Have you checked out the nominees for the VMA’S Yet?

Music videos have jumped leaps and bounds in the last couple of years with artists going the extra mile to explore creativity in every way and form. From The Weeknd’s gutsy videos to Ed Sheeran’s nostalgic  exploration, music videos of today take you on a journey with the artist and their stories. With the versatility of the productions of the past year, check out who dominates the list with the most nominations this year.

Check out the nominees below.

Video Of The Year:

Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.”

Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”

Alessia Cara , “Scars To Your Beautiful”

DJ Khaled, “Wild Thoughts” feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller

The Weeknd, “Reminder”


Artist Of The Year:

Bruno Mars

Kendrick Lamar

Ed Sheeran

Ariana Grande

The Weeknd


Credits: mtv.co.uk










Best New Artist:


Kodak Black


Young M.A

Julia Michaels

Noah Cyrus


Best Collaboration:

Charlie Puth “We Don’t Talk Anymore” feat. Selena Gomez

DJ Khaled, “Wild Thoughts” feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller

D.R.A.M., “Broccoli” feat. Lil Yachty

The Chainsmokers, “Closer” feat. Halsey

Calvin Harris, “Feels” feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean

Zayn & Taylor Swift, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”

Credits: nme.com

Best Pop Video:

Shawn Mendes, “Treat You Better”

Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”

Harry Styles, “Sign Of The Times”

Fifth Harmony, “Down” feat. Gucci Mane

Katy Perry, “Chained To The Rhythm” feat. 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” feat. Lil Yachty

Migos, “Bad & Boujee” feat. Lil Uzi Vert

DJ Khaled, “I’m The One” feat.Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne


Best Dance Video:

Zedd & Alessia Cara, “Stay”

Kygo & Selena Gomez, “It Ain’t Me”

Calvin Harris, “My Way”

Major Lazer, “Cold Water” feat. Justin Bieber and MØ

Afrojack, “Gone” feat. Ty Dolla $ign

Credits: Thought Catalog

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” feat. Damian Lemar Hudson

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” feat. Shailene Woodley

John Legend, “Surefire”


Best Cinematography:

Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.”(Scott Cunningham)

Imagine Dragons “Thunder” (Matthew Wise)

Ed Sheeran, “Castle On The Hill” (Steve Annis)

DJ Shadow, “Nobody Speak” (David Proctor)

Halsey, “Now or Never” (Kristof Brandl)


Best Direction:

Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.” (Dave Meyers & the little homies)

Katy Perry, “Chained To The Rhythm” feat. Skip Marley (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, “Bon Appetit” feat. Migos (Natalie Groce)

DJ Khaled, “Wild Thoughts” feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller (Damian Fyffe)

The Weeknd, “Reminder” (Creative Director: Lamar C Taylor / Co-creative Director: Christo Anesti)

Credits: Fuse TV


Best Visual Effects:

Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.”(Company: Timber/Lead: Jonah Hall)

A Tribe Called Quest, “Dis Generation” (Company: Bemo/Lead: Brandon Hirzel)

KYLE, “iSpy” feat. Lil Yachty (Company: Gloria FX/Leads: Max Colt & Tomash Kuzmytskyi)

Katy Perry, “Chained To The Rhythm” feat. Skip Marley (Company: MIRADA)

Harry Styles, “Sign Of The Times” (Company: ONE MORE/Lead: Cédric Nivoliez)


Best Choreography:

Kanye West, “Fade” (Teyana Taylor, Guapo, Jae Blaze & Derek ‘Bentley’ Watkins)

Ariana Grande, “Side To Side” (Brian & Scott Nicholson)

Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.” (Dave Meyers)

Sia, “The Greatest” (Ryan Heffington)

Fifth Harmony, “Down” feat. Gucci Mane (Sean Bankhead)


Best Editing:

Future, “Mask Off” (Vinnie Hobbs of VHPost)

Young Thug, “Wyclef Jean” (Ryan Staake & Eric Degliomini)

Lorde, “Green Light” (Nate Gross of Exile Edit)

The Chainsmokers, “Closer” feat. Halsey (Jennifer Kennedy)

The Weeknd, “Reminder” (Red Barbaza)