VMAs 2022 Nominees: The Full List and How to Vote

One of the biggest and most-talked-about nights on the awards calendar is around the corner.

The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) will take place on Sunday, August 28 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

On Tuesday, July 26, MTV announced all of the acts in the running for awards and details of how to vote so you can help your favorite act take home the mini spaceman trophy.

Voting is easy. All you have to do is head to the VMA website at https://www.mtv.com/vma/vote/video-of-the-year.

If you cast your vote on Tuesday, July 26, your votes will be doubled, giving your favorite act an even better chance of winning.

Each day, you are allocated 20 votes which you can spread out across each category. You can vote every single day until voting closes on Friday, August 19.

To cast your vote, you need to make an MTV VMA voting account or log in via Google and Twitter.

Who Are the 2022 VMA Nominees?

Lil Nas X, Doja Cat, Kendrick Lamar, Harry Styles, and Jack Harlow are at the top of the list of 2022 VMA nominees.

Harlow, Lamar, and Lil Nas X lead the way with seven nominations in total.

Together, Harlow and Lil Nas X are up for Best Collaboration and Video of the Year for their song Industry Baby.

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Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow are up for 7 VMAs this year. Pictured, Jack Harlow and Lil Nas X attend the 64th Annual Grammy Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2022 in Las Vegas. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Lamar is up for Best Hip-Hop for N95; Video for Good award for The Heart Part 5; and Best Direction for Family Ties.

Styles and Doja Cat are close behind with six nominations each. They are followed by Drake, Ed Sheeran, Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, the Weeknd, and Dua Lipa with five.

VMA veteran Madonna has also made history as the only artist to be nominated in each decade since the VMAs began in 1984. At the 2022 awards, Madonna is up for Best Longform Video for Madame X.

Surprisingly Adele's chart-topping fourth studio album 30 received only two nominations: Song of the Year for Easy on Me and Best Art Direction for Oh My God.

Full List of VMAs 2022 Nominations

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Doja Cat – "Woman" – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records
  • Drake ft. Future & Young Thug – "Way 2 Sexy" – OVO/Republic
  • Ed Sheeran – "Shivers" – Atlantic Records
  • Harry Styles – "As It Was" – Columbia Records
  • Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – "INDUSTRY BABY" – Columbia Records
  • Olivia Rodrigo – "brutal" – Geffen Records
  • Taylor Swift – "All Too Well" (10 Minute Version) (Taylor's Version) – Republic Records

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Bad Bunny – Rimas Entertainment
  • Drake – OVO/Republic
  • Ed Sheeran – Atlantic Records
  • Harry Styles – Columbia Records
  • Jack Harlow – Generation Now / Atlantic Records
  • Lil Nas X – Columbia Records
  • Lizzo – Atlantic Records

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Adele – "Easy On Me" – Columbia Records
  • Billie Eilish – "Happier Than Ever" – Darkroom / Interscope Records
  • Doja Cat – "Woman" – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records
  • Elton John & Dua Lipa – "Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)" – EMI / Interscope Records
  • Lizzo – "About Damn Time" – Atlantic Records
  • The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – "STAY" – Columbia Records

BEST NEW ARTIST

  • Baby Keem – Columbia Records
  • Dove Cameron – Disruptor Records / Columbia Records
  • GAYLE – Atlantic Records / Arthouse Records
  • Latto – Streamcut / RCA Records
  • Måneskin – Arista Records
  • SEVENTEEN – PLEDIS Entertainment/Geffen Records

PUSH PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

  • September 2021: Griff – "One Night" – Warner Records
  • October 2021: Remi Wolf – "Sexy Villain" – Island Records
  • November 2021: Nessa Barrett – "i hope ur miserable until ur dead" – Warner Records
  • December 2021: SEVENTEEN – "Rock With You" – PLEDIS Entertainment / Geffen Records
  • January 2021: Mae Muller – "Better Days" – Capitol Records UK
  • February 2022: GAYLE – "abcdefu" – Atlantic Records / Arthouse Records
  • March 2022: Sheneesa – "R U That" – Rich Immigrants / Interscope Records
  • April 2022: Omar Apollo – "Tamagotchi" – Warner Records
  • May 2022: Wet Leg – "Chaise Longue" – Domino Recording Company
  • June 2022: Muni Long – "Baby Boo" – Supergiant Records LLC / Def Jam Recording
  • July 2022: Doechii – "Persuasive" – Top Dog Entertainment / Capitol Records

