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MAIN Arrow to Pop Culture Pop Culture Arrow to MTV VMA Awards2018 MTV Video Music Awards

mtv vmasGet ready for another exciting ceremony honoring the top music videos of the past year -- when the annual MTV Video Music Awards airs live on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 9PM ET on (where else?) MTV.

2018 will mark the landmark 35th anniversary of the VMA's -- with a return to Radio City Music Hall in New York City, the location of the first VMAs in 1984.

The show traditionally airs in Canada (mtv.ca), Australia (mtv.com.au) the UK (mtv.co.uk) and in more than 150 countries worldwide -- making it truly a celebration of global proportions!

Watch for nominees to be announced in July, and keep it here for more updates including who will host, a list of presenters and performers, and ultimate big winners at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.


MTV VMA 2017 rewind

Leading the pack of 2017 nominees was Kendrick Lamar who earned he most nominations with eight, followed by Katy Perry and the Weeknd both with five nods apiece.

Opening the year's ceremony was leadi nominee Kendrick Lamar. Performing live on the big night was Miley Cyrus, Fifth Harmony, Lorde, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes, 30 Seconds To Mars, Kendrick Lamar, Demi Lovato, DNCE, Rod Stewart, Alesia Cara, and Kyle.

Making their first VMA performances this year were Julia Michaels, Post Malone, Khalid, Logic, and Gucci Mane.

Also giving a special performance on awards night was Pink, the recipient of the 2017 Video Vanguard Award. And, in last minute surprise move, Taylor Swift premiered her new music video "Look What You Made Me Do".


A star-studded list of presenters also included Kesha, DJ Khaled, Bebe Rexha, Ludacris, Pete Wentz, The Chainsmokers, Remy Ma, Jack Antonoff, Alessandria Ambrosio, Paris Jackson, Hailey Baldwin, Gal Gadot, Tiffany Haddish, Pete Davidson, Vanessa Hudgens, Olivia Munn, Yara Shahidi and Millie Bobby Brown.

Up ahead, just out the full list of 2017 MTV VMA nominees and winners. MTV VMA fun facts and trivia plus more about the VMAs around the Web:


Sean Cosgrave is a frequent editorial contributor to Chiff.com.

DID YOU KNOW? MTV VMA fun facts & trivia


• The very first MTV VMA award show in 1984 was hosted by Bette Midler and Dan Akroyd.

• More than a two dozen categories have been dropped by the VMA lineup over the years, including Best Artist Website and Best Video Game Soundtrack (and anyone remember Ringtone of the Year?)

• The award for Quadruple Threat of the Year was given out just once, in 2007, to Justin Timberlake.

• Madonna is the winning-est music artist of all time with 20 Moonmen, more than Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson combined.

• American audiences were stunned by the twerkfest by Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke at the 2013 VMA's, wracking up more than 150 formal complaints to the FCC for their naughtier-than-thou performance.

• The first nominees for music videos in Spanish were announced at the 2005 VMAs, featuriing live performances by Shakira, Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, and Tego Calderon.

• The most awarded music video of all time is Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer," which took home a total of nine Moonmen at the 1987 VMAs.


More about the MTV VMA's around the Web:

Elsewhere on the Web, check out major links to star profiles, red carpet fashion photos, and lots of history & fun facts behind the MTV Video Music Awards.

MTV Video Music Awards - The official site with complete list of this year's nominees, winners, presenters and performers, photo galleries and video clips.

MTV Video Music Awards - Wikipedia - The online encyclopedia with a complete history of the awards, hyperlinks to lists of winners by year dating back to 1984, and related resources.




2017 MTV VMA Nominees & * Winners

VIDEO OF THE YEAR 
* Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”  
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Alessia Cara – “Scars to Your Beautiful” 
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” 
The Weeknd – “Reminder”  

ARTIST OF THE YEAR 
* Ed Sheeran
Bruno Mars
Kendrick Lamar 
Ariana Grande
The Weeknd
Lorde

BEST NEW ARTIST
* Khalid
Kodak Black
SZA  
Young M.A
Julia Michaels
Noah Cyrus

BEST COLLABORATION 
* Zayn & Taylor Swift – “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)”
Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez  – “We Don’t Talk Anymore”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”  
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer”
Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – “Feels”   

BEST POP 
* Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down”
Shawn Mendes – “Treat You Better”  
Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”
Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times”
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm”
Miley Cyrus – “Malibu”

BEST HIP HOP 
* Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”
Big Sean – “Bounce Back”
Chance the Rapper – “Same Drugs”
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad & Boujee”  
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – “I’m The One”

BEST DANCE 
* Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay”
Kygo x Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me”
Calvin Harris – “My Way” 
Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and MØ – “Cold Water”
Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Gone” 

BEST ROCK 
* Twenty One Pilots – “Heavydirtysoul” 
Coldplay – “A Head Full of Dreams” 
Fall Out Boy – “Young and Menace” 
Green Day – “Bang Bang” 
Foo Fighters – “Run”

BEST FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM 
* Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson – “Black SpiderMan” 
* The Hamilton Mixtape – “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” 
* Big Sean – “Light” 
* Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley – “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL”
* John Legend – “Surefire” 

SONG OF THE SUMMER
* ‘XO Tour Llif3’ – Lil Uzi Vert
‘Despacito (Remix)’ – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber
‘Down’ – Fifth Harmony featuring Gucci Mane
'OMG’ – Camila Cabello featuring Quavo
‘Shape of You’ – Ed Sheeran
‘Sorry Not Sorry’ – Demi Lovato
‘There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back’ – Shawn Mendes
‘Wild Thoughts’ – DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY 
* Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”
Imagine Dragons – “Thunder” 
Ed Sheeran – “Castle on the Hill” 
DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels – “Nobody Speak” 
Halsey – “Now or Never”

BEST DIRECTION 
* Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained to the Rhythm”
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Alessia Cara – “Scars to Your Beautiful” 
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

BEST ART DIRECTION 
* Kendrick Lamar – “Humble” 
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” 
Katy Perry ft. Migos – “Bon Appetit” 
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” 
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS 
* Kendrick Lamar – “Humble” 
A Tribe Called Quest – “Dis Generation” 
KYLE ft. Lil Yachty – “iSpy” 
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained to the Rhythm” 
Harry Styles – “Sign of the Times” 

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY 
* Kanye West – “Fade”
Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj – “Side to Side” 
Kendrick Lamar – “Humble” 
Sia – “The Greatest” 
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down”

BEST EDITING 
* Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean”
Future – “Mask Off”
Lorde – “Green Light” 
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer”
The Weeknd – “Reminder” 

 

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