2020 MTV #VMAs Nominations: Ariana Grande & Lady Gaga Lead / DaBaby & Megan Thee Stallion Named [Full List]

Published: Thursday 30th Jul 2020 by Rashad

The MTV Video Music Awards 2020 will be heating up screens on August 30th live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on August 30th.

Hailed as one of the most important days on the Pop music calendar, all eyes are on who is up for the coveted Moonmen handed out at the show’s latest installment.

Unveiled in full Thursday (July 30), the network sent fans of Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga into a frenzy as it was announced the pair leads with multiple nominations.  Elsewhere on the tally, the likes of Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd scored major looks.

Without further ado, see the full list of nominees inside:

Highlights:

  • Gaga and Grande’s “Rain On Me” earned seven nods including Video and Song of the Year
  • Billie Eilish and The Weeknd earned six nominations each
  • Taylor Swift earned five nominations for work found aboard her 2019 album, ‘Lover’
  • There are two new categories:  Best Music Video From Home & Best Quarantine Performance

2020 MTV VMAs Nominations

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Billie Eilish – “everything i wanted” – Darkroom / Interscope Records
  • Eminem ft. Juice WRLD – “Godzilla” – Shady / Aftermath / Interscope Records
  • Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good” – Epic Records / Freebandz
  • Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records
  • Taylor Swift – “The Man” – Republic Records
  • The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – XO / Republic Records

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • DaBaby – SCMG / Interscope Records
  • Justin Bieber – RBMG / Def Jam
  • Lady Gaga – Streamline / Interscope Records
  • Megan Thee Stallion – 300 Entertainment
  • Post Malone – Republic Records
  • The Weeknd – XO / Republic Records

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Billie Eilish – “everything i wanted” – Darkroom / Interscope Records
  • Doja Cat – “Say So” – Kemosabe / RCA Records
  • Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records
  • Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage” – 300 Entertainment
  • Post Malone – “Circles” – Republic Records
  • Roddy Ricch – “The Box” – Atlantic Records

BEST COLLABORATION

  • Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber – “Stuck with U” – Republic Records / Def Jam
  • Black Eyed Peas ft. J Balvin – “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” – Epic Records / We The Best
  • Ed Sheeran ft. Khalid – “Beautiful People” – Atlantic Records
  • Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good” – Epic Records / Freebandz
  • Karol G ft. Nicki Minaj – “Tusa” – Universal Music Latin Entertainment
  • Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records

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  • Doja Cat – Kemosabe / RCA Records
  • Jack Harlow – Generation Now / Atlantic Records
  • Lewis Capaldi – Capitol Records
  • Roddy Ricch – Atlantic Records
  • Tate McRae – RCA Records
  • YUNGBLUD – Locomotion Recordings / Geffen Records / Interscope Records

BEST POP

  • BTS – “On” – Big Hit Entertainment
  • Halsey – “You should be sad” – Capitol Records
  • Jonas Brothers – “What a Man Gotta Do” – Republic Records
  • Justin Bieber ft. Quavo – “Intentions” – RBMG / Def Jam
  • Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records
  • Taylor Swift – “Lover” – Republic Records

BEST HIP-HOP

  • DaBaby – “BOP” – SCMG / Interscope Records
  • Eminem ft. Juice WRLD – “Godzilla” – Shady / Aftermath / Interscope Records
  • Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good” – Epic Records / Freebandz
  • Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage” – 300 Entertainment
  • Roddy Ricch – “The Box” – Atlantic Records
  • Travis Scott – “HIGHEST IN THE ROOM” – Epic Records / Cactus Jack

BEST ROCK

  • blink-182 – “Happy Days” – Columbia Records
  • Coldplay – “Orphans” – Atlantic Records
  • Evanescence – “Wasted On You” – BMG
  • Fall Out Boy ft. Wyclef Jean – “Dear Future Self (Hands Up)” – Island Records
  • Green Day – “Oh Yeah!” – Reprise / Warner Records
  • The Killers – “Caution” – Island Records

BEST ALTERNATIVE

  • The 1975 – “If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)” – Dirty Hit / Interscope Records
  • All Time Low – “Some Kind Of Disaster” – Fueled By Ramen
  • FINNEAS – “Let’s Fall in Love for the Night” – AWAL
  • Lana Del Rey – “Doin’ Time” – Interscope Records
  • Machine Gun Kelly – “Bloody Valentine” – Bad Boy / Interscope Records
  • twenty one pilots – “Level of Concern” – Elektra Music Group / Fueled By Ramen

BEST LATIN

  • Anuel AA ft. Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, Karol G & J Balvin – “China” – Real Hasta La Muerte
  • Bad Bunny – “Yo Perreo Sola” – Rimas Entertainment
  • Black Eyed Peas ft. Ozuna & J. Rey Soul – “MAMACITA” – Epic Records
  • J Balvin – “Amarillo” – Universal Music Latin Entertainment
  • Karol G ft. Nicki Minaj – “Tusa” – Universal Music Latin Entertainment
  • Maluma ft. J Balvin – “Qué Pena” – Sony Music Latin

