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2022 MTV Video Music Awards: Jack Harlow, Lil Nas X and Kendrick Lamar lead the nominations

The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards nominations have been announced, with Jack Harlow, Lil Nas X and Kendrick Lamar leading with seven nominations each. Doja Cat and Harry Styles follow with 6 nominations each, and Billie Eilish, Drake, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd each earned 5 nominations.

Harlow and Lil Nas X earned multiple nominations for their collaboration “INDUSTRY BABY,” including for video of the year, best collaboration, best direction, best art direction, best visual effects and best choreography. Harlow and Lil Nas X are also among the artist of the year nominees.

Lamar, nominated for the first time since 2018, is up for best hip-hop for “N95”, video for good and best visual effects for “The Heart Part 5” and best cinematography for “family ties” (also nominated for best editing) and “N95.”

Madonna, who holds the title for the most awarded artists in MTV history with 20 wins, is now the only artist to be nominated in each of the VMAs five decades after she earned her 69th nomination this year for “MADAME X.”

The 2022 ceremony will take place on Sunday, August 28th at 8 p.m. ET/PT live from the Prudential Center in New Jersey. The VMAs will simulcast on The CW Network, in addition to BET, BET Her, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Pop, TVLand and VH1.  Fans are able to vote across the 22 gender-neutral categories now through Friday, Aug. 19. Nominations for social categories including group of the year and song of summer will be announced at a later date.

For a complete list of the 2022 MTV VMA nominations, head to MTV.com.

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