Chamomile Tea's MTV VMA 2017 Predictions: Root For Our Faves

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Hello y’all. In the relationship to our last episode dedicated to the VMA’s, we are giving you guys our exclusive prediction lists. The VMA's are a mess, and to be quite frank, we aren't expecting much, but that doesn't mean we can’t root for our faves and call out bullshit. Remember to watch the VMA's on MTV on August 27th at 8PM. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter at @chamomiletea_ to see us live tweet the whole event.

All right... here we go.


Artist of the Year

Ariana Grande
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Kendrick Lamar
Lorde
The Weeknd

TON:
Who I Want To Win: Ariana Grande
Who I Think Will Win: Ariana Grande (but lowkey Bruno Mars or Kendrick Lamar)
My Thoughts: Listen, Ariana went through a tragedy this year. MTV better give my girl her things.

ANGIE:
Who I Want To Win: Lorde
Who I Think Will Win: Ariana Grande
My Thoughts: Okay look, Lorde DID that for Melodrama,  and she is one of the few artists I give respect. I love K-Dot, but they never give this award to rappers (unless they are white). What Ton stated, Ariana Grande had a rough year, and she deserves to be honored after the Manchester incident (that and Dangerous Woman is a solid pop record).  


Best Collaboration

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

TON:
Who I Want To Win: Wild Thoughts
Who I Think Will Win: Wild Thoughts
My Thoughts: I would be rooting for Feels, but I want executive producer Asahd Khaled to get his things, so MTV better deliver Asahd his things.

ANGIE:
Who I Want To Win: Wild Thoughts
Who I Think Will Win: Wild Thoughts
My Thoughts: Asahd is a legend and that video gave us Rihanna’s thickness for the summer of 2017. Skinny was cancelled.

 

Best Pop

Ed Sheeran - Shape of You
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane - Down
Harry Styles - Sign of the Times
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley - Chained to the Rhythm
Miley Cyrus - Malibu
Shawn Mendes - Treat You Better

TON:
Who I Want To Win: Down
Who I Think Will Win: Shape of You
My Thoughts: You bitches know how much I love Fifth Harmony, but I BEEN said -- America isn’t ready for a thriving girl group. On the other hand, bitches love Ed Sheeran’s dollar-store knockoff version of Cheap Thrills.

ANGIE:
Who I Want To Win: Sign of the Times
Who I Think Will Win: Shape of You
My Thoughts: I love all of my One Direction boys, especially Harry, BUT bitches love them some Ed, so I will support my future husband and his career knowing the Moon Person will not be his.


Best Hip Hop

Big Sean - Bounce Back
Chance The Rapper - Same Drugs
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty - Broccoli
DJ Khaled ft - I’m The One
Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert - Bad & Boujee

TON:
Who I Want To Win: HUMBLE.
Who I Think Will Win: HUMBLE.
My Thoughts: Listen, we all love a little “raindrop, droptop.” But if we are talking about the better video, Migos’ Chinese-takeout theme don’t have shit on HUMBLE.’s video in terms of craft, concept, etc.

ANGIE:
Who I Want To Win: BITCH. FUCK. OKAY…. Bad & Boujee
Who I Think Will Win: HUMBLE.
My Thoughts: HUMBLE. is a GREAT video and a catchy song, but Bad & Boujee had all of the suburban moms shook, and ATL/Migos deserves.


Best Dance

Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla $ign - Gone
Calvin Harris - My Way
Kygo x Selena Gomez - It Ain’t Me
Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber & MØ - Cold Water
Zedd ft. Alessia Cara - Stay

TON:

Who I Want To Win: Stay
Who I Think Will Win: Cold Water
My Thoughts: I want Alessia Cara to get her award. She is so sweet to be around and homegirl makes some cute songs. BUT I know Beliebers are going ham for their fave.

ANGIE:
Who I Want To Win: Stay
Who I Think Will Win: Stay
My Thoughts: I beg to differ from Ton -- bitches love them some Zedd and that song.


Best Rock

Coldplay - A Head Full of Dreams
Fall Out Boy - Young and Menace
Foo Fighters - Run
Green Day - Bang Bang
Twenty One Pilots - Heavydirtysouls

TON:
Who I Want To Win: Coldplay
Who I Think Will Win: Twenty One Pilots, I guess.
My Thoughts: I really don’t follow this category like I used to. I’m rooting for Coldplay because they are still selling stadiums, but at the same time, Twenty One Pilots is out here charting.

