MTV Video Music Awards: Facebook, Twitter and Spotify Predict the Winners

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Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and Nick Jonas

Facebook and Twitter seem to be on the same page, but Spotify expects very different winners.

With the MTV Video Music Awards just two days away, social media platforms are weighing in on their predictions. Facebook, Twitter and Spotify have each anticipated which music moguls they believe will take home their own Moonmen.
 
Swifties, Nick Jonas fanatics, and the Barbz, Ken Barbz and Boyz of Team Minaj have something extra to celebrate. Both Facebook and Twitter predict that Taylor Swift, Nick Jonas and Nicki Minaj will come home with the biggest awards of the night. The social platforms expect Swift and Kendrick Lamar to take home Video of the Year for "Bad Blood," Nick Jonas to win Best Male Video for "Chains" and Nicki Minaj to snatch Best Female Video for "Anaconda."
 
But it's a little too early to pop the champagne for these three artists. Spotify pushes their own predictions, and the differences are striking. 
 
The digital music service is betting on Ed Sheeran to win the coveted Video of the Year for "Thinking Out Loud." This might come as no surprise, since the red-headed England native was Spotify's most-streamed artist in 2014. With data based on the most listened to artists and songs among their 75 million users, Spotify expects The Weeknd to take home the Moonman for Best Male Video for his hit "Earned It," which blew up since its debut as the lead single on the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack. As for Best Female Video, Spotify thinks the woman behind the wig is destined to win. According to their streams, Sia is set to take home the Moonman for "Elastic Heart."
 
 
At least there's one award that Spotify seems to agree upon. Both Spotify and Facebook predict newcomer Fetty Wap to sweep Artist to Watch for his catchy summer hit "Trap Queen," which currently tops the Spotify charts as their most streamed song of the VMA nominees in 2015.
 
 
Check out Facebook's full list, based on user's conversations about the VMAs and nominees since August 1st. 
 
Facebook's VMA Predictions:
 
Video of the Year
1.      Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Bad Blood"
2.      Beyonce – "7/11"
3.      Kendrick Lamar – "Alright"
4.      Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk"
5.      Ed Sheeran – "Thinking Out Loud"
 
Best Male Video
1.      Nick Jonas – "Chains"
2.      Kendrick Lamar – "Alright"
3.      The Weeknd – "Earned It"
4.      Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk"
5.      Ed Sheeran – "Thinking Out Loud"
 
Best Female Video
1.      Nicki Minaj – "Anaconda"
2.      Taylor Swift – "Blank Space"
3.      Beyonce – "7/11"
4.      Ellie Goulding – "Love Me Like You Do"
5.      Sia – "Elastic Heart"
 
Best Hip Hop Video
1.      Nicki Minaj – "Anaconda"
2.      Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – "See You Again"
3.      Fetty Wap – "Trap Queen"
4.      Kendrick Lamar – "Alright"
5.      Big Sean ft. E-40 – "I Don’t F—k With You"
 
Best Pop Video
1.      Taylor Swift – "Blank Space"
2.      Maroon 5 – "Sugar"
3.      Beyonce – "7/11"
4.      Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk"
5.      Ed Sheeran – "Thinking Out Loud"
 
Best Rock Video
1.      Fall Out Boy – "Uma Thurman"
2.      Walk The Moon – "Shut Up and Dance"
3.      Hozier – "Take Me To Church"
4.      Florence + The Machine – "Ship To Wreck"
5.      Arctic Monkeys – "Why’d You Only Call Me You’re High?"
 
Artist To Watch
1.      Fetty Wap – "Trap Queen"
2.      FKA Twigs – "Pendulum"
3.      James Bay – "Hold Back The River"
4.      Vance Joy – "Riptide"
5.      George Ezra – "Budapest"
 
Best Collaboration
1.      Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Bad Blood"
2.      Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj – "Bang Bang"
3.      Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – "See You Again"
4.      Ariana Grande & The Weeknd – "Love Me Harder"
5.      Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk"
 
Video With A Social Message
1.      Rihanna – "American Oxygen"
2.      Big Sean ft. Kanye West and John Legend – "One Man Can Change The World"
3.      Wale – "The White Shoes"
4.      Jennifer Hudson – "I Still Love You"
5.      Colbie Caillat – "Try"
 
 
If tweets controlled the winners, this is who would win big on Sunday. Twitter's data is based on tweets about the nominees and categories through August 25th. 
 
Twitter's VMA Predictions:
 
Video of the Year
1.     Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Bad Blood"
2.     Beyonce – "7/11"
3.     Kendrick Lamar – "Alright"
4.     Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk"
5.     Ed Sheeran – "Thinking out Loud"
 
Best Female Video
1.     Nicki Minaj – "Anaconda"
2.     Taylor Swfit – "Blank Space"
3.     Beyonce – "7/11"
4.     Sia – "Elastic Heart"
5.     Ellie Goulding – "Love Me Like You Do"
 
Best Male Video
1.     Nick Jonas – "Chains"
2.     Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk"
3.     Ed Sheeran  – "Thinking Out Loud"
4.     The Weeknd – "Earned It"
5.     Kendrick Lamar – "Alright"
 
 
This is who Spotify expects to win the Moonmen this year, according to their streams. 
 
Spotify's VMA Predictions:
 
Video of the Year
1.     Ed Sheeran – "Thinking Out Loud"
2.     Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk"
3.     Beyoncé – "7/11"
4.     Nicki Minaj – "Feeling Myself" (If it were nominated.)
5.     Kendrick Lamar – "Alright"
6.     Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Bad Blood"
 
Best Male Video
1.     The Weeknd – "Earned It"
2.     Ed Sheeran – "Thinking Out Loud"
3.     Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk"
4.     Kendrick Lamar – "Alright"
5.     Nick Jonas – "Chains"
 
Best Female Video
1.     Sia – "Elastic Heart"
2.     Beyoncé – "7/11"
3.     Nicki Minaj – "Anaconda"
4.     Ellie Goulding – "Love Me Like You Do"
5.     Taylor Swift – "Blank Space"
 
Best Hip Hop Video
1.     Fetty Wap – "Trap Queen"
2.     Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – "See You Again"
3.     Sia – "Elastic Heart"
4.     Kendrick Lamar – "Alright"
5.     Big Sean ft. E-40 – "IDFWU"
6.     Nicki Minaj – "Anaconda"
 
Best Pop Video
1.     Ed Sheeran – "Thinking Out Loud"
2.     Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk"
3.     Beyoncé – "7/11"
4.     Maroon 5 – "Sugar"
5.     Taylor Swift – "Blank Space"
 
Best Rock Video
1.     Walk the Moon – "Shut Up and Dance"
2.     Fall Out Boy – "Uma Thurman"
3.     Arctic Monkeys – "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?"
4.     Hozier – "Take Me To Church"
5.     Florence + the Machine – "Ship To Wreck"
 
Best Collaboration
1.     Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – "See You Again"
2.     Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk"
3.     Ariana Grande & The Weeknd – "Love Me Harder"
4.     Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj – "Bang Bang"
5.     Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Bad Blood"
 
Artist to Watch 
1.     Fetty Wap
2.     James Bay
3.     Vance Joy
4.     George Ezra
5.     FKA twigs 
 
If you're looking for a fun way to get VMA-ready, Spotify has created a nominee playlist of the most streamed songs from each category to help viewers celebrate before Sunday.
 
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