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MTV Video Music Awards Will Have New 'Quarantine' Categories

MTV Video Music Awards Will Have New 'Quarantine' Categories

Its raining nominations for Lady Gaga and Ariana Grandes Rain on Me at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, which will present new categories focused on live performances and music videos created at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

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NEW YORK Its raining nominations for Lady Gaga and Ariana Grandes Rain on Me at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, which will present new categories focused on live performances and music videos created at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Gaga and Grande both scored nine nominations each, including video of the year for their No. 1 dance hit. Rain on Me is also competing for song of the year, best collaboration, best pop, best cinematography, best visual effects and best choreography.

Billie Eilish and The Weekend, the second-most nominated acts with six, are also up for video of the year with everything i wanted and Blinding Lights. Others nominated for the top prize include Taylor Swifts The Man, Future and Drakes Life Is Good and Eminems Godzilla, which features late rapper Juice WRLD.

The VMAs, to air live on Aug. 30 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, introduces two new categories reflecting the current pandemic times: best music video from home and best quarantine performance.

Grande and Justin Biebers No. 1 hit Stuck with U” will compete for best music video from home along with Drakes Toosie Slide, John Legends Bigger Love, 5 Seconds of Summers Wildflower, blink-182s Happy Days and twenty one pilots Level of Concern, which topped the Billboard rock songs chart for seven weeks and features the lyrics, Will you be my little quarantine?

R&B duo Chloe x Halle, who have successfully promoted their new album during the pandemic with impressive live performances mostly put on in their tennis court and outside their new home, are nominated for best quarantine performance for Do It from MTVs virtual prom Prom-athon. Other nominees include Gagas Smile from the TV special One World: Together At Home;Legends #togetherathome concert; DJ D-Nices Club MTV presents #DanceTogether; CNCOs MTV Unplugged At Home; and Post Malones tribute to Nirvana.

Apart from the pandemic, protest songs reflecting the Black experience created in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others also earned VMA nominations. R&B star H.E.R.s I Cant Breathe, Anderson.Paaks Lockdown and Lil Babys The Bigger Picture all scored nominations in the video for good category.

Swift, who released a surprise album last week, will also compete for video for good with her song about sexism, The Man.” She scored five nominations overall, while Drake, Dua Lipa, J Balvin and Bieber earned four nominations apiece.

Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby who both launched No. 1 pop hits this year earned three nods each, including bids for artist of the year. Their competition includes Gaga, Bieber, The Weeknd and Post Malone.

BTS, Harry Styles, Roddy Ricch, Post Malone, Future, Karol G and Doja Cat who topped the charts this year with her Dr. Luke-produced smash Say So also earned three nods each. Starting Thursday through Aug. 23, fans can vote for VMA winners across 15 gender-neutral categories here.

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