Music News Aug 24, 2013: Stars Head to Barclays for MTV VMAs & Nominations Recap

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Stars Head to Barclays for MTV VMAs on Sunday

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Returning to the East Coast for the first time since 2009, this Sunday’s 30th MTV Video Music Awards will, for the first time, take place in Brooklyn, rather than in Manhattan….READ MORE

Here are the nominations:

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 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

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
Pink feat. Nate Ruess, Just Give Me a Reason
Demi Lovato, Heart Attack

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

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

Artist to Watch, Presented by Taco Bell
Twenty One Pilots, Holding On to You
Zedd feat. Foxes, Clarity
Austin Mahone, What About Love
The Weeknd, Wicked Games
Iggy Azalea, Work

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
Thirty Seconds to Mars, Up in the Air
Vampire Weekend, Diane Young

Best Art Direction
Capital Cities, Safe and Sound
Thirty 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
Thirty 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

Capital Cities, Safe and Sound
Duck Sauce, It’s You
Flying Lotus, Tony Tortures
Skrillex feat. the Doors, Breakn’ a Sweat
The Weeknd, Wicked Games

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