It is raining nominations for Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s “Rain on Me” at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, which will feature new categories focused on home-made live performances and music videos during the coronovirus epidemic.
Both Gaga and Grande received nine nominations, including the video of the year for their No. 1 dance hit. “Rain on Me” is also competing for Song of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best Pop, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects and Best Dance.
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Billy Illish and The Weeknd, the second most nominated creations with six, are also for the video of the year with “Everything I Wanted” and “Blind Lights”. Others nominated for the top award include Taylor Swift’s “The Man,” Future and Drake’s “Life Is Good” and Eminem’s “Godzilla”, featuring the late rapper Juice WRLD.
The VMAs will broadcast live on August 30 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and New York Government. Andrew Cuomo said the event would follow all safety guidance with limited or no audience. This year’s show introduces two new categories that reflect the current epidemic: Best Music Video from Home and Best Quarantine Performance.
Grande and Justin Bieber’s No. 1 hit “Stuck with You” is Drake’s “Tousy Slide”, John Legend’s “Big Love,” 5 Seconds of Summer’s “Wildflower”, Blink-182’s “Happy Days” Best of Home Will compete for the music video. “And twenty-one pilots’ level of concern,” which topped the Billboard rock songs chart for seven weeks and the lyrics are, “Will you be my little bayonet?” “
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R & B duo Chloe x Halle, who has successfully promoted their new album, with great quarantines for MTV’s virtual prom “Prom” with impressive live performances by legends on their tennis courts and outside their new home. -Athon is nominated for the performance. “Other nominees include Gaga’s” Smile “from the TV special” One World: Together at Home “; Legend’s” #Outthothome “Concert; DJ D-Neiss’s” Club MTV Presents # Totally “; CNCO “MTV Unplugged at Home”; and Malone’s tribute to Nirvana.
In addition to the epidemic, protest songs depicting the black experience created in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Bryo Taylor, Ahmed Erby and others also earned a VMA nomination. R&B star HER’s “I Can’t Breathe,” Anderson.Paak’s “Lockdown” and Lil Baby’s “The Big Picture” all received nominations in the video for the Good category.
Swift, who released a surprise album last week, will contest the video for good about sex with her song, “The Man.” She took five nominations in total, while Drake, Dua Lipa, Jay Balwyn and Bieber received four nominations each.
Megan The Stallion and Dabai – who both launched into No. 1 pop hits this year – each earned three nods, including bids for Artist of the Year. Her competition includes Gaga, Bieber, The Weeknd and Post Malone.
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BTS, Harry Styles, Roddy Wrench, Post Malone, Future, Karol G, and Doja Kat – who took their Drs this year. The Luke-produced smash topped the charts with “Sao Soo” – each earning three times. Starting Thursday through August 23, fans can vote for VMA winners in 15 gender-neutral categories here.