ANGIE:
Who I Want To Win: Fall Out Boy
Who I Think Will Win: Twenty One Pilots
My Thoughts: Fall Out Boy because they gave me life during my angsty middle school days, but I don’t know anything anymore.


Best Fight Against The System

Alessia Cara - Scars To Your Beautiful
Big Sean - Light
John Legend - Surefire

The Hamilton Mixtape - Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)
Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson - Black SpiderMan
Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley - Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL

TON:
Who I Want To Win: Scars To Your Beautiful
Who I Think Will Win: Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)
My Thoughts: Bitches love Hamilton.

ANGIE:
Who I Want To Win: Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)
Who I Think Will Win: Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)
My Thoughts: The woke whites love Hamilton.


Best New Artist

Julia Michaels
Khalid

Kodak Black
Noah Cyrus
SZA
Young M.A

TON:
Who I Want To Win: SZA
Who I Think Will Win: Khalid
My Thoughts: I’m not mad. I still love Khalid and American Teen is AN ALBUM. Also, shoutout to Julia Michaels, who is an up-and-coming UMG artist. Kodak Black can choke.

ANGIE:
Who I Want To Win: SZA
Who I Think Will Win: SZA
My Thoughts: My girl has gotten radio play, and Ctrl is a bumpin' album, so I have faith in the youth.


Song of the Summer

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber - Despacito (Remix)
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane - Down
Camila Cabello ft. Quavo - OMG
Ed Sheeran - Shape of You

Demi Lovato - Sorry Not Sorry
Shawn Mendes - There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller - Wild Thoughts
Lil Uzi Vert - XO Tour Llife

TON:
Who I Want To Win: Wild Thoughts (but lowkey XO Tour Llife)
Who I Think Will Win: Wild Thoughts
My Thoughts: Who included Canola Cabello on this list?

ANGIE:
Who I Want To Win: Despacito (Remix)
Who I Think Will Win: Despacito (Remix)
My Thoughts: JB was trash for disrespecting the WHOLE Spanish language, but Puerto Rico deserves.


Video of the Year

Alessia Cara - Scars To Your Beautiful
Bruno Mars - 24K Magic

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller - Wild Thoughts
Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.
The Weeknd - Reminder

TON:
Who I Want To Win: HUMBLE.
Who I Think Will Win: HUMBLE.
My Thoughts: HUMBLE. deserves. Its visuals are groundbreaking and no other video this year has been able to touch the attention and critical acclaim that HUMBLE. had received, and rightfully so. The visual effects, imagery, cinematography, editing, the beautiful sets and arting--every aspect of this video was on point. When this video came out, it got bitches talking, either breaking down the video’s imagery (such as the references to The Last Supper, and who wasn’t talking about Kendrick’s love for “afros and stretch marks,” whether they were praising it or calling out its problematic male perspective), raving about its artistry, or just recognizing Kendrick Lamar as the boss that he is. It’s so exciting when a music video comes by that gets everybody--and myself--this excited, especially in an age where the music video is a dead artform. Kendrick Lamar and Dave Meyers DID THAT.

ANGIE:
Who I Want To Win: HUMBLE.
Who I Think Will Win: HUMBLE.
My Thoughts: Bitch, are you dumb?

 


Professional Categories

The professional categories are designed to give notice to the individuals who assists in the magic of the music video. Here are the nominees, and who we think deserves to win in bold.


Best Art Direction

Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller - Wild Thoughts
Katy Perry ft. Migos - Bon Appetit
Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.
The Weeknd - Reminder

 

Best Choreography

Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj - Side to Side
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane - Down
Kanye West - Fade
Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.
Sia - The Greatest

 

Best Cinematography

DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels - Nobody Speak
Ed Sheeran - Castle on the Hill
Halsey - Now or Never
Imagine Dragons - Thunder

Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.

 

Best Direction

Alessia Cara - Scars To Your Beautiful
Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley - Chained to the Rhythm
Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.
The Weeknd - Reminder


Best Editing

Future - Mask Off
Lorde - Green Light
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey - Closer
The Weeknd - Reminder

Young Thug - Wyclef Jean


Best Visual Effects

A Tribe Called Quest - Dis Generation
Harry Styles - Sign of the Times
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley - Chained to the Rhythm

Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.
KYLE ft. Lil Yachty - iSpy

 

Thanks for looking at this prediction list! Tell us if your favorite artists won or not! See you next time! 

Chamomile Tea