Sony artists nominated for MTV VMAs 2017

Last night the nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards were announced, with a host of Sony artists shortlisted across the 14 categories.   

DJ Khaled leads with four nominations, including the prestigious VMA Video of the Year award, plus Best Collaboration, Best Hip Hop and Best Art Direction.   

Calvin Harris has also been shortlisted for Best Collaboration, with ‘Feels’ ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean. He received a second nomination in the Best Dance category for ‘My Way’.

‘Sign of the Times’ by Harry Styles received two nominations, in the Best Pop and Best Visual Effects categories.  

The Chainsmokers’ No.1 hit ‘Closer’ ft. Halsey has been shortlisted for Best Collaboration and Best Editing. Double nominations also went to Fifth Harmony, with ‘Down’ ft. Gucci Mane up for Best Pop and Best Choreography.  

Khalid, Sza and Noah Cyrus all received recognition in the Best New Artist category.  

Miley Cyrus’ ‘Malibu’ received a nomination for Best Pop, while Kygo is up for Best Dance with his Selena Gomez collaboration ‘It Ain’t Me’. Foo Fighters have been shortlisted for Best Rock with ‘Run’, John Legend is up for Best Fight Against the System with ‘Surefire’, Future is up for Best Editing with ‘Mask Off’ and A Tribe Called Quest are up for Best Visual Effects with ‘Dis Generation’.  

The winners will be announced at the MTV VMAs on Sunday 27th August in Los Angeles.  

Below is the full list of Sony nominees:  

Video of the Year

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – ‘Wild Thoughts’  

Best New Artist

Khalid SZA Noah Cyrus  

Best Collaboration

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – ‘Wild Thoughts’
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – ‘Closer’
Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – ‘Feels’  

Best Pop

Miley Cyrus – ‘Malibu’
Harry Styles – ‘Sign of the Times’ 

Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – ‘Down’  

Best Hip Hop

DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – ‘I’m The One’  

Best Dance

Calvin Harris – ‘My Way’ Kygo x Selena Gomez – ‘It Ain’t Me’  

Best Rock

Foo Fighters – ‘Run’  

Best Fight Against the System

John Legend – ‘Surefire’  

Best Art Direction

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – ‘Wild Thoughts’ (Art Direction: Damian Fyffe)  

Best Choreography

Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – ‘Down’ (Choreographer: Sean Bankhead)  

Best Editing

Future – ‘Mask Off’ (Vinnie Hobbs)
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – ‘Closer’ (Editor: Jennifer Kennedy)  

Best Visual Effects

A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Dis Generation’ (Visual Effects: Brandon Hirzel)
Harry Styles – ‘Sign Of The Times’ (Visual Effects: Cédric Nivoliez)