MTV VMAs 2017: Kendrick, Lorde, Kanye, Chance, Rihanna, Weeknd Nominated

Kelvin Reese
July 27, 2017

This year's MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) could be very fruitful for Kendrick Lamar as the artist leads the nominations pack with eight.

Those two categories will be replaced by a more general award - artist of the year. Kanye West is the only artist with a video nominated for Best Choreography who worked with female choreographers - three of the five videos nominated were choreographed by white men. Katy scores nominations for several songs, including "Chained to the Rhythm", "Bon Appetit" and her collaboration with Calvin Harris, "Feels".

"The addition of the "Best Fight Against the System" category was added to the 2017 MTV VMAs to continue reflecting the audience's passion and activism around social justice issues such as environmental justice, immigration, LGBTQ equality, and racial justice", an MTV spokesperson told me.

Seven artists will be looking to win this award, including Kendrick Lamar, The Weekend, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Lorde, and Arian Grande.

The same gender-neutral rule has always stood for the Best New Artist category, even in previous iterations of the same award, like when it was called "Artist to Watch".

Nominees for the socially voted best song of summer category will be announced at a later date.

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The video has over 193 million views on YouTube.

Other acts who scored nominations include the Chainsmokers, Migos, Harry Styles, Selena Gomez, Fifth Harmony and Big Sean.

Starting this week, voting for the 2017 MTV VMAs is also open as well. Shawn Mendes is also up for "Best Pop Video" with his video for Treat You Better.

MTV revealed their list of nominees for the newly revamped awards show.

The MTV Video Music Awards, which will air live from Inglewood, California on Aug 27, has a reputation for irreverence, shock tactics and unpredictable moments.

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