Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran Lead VMA Nominations

Gregory E. Miller
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Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran

The MTV Video Music Award nominations have arrived and rising rap heavyweight Kendrick Lamar has come out on top with 13 nods. His “Bad Blood” collaborator and newly minted pop superstar Taylor Swift has shook her way to the second highest amount with nine nods. Her pal Ed Sheeran came in third with six nominations, followed by five nods each for Beyoncé and the pairing of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars.

While performances for the big night have yet to be announced, Twerk Queen Miley Cyrus revealed on Instagram Monday night that she will be hosting the ceremony, airing August 30 at 9/8c.

Check out the full list of nominations below, and then head to MTV.com to vote for all non-technical categories.

Video of the Year

Beyoncé, "7/11"
Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"
Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"

Best Male Video

Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"
Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"
The Weeknd, "Earned It"
Nick Jonas, "Chains"

Best Female Video

Beyoncé, "7/11"
Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"
Nicki Minaj, "Anaconda"
Sia, "Elastic Heart"
Ellie Goulding, "Love Me Like You Do"

Best Hip Hop Video

Fetty Wap, "Trap Queen"
Nicki Minaj, "Anaconda"
Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, "See You Again"
Big Sean ft. E-40, "IDFWU"

Best Pop Video

Beyoncé, "7/11"
Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"
Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"
Maroon 5, "Sugar"

Best Rock Video

Hozier, "Take Me To Church"
Fall Out Boy, "Uma Thurman"
Florence + the Machine, "Ship To Wreck"
Walk the Moon, "Shut Up and Dance"
Arctic Monkeys, "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?"

Artist to Watch

Fetty Wap, "Trap Queen"
Vance Joy, "Riptide"
George Ezra, "Budapest"
James Bay, "Hold Back The River"
FKA Twigs, "Pendulum"

Best Collaboration

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, "See You Again"
Ariana Grande & The Weeknd, "Love Me Harder"
Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, "Bang Bang"

Video With a Social Message

Jennifer Hudson, "I Still Love You"
Colbie Caillat, "Try"
Big Sean ft. Kanye West and John Legend, "One Man Can Change the World"
Rihanna, "American Oxygen"
Wale, "The White Shoes"

Best Art Direction

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"
Snoop Dogg, "So Many Pros"
Jack White, "Would You Fight For My Love"
The Chemical Brothers, "Go"
Skrillex & Diplo, "Where Are U Now" with Justin Bieber

Best Choreography

Beyoncé, "7/11"
OK Go, "I Won’t Let You Down"
Chet Faker, "Gold"
Ed Sheeran, "Don’t"
Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Never Catch Me"

Best Cinematography

Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Never Catch Me"
Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"
FKA Twigs, "Two Weeks"
Alt-J, "Left Hand Free"

Best Direction

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"
Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"
Hozier, "Take Me To Church"
Childish Gambino, "Sober"

Best Editing

Beyoncé, "7/11"
Ed Sheeran, "Don’t"
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"
A$AP Rocky, "L$D"
Skrillex & Diplo, "Where Are U Now" with Justin Bieber

Best Visual Effects

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"
FKA Twigs, "Two Weeks"
Childish Gambino, "Telegraph Ave."
Skrillex & Diplo, "Where Are U Now" with Justin Bieber
Tyler, The Creator, "F****** Young/Death Camp"

Fuck yeah VMAs!!!!! #VMAs on @MTV Aug 30 at 9pm

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