BEST COLLABORATION

  • Drake ft. Future & Young Thug – "Way 2 Sexy" – OVO/Republic
  • Elton John & Dua Lipa – "Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)" – EMI / Interscope Records
  • Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – "INDUSTRY BABY" – Columbia Records
  • Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa – "Sweetest Pie" – 300 Entertainment
  • Post Malone & The Weeknd – "One Right Now" – Mercury Records / Republic Records
  • ROSALÍA ft. The Weeknd – "LA FAMA" – Columbia Records
  • The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – "STAY" – Columbia Records

BEST POP

  • Billie Eilish – "Happier Than Ever" – Darkroom / Interscope Records
  • Doja Cat – "Woman" – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records
  • Ed Sheeran – "Shivers" – Atlantic Records
  • Harry Styles – "As It Was" – Columbia Records
  • Lizzo – "About Damn Time" – Atlantic Records
  • Olivia Rodrigo – "traitor" – Geffen Records

BEST HIP-HOP

  • Eminem & Snoop Dogg – "From The D 2 The LBC" – Shady / Aftermath / Interscope Records
  • Future ft. Drake, Tems – "WAIT FOR U" – Freebandz / Epic Records
  • Kendrick Lamar – "N95" – pgLang / Top Dawg Entertainment / Aftermath / Interscope Records
  • Latto – "Big Energy" – Streamcut / RCA Records
  • Nicki Minaj ft. Lil Baby – "Do We Have A Problem?" – Young Money / Cash Money / Republic Records
  • Pusha T – "Diet Coke" – G.O.O.D. Music / Def Jam
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Rapper Kendrick Lamar performs onstage during day three of Rolling Loud Miami 2022 at Hard Rock Stadium on July 24, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida. He is up for 7 VMAs at the 2022 awards Jason Koerner/Getty Images

BEST ROCK

  • Foo Fighters – "Love Dies Young" – RCA Records
  • Jack White – "Taking Me Back" – Third Man Records
  • Muse – "Won't Stand Down" – Warner Records
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – "Black Summer" – Warner Records
  • Shinedown – "Planet Zero" – Elektra Music Group
  • Three Days Grace – "So Called Life" – RCA Records

BEST ALTERNATIVE

  • Avril Lavigne ft. blackbear – "Love It When You Hate Me" – Elektra Music Group / DTA Records
  • Imagine Dragons x JID – "Enemy" – KIDinaKORNER / Interscope Records
  • Machine Gun Kelly ft. WILLOW – "emo girl" – Bad Boy / Interscope Records
  • Måneskin – "I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE" – Arista Records
  • Panic! At The Disco – "Viva Las Vengeance" – Fueled By Ramen / Elektra Music Group
  • Twenty One Pilots – "Saturday" – Fueled By Ramen / Elektra Music Group
  • WILLOW, Avril Lavigne ft. Travis Barker – "G R O W" – MSFTSMusic / Roc Nation Records

BEST LATIN

  • Anitta – "Envolver" – Warner Records
  • Bad Bunny – "Tití Me Preguntó" – Rimas Entertainment
  • Becky G X KAROL G – "MAMIII" – Kemosabe Records / Sony Music Latin / RCA Records
  • Daddy Yankee – "REMIX" – Republic Records
  • Farruko – "Pepas" – Sony Music US Latin
  • J Balvin & Skrillex – "In Da Getto" – Sueños Globales, LLC /Universal Music Latino / Asylum Records UK

BEST R&B

  • Alicia Keys – "City of Gods (Part II)" – AKW
  • Chlöe – "Have Mercy" – Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records
  • H.E.R. – "For Anyone" – RCA Records
  • Normani ft. Cardi B – "Wild Side" – Keep Cool/RCA Records
  • Summer Walker, SZA & Cardi B – "No Love (Extended Version)" – LVRN / Interscope Records
  • The Weeknd – "Out Of Time" – XO / Republic Records

BEST K-POP

  • BTS – "Yet To Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)" – BIGHIT Music / Geffen Records
  • ITZY – "LOCO" – JYP Entertainment
  • LISA – "LALISA" – YG Entertainment / Interscope Records
  • SEVENTEEN – "HOT" – PLEDIS Entertainment/Geffen Records
  • Stray Kids – "MANIAC" – JYP Entertainment
  • TWICE – "The Feels" – JYP Entertainment

