Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande lead the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards nominations

The Video Music Awards goes to….

On Thursday (July 30), MTV announced the long list of nominees for this year’s Video Music Awards. Leading the pack with the most nominations are (to no one’s surprise) Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande. The two pop stars earned nine nominations each for their club-thumping track “Rain on Me.”

Coming in, right behind the two singers are Billie Eilish and The Weeknd, who earned six nominations apiece.

This year finds the awards ceremony introducing not one, but two new categories to the tried-and-true models. This year voters will see the categories for “Best Music Video from Home” and “Best Quarantine Performance” added to the list.

From now until Aug. 23, fans can vote on every single category, including the new additions on the VMA’s official website. The only group that will still accept votes until the night of the awards show is the “Best New Artist Category,” which includes Doja Cat, Jack Harlow, Lewis Capaldi, Roddy Ricch, Tate McRae, and Yungblud as nominees.

The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Centers on Sunday, Aug. 30, at 8  p.m. ET.

The full list of nominees can be found below:


Billie Eilish – “Everything I Wanted”

Eminem ft. Juice WRLD – “Godzilla”

Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good”

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”

Taylor Swift – “The Man”

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”



Justin Bieber

Lady Gaga

Megan Thee Stallion

Post Malone

The Weeknd


Billie Eilish – “Everything I Wanted”

Doja Cat – “Say So”

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”

Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage”

Post Malone – “Circles”

Roddy Ricch – “The Box”


Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber – “Stuck with U”

Black Eyed Peas ft. J Balvin – “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”

Ed Sheeran ft. Khalid – “Beautiful People”

Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good”

Karol G ft. Nicki Minaj – “Tusa”

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”

PUSH BEST NEW ARTIST, Presented by Chime Banking

Doja Cat

Jack Harlow

Lewis Capaldi

Roddy Ricch

Tate McRae



BTS – “On”

Halsey – “You Should Be Sad”

Jonas Brothers – “What a Man Gotta Do”

Justin Bieber ft. Quavo – “Intentions”

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”

Taylor Swift – “Lover”


DaBaby – “Bop”

Eminem ft. Juice WRLD – “Godzilla”

Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good”

Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage”

Roddy Ricch – “The Box”

Travis Scott – “Highest in the Room”


Blink-182 – “Happy Days”

Coldplay – “Orphans”

Evanescence – “Wasted On You”

Fall Out Boy ft. Wyclef Jean – “Dear Future Self (Hands Up)”

Green Day – “Oh Yeah!”

The Killers – “Caution”


The 1975 – “If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)”

All Time Low – “Some Kind Of Disaster”

Finneas – “Let’s Fall in Love for the Night”

Lana Del Rey – “Doin’ Time”

Machine Gun Kelly – “Bloody Valentine”

Twenty One Pilots – “Level of Concern”


Anuel AA ft. Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, Karol G & J Balvin – “China”

Bad Bunny – “Yo Perreo Sola”

Black Eyed Peas ft. Ozuna & J. Rey Soul – “Mamacita”

J Balvin – “Amarillo”

Karol G ft. Nicki Minaj – “Tusa”

Maluma ft. J Balvin – “Qué Pena”


Alicia Keys – “Underdog”

Chloe x Halle – “Do It”

H.E.R. ft. YG – “Slide”

Khalid ft. Summer Walker – “Eleven”

Lizzo – “Cuz I Love You”

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”


(G)I-DLE – “Oh My God”

BTS – “On”

EXO – “Obsession”

Monsta X – “Someone’s Someone”

Tomorrow X Together – “9 and Three Quarters (Run Away)”

Red Velvet – “Psycho”


Anderson .Paak – “Lockdown”

Billie Eilish – “All the Good Girls Go to Hell”

Demi Lovato – “I Love Me”

H.E.R. -” I Can’t Breathe”

Lil Baby – “The Bigger Picture”

Taylor Swift – “The Man”


5 Seconds of Summer – “Wildflower”

Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber – “Stuck with U”

Blink-182 – “Happy Days”

Drake – “Toosie Slide”

John Legend – “Bigger Love”

