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Kendrick Lamar leads MTV VMA nominees

Kendrick Lamar leads all nominees for this year's MTV Video Music Awards, which take place August 30, at Los Angeles, California's Microsoft Theater. Lamar's five nominations top the four received by Taylor Swift and the three each that Ed SheeranMark Ronson, and Beyoncé received.

As reported here previously, the show will be hosted by Miley Cyrus.

A partial list of nominations for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards follows:

Video of the Year:
Beyoncé - "7/11"
Ed Sheeran - "Thinking Out Loud"
Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) - "Bad Blood"
Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars) - "Uptown Funk"
Kendrick Lamar - "Alright"

Best Male Video:
Ed Sheeran - "Thinking Out Loud"
Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars) - "Uptown Funk"
Kendrick Lamar - "Alright"
The Weeknd - "Earned It"
Nick Jonas - "Chains"

Best Female Video:
Beyoncé - "7/11"
Taylor Swift - "Blank Space"
Nicki Minaj - "Anaconda"
Sia - "Elastic Heart"
Ellie Goulding - "Love Me Like You Do"

Best Hip Hop Video:
Fetty Wap - "Trap Queen"
Nicki Minaj - "Anaconda"
Kendrick Lamar - "Alright"
Wiz Khalifa (featuring Charlie Puth) - "See You Again"
Big Sean (featuring E-40) - "IDFWU"

Best Pop Video:
Beyoncé - "7/11"
Ed Sheeran - "Thinking Out Loud"
Taylor Swift - "Blank Space"
Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars) - "Uptown Funk"
Maroon 5 - "Sugar"

Best Rock Video:
Hozier - "Take Me To Church"
Fall Out Boy - "Uma Thurman"
Florence + the Machine - "Ship To Wreck"
Walk the Moon - "Shut Up and Dance"
Arctic Monkeys - "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?"

Artist to Watch:
Fetty Wap - "Trap Queen"
Vance Joy - "Riptide"
George Ezra - "Budapest"
James Bay - "Hold Back The River"
FKA Twigs - "Pendulum"

Best Collaboration:
Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar) - "Bad Blood"
Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars) - "Uptown Funk"
Wiz Khalifa (featuring Charlie Puth) - "See You Again"
Ariana Grande & The Weeknd - "Love Me Harder"
Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj - "Bang Bang"

Video With a Social Message:
Jennifer Hudson - "I Still Love You"
Colbie Caillat - "Try"
Big Sean (featuring Kanye West and John Legend) - "One Man Can Change the World"
Rihanna - "American Oxygen"
Wale - "The White Shoes"


Written by Groovevolt


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