The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards Nominations; Taylor Swift Leading and Miley Cyrus Hosting

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New York, NY -– MTV today announced that Apple Music’s Beats 1 will be the exclusive home for the global announcement of the 2015 “MTV Video Music Awards” (VMAs) nominations. The nominees will be revealed during the Beats 1 Chart show at 10:00 a.m. ET / 7:00 a.m. PT on Tuesday July 21 hosted by Brooke Reece accompanied by Travis Mills. Beats 1 is a worldwide radio station broadcasting on Apple Music to more than 100 countries.

Starting today, MTV and Beats 1 will launch a 24-hour countdown across each brand’s various digital and social platforms that will point fans to the live announcement the following day. Immediately following the announcement on Beats 1, voting for the 2015 MTV VMA categories will go live at 11:00 a.m. ET / 8:00 a.m. PT at vma.mtv.com.  

The announcement kicks off the campaign for the LIVE VMAs telecast that will air on Sunday, August 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV from the Microsoft Theater, formerly Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. The 2015 “MTV Video Music Awards” will air across MTV’s global network of channels in more than 160 countries and territories, reaching more than half a billion households around the world.

Miley Cyrus, whose infamous twerking performance in 2013 went down as one of the awards show’s most talked-about moments of all time, announced Monday evening that she’d be serving as this year’s host.

The VMAs will air on MTV Sunday, August 30, at 9 p.m. In the meantime, check out the nominees below.

Video of the year

  • Beyoncé, “7/11”
  • Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”
  • Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”
  • Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
  • Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”

Best Male Video

  • Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”
  • Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
  • Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
  • The Weeknd, “Earned It”
  • Nick Jonas, “Chains”

Best Female Video

  • Beyoncé, “7/11”
  • Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
  • Nicki Minaj, “Anaconda”
  • Sia, “Elastic Heart”
  • Ellie Goulding, “Love Me Like You Do”

Best Hip-Hop Video

  • Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”
  • Nicki Minaj, “Anaconda”
  • Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
  • Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
  • Big Sean ft. E-40, “IDFWU”

Best Pop Video

  • Beyoncé, “7/11”
  • Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”
  • Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
  • Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
  • Maroon 5, “Sugar”

Best Rock Video

  • Hozier, “Take Me To Church”
  • Fall Out Boy, “Uma Thurman”
  • Florence + the Machine, “Ship To Wreck”
  • Walk the Moon, “Shut Up and Dance”
  • Arctic Monkeys, “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”

Best Collaboration

  • Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”
  • Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
  • Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
  • Ariana Grande & The Weeknd, “Love Me Harder”
  • Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, “Bang Bang”

Video with a Social Message

  • Jennifer Hudson, “I Still Love You”
  • Colbie Caillat, “Try”
  • Big Sean ft. Kanye West and John Legend, “One Man Can Change the World”
  • Rihanna, “American Oxygen”
  • Wale, “The White Shoes”

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