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Taylor Swift sweeps MTV VMA noms

Published 21/07/2015

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift leads the nominations for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, with nine nods.

The 25-year-old singer led the pack when the potential honorees were announced on Tuesday ahead of the ceremony taking place in Los Angeles on August 30.

Among her nods were Video of the Year for the star-studded Bad Blood, while her video for Blank Space is nominated in both the Best Female Video and Best Pop Video categories.

Other stars to feature heavily in the nominations included Taylor’s close friend Ed Sheeran.

The British pop star, who recently performed three sell-out gigs at the world famous Wembley Stadium in London, received six nods including one for Best Male Performance for Thinking Out Loud as well as Best Choreography.

Ed and Taylor will be battling it out in the Best Pop Video segment, with Thinking Out Loud and Blank Space respectively. But the pair have some tough competition from Beyoncé for 7/11, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars for Uptown Funk and Maroon 5 for Sugar.

Other notable nominees for the event include Robert Pattinson’s rumoured fiancée FKA Twigs, who features in the #VMAs Artists to Watch category alongside George Ezra, James Bay, Fetty Wap and Vance Joy.

The nomination announcement comes after it was revealed on Monday that Miley Cyrus will be hosting the awards.

The 22-year-old singer is certainly no stranger to the event, and famously caused a worldwide scandal with her twerking during a performance of Blurred Lines with Robin Thicke at the 2013 ceremony.

Miley cinfirmed the hosting news by posting a picture of herself dressed as an alien on Instagram.

In the shot she is seen holding two sandwich boards. One reads: “MTV won’t let me perform”, while the other states: “So I’m hosting the VMAs”.

MTV Video Music Awards 2015 nominations:

Best Collaboration

Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar- Bad Blood

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars- Uptown Funk

Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth- See You Again

Ariana Grande feat. The Weeknd- Love Me Harder

Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj- Bang Bang

Video Nominees with a Social Message

Jennifer Hudson- I Still Love You

Colbie Caillat- Try

Big Sean feat. Kanye West & John Legend- One Man Can Change The World

Rihanna- American Oxygen

Wale- The White Shoes

Best Hip-Hop Video

Fetty Wap- Trap Queen

Nicki Minaj- Anaconda

Kendrick Lamar- Alright

Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth- See You Again

Big Sean feat. E-40- IDFWU

Best Rock Video

Hozier- Take Me To Church

Fall Out Boy- Uma Thurman

Florence + the Machine- Ship To Wreck

WALKTHEMOON- Shut Up and Dance

Arctic Monkeys- Why You'd Only Call Me When You're High?

Best Female Performance

Beyonce- 7/11

Taylor Swift- Blank Space

Nicki Minaj- Anaconda

Sia- Elastic Heart

Ellie Goulding- Love Me Like You Do

Best Male Performance

Ed Sheeran- Thinking Out Loud

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars- Uptown Funk

Kendrick Lamar- Alright

The Weeknd- Earned It

Nick Jonas- Chains

Best Choreography

Beyonce

OK Go

Chet Faker

Ed Sheeran

Flying Lotus

Kendrick Lamar

#VMAs Artist to Watch

Fetty Wap

Vance Joy

George Ezra

James Bay

FKA twigs

Best Pop Video

Beyoncé- 7/11

Taylor Swift- Blank Space

Ed Sheeran- Thinking Out Loud

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars- Uptown Funk

Maroon 5- Sugar

Video of the Year

Beyoncé- 7/11

Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar- Bad Blood

Ed Sheeran- Thinking Out Loud

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars- Uptown Funk

Kendrick Lamar- Alright

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