Music
Justin Timberlake Leads MTV VMA Nominees
By LaDale Anderson
Jul 17, 2013 - 7:45:14 AM

NEW YORK—Prepare yourself music lovers for the next big awards show. The nominees for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards were announced on Wednesday, July 17 and leading the pack is triple threat Justin Timberlake with six nominations including Video of the Year.  Also on Justin’s coattails is Ryan Lewis and Macklemore who also grabbed six nods. 

 

Bruno Mars picked up four nominations including Best Male Video, while R&B sensation Robin Thicke picked up three nominations for his summer anthem “Blurred Lines.”  A full list of nominees are listed below.  The 2013 VMA’s will take place on Sunday, August 25 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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Justin Timberlake has 6 VMA nominations this year. Photo by Rachael Yarbrough.

 

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"
-A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and 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"
-Pink 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, 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 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"
-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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