BEST R&B

  • Alicia Keys – “Underdog” – RCA Records
  • Chloe x Halle – “Do It” – Parkwood / Columbia Records
  • H.E.R. ft. YG – “Slide” – MBK / RCA Records
  • Khalid ft. Summer Walker – “Eleven” – Right Hand Music / RCA Records
  • Lizzo – “Cuz I Love You” – Atlantic Records
  • The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – XO / Republic Records

BEST K-POP

  • (G)I-DLE – “Oh My God” – Republic Records
  • BTS – “On” – Big Hit Entertainment
  • EXO – “Obsession” – SM Entertainment
  • Monsta X – “SOMEONE’S SOMEONE” – Epic Records
  • Tomorrow X Together – “9 and Three Quarters (Run Away)” Republic Records
  • Red Velvet – “Psycho” – SM Entertainment

VIDEO FOR GOOD

  • Anderson .Paak – “Lockdown” – 12 Tone Music Group
  • Billie Eilish – “all the good girls go to hell” – Darkroom / Interscope Records
  • Demi Lovato – “I Love Me” – Island Records
  • H.E.R. – ”I Can’t Breathe” – MBK / RCA Records
  • Lil Baby – “The Bigger Picture” – Quality Control Music / Motown / Capitol Music Group
  • Taylor Swift – “The Man” – Republic Records

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM HOME

  • 5 Seconds of Summer – “Wildflower” – Interscope Records
  • Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber – “Stuck with U” – Republic Records / Def Jam
  • blink-182 – “Happy Days” – Columbia Records
  • Drake – “Toosie Slide” – OVO/Republic Records
  • John Legend – “Bigger Love” – Columbia Records
  • twenty one pilots – “Level of Concern” – Elektra Music Group / Fueled By Ramen

BEST QUARANTINE PERFORMANCE

  • 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

BEST DIRECTION

  • Billie Eilish – “xanny” – Darkroom / Interscope Records – Directed by Billie Eilish
  • Doja Cat – “Say So” – Kemosabe / RCA Records – Directed by Hannah Lux Davis
  • Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now” – Warner Records – Directed by Nabil
  • Harry Styles – “Adore You” – Columbia Records – Directed by Dave Meyers
  • Taylor Swift – “The Man” – Republic Records – Directed by Taylor Swift
  • The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – XO / Republic Records – Directed by Anton Tammi

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • 5 Seconds of Summer – “Old Me” – Interscope Records – Cinematography by Kieran Fowler
  • Camila Cabello ft. DaBaby – “My Oh My” – Syco Music / Epic Records – Cinematography by Dave Meyers
  • Billie Eilish – “all the good girls go to hell” – Darkroom / Interscope Records – Cinematography by Christopher Probst
  • Katy Perry – “Harleys In Hawaii” – Capitol Records – Cinematography by Arnau Valls
  • Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records – Cinematography by Thomas Kloss
  • The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – XO / Republic Records – Cinematography by Oliver Millar

BEST ART DIRECTION

  • A$AP Rocky – “Babushka Boi” – Polo Grounds Music / RCA Records – Art Direction by A$AP Rocky & Nadia Lee Cohen
  • Dua Lipa – “Physical” – Warner Records – Art Direction by Anna Colomé Nogu ́
  • Harry Styles – “Adore You” – Columbia Records – Art Direction by Laura Ellis Cricks
  • Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter” – RCA Records – Art Direction by Christian Stone
  • Selena Gomez – “Boyfriend” – Interscope Records – Art Direction by Tatiana Van Sauter
  • Taylor Swift – “Lover” – Republic Records – Art Direction by Ethan Tobman

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Billie Eilish – “all the good girls go to hell” – Darkroom / Interscope Records – Visual Effects by Drive Studios
  • Demi Lovato – “I Love Me” – Island Records – Visual Effects by Hoody FX
  • Dua Lipa – “Physical” – Warner Records – Visual Effects by EIGHTY4
  • Harry Styles – “Adore You” – Columbia Records – Visual Effects by Mathematic
  • Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records – Visual Effects by Ingenuity Studios
  • Travis Scott – “HIGHEST IN THE ROOM” – Epic Records / Cactus Jack – Visual Effects by ARTJAIL, SCISSOR FILMS & FRENDER

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

  • BTS – “On” – Big Hit Entertainment – Choreography by Son Sung Deuk, Lee Ga Hun, Lee Byung Eun
  • CNCO & Natti Natasha – “Honey Boo” – Sony Music Latin / RCA Records – Choreography by Kyle Hanagami
  • DaBaby – “BOP” – SCMG / Interscope Records – Choreography by Dani Leigh and Cherry
  • Dua Lipa – “Physical” – Warner Records – Choreography by Charm La’Donna
  • Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records – Choreography by Richy Jackson
  • Normani – “Motivation” – Keep Cool / RCA Records – Choreography by Sean Bankhead

