BTS, Seventeen, ITZY, BLACKPINK, Lisa, Stray Kids, TWICE nominated at 2022 MTV VMAs

Published July 27, 2022, 11:38 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

K-pop artists secured nominations at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, which will be held on Aug. 28 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

BTS, Seventeen, BLACKPINK, BLACKPINK’s Lisa, ITZY, Stray Kids and TWICE have been nominated in different categories this year.

(Clockwise from top left) BTS, Seventeen, BLACKPINK, ITZY, Stray Kids and TWICE (Twitter)

For Best K-pop, the nominees are BTS for “Yet to Come,” Lisa for “Lalisa,” Seventeen for “Hot,” Stray Kids for “Maniac” and TWICE for “The Feels.”

Under the Best Metaverse Performance, Blackpink the Virtual | PUBG and BTS | Minecraft are nominated.

Coldplay and BTS’ “My Universe” is running for Best Visual Effects against Billie Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever,” Kendrick Lamar’s “The Heart Part 5,” Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow’s “Industry Baby,” Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa’s “Sweetest Pie,” and The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber’s “Stay.”

BTS’ “Permission to Dance” is nominated for Best Choreography along with Doja Cat’s “Woman,” FKA twigs ft. The Weeknd’s “Tears In The Club,” Harry Styles’ “As It Was,” Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow’s “Industry Baby,” and Normani ft. Cardi B’s “Wild Side.”

For Best New Artist, Seventeen are nominated along with Baby Keem, Dove Cameron, Gayle, Latto and Måneskin.

Seventeen’s “Rock With You” also got nominated for Push Performance of the Year, running against Griff’s “One Night,” Remi Wolf’s “Sexy Villain,” Nessa Barrett’s “I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead,” Mae Muller’s “Better Days,” Gayle’s “abcdefu,” Shenseea’s “R U That,” Omar Apollo’s “Tamagotchi,” Wet Leg’s “Chaise Longue,” Muni Long’s “Baby Boo” and Doechii’s “Persuasive.”

Here is the complete list of nominees at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards:

Video of the Year

Doja Cat: “Woman” – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records

Drake ft. Future, Young Thug: “Way 2 Sexy” – OVO / Republic

Ed Sheeran: “Shivers” – Atlantic Records

Harry Styles: “As It Was“ – Columbia Records

Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow: “Industry Baby” – Columbia Records

Olivia Rodrigo: “Brutal” – Geffen Records

Taylor Swift: “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) – Republic Records

Artist of the Year

Bad Bunny – Rimas Entertainment

Drake – OVO / Republic

Ed Sheeran – Atlantic Records

Harry Styles – Columbia Records

Jack Harlow – Generation Now / Atlantic Records

Lil Nas X – Columbia Records

Lizzo – Atlantic Records

Song of the Year

Adele: “Easy on Me” – Columbia Records

Billie Eilish: “Happier Than Ever” – Darkroom / Interscope Records

Doja Cat: “Woman” – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records

Elton John, Dua Lipa: “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)” – EMI / Interscope Records

Lizzo: “About Damn Time” – Atlantic Records

The Kid Laroi, Justin Bieber: “Stay” – Columbia Records

Best New Artist

Baby Keem – Columbia Records

Dove Cameron – Disruptor Records / Columbia Records

Gayle – Atlantic Records / Arthouse Records

Latto – Streamcut / RCA Records

Måneskin – Arista Records

Seventeen – Pledis Entertainment / Geffen Records

Push Performance of the Year

Griff: “One Night” – Warner Records

Remi Wolf: “Sexy Villain” – Island Records

Nessa Barrett: “I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead” – Warner Records

Seventeen: “Rock With You” – Pledis Entertainment / Geffen Records

Mae Muller: “Better Days” – Capitol Records U.K.

