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Kendrick Lamar, Jack Harlow, And Lil Nas X Lead The Full List Of 2022 MTV VMAs Nominations

With their 2022 show just about a month away, the MTV VMAs has arrived with their list of nominations for this year’s show. Kendrick Lamar, Jack Harlow, and Lil Nas X lead the list of nominations as they each earned seven for the award show. Kendrick Lamar’s selections are mostly connected to “Family Ties” with Baby Keem which was picked in three categories including Best Cinematography. All of Jack Harlow and Lil Nas X’s nominations except one, selections for Artist Of The Year, are in connection to their “Industry Baby” collaboration.

This year’s VMAs will take place on August 28. The show has yet to reveal the list of performers for the ceremony, but in a press release, they promised “show-stopping surprises.”

You can view the full list of 2022 VMA nominations below.

Video Of The Year
Doja Cat – “Woman”
Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy”
Ed Sheeran – “Shivers”
Harry Styles – “As It Was”
Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow – “Industry Baby”
Olivia Rodrigo – “Brutal”
Taylor Swift – “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)”

Artist Of The Year
Bad Bunny
Drake
Ed Sheeran
Harry Styles
Jack Harlow
Lil Nas X
Lizzo

Song Of The Year
Adele – “Easy On Me”
Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever”
Doja Cat – “Woman”
Elton John and Dua Lipa – “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)”
Lizzo – “About Damn Time”
The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber – “Stay”

Best New Artist
Baby Keem
Dove Cameron
Gayle
Latto
Måneskin
Seventeen

Push Performance Of The Year
September 2021: Griff – “One Night”
October 2021: Remi Wolf – “Sexy Villain” – Island Records
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
Drake Feat. Future and Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy”
Elton John and Dua Lipa – “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)”
Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow – “Industry Baby”
Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie”
Post Malone and The Weeknd – “One Right Now”
Rosalía Feat. The Weeknd – “La Fama”
The Kid Laroi and 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”

Best Hip-Hop
Eminem and Snoop Dogg – “From The D 2 The LBC”
Future Feat. Drake, Tems – “Wait For U”
Kendrick Lamar – “N95”
Latto – “Big Energy”
Nicki Minaj Feat. Lil Baby – “Do We Have A Problem?”
Pusha T – “Diet Coke”

Best Rock
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 Feat. Blackbear – “Love It When You Hate Me”
Imagine Dragons and JID – “Enemy”
Machine Gun Kelly Feat. Willow – “Emo Girl”
Måneskin – “I Wanna Be Your Slave”
Panic! At The Disco – “Viva Las Vengeance”
Twenty One Pilots – “Saturday”
Willow and Avril Lavigne Feat. Travis Barker – “Grow”

Best Latin
Anitta – “Envolver”
Bad Bunny – “Tití Me Preguntó”
Becky G and Karol G – “Mamiii”
Daddy Yankee – “Remix”
Farruko – “Pepas”
J Balvin and Skrillex – “In Da Getto”

Best R&B
Alicia Keys – “City of Gods (Part II)”
Chloe – “Have Mercy”
HER – “For Anyone”
Normani Feat. Cardi B – “Wild Side”
Summer Walker, SZA and Cardi B – “No Love (Extended Version)”
The Weeknd – “Out Of Time”

Best K-Pop
BTS – “Yet To Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)”
Itzy – “Loco” – JYP Entertainment
Lisa – “Lalisa”
Seventeen – “Hot”
Stray Kids – “Maniac”
Twice – “The Feels”

Video For Good
Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5”
Latto – “Pussy”
Lizzo – “About Damn Time”
Rina Sawayama – “This Hell”
Stromae – “Fils de joie”

Best Metaverse Performance
Blackpink The Virtual – PUBG
BTS – Minecraft
Charli XCX – Roblox
Justin Bieber – An Interactive Virtual Experience – Wave
Rift Tour Feat. 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)”

Best Cinematography
Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar – “Family Ties”
Camila Cabello Feat. Ed Sheeran – “Bam Bam”
Harry Styles – “As It Was”
Kendrick Lamar – “N95”
Normani Feat. Cardi B – “Wild Side”
Taylor Swift – “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)”

Best Direction
Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar – “Family Ties”
Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever”
Ed Sheeran – “Shivers”
Harry Styles – “As It Was”
Lil Nas X and 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 Feat. Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy”
Kacey Musgraves – “Simple Times”
Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow – “Industry Baby”
Megan Thee Stallion Feat. Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie”

Best Visual Effects
Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever”
Coldplay and BTS – “My Universe”
Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5”
Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow – “Industry Baby”
Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie”
The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber – “Stay”

Best Choreography
BTS – “Permission to Dance”
Doja Cat – “Woman”
FKA twigs Feat. The Weeknd – “Tears In The Club”
Harry Styles – “As It Was”
Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow – “Industry Baby”
Normani Feat. Cardi B – “Wild Side”

Best Editing
Baby Keem and 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”

Some artists covered here are Warner Music artists. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.

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