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The 2022 VMA Nominations Are Finally Here

Keep reading for the complete list.

POSTEDBYMALKINA VARGAS

Each year, the Video Music Awards (VMA’s) finish off the summer with a bang, offering an abundance of shock value, top-notch musical performances, and the most unpredictable pop culture moments. 

For this time around, the artists who take the lead with the most nominations are Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow, and Kendrick Lamar with seven nominations each. In second place with six nominations are Doja Cat (this year’s top female nominee) and Harry Styles. Other artists that garnered several nods this year include Billie Eilish, Drake, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, and Megan Thee Stallion.

The awards show is undergoing changes as it evolves with the times. All categories are gender neutral, a principle that the award show has set in place since 2017. Several categories have now expanded from five nominees to seven, allowing more artists to have a chance at winning. Also, there is a dynamic new category being introduced this year titled Best Metaverse Performance — which is the most 2022 thing ever.

Fans can vote online up to 10 times a day for all categories. The show will air live from New Jersey's Prudential Center on Sunday, August 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

See the full list of nominees below. 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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BEST NEW ARTIST

Baby Keem -- Columbia Records
Dove Cameron -- Disruptor Records / Columbia Records
GAYLE -- Atlantic Records / Arthouse Records
Latto -- Streamcut / RCA Records
Måneskin -- Arista Records
SEVENTEEN -- PLEDIS Entertainment/Geffen Records

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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 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

 

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