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Next Monday, the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) will air with artists such as Billie Eilish, twenty one pilots and more up for some of the night’s biggest awards. 

Now, just a week before the VMAs, there will be three new fan-voted categories: best group, best power anthem and song of the summer. Some of our favorite artists like Halsey, 5 Seconds Of Summer and more are up for brand new nominations. 

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Starting today for 24 hours, fans can vote in the VMAs on the MTV IG Story for the best group. Then, the other two categories will be voted on Tuesday and Wednesday for the same amount of time each. You can see the nominees for each of the new categories below. 

Best group

5 Seconds of Summer
Backstreet Boys
BLACKPINK
BTS
CNCO
Jonas Brothers
PRETTYMUCH
Why Don’t We

Best power anthem

Ariana Grande – “7 Rings”
DJ Khaled, ft. Cardi B & 21 Savage – “Wish Wish”
Halsey – “Nightmare”
Lizzo ft. Missy Elliott – “Tempo”
Maren Morris – “GIRL”
Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter”
Taylor Swift – “You Need To Calm Down”
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign “Hot Girl Summer”

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Song of the summer

Ariana Grande & Social House – “boyfriend”
Billie Eilish – “bad guy”
DaBaby – “Suge”
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – “I Don’t Care”
Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”
Khalid – “Talk”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
Lil Tecca – “Ransom”
Lizzo – “Truth Hurts”
Miley Cyrus- “Mother’s Daughter”
Post Malone ft. Young Thug – “Goodbyes”
ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – “Con Altura”
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita”
Taylor Swift – “You Need To Calm Down”
The Chainsmokers & Bebe Rexha – “Call You Mine”
Young Thug ft. J. Cole & Travis Scott – “The London”

MTV also revealed the pre-show performers, which will be Ava Max, CNCO and Megan Thee Stallion.

Recently, MTV announced who will be performing at the VMAs this year, and it’s pretty stacked. Check out the full list of performers below. 

ROSALIA
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Camila Cabello
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift
Missy Elliot

Last month, the full list of nominees was also announced. 

Notably, Eilish is up for a whopping nine VMAs. She is the third most-nominated artist behind Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift, both up for 10 awards each. 

Along with those three, Halsey is also up for artist of the year. Her collaboration with BTS“Boy With Luv” is also nominated for best K-Pop song. Also, her song “Nightmare” is also up for the Video for Good award. 

The Best Rock category is filled with artists we love. The nominees include the 1975, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, twenty one pilots and more. 

From now until August 15, fans can vote for their favorite artists across several of the VMAs categories here

You can see the full list of nominees here

The MTV VMAs will be hosted by Sebastian Maniscalco (a comedian who apparently knows nothing about music). Den of Thieves co-founders Bruce Gillmer and Jesse Ignatovic have signed on as executive producers. Barb Bialowski, Jackie Barba, Joe Buoye, Alicia Portugal, Amani Duncan and Wendy Plaut are also key members of the creative team.

The VMAs will air August 26 at 9 p.m. EST.

More VMAS news

Funko is giving music lovers a chance to win an MTV Video Music Award with their newest Pop! figure. 

The toy company created a Moon Person Pop figure ahead of this year’s awards show. 

The new figure won’t be available until October, but fans can preorder one now here. Check out what the new toy looks like below. 

How excited are you for the MTV Video Music Awards? Sound off in the comments down below!

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