Twenty One Pilots – “Level of Concern”


Chloe & Halle – “Do It” from MTV’s Prom-athon

CNCO – Unplugged at Home

DJ D-Nice – Club MTV presents #DanceTogether

John Legend – #togetherathome Concert Series

Lady Gaga – “Smile” from One World: Together at Home

Post Malone – Nirvana Tribute


Billie Eilish – “Xanny” – Directed by Billie Eilish

Doja Cat – “Say So” – Directed by Hannah Lux Davis

Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now” – Directed by Nabil

Harry Styles – “Adore You” – Directed by Dave Meyers

Taylor Swift – “The Man” – Directed by Taylor Swift

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – Directed by Anton Tammi


5 Seconds of Summer – “Old Me” – Cinematography by Kieran Fowler

Camila Cabello ft. DaBaby – “My Oh My” – Cinematography by Dave Meyers

Billie Eilish – “All the Good Girls Go to Hell” – Cinematography by Christopher Probst

Katy Perry – “Harleys In Hawaii” – Cinematography by Arnau Valls

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Cinematography by Thomas Kloss

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – Cinematography by Oliver Millar


A$AP Rocky – “Babushka Boi” – Art Direction by A$AP Rocky & Nadia Lee Cohen

Dua Lipa – “Physical” – Art Direction by Anna Colomé Nogu ́

Harry Styles – “Adore You” – Art Direction by Laura Ellis Cricks

Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter” – Art Direction by Christian Stone

Selena Gomez – “Boyfriend” – Art Direction by Tatiana Van Sauter

Taylor Swift – “Lover” – Art Direction by Ethan Tobman


Billie Eilish – “All the Good Girls Go to Hell” – Visual Effects by Drive Studios

Demi Lovato – “I Love Me” – Visual Effects by Hoody FX

Dua Lipa – “Physical” – Visual Effects by EIGHTY4

Harry Styles – “Adore You” – Visual Effects by Mathematic

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Visual Effects by Ingenuity Studios

Travis Scott – “Highest in the Room” – Visual Effects by ARTJAIL, SCISSOR FILMS & FRENDER


BTS – “On” – Choreography by Son Sung Deuk, Lee Ga Hun, Lee Byung Eun

CNCO & Natti Natasha – “Honey Boo” – Choreography by Kyle Hanagami

DaBaby – “Bop” – Choreography by Dani Leigh and Cherry

Dua Lipa – “Physical” – Choreography by Charm La’Donna

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Choreography by Richy Jackson

Normani – “Motivation” – Choreography by Sean Bankhead


Halsey – “Graveyard” – Edited by Emilie Aubry, Janne Vartia & Tim Montana

James Blake – “Can’t Believe the Way We Flow” – Edited by Frank Lebon

Lizzo – “Good As Hell” – Edited by Russell Santos & Sofia Kerpan

Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter” – Edited by Alexandre Moors, Nuno Xico

Rosalía – “A Palé” – Edited by Andre Jones

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – Edited by Janne Vartia & Tim Montana

Kendrick Lamar leads MTV Video Music Awards nominations

Now that the dog days of summer are starting to die down, MTV is getting ready for one of their major end of summer award shows. On Tuesday (July 25), the once music-centric channel announced the nominees for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. Leading the pack with a total of eight nominations this year is Kendrick Lamar. “Video of the Year,” “Best Hip-Hop,” and “Best Cinematography” are just some of the categories his single, “HUMBLE.” is nominated for.

Falling behind Lamar with a total of five nominations each are Katy Perry and The Weeknd. Perry is nominated for categories such as “Best Pop,” “Best Direction,” and “Best Visual Effects” for her Skip Marley-assisted, “Chained to the Rhythm.” The Weekend is nominated for categories such as “Video of the Year,” “Best Editing,” and “Best Art Direction” for his single, “Reminder.”

Following their decision to feature non-gendered categories at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards, the network announced that the “Best Female Video” and “Best Male Video” categories have been combined into “Artist of the Year.” Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, the Weekend, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, and Lorde are nominated for that honor this year.

