Rema, Davido, Burna Boy, Wizkid, Ayra Starr nominated for 2023 VMAs

Rema, Davido, Burna Boy, Wizkid, Ayra Starr nominated for 2023 VMAs


The VMAs has announced the nominations for the 2023 edition.

This year, the Best Afrobeats Song category will be keenly contested by Ayra Starr‘s ‘Rush,’ Burna Boy‘s ‘It’s Plenty,’ Davido‘s ‘Unavailable’ featuring Musa Keys, Fireboy DML‘s ‘Bandana’ featuring Asake, Libianca‘s ‘People,’ Rema & Selena Gomez‘s ‘Calm Down,’ and Wizkid‘s ‘2 Sugar’ featuring Ayra Starr.

In a giant feat, Rema‘s ‘Calm Down’ earns nominations for Collaboration of the Year and Song of the Year alongside other heavyweights like Miley Cyrus’ ‘Flower’, Sam Smith & Kim Petras‘Unholy’, and Olivia Rodrigo‘s ‘Vampire’.

While the host is yet to be announce, the 2023 VMAs will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

See full nominations list below.

  • Doja Cat “Attention”
  • Miley Cyrus “Flowers”
  • Nicki Minaj “Super Freaky Girl”
  • Olivia Rodrigo “vampire”
  • Sam Smith, Kim Petras“Unholy”
  • SZA“Kill Bill”
  • Taylor Swift “Anti-Hero”

  • Beyoncé
  • Doja Cat
  • Karol G
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Shakira
  • Taylor Swift

  • Miley Cyrus – “Flowers”
  • Olivia Rodrigo – “vampire”
  • Rema & Selena Gomez – “Calm Down”
  • Sam Smith, Kim Petras – “Unholy”
  • Steve Lacy – “Bad Habit”
  • SZA – “Kill Bill”
  • Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”

  • GloRilla
  • Ice Spice
  • Kaliii
  • Peso Pluma
  • PinkPantheress
  • Reneé Rapp

  • David Guetta & Bebe Rexha – “I’m Good (Blue)”
  • Post Malone, Doja Cat – “I Like You (aHappier Song)”
  • Diddy ft. Bryson Tiller, Ashanti, Yung Miami – “Gotta Move On”
  • Karol G, Shakira – “TQG” –
  • Metro Boomin with The Weeknd, 21 Savage, and Diddy – “Creepin’ (Remix)”
  • Rema & Selena Gomez – “Calm Down”

  • Demi Lovato – “Swine”
  • Dua Lipa – “Dance the Night (From Barbie the Album)”
  • Ed Sheeran – “Eyes Closed”
  • Miley Cyrus – “Flowers”
  • Olivia Rodrigo – “vampire”
  • P!nk – “Trustfall”
  • Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”

  • Diddy ft. Bryson Tiller, Ashanti, Yung Miami – “Gotta Move On”
  • DJ Khaled ft. Drake & Lil Baby – “Staying Alive”
  • GloRilla & Cardi B – “Tomorrow 2”
  • Lil Uzi Vert – “Just Wanna Rock”
  • Lil Wayne ft. Swizz Beatz & DMX
  • Metro Boomin ft Future – “Superhero (Heroes and Villains)”
  • Nicki Minaj – “Super Freaky Girl” – Republic Records

  • Alicia Keys ft. Lucky Daye “Stay”
  • Chlöe ft. Chris Brown – “How Does It Feel”
  • Metro Boomin with The Weeknd, 21 Savage, and Diddy – “Creepin’ (Remix)”
  • SZA – “Shirt” – Top Dawg Entertainment / RCA Records
  • Toosii – “Favorite Song”
  • Yung Bleu & Nicki Minaj – “Love in the Way”

  • blink-182 – “Edging”
  • boygenius – “the film”
  • Fall Out Boy – “Hold Me Like a Grudge”   
  • Lana Del Rey ft. Jon Batiste – “Candy Necklace”
  • Paramore – “This Is Why”
  • Thirty Seconds to Mars – “Stuck”

  • Foo Fighters – “The Teacher”
  • Linkin Park – “Lost (Original Version)”
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Tippa My Tongue”
  • Måneskin – “The Loneliest”
  • Metallica – “Lux Æterna”
  • Muse – “You Make Me Feel Like It’s Halloween”

