Kendrick Lamar, eight times nominated at MTV Video Music Awards
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Rapper Kendrick Lamar has a chance to win eight MTV Video Music Awards, including the prize for artist of the year and video of the year (with the clip for his hit Humble).
This is Lamar, the leading contender at the presentation of the muziekvideoprijzen.
He is followed by Katy Perry, which, in total, five nominations were received, and The Weeknd, who also struggles to five frames.
In the category video of the year Kendrick Lamar up against Bruno Mars (24K Magic), Alessia Cara (Scars to Your Beautiful), DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller (Wild Thoughts) and The Weeknd (Reminder). Contenders to the title of artist of the year, in addition to Lamar, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd and Lorde.
Men and women
For the first time on MTV in the categories of the VMA’s no longer any difference between men and women. There are no loose prices to win more for video clips of male and female artists. Had MTV, the separation between men and women is already loose at the MTV Movie Awards.
There is also a Dutch touch to the nominations. Dj Afrojack is with the video for the song Gone, featuring Ty Dolla $ign, was nominated for a dance-VMA.
The MTV VMA’s are on August 27, presented during a festive ceremony in Los Angeles.