MTV VMAs 2022: Jack Harlow, Lil Nas X and Kendrick Lamar lead the nominations


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Jack Harlow, Lil Nas X and Kendrick Lamar are the top contenders with seven nominations for the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards.

MTV announced Tuesday that Lil Nas X and Harlow earned multiple nominations for their collaborative hit “Industry Baby,” which is nominated for Video of the Year. Both artists, along with Drake, Bad Bunny, Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles and Lizzo, will compete for Artist of the Year.

Lamar, who is nominated for the first time since 2018, has two songs, “family ties” and “N95,” which will compete for best cinematography. The rapper was also nominated for best hip-hop, direction, visual effects, editing and video for good.

MTV announced that Lil Nas X and Harlow earned multiple nominations for their collaborative hit “Industry Baby.”
(AP)

Styles and Doja Cat received the second most nominations with six. Sheeran, Billie Eilish, Drake, Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd each shot five.

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Madonna, who is the most awarded artist in MTV history with 20 wins, becomes the only artist to receive a nomination in each of the VMAs’ five decades. She got her 69th nomination for her 14th studio album “Madame X”.

Jack Harlow at the 2022 Grammy Awards.

Jack Harlow at the 2022 Grammy Awards.
(Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

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The awards will feature 26 first-time nominees, including Baby Keem with four, as well as Kacey Musgraves, GAYLE and Måneskin – who each have two nominations.

Harry Styles is among the artists competing for Artist of the Year.

Harry Styles is among the artists competing for Artist of the Year.
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The VMAs will take place on August 28 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Fan voting begins Tuesday in 22 categories at vote.mtv.com.


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