Yesterday, MTV released their nominees for their upcoming Video Music Award show.  In my opinion, this is the biggest night in music.  Here are their nominees and I will share my predictions underneath each category:

Video of the Year:

  • Justin Timberlake - "Mirrors"
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz - "Thrift Shop"
  • Bruno Mars - "Locked Out of Heaven"
  • Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell - "Blurred Lines"
  • Taylor Swift - "I Knew You Were Trouble"

There are some big songs in the category.  However, the biggest song also happens to be the most-talked about and best song in the category.  I actually expect Robin Thicke to take home the night's biggest honors for Blurred Lines

 

Best Female Video:

  • Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko - "Stay"
  • Taylor Swift - "I Knew You Were Trouble"
  • Miley Cyrus - "We Can't Stop"
  • Pink feat. Nate Ruess - "Just Give Me a Reason"
  • Demi Lovato - "Heart Attack"

One video on this list jumped out at me as being a clear choice to win...  I have a lot of faith that Stay will win the moonman in this category.  Deservedly so.

 

Best Male Video:

  • Justin Timberlake - "Mirrors"
  • Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell - "Blurred Lines"
  • Bruno Mars - "Locked Out of Heaven"
  • Ed Sheeran - "Lego House"
  • Kendrick Lamar, "Swimming Pools (Drank)"

I think Robin Thicke is going to have a good night at the MTV Video Music Awards.  I think Blurred Linesdeserves this one, although a win for Mirrors wouldn't surprise me either.  I expect one to win this award, and the other to win the aforementioned Video of the Year Award.

 

Best Pop Video:

  • Bruno Mars - "Locked Out of Heaven"
  • Justin Timberlake - "Mirrors"
  • Fun - "Carry On"
  • Miley Cyrus - "We Can't Stop"
  • Selena Gomez - "Come and Get It"

I think Justin Timberlake's Mirrors deserves this one.

 

Best Hip-Hop Video:

  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - "Can't Hold Us"
  • Drake - "Started From the Bottom"
  • Kendrick Lamar - "Swimming Pools (Drank)"
  • ASAP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar - "Problems"
  • J. Cole feat. Miguel - "Power Trip"

There are some really good nominees this year for Best Rap Video...  But if ASAP Rocky, Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar don't win, we've got a "Problem."

 

Best Rock Video:

  • Imagine Dragons - "Radioactive"
  • Fall Out Boy - "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)"
  • Mumford & Sons - "I Will Wait"
  • Thirty Seconds to Mars - "Up in the Air"
  • Vampire Weekend - "Diane Young"

I said on the air this morning that I expected Fall Out Boy's My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark to win, but the more time that goes by, the more I think Imagine Dragons' Radioactive might win.  I wouldn't even count out Mumford & Sons' I Will Wait... But it's not fair for me to call three songs.  Fall Out Boy feels like the "MTV" choice, although Imagine Dragons may deserve it more.

Best Video with a Social Message:

  • Kelly Clarkson - "People Like Us"
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert - "Same Love"
  • Snoop Lion feat. Drake and Cori B. - "No Guns Allowed"
  • Miguel - "Candles in the Sun"
  • Beyoncé - "I Was Here"

This is the one no-brainer of the bunch...  Same Love will win.

Best Collaboration:

  • Justin Timberlake, feat. Jay-Z - "Suit & Tie"
  • Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera - "Feel This Moment"
  • Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding - "I Need Your Love"
  • Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell - "Blurred Lines"
  • Pink feat. Nate Ruess - "Just Give Me a Reason"

While I feel Blurred Lines deserves it most and is truly the best video this category, my gut is telling me MTV will pick JT & JZ Suit & Tie