2022 MTV Video Awards Nominations (R&B Edition)

R&B

The Weeknd received the most nominations at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, with five total. The global superstar, who just started his Afters Hours Til Dawn Tour, is a two-time nominee in the Best Collaboration field, one for “One Right Now” with Post Malone and the other for “La Fama” alongside Rosalía.

The Weeknd garnered nominations in three other categories, including Best R&B (“Out of Time”), Best Choreography (“Tears In The Club” with FKA twigs) and Best Editing (“Take My Breath“).

Normani trails close behind The Weeknd, scoring three of her own for “Wild Side” featuring Cardi B. The hit song peaked atop urban radio last year and was certified gold. Normani’s latest single, “Fair,” is available now, as well as a collaboration with Josh Levi.

Muni Long is a first-time nominee, picking up a Push Performance of the Year nod for “Baby Boo.” The single features Saweetie and appears on Long’s latest project, Public Displays of Affection Too.

Chlöe also landed an inaugural solo nomination in the Best R&B category for “Have Mercy.” She is no VMAs stranger, already notching five nominations as Chloe x Halle. Chlöe also performed her solo debut single “Have Mercy” at last year’s ceremony, which was show-stopping. 

Other R&B-centric nominees include Alicia Keys, H.E.R., Summer Walker and SZA. 

Fans can vote for who they think should win here, where you get more details. Nominees for both Group of the Year and Song of the Year has yet to be announced. 

The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards takes place at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on Sunday, Aug. 28.

See the partial list of nominees below. 

Push Performance of the Year

Griff: “One Night” – Warner Records
Remi Wolf: “Sexy Villain” – Island Records
Nessa Barrett: “I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead” – Warner Records
Seventeen: “Rock With You” – Pledis Entertainment / Geffen Records
Mae Muller: “Better Days” – Capitol Records U.K.
Gayle: “abcdefu” Atlantic Records / Arthouse Records
Shenseea: “R U That” – Rich Immigrants / Interscope Records
Omar Apollo: “Tamagotchi” – Warner Records
Wet Leg: “Chaise Longue” – Domino Recording Company
Muni Long: “Baby Boo” – Supergiant Records LLC / Def Jam Recording
Doechii: “Persuasive” – Top Dog Entertainment / Capitol Records

Best Collaboration

Drake ft. Future, Young Thug: “Way 2 Sexy” – OVO / Republic
Elton John, Dua Lipa: “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)” – EMI / Interscope Records
Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow: “Industry Baby” – Columbia Records
Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa: “Sweetest Pie” – 300 Entertainment
Post Malone, The Weeknd: “One Right Now” – Mercury Records / Republic Records
Rosalía ft. The Weeknd: “La Fama” – Columbia Records
The Kid Laroi, Justin Bieber: “Stay” – Columbia Records

Best R&B Video

Alicia Keys: “City of Gods (Part II)” – AKW
Chlöe: “Have Mercy” – Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records
H.E.R.: “For Anyone” – RCA Records
Normani ft. Cardi B: “Wild Side” – Keep Cool / RCA Records
Summer Walker, SZA, Cardi B: “No Love” (Extended Version) – LVRN / Interscope Records
The Weeknd: “Out Of Time” – XO / Republic Records

Best Cinematography

Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar: “Family Ties” – Columbia Records
Camila Cabello ft. Ed Sheeran: “Bam Bam” – Epic Records
Harry Styles: “As It Was” – Columbia Records
Kendrick Lamar: “N95” – pgLang / Top Dawg Entertainment / Aftermath / Interscope Records
Normani ft. Cardi B: “Wild Side” – Keep Cool / RCA Records
Taylor Swift: “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) – Republic Records

Best Choreography

BTS: “Permission to Dance” – Bighit Music / Geffen Records
Doja Cat: “Woman” – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records
FKA twigs ft. The Weeknd: “Tears In The Club” – Atlantic Records
Harry Styles: “As It Was” – Columbia Records
Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow: “Industry Baby” – Columbia Records
Normani ft. Cardi B: “Wild Side” – Keep Cool / RCA Records

Best Editing

Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar: “Family Ties” – Columbia Records
Doja Cat: “Get Into It (Yuh)” – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records
Olivia Rodrigo: “Brutal” – Geffen Records
Rosalía: “Saoko” – Columbia Records
Taylor Swift: “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) – Republic Records
The Weeknd: “Take My Breath” – XO / Republic Records

Full list of nominees here

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