Jack Harlow, Lil Nas X and Kendrick Lamar are the top contenders with seven nominations at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards.
il Nas X and Harlow received multiple nominations for their collaborative hit Industry Baby, which is nominated for Video of the Year.
Both performers will compete for Artist of the Year alongside Drake, Bad Bunny, Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles and Lizzo.
Lamar, nominated for the first time since 2018, has two songs, Family Ties and N95, which will compete for best camera.
The rapper was also nominated for Best Hip Hop, Best Direction, Best Visual Effects, Editing, and Best Video.
Styles and Doja Cat received the second most nominations at six.
Sheeran, Billie Eilish, Drake, Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd each drafted five.
Madonna, who is the most honored artist in MTV history with 20 wins, becomes the only artist to have received a nomination in each of the VMAs’ five decades.
She received her 69th nomination for her 14th studio album Madame X.
There are 26 first-time nominees for the awards, including Baby Keem with four along with Kacey Musgraves, GAYLE and Maneskin – who each have two nominations.
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The VMAs will be held on August 28th at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Fan voting begins Tuesday in 22 categories at vote.mtv.com.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/jack-harlow-lil-nas-x-and-kendrick-lamar-top-mtv-vma-nominations-41868382.html Jack Harlow, Lil Nas X and Kendrick Lamar lead MTV VMA nominations