Well, it about that time of year again. The 2015 VMA Nominations have been revealed and can be reviewed at mtv.com. Some are a surprise and some are not. From the looks of things, Taylor Swift is leading the nominations with a total of 9 which isn’t a surprise at all. Her single, Bad Blood is definitely a hit especially the remix featuring Kendrick Lamar.
There’s a few nominations in particular that I felt the need to discuss. One in particular is Video Of The Year. When I think of Video Of The Year, I think of videos that have aired constantly rather it was the actual video or a remake of the video. The 2015 VMA Video Of The Year nominations are as following:
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”
Personally, I’ve reviewed each of these videos several times and enjoy them all; however, I have to agree with Nicki Minaj. Anaconda has probably been the most talked about video I’ve seen in a very long time. For heaven sakes, the video has close to 500 MILLION views via YouTube. That’s incredible! That’s incredible for Ed Sheeran and Mark Ronson who always reached over 500 million views for each of their videos. How many music videos you know have close to 500 million views? For some artists, receiving 500,000 views feel like you’re on top of the world.
Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Kendrick Lamar; however, Anaconda definitely deserves the nomination. No harm intended. Alright is a banger and being nominated in the Hip Hop Video is a perfect fit for that particular video. Hey, this just my opinion. Best Male Video is also a great nomination for Alright as well. You can call me Kanye on this one but after Ellen remade Anaconda and just about every cartoon character showed off their inner Anaconda, Anaconda should be nominated for Video Of The Year.
Artist To Watch nominations are as following:
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Vance Joy – “Riptide”
George Ezra – “Budapest”
James Bay – “Hold Back The River”
FKA Twigs – “Pendulum”
Forgive me but I’ve only heard of Fetty Wap in this particular category and yes I listen to more than Hip Hop and R&B music. At least one other artist from the 2015 XXL Freshmen Class such as Dej Loaf, Tink or K Camp should have been nominated. Once again this is my opinion, you too have the right to share your thoughts. The reason why I say these three individuals is because Dej Loaf has such a big year. She has worked and toured with some of the biggest artists around. Everyone has been keeping a eye on Tink every since she joined forces with Timbaland. K Camp been dropping a lot of low key music. Every time I look up, K Camp releasing something new and has a highly anticipated album on the way.
The 2015 VMAs will air on MTV Sunday, August 30 at 9/8c and hosted by Miley Cyrus. VOTE today at here.