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Kendrick Lamar leads MTV VMAs nominations

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Kendrick Lamar leads MTV VMAs nominations

Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift lead the nominations at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).

The 'Alright' hitmaker, 28, has scored five nods, including for Video of the Year, Best Male Video and Best Hip Hop Video, while the blonde beauty, 25, has been named in four categories, including Best Female Video and Best Pop Video.

The duo's recent collaboration, 'Bad Blood,' is up for Video of the Year and Best Collaboration.

The 'Blank Space' hitmaker's work has also been nominated for five awards in the professional categories, including Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography.

British singer Ed Sheeran, 24, is up for three awards, including Video of the Year for his hit 'Thinking Out Loud'.

Nick Jonas, Mark Ronson, Beyoncé and The Weeknd are among the other nominees that will battle it out for 'Moonman' trophies at the ceremony, which will air live from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on August 30.

It was previously revealed Miley Cyrus, 22, will host this year's event.

The nominations were revealed today (21.07.15) on Beats 1 Chartshow though a live stream and fans can now vote for their favourites in a handful of categories online.

Full list of nominees:

Video of the Year:

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'

Best Male Video:

Ed Sheeran - 'Thinking Out Loud'

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars - 'Uptown Funk'

Kendrick Lamar - 'Alright'

The Weeknd - 'Earned It'

Nick Jonas - 'Chains'

Best Female Video:

Beyoncé - '7/11'

Taylor Swift - 'Blank Space'

Nicki Minaj - 'Anaconda'

Sia - 'Elastic Heart'

Ellie Goulding - 'Love Me Like You Do'

Best Hip Hop Video:

Fetty Wap - 'Trap Queen'

Nicki Minaj - 'Anaconda'

Kendrick Lamar - 'Alright'

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth - 'See You Again'

Big Sean ft. E-40 - 'IDFWU'

Best Pop Video:

Beyoncé - '7/11'

Ed Sheeran - 'Thinking Out Loud'

Taylor Swift - 'Blank Space'

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars - 'Uptown Funk'

Maroon 5 - 'Sugar'

Best Rock Video:

Hozier - 'Take Me To Church'

Fall Out Boy - 'Uma Thurman'

Florence + the Machine - 'Ship To Wreck'

Walk the Moon - 'Shut Up and Dance'

Arctic Monkeys - 'Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?'

Artist to Watch:

Fetty Wap - 'Trap Queen'

Vance Joy - 'Riptide'

George Ezra - 'Budapest'

James Bay - 'Hold Back The River'

FKA Twigs - 'Pendulum'

Best Collaboration:

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar - 'Bad Blood'

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars - 'Uptown Funk'

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth - 'See You Again'

Ariana Grande & The Weeknd - 'Love Me Harder'

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj - 'Bang Bang'

Video With a Social Message:

Jennifer Hudson - 'I Still Love You'

Colbie Caillat - 'Try'

Big Sean ft. Kanye West and John Legend - 'One Man Can Change the World'

Rihanna - 'American Oxygen'

Wale - 'The White Shoes'

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

Best Art Direction:

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar - 'Bad Blood' (Charles Infante)

Snoop Dogg - 'So Many Pros' (Jason Fijal)

Jack White - 'Would You Fight For My Love' (Jeff Peterson)

The Chemical Brothers - 'Go' (Michel Gondry)

Skrillex & Diplo - "Where Are U Now' with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

Best Choreography:

Beyoncé - '7/11' (Beyoncé, Chris Grant, Additional choreography: Gabriel Valenciano)

OK Go - 'I Won't Let You Down' (OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano)

Chet Faker - 'Gold' (Ryan Heffington)

Ed Sheeran - 'Don't' (Nappy Tabs)

Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar - 'Never Catch Me' (Keone and Mari Madrid)

Best Cinematography:

Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar - 'Never Catch Me' (Larkin Sieple)

Ed Sheeran - 'Thinking Out Loud' (Daniel Pearl)

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar - 'Bad Blood' (Christopher Probst)

FKA Twigs - 'Two Weeks' (Justin Brown)

Alt-J - 'Left Hand Free' (Mike Simpson)

Best Direction:

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar - 'Bad Blood' (Joseph Kahn)

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars - 'Uptown Funk' (Bruno Mars and Cameron Duddy)

Kendrick Lamar - 'Alright' (Colin Tilley & The Little Homies)

Hozier - 'Take Me To Church' (Brendan Canty, Conal Thomson)

Childish Gambino - 'Sober' (Hiro Murai)

Best Editing:

Beyoncé - '7/11' (Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing)

Ed Sheeran - 'Don't' (Jacquelyn London)

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar - 'Bad Blood' (Chancler Haynes at Cosmo Street)

A$AP Rocky - 'L$D' (Dexter Navy)

Skrillex & Diplo - 'Where Are U Now' with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

Best Visual Effects:

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar - 'Bad Blood' (Ingenuity Studios)

FKA Twigs - 'Two Weeks' (Gloria FX, Tomash Kuzmytskyi, and Max Chyzhevskyy)

Childish Gambino - 'Telegraph Ave.' (Gloria FX)

Skrillex & Diplo - 'Where Are U Now' with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

Tyler, The Creator - 'F****** Young/Death Camp' (Gloria FX)