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Here are all the nominees for the 2022 MTV VMAs

Kendrick Lamar, Lil Nas X, and Jack Harlow look set to dominate this year’s awards.

July 26, 2022
Here are all the nominees for the 2022 MTV VMAs Still from Lil Nas X's "Industry Baby" video.   YouTube

Music videos. There's so many of them, many very good, and MTV have watched them all with a view towards deciding the best one. Yes, it's VMA nominations day and it's good news for Kendrick Lamar, Lil Nas X, and Jack Harlow who lead the nominees with seven nods each. Scroll down to check out the full list of nominations

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The 2022 MTV VMAs will take place on August 28 at the Prudential Center in Neward, New Jersey. Other artists up for multiple moonman trophies include Doja Cat and Harry Styles (six nominations each) plus The Weeknd, Drake, Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran (five apiece).

There is also a Best Metaverse Performance category, with Charli XCX, BLACKPINK, BTS, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Twenty One Pilots all nominated for their ventures into the super exciting and no way depressing world of web3.

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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)

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Artist of the Year

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

Song of the Year

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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

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Push Performance of the Year

September 2021: Griff – “One Night”
October 2021: Remi Wolf – “Sexy Villain”
November 2021: Nessa Barrett – “i hope ur miserable until ur dead”
December 2021: SEVENTEEN – “Rock With You”
January 2021: Mae Muller – “Better Days”
February 2022: GAYLE – “abcdefu”
March 2022: Sheneesa – “R U That”
April 2022: Omar Apollo – “Tamagotchi”
May 2022: Wet Leg – “Chaise Longue”
June 2022: Muni Long – “Baby Boo”
July 2022: Doechii – “Persuasive”

Best Collaboration

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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”

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Best Hip-Hop

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

Best Rock

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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”

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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

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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”

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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

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BLACKPINK The Virtual | PUBG
BTS | Minecraft
Charli XCX | Roblox
Justin Bieber – An Interactive Virtual Experience | Wave
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)

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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

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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
Kacey Musgraves – “simple times”
Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY”
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie”

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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

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BTS – “Permission to Dance”
Doja Cat – “Woman”
FKA twigs ft. The Weeknd
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”

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Here are all the nominees for the 2022 MTV VMAs