In addition to the combined “Artist of the Year” category, MTV has also revealed the addition of a new category: “Best Fight Against the System.” The “Best Fight Against the System” category was added to celebrate music videos that inspire viewers to stand up for injustices.

Fans can begin to vote for their favorite music videos by heading over to the VMA’s website here. While all the major categories will close before the awards show in late August, the “Best New Artist” category will remain open until the night of the live broadcast. Another category, “Best Song of Summer,” will be announced at a later date.

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from the Forum in Inglewood, California on Sunday, Aug. 27, at 8 p.m. ET. The complete list of nominees, with the exclusion on “Best Song of Summer,” can be seen below.

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)” (Immigration)

Big Sean — “Light” (Race)

Alessia Cara — “Scars to Your Beautiful” (Body image)

Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley — “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL” (Environment)

John Legend — “Surefire” (Immigration & Anti-Muslim hate)

2015 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees Announced

After breaking the news yesterday that Miley Cyrus will be hosting the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards because the network would not “let her perform” following her infamous “Blurred Lines” performance with Robin Thicke, the network has now announced the complete list of nominees for the 32nd installment of the annual event.

Debuting exclusively on Apple’s “Beats 1 Chart” show earlier today, the nominees included the usual suspects whose music is constantly played on a loop on top 20 radio and on MTV (when they play music that is).

Leading the pack with the most nominations this year is Kendrick Lamar with five while Taylor Swift came in with a total of four. Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran came in behind Swift with a total of three nominations apiece.

The complete list of nominees for all the MTV VMA categories can be seen below with the exception of the socially voted categories. According to MTV, those categories will be announced at a later date. Voting for categories such as “Best Female Video,” “Best Male Video,” and “Video of the Year” are currently open on MTV’s VMAs website.


Video of the Year
Beyoncé, “7/11”
Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”

Best Collaboration
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”
Ariana Grande feat. the Weeknd, “Love Me Harder”
Jessie J feat. Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, “Bang Bang”
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”

Best Video With a Social Message
Jennifer Hudson, “I Still Love You”
Colbie Calliat, “Try”
Big Sean, “One Man Can Change the World”
Rihanna, “American Oxygen”
Wale, “The White Shoes”

Best Hip-Hop Video
Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”
Nicki Minaj, “Anaconda”
Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
Big Sean, “I Don’t F—k With You”

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”

Best Female Video
Beyoncé, “7/11″
Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
Sia, “Elastic Heart”
Ellie Goulding, “Love Me Like You Do”
Nicki Minaj, “Anaconda”

Best Male Video
Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
Nick Jonas, “Chains”
The Weeknd, “Earned It”
Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”

Best Pop Video
Beyoncé, “7/11”
Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
Maroon 5, “Sugar”

Artist to Watch
Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”
Vance Joy, “Riptide”
George Ezra, “Budapest”
James Bay, “Hold Back The River”
FKA Twigs, “Pendulum”

Best Art Direction
Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” (Charles Infante, art dir.)
Snoop Dogg, “So Many Pros” (Jason Fijal, art dir.)
Jack White, “Would You Fight For My Love?” (Jeff Peterson, art dir.)
The Chemical Brothers, “Go” (Michel Gondry, art dir.)
Skrillex & Diplo feat. Justin Bieber, “Where Are U Now” (Brewer, art dir.)

Best Choreography
Beyonce, “7/11″ (Beyoncé, Chris Grant, choreographers; Additional choreography: Gabriel Valenciano”)
OK Go, “I Won’t Let You Down” (OK Go, air:man, Mori Harano, choreographers)
Chet Faker, “Gold” (Ryan Heffington, choreographer)
Ed Sheeran, “Don’t” (Nappy Tabs, choreographer)
Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Never Catch Me” (Keone, Mari Madrid, dir.)

