Taking place on August 28, the MTV Video Music Awards are meant to honor the best videos of the past 12 months. The iconic show has awarded some of the most impactful and influential music videos over the years, viz Peter Gabriel“Sledgehammer,” Beyonceof “Single Woman,” and Lady Gagaof “Bad Romance.” For this upcoming event, artists ranging from young breakouts to VMA veterans will likely face off.
To begin our VMAs preview, Harry StylesIts “As It Was” is arguably the biggest hit of the year, so don’t be surprised if you hear his name a few times during the nominations. The British pop star didn’t get as much love as a solo artist from the VMAs, but “As It Was” might be too big for them to ignore. Adele Another British pop star who is sure to get a few nominations with her 10-week number-one hit, “Easy on Me.” Styles and Adele could win both Song of the Year and Video of the Year. And about the British, Ed Sheeran One of his more recent videos might even get a few nominations, especially given the love his “Bad Habits” got at the VMAs last year.
Another big star this year Jack lost. He’s definitely getting a hip-hop nomination, but his No. 1 hit “First Class” should also appear in major categories, especially song of the year, and he could also show up for artist of the year. Chances are good that he will be joining Kendrick Lamar In a few categories, especially since Lamar is well-liked by the VMAs (his “Humble” won video of the year in 2017). His new album “Mr. Monorail and the Big Steppers,” might be a good bet for an “N95” nomination, especially for the craft. Although the song wasn’t as big a hit as “Humble,” it could have been featured in the video of the year if there was enough passion for Lamar (which there usually is). Fellow rappers the future Also should be in the mix, especially with the success of his crossover hit “Wait For You.” The Thames And drake.
Other familiar names from previous years may return to the VMAs. LizoIts “About Damn Time” is one of the most ubiquitous hits of the year, sure to get a nomination Lil Nas X And Justin Bieber They were big winners last year (Nas took Video of the Year, Bieber was named Artist of the Year), and they could continue their streak with their respective hits “That’s All I Want” and “Ghost,” two of pop’s biggest hits. Radio hits 2022. There’s also last year’s VMAs host, doja catWho could earn nominations this year for “Women,” “Get Into It (Yuh)” and his “Elvis”-inspired “Vegas.”
Latin music is having a big year. Foremost among those artists bad rabbit, his album “Un Verano Sin Tie” was a global phenomenon that launched multiple hits, including four top-10 hits in the US alone. As such, he should easily be honored with Artist of the Year and possibly Video of the Year for his massive influence. Rosalia Another Spanish-language artist who could get multiple nominations, especially since he’s already a two-time winner. The singer’s “Motomami” era earned her widespread acclaim, and as a result we might see videos like “La Fama” or “Saoko” pop up once or twice. Finally, Carol G “Mamiii” had a strong year with featured success Becky G and “Provenza,” so don’t be surprised to see her break from the Latin arena.
Finally, breakout artists are likely to appear in multiple categories. LattoIts “Big Energy” was a top-five hit, so it could easily earn a Song of the Year nomination. Joji His single “A Glimpse of Us” debuted in the Top 10 and was also one of the season’s biggest hits, performing particularly well on streaming platforms; Songs and videos can be the dark horse of the season. There is also Mooney Long, whose “Hrs and Hrs” became a sleeper hit earlier in the year. The R&B songwriter may land in the R&B category and possibly the Song of the Year competition.
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