2017 MTV Video Awards are coming up and the network just announced the nominations on Tuesday via Instagram. OF COURSE....Kendrick leads with the most nominations for his music video “Humble” off his album DAMN.  The director for “Humble” was Dave Meyers who is always known for symbolic and evocative visuals. His best work goes from Notorious B.I.G to Outkast. With Dave and Kendrick’s creativity, I know Kendrick is going to win his nominations.

Now the network decided to change some categories this year. First, former best female and male video categories are replaced with artist of the year/non-gendered category. Second, there is a new “best fight against the system” category to celebrate videos that inspire viewers to stand up against justice. I have a problem with this but I am not surprised with MTV. I went to look at the nominations in this category and not once did I see J.Cole ,Janelle Monae, or Chance the Rapper!

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards will air live Sunday, August 27 at 8:00PM ET/PT from The Forum in Inglewood, California.


Here are this year’s nominations and tell me you thoughts!


Video of the Year

Kendrick Lamar -- "HUMBLE." 

Bruno Mars -- "24K Magic" 

Alessia Cara -- "Scars To Your Beautiful" 

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller -- "Wild Thoughts" 

The Weeknd -- "Reminder" 


Artist of the Year

Bruno Mars 

Kendrick Lamar 

Ed Sheeran 

Ariana Grande 

The Weeknd 



Best New Artist 


Kodak Black 


Young M.A 

Julia Michaels 

Noah Cyrus 


Best Collaboration 

Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez -- "We Don't Talk Anymore" 

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller -- "Wild Thoughts"

D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty -- "Broccoli" 

The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey -- "Closer" 

Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean -- "Feels" 

Zayn & Taylor Swift -- "I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)"


Best Pop 

Shawn Mendes -- "Treat You Better" 

Ed Sheeran -- "Shape of You" 

Harry Styles -- "Sign Of The Times" 

Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane -- "Down" 

Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley -- "Chained to the Rhythm"

Miley Cyrus -- "Malibu" 


Best Hip Hop 

Kendrick Lamar -- "HUMBLE."

Big Sean -- "Bounce Back" 

Chance the Rapper -- "Same Drugs" 

D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty -- "Broccoli" 

Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert -- "Bad & Boujee" 

DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne -- "I'm The One" 


Best Dance

Zedd and Alessia Cara -- "Stay" 

Kygo x Selena Gomez -- "It Ain't Me" 

Calvin Harris -- "My Way"

Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and MØ -- "Cold Water" 

Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla $ign -- "Gone" 


Best Rock 

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 ft. Damian Lemar Hudson -- "Black SpiderMan" 

The Hamilton Mixtape -- "Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)" 

Big Sean -- "Light" 

Alessia Cara -- "Scars To Your Beautiful" 

Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley -- "Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL" 

John Legend -- "Surefire"

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