Best Cinematography
Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Never Catch Me” (Larkin Seiple, DP)
Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud” (Daniel Pearl, DP)
Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” (Christopher Probst, DP)
FKA Twigs, “Two Weeks” (Justin Brown, DP)
Alt-J, “Left Hand Free” (Mike Simpson, DP)

Best Direction
Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” (Joseph Kahn, dir.)
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk” (Bruno Mars & Cameron Duddy, dir.)
Kendrick Lamar, “Alright” (Colin Tilley & The Little Homies, dir.)
Hozier, “Take Me To Church” (Brendan Canty & Conal Thomson of Feel Good Lost, dir.)
Childish Gambino, “Sober” (Hiro Murai, dir.)

Best Editing
Beyonce, “7/11″ (Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing, editors)
Ed Sheeran, “Don’t” (Jacquelyn London, editor)
Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” (Chancler Haynes @ Cosmo Street, editor)
A$AP Rocky, “L$D” (Dexter Navy, editor)
Skrillex & Diplo feat. Justin Bieber, “Where Are U Now” (Brewer, editor)

Best Visual Effects
Taylor Swift, “Bad Blood” (Ingenuity Studios, vfx)
FKA Twigs, “Two Weeks” (Gloria FX, Tomash Kuzmytskyi, & Max Chyzhevskyy, vfx)
Childish Gambino, “Telegraph Ave” (Gloria FX, vfx)
Skrillex & Diplo feat. Justin Bieber, “Where Are U Now” (Brewer, vfx)
Tyler, the Creator, “F*cking Young/Death Camp” (Gloria FX, vfx)

The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Aug. 30. The show will begin at 9 p.m. ET, right after the live red carpet coverage ends.

2015 MTVU Woodie Awards Announce a “fun.” Host


It looks like fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff can added another job to his long list of gigs; award show host.

Yesterday afternoon, MTV announced that the Bleachers frontman would be hosting this year’s mtvU Woodie Awards set to take place later this month.

The awards show, which primarily focuses on artists making an impact on college radio, is set to take place during this year’s South By Southwest (like every other year).

“It means a great deal to be hosting the Woodies because fun. played the Woodies before we had any success and the same for Bleachers last year,” Antonoff responded after the gig was announced.

“It’s been a platform for the two bands I’ve most recently been a part of to really go somewhere. I couldn’t be more excited to come back and host the show.”

Unlike the past years, the awards show will not only air live during a prime time spot on the network’s main channel, but will also be one hour-long, as opposed to the past when it not only pre-recorded,but also half an hour-long.

Nominees this year include Drake, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith , Childish Gambino and many more. For those wanting to vote on their favorite artists, the voting polls will close on Tuesday, March 10. The full list of nominees this year can be seen here.

The mtvU Woodie Awards will air live from SXSW on MTV on Friday, March 20 at 9 p.m. EST.

2015 MTV Movie Awards Nominees Announced


The MTV Movie Awards revealed the identity of their host earlier this year (spoiler, it’s Amy Schumer) and now, the annual, movie-centric awards show has unveiled the full list of nominees for this year’s ceremony.

Nominees include Guardians of the Galaxy, The Fault in Our Stars and Neighbors which lead the pack with the same amount of nominations each: seven.

Check out the full list of nominations for the fan-voted award show below.

Movie of the Year:
American Sniper (Warner Bros.)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (Lionsgate)
Guardians of the Galaxy (Disney)
Gone Girl (20th Century Fox)
The Fault in Our Stars (20th Century Fox)
Boyhood (IFC Films)
Whiplash (Sony Pictures Classics)
Selma (Paramount Pictures)

Best Female Performance:
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Emma Stone – Birdman
Shailene Woodley – Fault in Our Stars
Reese Witherspoon – Wild
Scarlett Johansson – Lucy

Best Male Performance:
Bradley Cooper – American Sniper
Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy
Ansel Elgort – Fault in Our Stars
Miles Teller – Whiplash
Channing Tatum – Foxcatcher

Best Scared-as-S*** Performance:
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Annabelle Wallis – Annabelle
Jennifer Lopez – The Boy Next Door
Dylan O’Brien – The Maze Runner
Zach Gilford – The Purge: Anarchy

Breakthrough Performance:
Ansel Elgort – The Fault in Our Stars
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
David Oyelowo – Selma
Dylan O’Brien – The Maze Runner
Ellar Coltrane – Boyhood