Gayle: “abcdefu” Atlantic Records / Arthouse Records

Shenseea: “R U That” – Rich Immigrants / Interscope Records

Omar Apollo: “Tamagotchi” – Warner Records

Wet Leg: “Chaise Longue” – Domino Recording Company

Muni Long: “Baby Boo” – Supergiant Records LLC / Def Jam Recording

Doechii: “Persuasive” – Top Dog Entertainment / Capitol Records

Best Collaboration

Drake ft. Future, Young Thug: “Way 2 Sexy” – OVO / Republic

Elton John, Dua Lipa: “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)” – EMI / Interscope Records

Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow: “Industry Baby” – Columbia Records

Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa: “Sweetest Pie” – 300 Entertainment

Post Malone, The Weeknd: “One Right Now” – Mercury Records / Republic Records

Rosalía ft. The Weeknd: “La Fama” – Columbia Records

The Kid Laroi, Justin Bieber: “Stay” – Columbia Records

Best Pop

Billie Eilish: “Happier Than Ever” – Darkroom / Interscope Records

Doja Cat: “Woman” – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records

Ed Sheeran: “Shivers” – Atlantic Records

Harry Styles: “As It Was” – Columbia Records

Lizzo: “About Damn Time” – Atlantic Records

Olivia Rodrigo: “Traitor” – Geffen Records

Best Hip-Hop

Eminem, Snoop Dogg: “From the D 2 the LBC” – Shady / Aftermath / Interscope Records

Future ft. Drake, Tems: “Wait for U” – Freebandz / Epic Records

Kendrick Lamar: “N95” – pgLang / Top Dawg Entertainment / Aftermath / Interscope Records

Latto: “Big Energy” – Streamcut / RCA Records

Nicki Minaj ft. Lil Baby: “Do We Have a Problem?” – Young Money / Cash Money / Republic Records

Pusha T: “Diet Coke” – G.O.O.D. Music / Def Jam

Best Rock

Foo Fighters: “Love Dies Young” – RCA Records

Jack White: “Taking Me Back” – Third Man Records

Muse: “Won’t Stand Down” – Warner Records

Red Hot Chili Peppers: “Black Summer” – Warner Records

Shinedown: “Planet Zero” – Elektra Music Group

Three Days Grace: “So Called Life” – RCA Records

Best Alternative

Avril Lavigne ft. Blackbear: “Love It When You Hate Me” – Elektra Music Group / DTA Records

Imagine Dragons, JID: “Enemy” – KIDinaKORNER / Interscope Records

Machine Gun Kelly ft. Willow: “Emo Girl” – Bad Boy / Interscope Records

Måneskin: “I Wanna Be Your Slave” – Arista Records

Panic! at the Disco: “Viva Las Vengeance” – Fueled by Ramen / Elektra Music Group

Twenty One Pilots: “Saturday” – Fueled by Ramen / Elektra Music Group

Willow, Avril Lavigne ft. Travis Barker: “G R O W” – MSFTSMusic / Roc Nation Records

Best Latin

Anitta: “Envolver” – Warner Records

Bad Bunny: “Tití Me Preguntó” – Rimas Entertainment

Becky G, Karol G: “Mamiii” – Kemosabe Records / Sony Music Latin / RCA Records

Daddy Yankee: “Remix” – Republic Records

Farruko: “Pepas” – Sony Music U.S. Latin

J Balvin, Skrillex: “In Da Getto” – Sueños Globales, LLC /Universal Music Latino / Asylum Records U.K.

Best R&B

Alicia Keys: “City of Gods (Part II)” – AKW

Chlöe: “Have Mercy” – Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records

H.E.R.: “For Anyone” – RCA Records

Normani ft. Cardi B: “Wild Side” – Keep Cool / RCA Records

Summer Walker, SZA, Cardi B: “No Love” (Extended Version) – LVRN / Interscope Records

The Weeknd: “Out Of Time” – XO / Republic Records

Best K-pop

BTS: “Yet to Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)” – Bighit Music / Geffen Records

