MTV VMAs: Facebook & Twitter Predict the Winners

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Taylor Swift performs onstage during The 1989 World Tour Live at MetLife Stadium on July 11, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. 

Facebook and Twitter seem to be on the same page

With the MTV Video Music Awards just two days away, social media platforms are weighing in on their predictions. Facebook and Twitter have each anticipated which music moguls they believe will take home their own Moonmen.

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Swifties, Nick Jonas fanatics, and the Barbz, Ken Barbz and Boyz of Team Minaj have something extra to celebrate. Both Facebook and Twitter predict that Taylor Swift, Nick Jonas and Nicki Minaj will come home with the biggest awards of the night. The social platforms expect Swift and Kendrick Lamar to take home Video of the Year for "Bad Blood," Nick Jonas to win Best Male Video for "Chains" and Nicki Minaj to snatch Best Female Video for "Anaconda."
 
But it's a little too early to pop the champagne for these three artists. Spotify pushed its own predictions Thursday, and the differences are striking -- marking Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd and Sia to win top honors. 

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At least there's one award that Spotify seems to agree upon. Both Spotify and Facebook predict newcomer Fetty Wap to sweep Artist to Watch for his catchy summer hit "Trap Queen," which currently tops the Spotify charts as their most streamed song of the VMA nominees in 2015.

Check out Facebook's full list, based on user's conversations about the VMAs and nominees since August 1st. 

Facebook's VMA Predictions:
 
Video of the Year
1.      Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Bad Blood"
2.      Beyonce – "7/11"
3.      Kendrick Lamar – "Alright"
4.      Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk"
5.      Ed Sheeran – "Thinking Out Loud"
 
Best Male Video
1.      Nick Jonas – "Chains"
2.      Kendrick Lamar – "Alright"
3.      The Weeknd – "Earned It"
4.      Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk"
5.      Ed Sheeran – "Thinking Out Loud"
 
Best Female Video
1.      Nicki Minaj – "Anaconda"
2.      Taylor Swift – "Blank Space"
3.      Beyonce – "7/11"
4.      Ellie Goulding – "Love Me Like You Do"
5.      Sia – "Elastic Heart"
 
Best Hip Hop Video
1.      Nicki Minaj – "Anaconda"
2.      Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – "See You Again"
3.      Fetty Wap – "Trap Queen"
4.      Kendrick Lamar – "Alright"
5.      Big Sean ft. E-40 – "I Don’t F—k With You"
 
Best Pop Video
1.      Taylor Swift – "Blank Space"
2.      Maroon 5 – "Sugar"
3.      Beyonce – "7/11"
4.      Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk"
5.      Ed Sheeran – "Thinking Out Loud"
 
Best Rock Video
1.      Fall Out Boy – "Uma Thurman"
2.      Walk The Moon – "Shut Up and Dance"
3.      Hozier – "Take Me To Church"
4.      Florence + The Machine – "Ship To Wreck"
5.      Arctic Monkeys – "Why’d You Only Call Me You’re High?"
 
Artist To Watch
1.      Fetty Wap – "Trap Queen"
2.      FKA Twigs – "Pendulum"
3.      James Bay – "Hold Back The River"
4.      Vance Joy – "Riptide"
5.      George Ezra – "Budapest"
 
Best Collaboration
1.      Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Bad Blood"
2.      Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj – "Bang Bang"
3.      Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – "See You Again"
4.      Ariana Grande & The Weeknd – "Love Me Harder"
5.      Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk"
 
Video With A Social Message
1.      Rihanna – "American Oxygen"
2.      Big Sean ft. Kanye West and John Legend – "One Man Can Change The World"
3.      Wale – "The White Shoes"
4.      Jennifer Hudson – "I Still Love You"
5.      Colbie Caillat – "Try"


If tweets controlled the winners, this is who would win big on Sunday. Twitter's data is based on tweets about the nominees and categories through August 25th. 
 
Twitter's VMA Predictions:
 
Video of the Year
1.     Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Bad Blood"
2.     Beyonce – "7/11"
3.     Kendrick Lamar – "Alright"
4.     Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk"
5.     Ed Sheeran – "Thinking out Loud"
 
Best Female Video
1.     Nicki Minaj – "Anaconda"
2.     Taylor Swfit – "Blank Space"
3.     Beyonce – "7/11"
4.     Sia – "Elastic Heart"
5.     Ellie Goulding – "Love Me Like You Do"
 
Best Male Video
1.     Nick Jonas – "Chains"
2.     Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – "Uptown Funk"
3.     Ed Sheeran  – "Thinking Out Loud"
4.     The Weeknd – "Earned It"
5.     Kendrick Lamar – "Alright"
 

A version of this article was originally published to The Hollywood Reporter

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