXTRA® Gum

  • Ava Max – Atlantic Records
  • Billie Eilish – Darkroom/Interscope Records
  • H.E.R. – MBK/RCA Records
  • Lil Nas X – Columbia Records
  • Lizzo – Atlantic Records
  • ROSALÍA – Columbia Records

BEST COLLABORATION

  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Columbia Records
  • Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow” – Interscope Records
  • Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita” – Island Records
  • Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – “ME!” – Republic Records
  • Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – “I Don’t Care” – Atlantic Records
  • BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv” – Columbia Records

PUSH PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

  • September 2021: Griff – “One Night” – Warner Records
  • October 2021: Remi Wolf – “Sexy Villain” – Island Records
  • November 2021: Nessa Barrett – “i hope ur miserable until ur dead” – Warner Records
  • December 2021: SEVENTEEN – “Rock With You” – PLEDIS Entertainment / Geffen Records
  • January 2021: Mae Muller – “Better Days” – Capitol Records UK
  • February 2022: GAYLE – “abcdefu” – Atlantic Records / Arthouse Records
  • March 2022: Sheneesa – “R U That” – Rich Immigrants / Interscope Records
  • April 2022: Omar Apollo – “Tamagotchi” – Warner Records
  • May 2022: Wet Leg – “Chaise Longue” – Domino Recording Company
  • June 2022: Muni Long – “Baby Boo” – Supergiant Records LLC / Def Jam Recording
  • July 2022: Doechii – “Persuasive” – Top Dog Entertainment / Capitol Records

BEST COLLABORATION

  • Drake ft. Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy” – OVO/Republic
  • Elton John & Dua Lipa – “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)” – EMI / Interscope Records
  • Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY” – Columbia Records
  • Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie” – 300 Entertainment
  • Post Malone & The Weeknd – “One Right Now” – Mercury Records / Republic Records
  • ROSALÍA ft. The Weeknd – “LA FAMA” – Columbia Records
  • The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – “STAY” – Columbia Records

BEST POP

  • Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever” – Darkroom / Interscope Records
  • Doja Cat – “Woman” – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records
  • Ed Sheeran – “Shivers” – Atlantic Records
  • Harry Styles – “As It Was” – Columbia Records
  • Lizzo – “About Damn Time” – Atlantic Records
  • Olivia Rodrigo – “traitor” – Geffen Records

BEST HIP-HOP

  • Eminem & Snoop Dogg – “From The D 2 The LBC” – Shady / Aftermath / Interscope Records
  • Future ft. Drake, Tems – “WAIT FOR U” – Freebandz / Epic Records
  • Kendrick Lamar – “N95” – pgLang / Top Dawg Entertainment / Aftermath / Interscope Records
  • Latto – “Big Energy” – Streamcut / RCA Records
  • Nicki Minaj ft. Lil Baby – “Do We Have A Problem?” – Young Money / Cash Money / Republic Records
  • Pusha T – “Diet Coke” – G.O.O.D. Music / Def Jam

BEST ROCK

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

BEST ALTERNATIVE

  • Avril Lavigne ft. blackbear - “Love It When You Hate Me” - Elektra Music Group / DTA Records
  • Imagine Dragons x JID – “Enemy” – KIDinaKORNER / Interscope Records
  • Machine Gun Kelly ft. WILLOW – “emo girl” – Bad Boy / Interscope Records
  • Måneskin – “I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE” – Arista Records
  • Panic! At The Disco – “Viva Las Vengeance” – Fueled By Ramen / Elektra Music Group
  • Twenty One Pilots – “Saturday” – Fueled By Ramen / Elektra Music Group
  • WILLOW, Avril Lavigne ft. Travis Barker – “G R O W” – MSFTSMusic / Roc Nation Records

BEST DANCE

  • The Chainsmokers ft. Bebe Rexha – “Call You Mine” – Disruptor/Columbia Records
  • Clean Bandit ft. Demi Lovato – “Solo” – Big Beat/Atlantic Records
  • DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B – “Taki Taki” – DJ Snake Music Productions Ltd/Geffen
  • David Guetta, Bebe Rexha & J Balvin – “Say My Name” – Big Beat/Atlantic Records
  • Marshmello & Bastille – “Happier” – Capitol Records
  • Silk City & Dua Lipa – “Electricity” – Columbia Records

