Sony Music congratulates nominees of 2017 MTV Video Music Award

Sony Music congratulates nominees of 2017 MTV Video Music Award

DJ Khaled racked up a total of 4 nominations for “Wild Thoughts” ft Rihanna & Bryson Tiller(Video of the Year, Best Collaboration and Best Art Direction) and "I'm The One" ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne (Best Hip Hop Video).

Garnering two nods apiece are Calvin Harris (for the videos “Feels” ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean and “My Way”); The Chainsmokers ("Closer" ft. Halsey); Fifth Harmony("Down" ft. Gucci Mane); and Harry Styles (“Sign of the Times”).

Also nominated are A Tribe Called QuestAfrojackFoo FightersFutureJohn LegendKhalidKygoMiley CyrusSia and SZA.

Following in the footsteps of this year's MTV Movie & TV Awards, the VMAS have eliminated the gendered categories, uniting Best Female Video and Best Male Video under Artist of the Year. The awards show has also introduced a "fight against the system" award for videos that actively fight injustice.

MTV, which announced the nominees with the help of Instagram influencers, has plenty of social media integration planned for the 2017 awards.

Fans can vote online for nominees in eight VMA categories, and voting for Best New Artist will remain live through the VMA pre-show. During the pre-show, the two finalists will be announced and Twitter hashtag voting will commence, with the winner crowned during the telecast.

Nominees for Song of the Summer, also voted on socially, will be announced at a later date.

Video of the Year

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller - "Wild Thoughts" (Epic Records/We The Best)

 

Best New Artist

Khalid (RCA Records)

SZA (TDE/RCA Records)

Noah Cyrus (Records)

 

Best Collaboration

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller - "Wild Thoughts" (Epic Records/We The Best)

The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey - "Closer" (Disruptor Records/Columbia Records)

Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean - "Feels" (Columbia Records)

 

Best Pop

Harry Styles - "Sign Of The Times" (Columbia Records)

Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane - "Down" (Syco Music/Epic Records)

Miley Cyrus - "Malibu" (RCA Records)

Best Hip Hop

DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne - "I'm The One" (Epic Records/We The Best)

Best Dance

Kygo x Selena Gomez - "It Ain't Me" (Ultra/Interscope)

Calvin Harris - "My Way" (Columbia Records)

Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla $ign - "Gone" (Wall Recordings/Latium/RCA Records)

Best Rock

Foo Fighters - "Run" (RCA Records)

Best Fight Against the System

John Legend - "Surefire" (Immigration & Anti-Muslim hate) (Columbia Records)

Best Art Direction

DJ K