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Kanye West And More Are Nominated for MTV Video Music Awards

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Guys, next week is officially August. Isn't that crazy?

These last few months have flown by, and it's almost the end of summer.

But don't get too sad yet, there are still a lot of awesome things happening in the upcoming weeks... like the Video Music Awards.

Yup, it's time to get pumped for MTV's biggest, hottest awards show. It's about to be the biggest shit show in history, especially after all the drama that happened with Taylor Swift and Kanye West.

Ugh, takes me right back to 2009. Remember when Kanye interrupted Taylor Swift to let everyone know Beyoncé had the best video of all time?

YEAH, that happened at the VMAs. Memories!

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I'd like to argue this year's Video Music Awards will be the most dramatic yet, especially if you take a look at the nominees.

For starters, Beyoncé leads the nominations with a total of 11 for her Lemonade visual album, followed by Adele with eight nominations for her record-breaking video for "Hello."

In addition to these leading ladies, Justin Bieber, Drake, Calvin Harris and Kanye West are up for some big awards.

And want to know something else?

Kanye West's song "Famous" is up for Video of the Year. YEAH, things are about to get really, really interesting.

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The MTV Video Music Awards will air live from New York's Madison Square Garden on Sunday, August 28 at 9:00 pm EST, so be sure to mark that date in your calendar.

Oh, and starting today, fans can also vote for their favorite nominees by checking out vma.mtv.com.

Now I'mma let you finish, but you just may wanna check out the full list of nominees for the MTV Video Music Awards below.

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VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Adele -- “Hello”

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Justin Bieber – “Sorry”

Kanye West – “Famous”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

Adele – “Hello”

Beyoncé – “Hold Up”

Sia – “Cheap Thrills”

Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)

BEST MALE VIDEO

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Bryson Tiller – “Don't”

Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”

Kanye West – “Famous”

The Weeknd – “Can't Feel My Face”

BEST COLLABORATION

Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”

Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Work From Home”

Ariana Grande ft. Lil Wayne – “Let Me Love You”

Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”

Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Desiigner – “Panda”

Bryson Tiller – “Don't”

Chance The Rapper featuring Saba – “Angels”

2 Chainz – “Watch Out”

BEST POP VIDEO

Adele – “Hello”

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Justin Bieber – “Sorry”

Alessia Cara – “Wild Things”

Ariana Grande – “Into You”

BEST ROCK VIDEO

All Time Low – “Missing You”

Coldplay – “Adventure Of A Lifetime”

Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato – “Irresistible”

twenty one pilots – “Heathens”

Panic! At The Disco – “Victorious”

BEST ELECTRONIC VIDEO

Calvin Harris & Disciples – “How Deep Is Your Love”

99 Souls ft. Destiny's Child & Brandy – “The Girl Is Mine”

Mike Posner – “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”

Afrojack – “SummerThing!”

The Chainsmokers ft. Daya – “Don't Let Me Down”

BREAKTHROUGH LONG FORM VIDEO

Florence + The Machine – The Odyssey

Beyoncé – Lemonade

Justin Bieber – PURPOSE: The Movement

Chris Brown – Royalty

Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy

BEST NEW ARTIST -- Presented by Taco Bell®

Bryson Tiller

Desiigner

Zara Larsson

Lukas Graham

DNCE

BEST ART DIRECTION

Beyoncé – “Hold Up”

Production Designer: Jason Hougaard

Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”

Production Designer: Alexander Delgado

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Production Designer: Jeremy MacFarlane

David Bowie – “Blackstar”

Production Designer: Jan Houllevigue

Adele – “Hello”

Production Designer: Colombe Raby

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia

Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell – “WTF (Where They From)”

Choreographer: Hi-Hat

Beyoncé – “Sorry”

Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia, Anthony Burrell, Beyoncé Knowles Carter

FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”

Choreographer: FKA Twigs

Florence + The Machine – “Delilah”

Choreographer: Holly Blakey

BEST DIRECTION

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Director: Melina Matsoukas

Coldplay – “Up&Up”

Director: Vania Heymann, Gal Muggia

Adele – “Hello”

Director: Xavier Dolan

David Bowie – “Lazarus”

Director: Johan Renck

Tame Impala – “The Less I Know The Better”

Director: Canada

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Cinematographer: Malik Sayeed

Adele – “Hello”

Cinematographer: André Turpin

David Bowie – “Lazarus”

Cinematographer: Crille Forsberg

Alesso – “I Wanna Know”

Cinematographer: Corey Jennings

Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Cinematographer: Paul Laufer

BEST EDITING

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Editor: Jeff Selis

Adele – “Hello”

Editor: Xavier Dolan

Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”

Editor: Vinnie Hobbs

David Bowie – “Lazarus”

Editor: Johan Söderberg

Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Editor: Hannah Lux Davis

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Coldplay – “Up&Up”

VFX Editor: Vania Heymann

FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”

VFX Editor: Lewis Saunders, Jihoon Yoo

Adele – “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”

VFX Editor: Sam Sneade

The Weeknd – “Can't Feel My Face”

VFX Editor: Bryan Smaller

Zayn – “PILLOWTALK”

VFX Editor: David Smith

Be sure to follow Elite Daily's Video Music Awards page to get all the info on the biggest awards show of the year.

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