BEST LATIN

  • Anitta – “Envolver” – Warner Records
  • Bad Bunny – “Tití Me Preguntó” – Rimas Entertainment
  • Becky G X KAROL G – “MAMIII” – Kemosabe Records / Sony Music Latin / RCA Records
  • Daddy Yankee – “REMIX” – Republic Records
  • Farruko – “Pepas” – Sony Music US Latin
  • J Balvin & Skrillex – “In Da Getto” – Sueños Globales, LLC /Universal Music Latino / Asylum Records UK

BEST R&B

  • Alicia Keys – “City of Gods (Part II)” – AKW
  • Chlöe – “Have Mercy” – Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records
  • H.E.R. – “For Anyone” – RCA Records
  • Normani ft. Cardi B – “Wild Side” – Keep Cool/RCA Records
  • Summer Walker, SZA & Cardi B – “No Love (Extended Version)” – LVRN / Interscope Records
  • The Weeknd – “Out Of Time” – XO / Republic Records

BEST K-POP

  • BTS – “Yet To Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)” – BIGHIT Music / Geffen Records
  • ITZY – “LOCO” – JYP Entertainment
  • LISA – “LALISA” – YG Entertainment / Interscope Records
  • SEVENTEEN – “HOT” – PLEDIS Entertainment/Geffen Records
  • Stray Kids – “MANIAC” – JYP Entertainment
  • TWICE – “The Feels” – JYP Entertainment

VIDEO FOR GOOD

  • Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5” – pgLang / Top Dawg Entertainment / Aftermath / Interscope Records
  • Latto – “P*ssy” – Streamcut / RCA Records
  • Lizzo – “About Damn Time” – Atlantic Records
  • Rina Sawayama – “This Hell” – Dirty Hit
  • Stromae – ”Fils de joie” – Mosaert Label / The Darkroom / Interscope Records

BEST METAVERSE PERFORMANCE

  • BLACKPINK The Virtual | PUBG – YG Entertainment / Interscope Records
  • BTS | Minecraft – BIGHIT Music / Geffen Records
  • Charli XCX | Roblox – Atlantic Records
  • Justin Bieber – An Interactive Virtual Experience | Wave – Def Jam
  • Rift Tour ft. Ariana Grande | Fortnite – Republic Records
  • Twenty One Pilots Concert Experience | Roblox – Fueled By Ramen / Elektra Music Group

BEST LONGFORM VIDEO

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

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – “family ties” – Columbia Records
  • Camila Cabello ft. Ed Sheeran – “Bam Bam” – Epic Records
  • Harry Styles – “As It Was” – Columbia Records
  • Kendrick Lamar – “N95” – pgLang / Top Dawg Entertainment / Aftermath / Interscope Records
  • Normani ft. Cardi B – “Wild Side” – Keep Cool / RCA Records
  • Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor's Version) – Republic Records

BEST DIRECTION

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

BEST ART DIRECTION

  • Adele – “Oh My God” – Columbia Records
  • Doja Cat – “Get Into It (Yuh)” – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records
  • Drake ft. Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy” – OVO / Republic Records
  • Kacey Musgraves – “simple times” – Interscope Records / MCA Nashville
  • Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY” – Columbia Records
  • Megan Thee Stallion ft. Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie” – 300 Entertainment

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever” – Darkroom / Interscope Records
  • Coldplay X BTS – “My Universe” – Atlantic Records
  • Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5” – pgLang/Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope Records
  • Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY” – Columbia Records
  • Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie” – 300 Entertainment
  • The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – “STAY” – Columbia Records

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

  • BTS – “Permission to Dance” – BIGHIT Music/Geffen Records
  • Doja Cat – “Woman” – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records
  • FKA twigs ft. The Weeknd – “Tears In The Club” – Atlantic Records
  • Harry Styles – “As It Was” – Columbia Records
  • Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY” – Columbia Records
  • Normani ft. Cardi B – “Wild Side” – Keep Cool / RCA Records

BEST EDITING

  • Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – “family ties” – Columbia Records
  • Doja Cat – “Get Into It (Yuh)” – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records
  • Olivia Rodrigo – “brutal” – Geffen Records
  • ROSALÍA – “SAOKO” – Columbia Records
  • Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor's Version) – Republic Records
  • The Weeknd – “Take My Breath” – XO / Republic Records
DATE

August 28, 2022
Red Carpet: TBA
Starts: 8:00PM

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Newark, NJ 07201

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