Best Shirtless Performance:
Zac Efron – Neighbors
Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy
Channing Tatum – Foxcatcher
Ansel Elgort – Fault in Our Stars
Kate Upton – The Other Woman

Best Duo:
Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill – 22 Jump Street
Zac Efron & Dave Franco – Neighbors
Shailene Woodley & Ansel Elgort – The Fault in Our Stars
Bradley Cooper & Vin Diesel – Guardians of the Galaxy
James Franco & Seth Rogen – The Interview

Best Fight:
Jonah Hill vs. Jillian Bell – 22 Jump Street
Chris Evans vs. Sebastian Stan – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Dylan O’Brien vs. Will Poulter – The Maze Runner
Seth Rogen vs. Zac Efron – Neighbors
Edward Norton vs. Michael Keaton – Birdman

Best Kiss:
Ansel Elgort & Shailene Woodley – The Fault in Our Stars
James Franco & Seth Rogen – The Interview
Andrew Garfield & Emma Stone – The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Scarlett Johansson & Chris Evans – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Rose Byrne & Halston Sage – Neighbors

Best WTF Moment:
Seth Rogen & Rose Byrne – Neighbors
Jonah Hill – 22 Jump Street
Jason Sudeikis & Charlie Day – Horrible Bosses 2
Miles Teller – Whiplash
Rosario Dawson & Anders Holm – Top Five

Best Villain:
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
J.K. Simmons – Whiplash
Jillian Bell – 22 Jump Street
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods
Peter Dinklage – X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best Musical Moment:
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part `
Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy
Seth Rogen & Zac Efron – Neighbors
Bill Hader & Kristen Wiig – The Skeleton Twins
Miles Teller – Whiplash

Best Comedic Performance:
Channing Tatum – 22 Jump Street
Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy
Rose Byrne – Neighbors
Chris Rock – Top Five
Kevin Hart – The Wedding Ringer

Best On-Screen Transformation:
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything
Elizabeth Banks – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Zoe Saldana – Guardians of the Galaxy
Steve Carell – Foxcatcher
Ellar Coltrane – Boyhood

The 2015 MTV Movie Awards will air on Sunday, April 12 at 8 p.m. ET live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

2015 mtvU Woodie Award Nominees Announced

MTVU have announced the lucky nominees for this year’s MTVU Woodie Awards. Like past years, several artists that have already made an established name for themselves on the top 20 charts have also earned some nominations. Acts like that include Multi-Grammy winner Sam Smith and Charli XCX.

Check out the full list of nominees for this year’s award show.

Woodie Of The Year (Artist of the Year)
· J. Cole
· Sam Smith
· Charli XCX
· Run the Jewels
· Porter Robinson
· FKA twigs

Artist to Watch Woodie (Best Emerging Artist)
· Years & Years
· Rae Sremmurd
· Raury
· MisterWives
· Kygo
· James Bay

Best Video Woodie (Best Video of the Year)
· FKA twigs – “Pendulum”
· Childish Gambino – “Sober”
· Beyoncé – “7/11”
· Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me”
· Bad Suns – “Salt”
· Vic Mensa – “Down On My Luck”

Cover Woodie (Best Cover Song)
· Ed Sheeran, Sia, and Grouplove covering Beyoncé – “Drunk In Love”
· Kiesza covering Hozier – “Take Me To Church”
· Lorde covering Jeremih – “Don’t Tell Em”
· Charli XCX covering Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”
· Taylor Swift covering Vance Joy – “Riptide”
· Sam Smith covering Whitney Houston – “How Will I Know”

Next Level Performance Woodie (Finding New Ways to Reach Audiences)
· Drake and Lil Wayne – created an app that allowed the audience to decide who performed first on their joint tour.
· Childish Gambino – created an app that allowed users to display messages onto his tour stage.
· Big Data – used social media during their performances to acknowledge specific audience members in real time in front of the entire crowd.
· Sia – performed in several TV appearances without showing her face by utilizing performance artists and actors to serve as a proxy for her.
· Skrillex – performed Bonnaroo SuperJam session fusing EDM and live instrumentation with numerous surprise guests.

