The Nominees for The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards are…

Taylor Swift leads the pack with nine nominations followed by Ed Sheeran with six.  Beyonce and Mark Ronson both have five nominations and Kendrick Lamar has four.

The category for Best Hip-Hop Video is fiercely competitive this year, Kendrick Lamar‘s “Alright,”  Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen,” Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda,” Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” featuring Charlie Puth, and Big Sean’s “IDFWU” featuring E-40 are all worthy of the nomination. It will definitely be interesting to see who take home this award. Check out the rest of the nominees below:

2015 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé – “7/11″
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

BEST MALE VIDEO
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
The Weeknd – “Earned It”
Nick Jonas – “Chains”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Beyoncé – “7/11″
Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”
Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”
Sia – “Elastic Heart”
Ellie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do”

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”
Big Sean ft. E-40 – “IDFWU”

BEST POP VIDEO
Beyoncé – “7/11”
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Maroon 5 – “Sugar”

BEST ROCK VIDEO
Hozier – “Take Me To Church”
Fall Out Boy – “Uma Thurman”
Florence + the Machine – “Ship To Wreck”
Walk the Moon – “Shut Up and Dance”
Arctic Monkeys – “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”

ARTIST TO WATCH PRESENTED BY TACO BELL®
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Vance Joy – “Riptide”
George Ezra – “Budapest”
James Bay – “Hold Back The River”
FKA Twigs – “Pendulum”

BEST COLLABORATION
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”
Ariana Grande & The Weeknd – “Love Me Harder”
Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj – “Bang Bang”

VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE
Jennifer Hudson – “I Still Love You”
Colbie Caillat – “Try”
Big Sean ft. Kanye West and John Legend – “One Man Can Change the World”
Rihanna – “American Oxygen”
Wale – “The White Shoes”

BEST ART DIRECTION
Taylor Swift ft. 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 ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me” (Keone and Mari Madrid)

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

BEST DIRECTION
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Joseph Kahn)
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk” (Bruno Mars & Cameron Duddy)
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright” (Colin Tilley & The Little Homies)
Hozier – “Take Me To Church” (Brendan Canty and Conal Thomson of Feel Good Lost)
Childish Gambino – “Sober” (Hiro Murai)

BEST EDITING
Beyoncé – “7/11” (Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing)
Ed Sheeran – “Don’t” (Jacquelyn London)
Taylor Swift ft. 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 ft. 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 – “F****** Young/Death Camp” (Gloria FX)

 

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Ed Sheeran Turns “Trap Queen” into an Acoustic Masterpiece with The Roots

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06koEdJiwZg&feature=youtu.be

Just when you thought you’d seen it all

Ed Sheeran has spent most of the week allowing us to get to know him better. He told an excellent story about collaborating with Rick Ross and wanting to take a year off on The Breakfast Club, an even better Jay Z and Beyonce story on The Tonight Show, and covered Limp Bizkit and Ty Dolla $ign while he was at it.

Today, footage of a fourth performance–he also banged out his latest single, “Photograph,” earlier this week with Fallon–has surfaced, and this time, Ed tackles Fetty Wap‘s hit song “Trap Queen,” backed by The Roots. It’s a legitimate masterpiece.

Ed Sheeran Covers Ty Dolla $ign, Tells Cool Jay Z/Beyonce Story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giXU6Wp60Os&feature=youtu.be

In today’s episode of ‘Ed Sheeran Doing Cool Things’

Ed Sheeran‘s blown up so much, he told The Breakfast Club he feels that he needs to take a year off to live in the UK house he bought. No more arena tours, selling out arenas on either hemisphere, or award performances. As much as we’d love to see Ed take a load off, that would really suck. Because that means no stuff like this for a year.

Sheeran has the kind of voice that can make Limp Bizkit and Ty Dolla $ign song sound angelic, which is just what he does during a pretty funny skit on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night. He literally sang “I see two of my b*tches in the club/And they know about each other,” and made it sound like a bonus track on his latest album, x (Multiply).

To boot, Ed performed his new single, “Photograph,” in some Yeezy 750 Boosts, and hit the couch to tell a pretty cool Jay Z and Beyonce story. Apparently, the Carters attended Sheeran’s Barclays Center show, and headed to a Manhattan dive bar afterwards. Sheeran gushed that Hov and Bey were ridiculously cool, and we’re all now instantly jealous of the ginger-haired crooner.

Watch the “Paranoid” cover above, and “Photograph”/Carters Story below.

Watch Ed Sheeran’s Interview on ‘The Breakfast Club’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8khMWpuvMTA

The British pop star brings his red-head, darling persona to New York City

Ed Sheeran is still riding high off the success of his sophomore album, x, or Multiply, which is platinum in both the UK and the US, and has spawned a handful of hits, most recently “Photograph,” which is quickly heading for Billboard’s Top 40 (it currently sits at #58 after two weeks).

Early this morning, Sheeran headed over to The Breakfast Club, where he, Charlamagne, DJ Envy and Angela Yee talked about everything from Sheeran’s buzzed about joint album with Game, which he was summoned to Compton to complete, and his run-in with Rick Ross at Atlantic Records, which resulted in the official remix of Sheeran’s “Don’t” from last summer.

All in all, you’ll crack up watching this on more than one occasion. Watch it above.

 

 

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