The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards will be kicking off Sunday,  August 27 at the Forum in California and within a month before showtime, MTV has decided to share the nominations. People like DJ Khaled, Future, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, The Weeknd, Gucci Mane, Big Sean and more have all been nominated at least once. The person who leads the pack with 8 nominations is none other than Kendrick Lamar.

Being nominated for Video of the Year, Artist of the Year, Best Hip-Hop Song, Best Art Direction amongst other categories, Kendrick has without a doubt placed himself as the top musician of 2017. His recently released album, DAMN. just went double platinum and the Compton MC is currently cruising through the nation on his DAMN. tour alongside Travis Scott and D.R.A.M.

Check out the list of nominees below. Fans can vote here.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful”
DJ Khaled – “Wild Thoughts” f. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

ARTIST OF THE YEAR 
Bruno Mars
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran
Ariana Grande
The Weeknd
Lorde

BEST NEW ARTIST
Khalid
Kodak Black
SZA
Young M.A
Julia Michaels
Noah Cyrus (Records)

BEST COLLABORATION
Charlie Puth – “We Don’t Talk Anymore” f. Selena Gomez
DJ Khaled – “Wild Thoughts” f. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller
D.R.A.M. – “Broccoli” f. Lil Yachty
The Chainsmokers – “Closer” f. Halsey
Calvin Harris – “Feels” f. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean
Zayn & Taylor Swift – “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)”

BEST POP 
Shawn Mendes – “Treat You Better”
Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”
Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times”
Fifth Harmony – “Down” f. Gucci Mane
Katy Perry – “Chained To The Rhythm” f. Skip Marley
Miley Cyrus – “Malibu”

BEST HIP HOP 
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Big Sean – “Bounce Back”
Chance The Rapper – “Same Drugs”
D.R.A.M. – “Broccoli” f. Lil Yachty
Migos – “Bad & Boujee” f. Lil Uzi Vert
DJ Khaled – “I’m The One” f. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne

BEST DANCE 
Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay”
Kygo x Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me”
Calvin Harris – “My Way”
Major Lazer – “Cold Water” f. Justin Bieber and MØ
Afrojack – “Gone” f. Ty Dolla $ign

BEST ROCK 
Coldplay – “A Head Full of Dreams”
Fall Out Boy – “Young And Menace”
Twenty One Pilots – “Heavydirtysoul”
Green Day – “Bang Bang”
Foo Fighters – “Run”

BEST FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM 
Logic – “Black Spider-Man” f. Damian Lemar Hudson
The Hamilton Mixtape – “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)”
Big Sean – “Light”
Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful”
Taboo – “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL” f. Shailene Woodley
John Legend – “Surefire”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY 
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (Scott Cunningham)
Imagine Dragons – “Thunder” (Matthew Wise)
Ed Sheeran – “Castle On The Hill” (Steve Annis)
DJ Shadow – “Nobody Speak” f. Run The Jewels (David Proctor)
Halsey – “Now or Never” (Kristof Brandl)

BEST DIRECTION 
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (Dave Meyers & the little homies)
Katy Perry – “Chained To The Rhythm” f. Skip Marley (Mathew Cullen)
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Cameron Duddy & Bruno Mars)
Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” (Aaron A)
The Weeknd – “Reminder” (Glenn Michael)

BEST ART DIRECTION 
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (Spencer Graves)
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Alex Delgado)
Katy Perry – “Bon Appetit” f. Migos (Natalie Groce)
DJ Khaled – “Wild Thoughts” f. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller (Damian Fyffe)
The Weeknd – “Reminder” (Creative Director: Lamar C Taylor / Co-creative Director: Christo Anesti)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS 
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (Company: Timber/Lead: Jonah Hall)
A Tribe Called Quest – “Dis Generation” (Company: Bemo/Lead: Brandon Hirzel)
KYLE – “iSpy” f. Lil Yachty (Company: Gloria FX/Leads: Max Colt & Tomash Kuzmytskyi)
Katy Perry – “Chained To The Rhythm” f. Skip Marley (Company: MIRADA)
Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times” (Company: ONE MORE/Lead: Cédric Nivoliez)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY 
Kanye West – “Fade” (Teyana Taylor, Guapo, Jae Blaze & Derek ‘Bentley’ Watkins)
Ariana Grande – “Side To Side” f. Nicki Minaj (Brian & Scott Nicholson)
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (Dave Meyers)
Sia – “The Greatest” (Ryan Heffington)
Fifth Harmony – “Down” f. Gucci Mane (Sean Bankhead)

BEST EDITING 
Future – “Mask Off” (Vinnie Hobbs of VHPost)
Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean” (Ryan Staake & Eric Degliomini)
Lorde – “Green Light” (Nate Gross of Exile Edit)
The Chainsmokers – “Closer” f. Halsey (Jennifer Kennedy)
The Weeknd – “Reminder” (Red Barbaza)