Itzy: “Loco” – JYP Entertainment

Lisa: “Lalisa” – YG Entertainment / Interscope Records

Seventeen: “Hot” – Pledis Entertainment / Geffen Records

Stray Kids: “Maniac” – JYP Entertainment

Twice: “The Feels” – JYP Entertainment

Video for Good

Kendrick Lamar: “The Heart Part 5” – pgLang / Top Dawg Entertainment / Aftermath / Interscope Records

Latto: “P*ssy” – Streamcut / RCA Records

Lizzo: “About Damn Time” – Atlantic Records

Rina Sawayama: “This Hell” – Dirty Hit

Stromae: ”Fils de Joie” – Mosaert Label / The Darkroom / Interscope Records

Best Metaverse Performance

Blackpink the Virtual | PUBG – YG Entertainment / Interscope Records

BTS | Minecraft – BIGHIT Music / Geffen Records

Charli XCX | Roblox – Atlantic Records

Justin Bieber – An Interactive Virtual Experience | Wave – Def Jam

Rift Tour ft. Ariana Grande | Fortnite – Republic Records

Twenty One Pilots Concert Experience | Roblox – Fueled by Ramen / Elektra Music Group

Best Longform Video

Billie Eilish: Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles – Darkroom / Interscope Records

Foo Fighters: Studio 666 – RCA Records

Kacey Musgraves: Star-Crossed – Interscope Records / MCA Nashville

Madonna: Madame X – Interscope Records

Olivia Rodrigo: Driving Home 2 U – Geffen Records

Taylor Swift: “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) – Republic Records

Best Cinematography

Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar: “Family Ties” – Columbia Records

Camila Cabello ft. Ed Sheeran: “Bam Bam” – Epic Records

Harry Styles: “As It Was” – Columbia Records

Kendrick Lamar: “N95” – pgLang / Top Dawg Entertainment / Aftermath / Interscope Records

Normani ft. Cardi B: “Wild Side” – Keep Cool / RCA Records

Taylor Swift: “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) – Republic Records

Best Direction

Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar: “Family Ties” – Columbia Records

Billie Eilish: “Happier Than Ever” – Darkroom / Interscope Records

Ed Sheeran: “Shivers” – Atlantic Records

Harry Styles: “As It Was” – Columbia Records

Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow: “Industry Baby” – Columbia Records

Taylor Swift: “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) – Republic Records

Best Art Direction

Adele: “Oh My God” – Columbia Records

Doja Cat: “Get Into It (Yuh)” – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records

Drake ft. Future, Young Thug: “Way 2 Sexy” – OVO / Republic Records

Kacey Musgraves: “Simple Times” – Interscope Records / MCA Nashville

Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow: “Industry Baby” – Columbia Records

Megan Thee Stallion ft. Dua Lipa: “Sweetest Pie” – 300 Entertainment

Best Visual Effects

Billie Eilish: “Happier Than Ever” – Darkroom / Interscope Records

Coldplay, BTS: “My Universe” – Atlantic Records

Kendrick Lamar: “The Heart Part 5” – pgLang / Top Dawg Entertainment / Aftermath / Interscope Records

Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow: “Industry Baby” – Columbia Records

Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa: “Sweetest Pie” – 300 Entertainment

The Kid Laroi, Justin Bieber: “Stay” – Columbia Records

Best Choreography

BTS: “Permission to Dance” – Bighit Music / Geffen Records

Doja Cat: “Woman” – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records

FKA twigs ft. The Weeknd: “Tears In The Club” – Atlantic Records

Harry Styles: “As It Was” – Columbia Records

Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow: “Industry Baby” – Columbia Records

Normani ft. Cardi B: “Wild Side” – Keep Cool / RCA Records

Best Editing

Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar: “Family Ties” – Columbia Records

Doja Cat: “Get Into It (Yuh)” – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records

Olivia Rodrigo: “Brutal” – Geffen Records

Rosalía: “Saoko” – Columbia Records

Taylor Swift: “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) – Republic Records

The Weeknd: “Take My Breath” – XO / Republic Records

 
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