  • Anitta – “Funk Rave”
  • Bad Bunny – “Where She Goes”
  • Eslabon Armado, Peso Pluma – “Ella Baila Sola”
  • Karol G, Shakira – “TQG”
  • Rosalia – “Despecha,”
  • Shakira – “Acróstico”

  • aespa – “Girls”
  • BLACKPINK – “Pink Venom”
  • Fifty Fifty – “Cupid”
  • Seventeen – “Super”
  • Stray Kids – “S-Class”
  • TOMORROW X TOGETHER – “Sugar Rush Ride”

  • Ayra Starr – “Rush”
  • Burna Boy – “It’s Plenty”
  • Davido ft. Musa Keys – “Unavailable”
  • Fireboy DML & Asake – ”Bandana”
  • Libianca – “People”
  • Rema & Selena Gomez – “Calm Down”
  • Wizkid ft Ayra Starr– “2 Sugar”

  • Alicia Keys – “If I Ain’t Got You (Orchestral)”
  • Bad Bunny – “El Apagón – Aquí Vive Gente”
  • Demi Lovato – “Swine”
  • Dove Cameron – “Breakfast”
  • Imagine Dragons – “Crushed”
  • Maluma – “La Reina”

  • August 2022: Saucy Santana – “Booty”
  • September 2022: Stephen Sanchez – “Until I Found You”
  • October 2022: JVKE – “golden hour” – AWAL
  • November 2022: Flo Milli – “Conceited”
  • December 2022: Reneé Rapp – “Colorado”
  • January 2023: Sam Ryder – “All the Way Over”
  • February 2023: Armani White – “Goated”
  • March 2023: Fletcher – “Becky’s So Hot”
  • April 2023: TOMORROW X TOGETHER – “Sugar Rush Ride”
  • May 2023: Ice Spice – “Princess Diana”
  • June 2023: FLO – “Losing You”
  • July 2023: Lauren Spencer Smith – “That Part”

  • Doja Cat – “Attention”
  • Drake – “Falling Back”
  • Kendrick Lamar – “Count Me Out”
  • Megan Thee Stallion – “Her”
  • Sam Smith, Kim Petras – “Unholy”
  • SZA – “Kill Bill”
  • Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”

  • Adele – “I Drink Wine” – Columbia Records
  • Ed Sheeran – “Eyes Closed”
  • Janelle Monae – “Lipstick Lover”
  • Kendrick Lamar – “Count Me Out”
  • Miley Cyrus – “Flowers”
  • Olivia Rodrigo – “vampire”
  • Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”

  • Fall Out Boy – “Love From the Other Side”
  • Harry Styles – “Music for a Sushi Restaurant”
  • Melanie Martinez – “VOID”
  • Nicki Minaj – “Super Freaky Girl”
  • Sam Smith, Kim Petras – “Unholy”
  • Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”

  • BLACKPINK – “Pink Venom” – Choreography by Kiel Tutin, Sienna Lalau, Lee Jung (YGX), Taryn Cheng (YGX)
  • Dua Lipa – “Dance the Night (From Barbie the Album)” – Choreography by Charm LaDonna
  • Jonas Brothers – “Waffle House” – Choreography by Jerry Reece
  • Megan Thee Stallion – “Her” – Choreography by Sean Bankhead
  • Panic! At The Disco – “Middle of a Breakup” – Choreography by Monika Felice Smith
  • Sam Smith, Kim Petras – “Unholy” – Choreography by (LA)HORDE – Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer, Arthur Harel

  • boygenius – “the film” – Art Direction by Jen Dunlap
  • BLACKPINK – “Pink Venom” – Art Direction by Seo Hyun Seung (GIGANT)
  • Doja Cat – “Attention” – Art Direction by Spencer Graves
  • Lana Del Rey ft. Jon Batiste – “Candy Necklace” – Art Direction by Brandon Mendez
  • Megan Thee Stallion – “Her” – Art Direction by Niko Philipides
  • SZA – “Shirt” – Art Direction by Kate Bunch

  • BLACKPINK – “Pink Venom” – Editing by Seo Hyun Seung (GIGANT)
  • Kendrick Lamar – “Rich Spirit” – Edited by Grason Caldwell
  • Miley Cyrus – “River” – Edited by Brandan Walter
  • Olivia Rodrigo – “vampire” – Edited by Sofia Kerpan and David Checel
  • SZA – “Kill Bill” – Edited by Luis Caraza Peimbert
  • Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero” – Edited by Chancler Haynes

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