Will Selena Gomez Be At The VMAs? The Weeknd Is Performing
Selena Gomez isn't nominated for any VMAs for her two singles this year, but her boyfriend The Weeknd is up for five awards and is slated to perform during the show. Given all of that, fans are wondering if we're going to see Selena Gomez at the VMAs to support The Weeknd. It's definitely a possibility, seeing as it's going to be a big night for The Weeknd and Gomez has made a habit of going to a lot of his shows on the Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour.
But she does have a history of not going to the VMAs. Last year, the VMAs were right around the same time of her Instagram feud with her ex, Justin Bieber. After some social media sparring, the two didn't post online for a while. By the time of the 2016 VMAs — where Bieber was up for three awards and Gomez was up for Song of the Summer — Bieber was seen in Mexico with Sofia Richie and Gomez was about to go back on tour on in Canada. Both were a no-show.
But Gomez is likely over all of that petty drama now. And she has a new man to focus on, so I'm willing to bet that Gomez will be at the 2017 VMAs to support The Weeknd. They have a very public relationship now, after all, so it's not like they're trying to hide anything. They also haven't appeared on a red carpet together since the 2017 Met Gala, so this would be a nice chance for another couple moment.
Kendrick Lamar has been nominated for the most VMAs this year with eight nominations, and The Weeknd and Katy Perry are tied for second with five nominations each. Perry is also this year's VMAs host, and P!nk is the recipient of the 2017 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
Here are the rest of the nominations you care about:
Video of the Year
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Atlantic Records) Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” (Def Jam) DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” (Epic Records/We The Best) The Weeknd – “Reminder” (XO/Republic Records)
Artist of the Year
Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records) Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) Ed Sheeran (Atlantic Records) Ariana Grande (Republic Records) The Weeknd (XO/Republic Records) Lorde (Republic Records)
Best New Artist
Khalid (RCA Records) Kodak Black (Atlantic Records) SZA (TDE/RCA Records) Young M.A (3D) Julia Michaels (Republic Records) Noah Cyrus (Records)
Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez – “We Don't Talk Anymore” (Atlantic Records) DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” (Epic Records/We The Best) D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli” (Atlantic Records) The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer” (Disruptor Records/Columbia Records) Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – “Feels” (Columbia Records) Zayn & Taylor Swift – “I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)” (Republic Records)
Shawn Mendes – “Treat You Better” (Island Records) Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You” (Asylum/Atlantic Records) Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times” (Columbia Records) Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down” (Syco Music/Epic Records) Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm” (Capitol Records) Miley Cyrus – “Malibu” (RCA Records)
Best Hip Hop
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) Big Sean – “Bounce Back” (Def Jam) Chance the Rapper – “Same Drugs” (Chance the Rapper LLC) D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli” (Atlantic Records) Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad & Boujee” (300 Entertainment) DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – “I'm The One” (Epic Records/We The Best)
Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay” (Interscope) Kygo x Selena Gomez – “It Ain't Me” (Ultra/Interscope) Calvin Harris – “My Way” (Columbia Records) Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and MØ – “Cold Water” (Mad Decent) Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Gone” (Wall Recordings/Latium/RCA Records)
Best Fight Against the System
Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson – “Black SpiderMan” (Race & LGBTQ) (Def Jam) The Hamilton Mixtape – “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” (Immigration) (Atlantic Records) Big Sean – “Light” (Race) (Def Jam) Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” (Body image) (Def Jam) Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley – “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL” (Environment) John Legend – “Surefire” (Immigration & Anti-Muslim hate) (Columbia Records)
You can catch the 2017 VMAs on Sunday, August 27, at 8 p.m. on MTV.