MTV To Announce VMA Nominations Via ‘Instagram’ & ‘Vine’

Published: Tuesday 16th Jul 2013 by David

Van Toffler‘s MTV have announced they are to announce the nominees for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards via the social networking video sharing formats Instagram and Vine today.

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Tomorrow morning (8am E.T) the network will unveil a series of mini videos similar to the clip above to announce all of this year’s nominations, enlisting animation creator Khoa Pan to help them launch the unique venture, and expand their reach on social media.

Speaking to Mashable, the network explained that the idea ‘gives the VMAs the distinction as the first award show to ever announce nominations via these social media video platforms’, announcing every nominee in the hours that follow the first announcement as part of their #RoadToTheVMAs campaign.

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Boasting 1.37 million followers on Instagram and 117,000 pals on ‘Vine’, the network will air this year’s show live from NYC’s Barclay’s Center on August  25th, and- if reports are to believed- may welcome the likes of Rihanna & R&B Royal Ciara to the event.

Ladies, who have both  have enjoyed respective wins on the Billboard Hot 100 and video streaming front since last year’s star studded show at Anschutz‘ ‘Staples Center’.



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  1. The Infinite One: STERLING INFINITY July 16, 2013

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  2. Don July 16, 2013

    lol i love how you guys have Ci’s picture #Csquad

  3. BOO July 16, 2013

    VMA 2013 = RIhanna, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, PINK, robin thicke, Macklemore, bruno mars & maybe MIGUEL & ciara

    • blooper July 16, 2013

      No maybes with Miguel & Ciara.

  4. Welp July 16, 2013

    Thats right Grape Juice better promote the heck out of Ciara, get that 33k up to 37k. LOL But c’mon guys seriously if Ciara didn’t get nominated at the BET awards what makes y’all think she’s gonna get nominated let alone win anything at the MTV awards. -____- Besides MTV stand for the pop girls Rihanna, Beyonce, Gaga, Katy there just no room on the roster for Ci yet

  5. Rosie July 16, 2013

    I remember the one time Cedric was supposed to “perform” at the VMAs it was just a Chevrolet promo spot where she was singing Nelly Furtado’s part on Hot N Fun, mess.
    With that being said MTV needs to stop trying too hard before they lose in the ratings to the BET Awards like last year.

    • ATM JAM July 16, 2013

      You’re probably the biggest Ciara fan offline. The way you rush to her posts are impressive, a little creepy. But impressive.

    • HEAVY July 17, 2013

      and you REMEMBER struggling to adjust your old ass antenna on that fat ass TV to watch Teh Queen

  6. CiCi Slaaaays July 16, 2013

    Ciara needs to be performing on the vmas tbh no R**** & Bastardyonce

  7. Beyawnce July 16, 2013

    Even if ciara gets notimated we all now she aint winning

  8. Mother Monster July 16, 2013

    Wtf Ciara hasn’t even made it to top 10 yet you’ll be lucky if they dont make perform her in the parking lot again.

  9. Pink n purty July 16, 2013


    • HEAVY July 17, 2013

      F**, you ain’t ever makin’ it ANYWHERE but to the welfare office

  10. Rosie ain’t s*** July 16, 2013

    Btw im so excited to see his sales today

  11. Danity Kane stan July 16, 2013

    But vine dead tho

  12. DIGGER BEY July 16, 2013

    Citranny and The VMAs doesn’t go togather. Especially in this day and age! MTV ususally stay away from flops and Citranny is an R&B flop, so sorry Non Factor Squad. #POOR DAT

    • HEAVY July 17, 2013

      f**, you will NEVER be a factor living off of your neighbors wifi and government assisted housing

  13. Lisa July 16, 2013

    Ciara is the best dancer of all times and I would pay any amount to see her and nobody does videos like her and she such a beautiful person!

  14. Rosie July 16, 2013

    HDD needs to hurry up and update their sales. I’m ready to drag Cedric.

    • #hive July 16, 2013

      Lol okaaay

    • HEAVY July 17, 2013

      D***, you need to hurry up and DRAG yourself off of the computer and get yo ass a LIFE.

  15. DIGGER BEY July 16, 2013


    • HEAVY July 17, 2013

      STANK s***, how about you take a shower today

  16. mr.m July 16, 2013

    Video of the year :

    • Icon. July 16, 2013

      In your DREAMS f**

  17. Selenator July 16, 2013

    This will be Selena’s year tbh. Her, Pink, Justin Timberlake, and Macklemore will get the most noms. I can already see the Lovatics having meltdowns lol!

  18. the real cake like lady gaga July 16, 2013

    Ciara must win everything she’ll be nominated for tbh

    • Icon. July 16, 2013

      So basically, nothing?

      • . : : h 2 o : : . July 16, 2013


  19. ^AKA^ July 16, 2013

    Video of the Year nominees (in my opinion)

    Britney feat Will.I.Am – Scream and Shout
    Rihanna – Diamonds
    Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
    P!nk – Just Give Me a Reason
    Bruno Mars – Locked Out of Heaven

    Rihanna won’t win since she did last year, so they will give it to someone else. But it doesn’t matter anyway, she already has 2.

    • . : : h 2 o : : . July 16, 2013

      Except for “Diamonds”, your taste in music videos is just 😡

      • ^AKA^ July 16, 2013

        Well, if it was based on my personal taste, I would definitely chose other videos. I chose those because they are pretty successful as singles and have many views.

        They always give the main award to a big star like Britney, Beyonce, Katy, GaGa, Rihanna.

