Lamar leads the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards nominations pack with eight, while the Weeknd and Katy Perry both scored five. The VMAs will air live from the Forum in Los Angeles on August 27th at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Lamar will vie for Artist of the Year while his eye-popping video for Damnsingle "Humble" notched seven nods, including Video of the Year, Best Hip Hop Video and Best Direction. In the Video of the Year category, the rapper will compete against Bruno Mars for "24K Magic," Alessia Cara for "Scars to Your Beautiful," DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller for "Wild Thoughts" and the Weeknd for "Reminder."
Perry scored nominations for several songs. Her Witness single "Chained to the Rhythm" picked up Best Pop Video, Direction and Visual Effects, while her Migos collaboration, "Bon Appetit" is up for Best Art Direction. The pop star also received a nod for Calvin Harris' "Feels" video in the Best Collaboration category. As for the Weeknd, the singer's cameo-packed "Reminder" video is up in several creative categories.Read more at RollingStone