With 9 nominations each, Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande are the favorites of the MTV Video Music Awards Source: Archive

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande are the big favorites of this edition of the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA). With nine nominations each, the artists take the lead in the awards that will be presented on August 30 in New York from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Close behind are Billie Eilish and The Weeknd, with six nominations; Taylor Swift, with five, and Drake, Dua Lipa, and Justin Bieber, with four.

The ceremony of this 2020, which according to Governor Andrew Cuomo "will follow all security measures, including a limited audience or without an audience" has a novelty to reflect what has been happening these months: new categories will be included for live performances and music videos created from home. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, there are three topics: best music video from home and best performance in quarantine.

The most important categories

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande sing Rain On Me


While Lady Gaga, Megan Thee Stallion, Post Malone, Da Baby, The Weeknd and Justin Bieber are the candidates for the award for best artist of the year; Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande, with "Rain On Me" (theme that also competes in the shortlist: song of the year, best collaboration, best pop, best cinematography, best visual effects and best choreography); The Weeknd with, "Blinding Lights"; Billie Eilish, with "Everything I Wanted"; Eminem and Juice WRLD, with "Godzilla"; Future ft. Drake, with "Life Is Good" and Taylor Swift, with "The Man" will fight in the best music video category.

Latinos nominated

J Balvin, the most nominated Latino

Latino artists too stomp on this installment: J Balvin has four nominations, one of them for her collaboration with Black Eyed Peas in "Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)" and Rosalía, the revelation of 2019, this time had a single nomination for "A Palé". Also Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, Karol G, Bad Bunny and Maluma are part of the artists who were chosen to be part of the award for their work.

Ozuna and Black Eyes Peas released "Mamacita" –


Anuel AA's videos "China" with Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, Karol G and J Balvin; "Yo perreo sola" by Bad Bunny; "Mamacita" by Black Eyed Peas with Ozuna and J. Rey Soul; J Balvin's "Amarillo ''; Karol G's' Tusa '' with Nicki Minaj; and Maluma's' Qué pena 'with J Balvin are chosen to win the award for best Latin music video.

Karol G and Nicki Minaj present "Tusa"


From home

"Stuck with U" by Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber is one of the videos that will compete in the new shortlist from home. Also, "Toosie Slide" by Drake; John Legend's "Bigger Love ''; 5 Seconds of Summer's" Wildflower '"; Blink-182's" Happy Days "' and Twenty One Pilots'" Level of Concern ". The latter topped the list of Billboard rock songs for seven weeks.

Lady Gaga and the cover of Smile in One World Together At Home


In the Best Quarantined Acting category, R&B duo Chloe x Halle has big chances with "Do It" from MTV's virtual graduation party Prom-athon. The musicians promoted their new album during the pandemic with impressive live performances from a tennis court. Also "Smile" by Gaga, from the television special One World: Together At Home; the Legend concert (hash) togetherathome; Club MTV presents (hash) DanceTogether, DJ D-Nice; the MTV Unplugged At Home CNCO; and Post Malone's tribute to Nirvana.

Another theme that will be present at the ceremony is the Black Lives Matter movement, which was revived after the death of George Floyd. Songs inspired by this fact will compete in the delivery. Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and other artists were nominated for putting their voices to denounce what happened. R&B star H.E.R.'s "I Can't Breathe"; Anderson.Paak's "Lockdown" and Lil Baby's "The Bigger Picture" will compete in the video section for good.

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