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Justin Bieber, Megan Thee Stallion lead nominees for MTV's VMA awards

Canadian singer Bieber received seven nods, including artist of the year, while Megan Thee Stallion landed six nominations. 

Justin Bieber, Megan Thee Stallion lead nominees for MTV's VMA awards

FILE PHOTO: Singer Justin Bieber poses at the premiere for the documentary television series "Justin Bieber: Seasons" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 27, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Pop star Justin Bieber and rapper Megan Thee Stallion scored the most nominations for this year's MTV Video Music Awards, organisers said on Wednesday (Aug 11) ahead of next month's ceremony that will welcome back fans as part of a live audience.

Canadian singer Bieber received seven nods, including artist of the year, best pop song for Peaches, and video of the year for Popstar, his collaboration with DJ Khaled and Drake.

He will compete for artist of the year with Megan Thee Stallion, who landed six nominations including one for WAP, the racy video with rapper Cardi B.

FILE PHOTO: Megan Thee Stallion speaks after receiving the Best Female Hip Hop Artist award during the BET Awards at Microsoft theatre in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 27, 2021. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Other contenders for the year's best artiste are Ariana Grande, Doja Cat, newcomer Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift.

Video of the year nominees include Doja Cat's Kiss Me More, Ed Sheeran's Bad Habits, Lil Nas X's Montero (Call Me By Your Name) and The Weeknd's Save Your Tears.

Billie Eilish, BTS, Doja Cat, Drake, Giveon, Lil Nas X and first-time nominee Rodrigo earned five nominations each.

Last year, the VMAs were filmed without a live audience and with most of the performances recorded in advance because of health guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year's ceremony will take place Sep 12 at the Barclays Center in New York. Winners are chosen by fans who vote online.

Source: Reuters/sr

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