MTV will host the 2015 Music Video Awards from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles this Sunday night. With Miley Cyrus hosting and Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, and Kendrick Lamar among the nominees, we’ll definitely be tuning in.
But why wait until Sunday to enjoy these artists’ best songs? We compiled this all-MTV VMA nominee playlist to amp up your weekend sweat sessions.
Taylor Swift – “Eyes Open”
Nominated for: Best Direction; Female Video; Pop Video; Video of the Year; Collaboration; Art Direction; Cinematography; Editing and Visual Effects (last five with Kendrick Lamar)
Nicki Minaj – “Starships”
Nominated for: Best Female Video; Best Hip-Hop Video and Best Collaboration (with Ariana Grande and Jessie J)
Beyonce – “7/11”
Nominated for: Video of the Year; Best Choreography; Best Pop Video; Best Female Video and Best Editing
Kendrick Lamar – “Rigamortis”
Nominated for: Video of the Year (twice); Best Choreography; Best Direction (twice); Best Male Video; Best Hip-Hop Video; Best Collaboration; Best Art Direction; Best Cinematography (twice); Best Editing and Best Visual Effects
Ellie Goulding – “Lights”
Nominated for: Best Female Video
Ed Sheeran – “Sing”
Nominated for: Video of the Year; Best Choreography; Best Pop Video; Best Male Video; Best Cinematography and Best Editing
Childish Gambino – “Freaks and Geeks”
Nominated for: Best Direction and Best Visual Effects
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”
Nominated for: Video of the Year; Best Pop Video; Best Direction; Best Male Video and Best Collaboration (all with Mark Ronson)
Maroon 5 – “Harder to Breathe”
Nominated for: Best Pop Video
Hozier – “Take Me to Church”
Nominated for: Best Direction and Best Rock Video
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