Co-Sign Woodie (Best Collaboration Between Artists)
· Alesso featuring Tove Lo – “Heroes (We Could Be)”
· Hoodie Allen featuring Ed Sheeran – “All About It”
· Jack Ü featuring Kiesza – “Take Ü”
· Fences featuring Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Arrows”
· iLoveMakonnen featuring Drake – “Tuesday”
· Eminem featuring Dej Loaf – “Detroit vs. Everybody”

The 2015 MTVU Woodie Awards will take place on March 20, from the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX.MTV also revealed that this will be the first time they will air the show and everything going on, live,

Voting begins today (Feb. 18) at the Woodie’s Award website. Those interested in voting on their favorite college radio-centric artists can vote until March 10 when the polls close..

MTV Announce 2015 Award Shows’ Air Dates


This past weekend, MTV gave Europe the Europe Music Awards live from Scotland with many of music’s recent stars taking home awards for categories they previously probably won at the American version of the show.

Now, the music network (former music network?) have announced the dates for several of their upcoming award shows for the 2015 season.

The Video Music Awards, Movie Awards, Woodies and more are on the list that can currently be seen below:

MTVU Woodies Awards: The college music-centric award show will premiere live from Austin, TX during South by Southwest on Friday, Mar. 25, 2015.

MTV Movie Awards: MTV’s salute to the films that their viewers are obsessed with will air live on Sunday, Apr. 12, 2015.

Logo’s Trailblazers Awards: MTV’s little sister network will throw their annual Trailblazers Award during LGBT Pride Month, with the show airing on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

MTV2 Fan Fest featuring the MTV2 Fandom Awards: Marking its first show, the MTV Fandom Awards took place this past Summer during Comic Con with fans of television shows, movies and such voting for the reigning ruler of the fandoms. For 2015, the show will be taped on July 9, 2015 during Comic Con in San Diego and will proceed to air on Sunday, July 12, 2015.

MTV Video Music Awards: The last remaining bit of music-centric stuff the channel still has going for it, through this past year’s was a joke, will air live on Aug. 30, 215.

2014 MTV Europe Music Award Winners


The MTV Europe Music Award have now called it a night on the 2014 incarnation of the yearly event with many pop radio’s favorite staples going home with awards.

Hosted by Nicki Minaj, the event also saw Ozzy Osbourne get an icon award by Guns ‘n’ Roses/ top hat aficionado Slash, U2 got the chance to redeem themselves after the fiasco of releasing Songs of Innocence with a performance, while several other nominees took the stage to perform from across the pond at the SSE Hyrdro in Glasgow, Scotland

Check out the full award winners from this year’s show.


Best U.S. Act: Fifth Harmony

Best Song: “Problem” – Ariana Grande (feat. Iggy Azalea)

Best Pop: One Direction

Best Female: Ariana Grande

Best Male: Justin Bieber

Best Live: One Direction

Best New: 5 Seconds of Summer

Best Video: “Dark Horse” – Katy Perry (feat. Juicy J.)

Best Rock: Linkin Park

Best Alternative: Thirty Seconds to Mars

Best Hip-Hop: Nicki Minaj

Best Electronic: Afrojack

Biggest Fans: One Direction

Best Look: Katy Perry

Best Push: 5 Seconds of Summer

Best Video With A Message: “Pretty Hurts” – Beyoncé

Best World Stage: Enrique Iglesias

Best Worldwide: Bibi Zhou (Southeast Asia / China & Hong Kong / Taiwan)

Global Icon: Ozzy Osbourne

First Two MTV EMA Performers Revealed


We’re about two months away from the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards and today, the network has announced two of the big names that will be taking the stage in Glasgow.

The United Kingdom’s favorite ginger Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande have been enlisted to perform during the annual show.

“I’ve never been successful enough in Europe to be part of it, and finally, I am, so…yay!” Sheeran said in a video post on Facebook.

“I hear there’s another female artists performing….she’s got a few ‘problems’ and hangs out with rapper that might be a bit ‘fancy.'”

