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Kendrick Lamar And Taylor Swift Dominate VMA Nominations

By HHL Editors
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The 2015 MTV Video Music awards are going to be all about good buddies Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift.

Lamar snagged 13 nominations, tying 2010 Lady Gaga for the most ever. Four are as a lead artist, and nine are for being a feature.

Taylor Swift -- who had Lamar as a feature on her oft nominated Bad Blood video -- has nine nominations as a lead artist.

The show airs August 30th at 9 PM with Miley Cyrus hosting.

Check out the full list of nominees below:

Video Of The Year Beyoncé, “7/11” Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud” Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk” Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”

Best Collaboration Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk” Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” Ariana Grande featuring the Weeknd, “Love Me Harder” Jessie J featuring Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, “Bang Bang” Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again”

Video With A Social Message Jennifer Hudson, “I Still Love You” Colbie Caillat, “Try” Big Sean, “One Man Can Change The World” Rihanna, “American Oxygen” Wale, “The White Shoes”

Best Hip Hop Video Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen” Nicki Minaj, “Anaconda” Kendrick Lamar, “Alright” Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth, “See You Again” Big Sean, “I Don't Fuck With You”

Best Pop Video Beyoncé, “7/11″ Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud” Taylor Swift, “Blank Space” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk” Maroon 5, “Sugar”

Best Female Performance Beyonce, “7/11” Taylor Swift, “Blank Space” Nicki Minaj, “Anaconda” Sia, “Elastic Heart” Ellie Goulding, “Love Me Like You Do”

Best Male Performance Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk” Kendrick Lamar, “Alright” The Weeknd, “Earned It” Nick Jonas, “Chains”

Artists To Watch Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen” Vance Joy, “Riptide” George Ezra, “Budapest” James Bay, “Hold Back The River” Fka Twigs, “Pendulum”

Best Collaboration Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk” Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, “See You Again” Ariana Grande & The Weeknd, “Love Me Harder” Jessie J + Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj, “Bang Bang”

Best Art Direction Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” (Charles Infante) Snoop Dogg, “So Many Pros” (Jason Fijal) Jack White, “Would You Fight For My Love” (Jeff Peterson) The Chemical Brothers, “Go” (Michel Gondry) Skrillex & Diplo, “Where Are U Now” With Justin Bieber (Brewer)

Best Choreography Beyoncé, “7/11″ (Beyoncé, Chris Grant, Additional Choreography: Gabriel Valenciano) OK Go, “I Won’t Let You Down” (OK Go, Air:Man And Mori Harano) Chet Faker, “Gold” (Ryan Heffington) Ed Sheeran, “Don’t” (Nappy Tabs) Flying Lotus Featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Never Catch Me” (Keone And Mari Madrid)

Best Cinematography Flying Lotus Featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Never Catch Me” (Larkin Sieple) Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud” (Daniel Pearl) Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” (Christopher Probst) FKA Twigs, “Two Weeks” (Justin Brown) Alt-J, “Left Hand Free” (Mike Simpson)

Best Direction Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” (Joseph Kahn) Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk” (Cameron Duddy) Kendrick Lamar, “Alright” (Colin Tilley & The Little Homies) Hozier, “Take Me To Church” (Brendan Canty, Conal Thomson) Childish Gambino, “Sober” (Hiro Murai)

Best Editing Beyoncé, “7/11″ (Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing) Ed Sheeran, “Don’t” (Jacquelyn London) Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” (Chancler Haynes At Cosmo Street) A$AP Rocky, “L$D” (Dexter Navy) Skrillex & Diplo “Where Are U Now” With Justin Bieber (Brewer)

Best Visual Effects Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” (Ingenuity Studios) FKA Twigs, “Two Weeks” (Gloria FX, Tomash Kuzmytskyi, And Max Chyzhevskyy) Childish Gambino, “Telegraph Ave.” (Gloria FX) Skrillex & Diplo “Where Are U Now” With Justin Bieber (Brewer) Tyler, The Creator, “Fucking Young/Death Camp” (Gloria FX)ideo Of The Year Beyoncé, “7/11” Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud” Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk” Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”

Best Collaboration Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk” Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” Ariana Grande featuring the Weeknd, “Love Me Harder” Jessie J featuring Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, “Bang Bang” Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again”

Video With A Social Message Jennifer Hudson, “I Still Love You” Colbie Caillat, “Try” Big Sean, “One Man Can Change The World” Rihanna, “American Oxygen” Wale, “The White Shoes”

Best Hip Hop Video Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen” Nicki Minaj, “Anaconda” Kendrick Lamar, “Alright” Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth, “See You Again” Big Sean, “I Don't Fuck With You”

Best Pop Video Beyoncé, “7/11″ Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud” Taylor Swift, “Blank Space” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk” Maroon 5, “Sugar”

Best Female Performance Beyonce, “7/11” Taylor Swift, “Blank Space” Nicki Minaj, “Anaconda” Sia, “Elastic Heart” Ellie Goulding, “Love Me Like You Do”

Best Male Performance Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk” Kendrick Lamar, “Alright” The Weeknd, “Earned It” Nick Jonas, “Chains”

Artists To Watch Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen” Vance Joy, “Riptide” George Ezra, “Budapest” James Bay, “Hold Back The River” Fka Twigs, “Pendulum”

Best Collaboration Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk” Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, “See You Again” Ariana Grande & The Weeknd, “Love Me Harder” Jessie J + Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj, “Bang Bang”

Best Art Direction Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” (Charles Infante) Snoop Dogg, “So Many Pros” (Jason Fijal) Jack White, “Would You Fight For My Love” (Jeff Peterson) The Chemical Brothers, “Go” (Michel Gondry) Skrillex & Diplo, “Where Are U Now” With Justin Bieber (Brewer)

Best Choreography Beyoncé, “7/11″ (Beyoncé, Chris Grant, Additional Choreography: Gabriel Valenciano) OK Go, “I Won’t Let You Down” (OK Go, Air:Man And Mori Harano) Chet Faker, “Gold” (Ryan Heffington) Ed Sheeran, “Don’t” (Nappy Tabs) Flying Lotus Featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Never Catch Me” (Keone And Mari Madrid)

Best Cinematography Flying Lotus Featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Never Catch Me” (Larkin Sieple) Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud” (Daniel Pearl) Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” (Christopher Probst) FKA Twigs, “Two Weeks” (Justin Brown) Alt-J, “Left Hand Free” (Mike Simpson)

Best Direction Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” (Joseph Kahn) Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk” (Cameron Duddy) Kendrick Lamar, “Alright” (Colin Tilley & The Little Homies) Hozier, “Take Me To Church” (Brendan Canty, Conal Thomson) Childish Gambino, “Sober” (Hiro Murai)

Best Editing Beyoncé, “7/11″ (Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing) Ed Sheeran, “Don’t” (Jacquelyn London) Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” (Chancler Haynes At Cosmo Street) A$AP Rocky, “L$D” (Dexter Navy) Skrillex & Diplo “Where Are U Now” With Justin Bieber (Brewer)

Best Visual Effects Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” (Ingenuity Studios) FKA Twigs, “Two Weeks” (Gloria FX, Tomash Kuzmytskyi, And Max Chyzhevskyy) Childish Gambino, “Telegraph Ave.” (Gloria FX) Skrillex & Diplo “Where Are U Now” With Justin Bieber (Brewer) Tyler, The Creator, “Fucking Young/Death Camp” (Gloria FX)

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