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MTV Announces 2017 VMA Nominees + Kendrick Lamar Leads The Pack!

MTV Announces 2017 VMA Nominees + Kendrick Lamar Leads The Pack!

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The list of nominees for the 2017 VMAs just went live and some of your favorite hip hop artists have taken some big nods!

During an Instagram Live video, MTV named the top artists with nominations and also some new things that can be expected from the show and the award categories. Most notably different is the Best Female and Best Male videos categories. Now as a combined category, MTV is pitting male and females against one another, making the award now gender-neutral.

To no surprise, LA’s own Kendrick Lamar nabbed the most nominations with a total of 8 nods, which includes Artist of the Year, Video of the Year, and Best Hip Hop, for ‘Humble.’

The Weeknd came in second with most nominations, earning a total of five nominations.

The 2017 VMAs are set to air August 27th at 8 p.m.

Checkout some of the nominees below:

 

Brace for Impact! Voting for the 2017 #VMAs has opened! Who will you be voting for? vma.mtv.com

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