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Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, SZA, Doja Cat, And More Lead 2023 MTV VMAs Nominations



The 2023 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) are gearing up to cast a spotlight on a fresh surge of artists, as an unprecedented 35 newcomers grace the list of nominees. This year’s edition is scheduled to be broadcast live from New Jersey’s Prudential Center on September 12th. Particularly noteworthy is the inclusion of acclaimed figures such as Lil Uzi Vert, Kaliii, Metro Boomin, and PinkPantheress in the highly anticipated roster.

Taking the lead, Taylor Swift secures an impressive eight nominations. Among these, Swift’s “Anti-Hero” competes for the coveted Video of the Year award, a title she has previously secured three times. Following closely, SZA rejoices in six nods, with five of them recognizing her hit “Kill Bill” from 2022’s SOS album.

Both Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj each clinch five nominations. Meanwhile, Diddy secures four nods, propelled by tracks such as “Gotta Move On” and “Creepin (Remix).”

Among the emerging talents, the attention of fans has been captivated by GloRilla and Ice Spice. This dynamic duo secures nominations for Best New Artist. In the realm of collaborations, Yung Miami of City Girls also leaves her mark, garnering recognition in both the Best Collaboration and Best Hip-Hop Video categories. These nods come for “Gotta Move On,” a collaboration with industry heavyweights Diddy and Bryson Tiller.

In a nod to the global impact of music, this year’s VMAs introduce an Afrobeats category. Within this category, international luminaries such as Burna Boy, Davido, and Arya Starr secure their first-time nominations.

In line with past editions, fans wield significant influence in shaping the event’s outcomes. With voting now accessible for 15 different categories, the race is officially underway. Supporters can cast their votes for their favorites until September 1st via the provided link. Notably, voting for the Best New Artist category will remain open until the night of the awards ceremony.

Recalling the previous year’s show, the 2022 VMA victors included Nicki Minaj’s “Do We Have A Problem?” featuring Lil Baby, The Weeknd’s “Out of Time,” and Lizzo’s “About Damn Time.”