Rapper Kendrick Lamar Leads VMA With Eight Nominations

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards just made it a lot harder for Kendrick Lamar to stay humble after eight nominations.

The announcement was made Tuesday morning on Instagram Live, Lamar and the video for “Humble” scored the most nominations with eight, followed by Katy Perry and the Weeknd, both nabbing five apiece.

Fans can vote online for nominees in eight VMA categories, and voting for best new artist will remain live through the VMA pre-show. During the pre-show, the two finalists will be announced and Twitter hashtag voting will commence, with the winner crowned during the telecast.

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards will air from the Forum in Inglewood on Aug. 27 at 8 p.m. PDT.

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