Kendrick Lamar is Leader of MTV VMAs With 8 Nominations - NBC Southern California

Kendrick Lamar is Leader of MTV VMAs With 8 Nominations

Lamar and his No.1 hit song are nominated for video of the year, artist of the year, best hip-hop video and other prizes

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    Kendrick Lamar's "Humble" is giving the rapper reason to brag: He is the leader of the MTV Video Music Awards with eight nominations.

    Lamar and his No.1 hit song are nominated for video of the year, artist of the year, best hip-hop video and other prizes. Katy Perry and The Weeknd are behind Lamar with five nominations, while Bruno Mars is up for four Moonmen.

    The 2017 VMAs will air live Aug. 27 from the Forum in Inglewood, California.

    Other video of the year nominees includes Mars' "24K Magic," the Weeknd's "Reminder," Alessia Cara's "Scars to Your Beautiful" and "Wild Thoughts," the hit by DJ Khaled, Rihanna and Bryson Tiller released last month.

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