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VMA Nominees Announced

by Photo of Antoinette Cammarano

MTV announced the nominees for the 2013 VMAs on July 17th.

VMA Nominees Announced

The nominees are in! On July 17th, MTV announced the nominees for this years Video Music Awards. This end-of-summer awards show honors the biggest and greatest names in the music industry, and, as Robin Thicke said in an interview with MTV, there's nothing as good as having MTV anoint you. 

The VMAs are being aired on Sunday, August 25th at 9/8c. This year's VMAs are being held in Brooklyn's own Barclays Center, making this the first major awards show to be held in the borough. Traffic around Atlantic Avenue is sure to be more congested than normal as fans flock to catch a glimpse of their favorite artists. 

So before you grab your popcorn and sit yourself down to watch what is bound to be a great show, don't forget to vote for your favorites. The categories are filled with so much talent this year, and the fans are responsible for who will walk away with those coveted moonmen.

The nominees for the 2013 VMAs are:

Best Pop Video:
Bruno Mars - "Locked Out Of Heaven"
fun. - "Carry On"
Justin Timberlake - "Mirrors"
Miley Cyrus - "We Can't Stop"
Selena Gomez - "Come & Get It"

Best Hip-Hop Video:
A$AP Rocky f/ 2 Chainz, Drake, & Kendrick Lamar - "F**kin' Problems"
Drake - "Started From the Bottom"
J.Cole f/ Miguel - "Power Trip"
Kendrick Lamar - "Swimming Pools (Drank)"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/ Ray Dalton - "Can't Hold Us"

Artist to Watch:
Austin Mahone - "What About Love"
Iggy Azalea - "Work"
The Weeknd - "Wicked Games"
twenty one pilots - "Holding On To You"
Zedd f/Foxes - "Clarity"

Best Male Video:
Bruno Mars - "Locked Out of Heaven"
Ed Sheeran - "Lego House"
Justin Timberlake - "Mirrors"
Kendrick Lamar - "Swimming Pools (Drank)"
Robin Thicke f/T.I. & Pharrell - "Blurred Lines"

Best Female Video:
Demi Lovato - "Heart Attack"
Miley Cyrus - "We Can't Stop"
P!nk f/Nate Ruess - "Just Give Me a Reason"
Rihanna f/Mikky Ekko - "Stay"
Taylor Swift - "I Knew You Were Trouble"

Best Video With a Social Message:
Beyonce - "I Was Here"
Kelly Clarkson - "People Like Us"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/Mary Lambert - "Same Love"
Miguel - "Candles in the Sun"
Snoop Lion f/ Drake and Cori B. - "No Guns Allowed

Best Collaboration:
Calvin Harris f/Ellie Goulding - "I Need Your Love"
Justin Timberlake f/Jay-Z - "Suit & Tie" P!nk f/Nate Ruess - "Just Give Me a Reason"
Pitbull f/Christina Aguilera - "Feel This Moment"
Robin Thicke f/T.I. & Pharrell - "Blurred Lines"

Best Rock Video:
Fall Out Boy - "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)"
Imagine Dragons - "Radioactive"
Mumford & Sons - "I Will Wait"
Thirty Seconds to Mars - "Up in the Air"
Vampire Weekend - "Diane Young"

Video of the Year:
Bruno Mars - "Locked Out of Heaven"
Justin Timberlake - "Mirrors"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/Wanz - "Thrift Shop"
Robin Thicke f/T.I. & Pharrell - "Blurred Lines"
Taylor Swift - "I Knew You Were Trouble"

Managed to wrap your mind around all those nominees? It's a lot to take it, but that's not even all of it. In addition to these awards, there are awards for the professional aspects behind the videos, such as best choreography, best editing, etc... Don't forget to vote for your favorites so you can see them float away with those moonmen.

Let CHARGED.fm find you the best concert tickets in your area this summer for your favorite artists!

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