MTV revealed the nominees in two more categories for the Video Music Awards: Group of the Year and Song of the Summer. Like most of the VMAs awards, these two categories will be decided by online voting, but the format will be slightly different.
Make sure to check out MTV’s Instagram account from September 4 until September 7 to vote for Group of the Year, and between September 7 and September 11 for Song of the Summer category.
The nominees for Group of the Year are:
- Foo Fighters
- Jonas Brothers
- Maroon 5
- Silk Sonic
- Twenty One Pilots
The nominees for Song of the Summer are:
- Billie Eilish, “Happier Than Ever”
- BTS, “Butter”
- Camila Cabello, “Don’t Go Yet”
- DJ Khaled feat. Lil Baby and Lil Durk, “Every Chance I Get”
- Doja Cat, “Need To Know”
- Dua Lipa, “Levitating”
- Ed Sheeran, “Bad Habits”
- Giveon, “Heartbreak Anniversary”
- Justin Bieber feat. Daniel Caesar and Giveon, “Peaches”
- The Kid LAROI with Justin Bieber, “Stay”
- Lil Nas X feat. Jack Harlow, “Industry Baby”
- Lizzo feat. Cardi B, “Rumors”
- Megan Thee Stallion, “Thot Shit”
- Normani feat. Cardi B, “Wild Side”
- Olivia Rodrigo, “Good 4 U”
- Shawn Mendes and Tainy, “Summer Of Love”
BTS is nominated for both prizes this year and they’ve won Group of the Year for the last two years in a row, but it’s their first nomination for Song of the Summer category.
They bagged four other nominations for “Butter”: Best Pop, Best K-Pop, Best Choreography, and Best Editing. And they have one bid for “Dynamite”: Song of the Year.
BTS has so far won six total VMA awards, and these two nominations bring a total to seven bids.
Justin Bieber, Camila Cabello, Chlöe, Doja Cat, Lil Nas X, Machine Gun Kelly, Shawn Mendes, Kacey Musgraves, Olivia Rodrigo, and Twenty One Pilots will be performing at the ceremony. Rock band Foo Fighters will receive the first-ever MTV VMA’s Global Icon Award.
The MTV VMAs, hosted by American rapper and singer Doja Cat, will air live from Brooklyn, New York on Sunday, September 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT from Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The award show will also honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks by collaborating with the nonprofit 9/11 Day on a series of events to promote awareness to remember the day’s 20th anniversary.
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