VIDEO FOR GOOD

  • Kendrick Lamar – "The Heart Part 5" – pgLang / Top Dawg Entertainment / Aftermath / Interscope Records
  • Latto – "P*ssy" – Streamcut / RCA Records
  • Lizzo – "About Damn Time" – Atlantic Records
  • Rina Sawayama – "This Hell" – Dirty Hit
  • Stromae – "Fils de joie" – Mosaert Label / The Darkroom / Interscope Records

BEST METAVERSE PERFORMANCE

  • BLACKPINK The Virtual | PUBG – YG Entertainment / Interscope Records
  • BTS | Minecraft – BIGHIT Music / Geffen Records
  • Charli XCX | Roblox – Atlantic Records
  • Justin Bieber – An Interactive Virtual Experience | Wave – Def Jam
  • Rift Tour ft. Ariana Grande | Fortnite – Republic Records
  • Twenty One Pilots Concert Experience | Roblox – Fueled By Ramen / Elektra Music Group
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Billie Eilish performs on the Pyramid Stage during day three of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 24, 2022 in Glastonbury, England. Eilish has 5 VMA nominations. Matthew Baker/Redferns

BEST LONGFORM VIDEO

  • Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles – Darkroom / Interscope Records
  • Foo Fighters – Studio 666 – RCA Records
  • Kacey Musgraves – star-crossed – Interscope Records / MCA Nashville
  • Madonna – Madame X – Interscope Records
  • Olivia Rodrigo – driving home 2 u – Geffen Records
  • Taylor Swift – "All Too Well" (10 Minute Version) (Taylor's Version) – Republic Records

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – "family ties" – Columbia Records
  • Camila Cabello ft. Ed Sheeran – "Bam Bam" – Epic Records
  • Harry Styles – "As It Was" – Columbia Records
  • Kendrick Lamar – "N95" – pgLang / Top Dawg Entertainment / Aftermath / Interscope Records
  • Normani ft. Cardi B – "Wild Side" – Keep Cool / RCA Records
  • Taylor Swift – "All Too Well" (10 Minute Version) (Taylor's Version) – Republic Records

BEST DIRECTION

  • Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – "family ties" – Columbia Records
  • Billie Eilish – "Happier Than Ever" – Darkroom / Interscope Records
  • Ed Sheeran – "Shivers" – Atlantic Records
  • Harry Styles – "As It Was" – Columbia Records
  • Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – "INDUSTRY BABY" – Columbia Records
  • Taylor Swift – "All Too Well" (10 Minute Version) (Taylor's Version) – Republic Records

BEST ART DIRECTION

  • Adele – "Oh My God" – Columbia Records
  • Doja Cat – "Get Into It (Yuh)" – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records
  • Drake ft. Future & Young Thug – "Way 2 Sexy" – OVO / Republic Records
  • Kacey Musgraves – "simple times" – Interscope Records / MCA Nashville
  • Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – "INDUSTRY BABY" – Columbia Records
  • Megan Thee Stallion ft. Dua Lipa – "Sweetest Pie" – 300 Entertainment

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Billie Eilish – "Happier Than Ever" – Darkroom / Interscope Records
  • Coldplay X BTS – "My Universe" – Atlantic Records
  • Kendrick Lamar – "The Heart Part 5" – pgLang/Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope Records
  • Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – "INDUSTRY BABY" – Columbia Records
  • Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa – "Sweetest Pie" – 300 Entertainment
  • The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – "STAY" – Columbia Records

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

  • BTS – "Permission to Dance" – BIGHIT Music/Geffen Records
  • Doja Cat – "Woman" – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records
  • FKA twigs ft. The Weeknd – "Tears In The Club" – Atlantic Records
  • Harry Styles – "As It Was" – Columbia Records
  • Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – "INDUSTRY BABY" – Columbia Records
  • Normani ft. Cardi B – "Wild Side" – Keep Cool / RCA Records

BEST EDITING

  • Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – "family ties" – Columbia Records
  • Doja Cat – "Get Into It (Yuh)" – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records
  • Olivia Rodrigo – "brutal" – Geffen Records
  • ROSALÍA – "SAOKO" – Columbia Records
  • Taylor Swift – "All Too Well" (10 Minute Version) (Taylor's Version) – Republic Records
  • The Weeknd – "Take My Breath" – XO / Republic Records

The VMAs 2022 will take place on Sunday, August 21.