BEST EDITING

  • Halsey – “Graveyard” – Capitol Records – Edited by Emilie Aubry, Janne Vartia & Tim Montana
  • James Blake – “Can’t Believe the Way We Flow” – Republic Records – Edited by Frank Lebon
  • Lizzo – “Good As Hell” – Atlantic Records – Edited by Russell Santos & Sofia Kerpan
  • Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter” – RCA Records – Edited by Alexandre Moors, Nuno Xico
  • ROSALÍA – “A Palé” – Columbia Records – Edited by Andre Jones
  • The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – XO / Republic Records – Edited by Janne Vartia & Tim Montana

 

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  1. Zion July 30, 2020

    The box should’ve been up for video of the year

  2. Uh July 30, 2020

    Where’s cameltoe??
    No nominations for a racist fraud ??
    😭😭😭😭😭

    • Clarks0o0ñ July 30, 2020

      Camila has won video of the year and artist of the year

      The two biggest awards of the night.

      Normani can only dream.

      Normani won best rnb video, it was not solo . 6black impact

      Continue crying. 🤣🤣

      My oh my is nominated for best cinematography.

      • Uh July 30, 2020

        Uh your fave Normani hasn’t put out any new music or new videos this past year so how could she be nominated dummy? WE ARE IN 2020 CAMELTOE DROPPED A WHOLE SONG AND VIDEO IN 2020 AND THE WHOLE WORLD PAID IT DUST!! STOP LIVING IN THE PAST !🤳🤳

      • Uh July 30, 2020

        NO! nominations for a racist fraud
        🤣🤣🤣🤣

      • Clarks0o0ñ July 30, 2020

        “Normani hasn’t put out any new music or new videos this past year so how could she be nominated ”

        Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100: #16(new) Diamonds, @theestallion & @Normani.

        This was released in January.

        U failed try again. Rat.

        The last time normani saw the inside of the billboard hot 100 was November 2019.

        Camila scored a number 1 hit on pop radio
        And a top 12 hit on the billboard hot 100

        Normani can never.🤣🤣🤣

      • Uh July 30, 2020

        KEEP THIS SAME ENERGY WHEN SHE DOSENT WIN BECAUSE SHE WONT…
        🤣🤣🤣

      • Clarks0o0ñ July 30, 2020

        Camila doesnt need to win any cause she has won video of the year and artist of the year in the past💅💅

        Worry about normani who doesnt still have an album out after getting signed to record label since 2018. 💀💀

      • I Don’t Like You July 30, 2020

        Lol! So because she already won she doesn’t need to make quality music or be nominated again?

        Oh hush! Y’all shoved that little Latin girl down our throats for the past two years and now her time is up. (Microwave timer went off back in April when My Oh My peaked.)

        She will never ever be nominated again and let alone win another video or artist of the year.

        And please don’t bring that Normani krap my way. I’m not a fan, and obviously she hasn’t released anything worth nominating.

    • Uh July 30, 2020

      SHES NOT WINNING S*** AND WE ALL KNOW IT 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • FLOP IS KING July 30, 2020

      lmaooooo girl stop, flopmila was dead on arrival even before c*******, even da baby couldnt keep her from flopping so he dropped her ass and jumped straight to #1 on his own, something flopmila will never know lmfaooooo. how normani gonna get nominated when flopmila released her album 4 times and it still flopped lmfaooooooo

  3. Love and Music July 30, 2020

    I’m shocked at the Dua Lipa snub. Only four nominations in craft categories. The disrespect, She singlehandedly saved Pop music in 2020.

    No The Pu55ycat Dolls in Pop or Choreography! Smh!

    Now don’t get me wrong I love Megan, but was there a video for Savage? Come on now MTV! Where is the integrity?

    It’s obvious the narrative they’re going for this year.

  4. Paulo July 30, 2020

    Ooh. Dua and Doja snubbed. No nod for Summer Walker or Jhene as Best R&B. B*******

    Are Scooter and the Germanotta famiglia this year’s sponsors? 🤨

  5. Susan July 30, 2020

    Even without an album, I see Normani managed to nab a second VMA nomination following her win last year ☺️

    • FLOP IS KING July 30, 2020

      lmaoooooo yup, its sad that some girls couldnt get one even after releasing their album 4 times and posting their fake relationship all over social media lmaoooooo

    • Clarks0o0ñ July 30, 2020

      When she win a solo vma come speak to me
      🤣

      A solo vma is hard to win not everyone has that to their credit 💅💅

  6. Susan July 30, 2020

    And clearly some of these were bought. Justin Bieber artist of the year? For what?!

  7. FLOP IS KING July 30, 2020

    lmaoooo lemme get this straight, flopmila flopbelly released a whole album 4 times along with a tour, but normani and da baby received vma nods? lmfaooooooo i have to laugh at the so called beyonce of fifth harmony, shes as big of a flop as the real one lmfaoooooooooo

  8. Arthus Nico July 30, 2020

    BTS needs to win

  9. Anne July 30, 2020

    Beyonce probably told them to give her nominations to Chloe and Halle.

  10. WRTW? July 30, 2020

    How is Beyonce not nominated for savage

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