It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to come up with Ariana Grande as the answer to his teases.
Grande said a statement of her own, “I’m definitely looking forward to being part of the party onstage this year.”

For Grande, this marks a big step up from last year in her career. Last year, the singer hosted the EMA digital backstage show, while this year she will be performing on the main stage while also being nominated in six categories including, “Best Song,” “Best Pop,” “Best Female,” “Best New Artist,” “Best Push,” and “Biggest Fans” for her crazies.

The 2014 MTV EMAs will take place at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 9 p.m. CET with Nicki Minaj holding the reins as host of the event. The celebration will begin with a live broadcast from Miami at 7 p.m. EST.

2014 MTV Europe Music Award Nominees Unveiled


It feels like it’s only been a few weeks since the MTV Video Music Awards took place (which we think it did) and now the music network has revealed the nominees for the European version of the award ceremony.

For being an award show due to take place across the pond, quite a big chunk of the nominees seem to be from North America, unless you count those nominated for regional awards.

Coming in at the top of the list with the most nominees is Katy Perry with a total of seven. Ariana Grande comes in next with six nominations while Pharrell and 5 Seconds of Summer are tied with a total of five. Iggay Azalea, Eminem, Nicki Minaj, One Direction and breakout Sam Smith comes in with a total of four nominations a piece.

Check out the full list of nominees below.


Best Song

Ariana Grande – “Problem” ft. Iggy Azalea
Eminem – “The Monster” ft. Rihanna
Katy Perry – “Dark Horse” ft. Juicy J
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”

Best Pop

5 Seconds of Summer
Ariana Grande
Katy Perry
Miley Cyrus
One Direction

Best Female

Ariana Grande
Katy Perry
Nicki Minaj
Taylor Swift

Best Male

Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber
Justin Timberlake
Pharrell Williams

Best Live

Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake
Katy Perry
One Direction

Best New

5 Seconds of Summer
Ariana Grande
Charli XCX
Sam Smith

Best Video

Iggy Azalea – “Black Widow ft. Rita Ora”
Katy Perry – “Dark Horse ft. Juicy J”
Kiesza – “Hideaway”
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
Sia – “Chandelier”

Best Rock

Arctic Monkeys
The Black Keys
Imagine Dragons
Linkin Park

Best Alternative

Fall Out Boy
Lana Del Rey
Thirty Seconds To Mars

Best Hip Hop

Iggy Azalea
Kanye West
Nicki Minaj

Best Electronic

Calvin Harris
David Guetta

Biggest Fans

5 Seconds of Summer
Ariana Grande
Justin Bieber
Nicki Minaj
One Direction

Best Look

Iggy Azalea
Katy Perry
Nicki Minaj
Rita Ora
Taylor Swift

Best Push

5 Seconds of Summer
Ariana Grande
Charli XCX
Cris Cab
John Newman
Kid Ink
Sam Smith

Best World Stage:

Afrojack – “MTV World Stage Live in Amsterdam”
B.o.B – “MTV World Stage Malaysia”
Ellie Goulding – “MTV World Stage Wireless London”
Enrique Iglesias – “MTV World Stage Isle of MTV Malta”
Fall Out Boy – “MTV World Stage Monterrey”
Flo Rida – “MTV World Stage Mexico”
Hardwell – “MTV World Stage Isle of MTV Malta”
Imagine Dragons – “MTV World Stage Live in Amsterdam”
Kings of Leon – “MTV World Stage Rock am Ring Germany”
Linkin Park – “MTV World Stage Rock am Ring Germany”
Nicole Scherzinger – “MTV World Stage Isle of MTV Malta”
Pharrell Williams – “MTV World Stage Wireless London”
Simple Plan – “MTV World Stage Monterrey”
The Killers – “MTV World Stage Live in Amsterdam”

Voting for the yearly award show is open at until Nov. 8. The MTV EMAs will air live at 7 p.m. ET from the SSE Hydro in Glasgow the next day (Nov. 9). Pre-show festivities will take place in Miami, though no hosts or guests have been unveiled yet.