        Umbrella, Piece of Me, Single Ladies, Bad Romance, Firework, We Found Love are winners for last 6 years. We will see if ladies will dominate this year again.

        Honestly I hope they won’t give it to someone like Miley Cyrus or Selena Gomez, that would be :/

  20. #hive July 16, 2013

    Oh hunty today will be a drag fest can’t wait @C squad

  21. Rosie July 16, 2013

    Hope Lana gets a nomination like she did (and won) at the EMAs.

    • Trinarockstarr July 16, 2013

      Keep hoping 🙂

      • Rosie July 16, 2013

        “Keep hoping” that Trina gets her career back.

      • Trinarockstarr July 16, 2013

        She never lost her career your so silly. Be looking out for Trina new single off the album this week…

  22. Icon. July 16, 2013

    Ciara will never go gold or platinum ever again.

    • . : : h 2 o : : . July 16, 2013

      Gold lol? Look at her 1st week sales, her album will be lucky to sell 100K in the long run

  23. ratedxxx(tic toc) July 16, 2013

    dragging ciara is going to do what for you personally?

    she’s a flop living in a million dollar home, driving nice cars

    and getting paid more than an hour than you people make in a year..

    and she has been the muse for fashion house givenchy for years…..she gets paid to rock their clothes

    but it’s all good..I enjoy watching a bunch of morons making a fool of themselves..


    • . : : h 2 o : : . July 16, 2013

      So is Beyonce.. one of the most successful moneymakers the music industry has ever seen, what do you get from trolling her threads?

  24. joeybadass July 16, 2013

    I hope ciara is nominated for an VMA she deserves it with all the success she haf in 2013 so far & hopefully she perform to be because she blackbagged the hell outta tha t bet stage lol bt foreal idont know why ppl love to hate on ciara she’s obviously doing something right if yall hating that hard
    Body party – probaly one of the biggest rnb songs of 2013 & still doing great on the charts
    Im out – is also doing great on the charts
    “ciara”- is no.2 on billboards top 200
    She winning rather you want her to or not

    • Rosie July 16, 2013

      Sis peaks don’t matter.
      Paradise charted lower than Cedric yet very likely sold more first week.
      Cedric lost. Deal.

  25. Brazilian Beyonce!!! July 16, 2013

    55K? Who’s that?

    Hope PINK wins every award she deserves it. “The Truth About Love” album is really good hope JT wins too 🙂

  26. ratedxxx(tic toc) July 16, 2013

    it tickles me when I see people bragging about dragging somebody..I mean really , how old are you?

    dragging ciara, and anybody else who’s not a big album seller, is going to do what?

    you morons do know that the more s*** you talk about ciara, the more promotions she gets….

    you guys promote the broad more than her own record company..her name is always on every single post..even post that aint got s*** to do with her…

    the more you guys promote her the more money she makes

    so continue….

  27. BOW DOWN TO CIARA July 16, 2013


  28. joeybadass July 16, 2013

    “i cant wait to drag ciara” you ppl are sick. You clearly have no life, job, or nothing if your sitting on a website waiting to talk about a person who could give 2 f**** about what you gotta im just saying tho if yall dont f*** with ciara why are yall even commenting on a post with her name in it ? Yall be worried about her album sales & what she doing more than her fans do. You undercover fans be killing me smh lmfao

    • Rosie July 16, 2013

      Wow! Such truth! I wish you put as much effort into buying Cedric as you did with writing that comment.

  29. the real cake like lady gaga July 16, 2013

    @RATEDXXX better preach!!!!! And I see its the H** that seems to be hating on Ciara and waiting to “drag” her. says A LOT about the kind of people that stan for T*********.

    Y’all can “drag” Ciara till you turn purple, but she will still be living in her mansion, driving nice cars (not just one), traveling the world, making money and living her life. You on the other hand will stay on your computer for the rest of your life sucking up to T********* who doesn’t even know you exist and won’t give you a single cent of her millions. You will stay behind your computer screen “dragging” artists that are making money while you sit behind you screen.


    So yes, as @RATEDXXX has said, continue “dragging” Ciara

  30. AND THE NUMBERS ARE IN… July 16, 2013

    — 1 JAY Z ROC NATION/IDJ 528,208 —
    — 2 CIARA EPIC 57,515 —
    1 3 J. COLE ROC NATION/COLUMBIA 38,718 -31%
    3 6 KANYE WEST ROC-A-FELLA/DEF JAM/IDJ 28,701 -29%

  31. ShitGotReal July 16, 2013

    C-ERROR DID 57,515 FOR 1st WEEK!
    WHAT A FLOP!!!
    And the stans saying she would do better than Ms. Kelly Rowland.

  32. Rosie (57k) July 16, 2013

    NOT EVEN 60K!!!
    F L O P

    • HEAVY July 17, 2013

      pay more attention to how lana del FISH’s lips be floppin’ all over the damn place *gif of her s*** SNL performance*

  33. Calo July 16, 2013

    Ya’ll don’t like Ciara but ya’ll steady posting about her…i don’t get it. I thought if you didn’t like someone you won’t worry about him/her. Like give it up and leave the child alone. She has done nothing to ya’ll to make ya’ll disrespect her like this. I can see the reason for shading Keri Cricketson but Ciara…c’mon now. Let’s not act like we didn’t have a copy of one of her albums

  34. Christopher July 17, 2013

    57k is actually really good for Ciara! Impressive how she’s come back from previous flop eras! I wish her all the best and hopefully we’ll get to see her rock the VMA stage… the girl sure knows how to put on a performance! 🙂

  35. Ciara4ever July 17, 2013

    Go CiCi!

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