VMAs: Watch This Year's Nominated Music Videos From Miley Cyrus, Harry Styles, Rihanna, More

12:27 PM 8/24/2017

by Annie Howard

DJ Khaled and Rihanna's "Wild Thoughts" ranks amongs this year's favorites, along with videos from Styles, Lorde and Cyrus.

DJ Khaled & Rihanna in Video for "Wild Thoughts"
DJ Khaled & Rihanna in Video for "Wild Thoughts"

Before the 2017 Video Music Awards are handed out Sunday at the "Fabulous" Forum in Inglewood, Calif. (Katy Perry hosts the show), watch some of the nominated videos below.

  • "Scars to Your Beautiful"

    Alessia Cara

    "Scars" is nominated for video of the year, best fight against the system and best direction. Cara is also nominated with Zedd for best dance video for their song “Stay."

  • "Light"

    Big Sean

    In addition to his nomination for best collaboration on Calvin Harris' "Feels," Big Sean is nominated for best hip hop video for “Bounce Back” and best fight against the system for "Light."

  • "24K Magic"

    Bruno Mars

    Mars' latest hit is nominated for video of the year, best direction and art direction. Mars himself is also nominated for artist of the year.

  • "Feels"

    Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean

    "Feels" scored Calvin Harris a best collaboration nomination, while also earning a nomination for best dance video for his song "My Way."

  • "Closer"

    The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey

    "Closer" earned nominations for best collaboration and best editing. No other Chainsmokers tracks were recognized, but Halsey picked up a best cinematography nomination for her video for "Now or Never."

  • "Wild Thoughts"

    DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller

    DJ Khaled's hit song is nominated for video of the year, best collaboration and best art direction. He also earned a nomination for his song "I'm the One" along with Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne.

  • "Broccoli"

    D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty

    "Broccoli" is nominated for best collaboration and best hip-hop video, but Lil Yachty is also nominated for best visual effects for his work on the KYLE track and video "iSpy."

  • "Shape of You"

    Ed Sheeran

    Ed Sheeran is an artist of the year nominee, while "Shape of You" is a best pop video nominee and his video for "Castle on the Hill" was nominated for best cinematography. 

  • "Down"

    Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane

    "Down" earned VMA nominations for best pop video and best choreography for Fifth Harmony and Gucci Mane.

  • "Sign of the Times"

    Harry Styles

    Harry Styles' hit solo video is nominated for best pop video and best visual effects.

  • "Fade"

    Kanye West

    "Fade" marks West's only VMA nomination, this year in the best choreography category.

  • "Chained to the Rhythm"

    Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley

    Katy Perry's "Chained to the Rhythm" is nominated for best pop video, best direction and best visual effects. Perry is also nominated in the best collaboration category for her work on Calvin Harris' "Feels," as well as picking up a nomination for best art direction for her video "Bon Appetit" featuring Migos.

  • "HUMBLE."

    Kendrick Lamar

    In addition to his artist of the year nomination, Kendrick Lamar scored an additional seven VMA nominations for his video "HUMBLE." Nominations include video of the year, best hip-hop video, best cinematography, best direction, best art direction, best visual effects and best choreography.

  • "Green Light"

    Lorde

    Lorde herself is nominated for artist of the year, but her video for "Green Light" is nominated in the best editing category.

  • "Malibu"

    Miley Cyrus

    Her only nomination this year, Cyrus scored for best pop video for her new hit video, "Malibu." Cyrus' younger sister Noah is nominated for best new artist this year.

  • "Reminder"

    The Weeknd

    "Reminder" earned four nominations for video of the year, best direction, best art direction and best editing. The Weeknd is also nominated for artist of the year.

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