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Georgia recording artists nominated for 2020 MTV Video Awards

Future, Chloe X Halle, Lil Baby, and Normani are nominated for 2020 VMAs.

ATLANTA — MTV’s Music Video Awards, one of the most highly-anticipated awards shows of the year, is returning to airwaves this month and a handpicked group of artists hailing from Georgia have been nominated.

Atlanta native and rapper Future is leading the nods for the state this year with 2 nominations for “Life is Good,” a music video featuring Drake.

Future, whose real name is Nayvadius Wilburn, once attended Columbia High School in DeKalb County. The 36-year-old recording artist and Drake are up for Video of the Year and Best Collaboration.

Future is not the only rapper from the area nominated for a coveted Moonman, Lil Baby is up for one of the show’s awards in the category Video for Good. The category highlights performances dedicated to social movements. The rapper's “The Bigger Picture” was dedicated to the Black Lives Matter movement.

RELATED: Atlanta rapper Lil Baby surprises his old high school with performance, scholarship

For the first time ever, MTV is highlighting virtual performances from artists who found creative ways to reach audiences during the pandemic. 

Mableton’s very own Chloe X Halle are nominated for Best Quarantine Performance for their rendition of “Do It” from MTV’s Prom-athon.

Atlanta didn’t miss a beat in the show’s Best Choreography category. Former Fifth Harmony singer Normani is up for an award for her music video “Motivation.” 

The star, whose debut performance of the song received praise from fans and artists during last year’s show, is originally from ATL. Choreographer Sean Bankhead, who is also a proud Atlanta resident, created the moves and is nominated for this year’s award.

RELATED: Normani music video 'Motivation' choreographed by Atlanta's Sean Bankhead

The VMAs have delivered some of pop culture’s most iconic moments and is returning to New York City this season. Like many other productions impacted by the safety measures and concerns as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the show will take place with limited or no audience.

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The VMAs have delivered some of pop culture’s most iconic moments and is returning to New York City this season.

The production team at ViacomCBS for the MTV VMAs are working with New York state and local officials to deliver the show taking place at Brooklyn's Barclay Center. 

RELATED: MTV VMAS scraps indoor performances, moves to outdoor sets

Keke Palmer, who resides in Atlanta part-time, will host the 2020 VMAs, airing live on Sunday, August 30, at 8 pm ET/PT.

Fans can vote for their favorites across 15 gender-neutral categories by visiting vma.mtv.com through August 23, 2020.

Check out the full list of nominations here



  • Billie Eilish – “everything i wanted” – Darkroom / Interscope Records
  • Eminem ft. Juice WRLD – “Godzilla” – Shady / Aftermath / Interscope Records
  • Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good” – Epic Records / Freebandz
  • Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records
  • Taylor Swift – “The Man” – Republic Records
  • The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – XO / Republic Records


  • Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber – “Stuck with U” – Republic Records / Def Jam
  • Black Eyed Peas ft. J Balvin – “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” – Epic Records / We The Best
  • Ed Sheeran ft. Khalid – “Beautiful People” – Atlantic Records
  • Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good” – Epic Records / Freebandz
  • Karol G ft. Nicki Minaj – “Tusa” – Universal Music Latin Entertainment


  • Anderson .Paak – “Lockdown” – 12 Tone Music Group
  • Billie Eilish – “all the good girls go to hell” – Darkroom / Interscope Records
  • Demi Lovato – “I Love Me” – Island Records
  • H.E.R. – ”I Can’t Breathe” – MBK / RCA Records
  • Lil Baby – “The Bigger Picture” – Quality Control Music / Motown / Capitol Music Group
  • Taylor Swift – “The Man” – Republic Records


  • Chloe & Halle – “Do It” from MTV’s Prom-athon
  • CNCO – Unplugged At Home
  • DJ D-Nice – Club MTV presents #DanceTogether
  • John Legend – #togetherathome Concert Series
  • Lady Gaga – “Smile” from One World: Together At Home
  • Post Malone – Nirvana Tribute


  • BTS – “On” – Big Hit Entertainment – Choreography by The Lab and Son Sung Deuk
  • CNCO & Natti Natasha – “Honey Boo” – Sony Music Latin / RCA Records – Choreography by Kyle Hanagami
  • DaBaby – “BOP” – SCMG / Interscope Records – Choreography by Dani Leigh and Cherry
  • Dua Lipa – “Physical” – Warner Records – Choreography by Charm La’Donna
  • Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records – Choreography by Richy Jackson
  • Normani – “Motivation” – Keep Cool / RCA Records – Choreography by Sean Bankhead

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