Fun day for VMA news! The announcement that Kanye West will be performing was exciting for two reasons: Yeezus is a live wire who will put on an amazing show, and also it made us realize how many more performers and presenters still need to be announced between now and August 25!
We’re breaking the nominations down for you right here! Some conclusions you can draw from this year’s honorees:
6…..The number of awards both Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are nominated for, making them the most popular artists of the year.
0…..The number of VMAs that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have won in the past.
7…The number of VMAs that Justin Timberlake has won in the past.
3 out of 5…..The number of videos in the best hip-hop video category that feature Drake and Kendrick Lamar.
3 out of 5…The number of videos in the best pop video category that feature former Disney stars.
2 out of 5…The number of videos in the best female video category that feature men on the songs.
1…..The number of videos with hashtags in their titles. Just will.i.am and Justin Bieber’s “#thatPOWER.” Sorry, Mariah Carey.
1…..The number of women nominated for Video of the Year. Way to hold it down, Taylor Swift!
7…..The number of EDM-inspired artists who are nominated (including Taylor’s song “I Knew You Were Trouble”)
Who are you rooting for at the VMAs? Who do you hope performs? What was your favorite video of the year? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @OKMagazine.