Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead VMA’s

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Along with Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards with a total of six nominations. The nods include “Thrift Shop” for video of the year, “Can’t Hold Us” up for best Hip-Hop video, “Same Love” for best social message and more.

Peep the full list of nominees after the jump. The ceremony takes place August 25 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Video of the Year
Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz – “Thrift Shop”
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”
Taylor Swift – “I Knew You Were Trouble”

Best Hip-Hop Video
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us”
Drake – “Started From the Bottom”
Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools (Drank)”
A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – “F**kin Problems”
J. Cole feat. Miguel – “Power Trip”

Best Male Video
Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”
Ed Sheeran – “Lego House”
Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools”

Best Female Video
Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko – “Stay”
Taylor Swift – “I Knew You Were Trouble”
Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”
P!nk feat. Nate Ruess – “Just Give Me a Reason”
Demi Lovato – “Heart Attack”

Best Pop Video
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”
Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
fun. – “Carry On”
Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”
Selena Gomez – “Come and Get It”

Artist to Watch
Twenty One Pilots – “Holding on to You”
Zedd feat. Foxes – “Clarity”
Austin Mahone – “What About Love”
The Weeknd – “Wicked Games”
Iggy Azalea – “Work”

Best Collaboration
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z -”Suit & Tie”
Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera – “Feel This Moment”
Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding – “I Need Your Love”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”
Pink feat. Nate Ruess – “Just Give Me a Reason”

Best Video with a Social Message
Kelly Clarkson – “People Like Us”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Same Love”
Snoop Lion – “No Guns Allowed”
Miguel – “Candles in the Sun”
Beyoncé – “I Was Here”

Best Rock Video
Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive”
Fall Out Boy – “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ‘Em Up)”
Mumford & Sons – “I Will Wait”
30 Seconds to Mars – “Up in the Air”
Vampire Weekend – “Diane Young”

Best Art Direction
Capital Cities – “Safe and Sound”
30 Seconds To Mars – “Up in the Air”
Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu – “Q.U.E.E.N”
Lana Del Rey – “National Anthem”
alt-J – “Tesselate”

Best Choreography
Chris Brown – “Fine China”
Ciara – “Body Party”
Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull – “Live It Up”
will.i.am feat. Justin Bieber – “#thatPOWER”
Bruno Mars – “Treasure”

Best Cinematography
30 Seconds to Mars – “Up in the Air”
Lana Del Rey – “Ride”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Sacrilege”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us”
A-Trak & Tommy Trash – “Tuna Melt”

Best Direction
Justin Timberlake feat. JAY Z – “Suit & Tie”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Sacrilege”
fun. – “Carry On”
Drake – “Started From the Bottom”

Best Editing
Pink feat. Nate Ruess – “Just Give Me a Reason”
Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch – “Sweet Nothing”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us”
Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”

Best Visual Effects
Flying Lotus – “Tiny Tortures”
Skrillex feat. The Door – “Breakin’ a Sweat”
The Weeknd – “Wicked Games”
Duck Sauce – “It’s You”
Capital Cities – “Safe and Sound”

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  • Jav

    Wales back to ballin deserves every award.

  • Facts

    Wale also deserves an award for most feminine performance

  • Jav

    I don’t deny that ^ lmao

    back to ballin is just too tight.

  • Jack Hoff

    Wale also deserves an award for being more successful than his haters

  • https://soundcloud.com/youngsweeneyt THE REAL DOCTOR X ( RAPPER )

    say what u want bout mackelmore and ryan lewis but they know their market and keep true to what they know and themselves enjoy making their music and live of their passion

    and say what they want regardless of what the rap world thinks bout bout homosexuals.

    i think they are due a lot more respect than they get

    i try and be unique and enjoy y music all the time i think you can hear it through this EP i just did

    https://soundcloud.com/youngsweeneyt

  • ppthetruth

    Macklesmore got that 14-18 year old girls who buy album demographic and the faggots locked the FUCK down.. Props for knowing your audience and selling a milly records like that. I just hope anyones house I go to doesn’t bump this cookie cutter makes your mom happy since its not do and slang drugs or rebel messages.. If anything it tells emo kids to rebel from their style and turn into even worse hipsters. worst preachy propaganda type rap to come out in a decade next to flo-rida.

  • pptheACTUALtruth

    Macklemore got the 14-18 year old girl who buys albums and the homo crowd on locked the FUCK down.. This music is selling so well because kids tehse days moms will buy it since its not do drugs slang drugs or rebel type music.. If its any type of fuck the power type music its telling the kids from five years ago who lost their way since everyone realized that being emo kids was a horrible route telling them to rebel against their emo ways and become the even worse hipster.. worst pandering propoganda type music to come out in 20 years.. Horrible. People that can’t see past the facade of these two(mainly just macklemore) need to kill themselves and stop saying they like rap and saying they like pop music because I don’t want this type of musical cookie cutter shit to be tied to rap in any way shape or form.. Hate this type of shit..

  • Genesis

    ^^^
    But tell em how you really feel son!!!!!!!

  • Jav

    very true ^

  • King Chandler

    Holy shit, a post about Macklemore that wasn’t posted by B. Dot, he must have been severely ill in a hospital bed.

  • http://basics.com butter

    the white hip hop takeover will reign from now on. Scarface told you.

  • brza

    enjoy it while it lasts macklemore. just being honest.

  • The black robin thicke

    *their market* I like that, bunch of weirdos and niggas that like to cook and get ran by they baby mamas that had twins while they was in the pen!!! Haha microwave oven leaving the cooking for the bitches unless I’m Cookin up a pigeon

  • eDUB

    They deserve to win. Cant Hold Us and Wild For the Night (A$AP) really stood above the crowd this year for rap videos.

  • http://www.618mgmt.webs.com soygnh

    STAY
    ON
    YOUR
    GRIND
    NO
    HATE

    don’t like mack? you aren’t alone
    didn’t buy his album? 922,000 people did
    don’t like the catchy singles? (count em 3 have gone platinum)

    no matter how you slice it, it boils down to you being

    a. jealous of the wild bread these dudes are making
    b. dis interested in his “style” / political movement
    c. homophobic
    or
    d. a real hip hop fan who expresses his/her opinion

    its real simple. you are nobody in this world unless you are able to overcome your own demons,
    obviously mack had a drug problem and beat it. this is a Cinderella story plenty of room next to all those 14-25 y/o’s on his arena tour coming up….wait no there isn’t ALL SOLD OUT.

    keep it real fam, its all about love and respect. have some for yourself and watch the difference in peoples lives.

    annnnnnnd real talk I wont buy this album but I respect the flow and hustle

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  • The black robin thicke

    I hope iggy when’s artist do watch award!! U phheel me

  • The black robin thicke

    *fag power* haha