Nick Jonas Reacts to MTV VMAs Omission; Chance the Rapper, Troye Sivan & Others Celebrate Nominations
The nominations are in for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Beyonce leads the field with 11 noms for her visual album Lemonade and Adele is right behind her with eight mentions for 25. Naturally, artists across the field are weighing in over social media.
Nick Jonas was hoping the excellent video for his Tove Lo-collab "Close" would net him a nomination, but alas, to no avail. He was frustrated at first, but he quickly turned to focus on the positives, of which he has many.
Disappointed with the fact Close got no love for the #VMAs2016— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) July 26, 2016
Actually after thinking about it more there are so many amazing things happening in my life and career. 9 out of 10 boxes are checked...— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) July 26, 2016
Won't let this one thing get to me. I'm feeling so inspired and grateful these days. Gonna focus more on caring less about the small stuff.— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) July 26, 2016
Everything is awesome ------— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) July 26, 2016
Otherwise, some artists were pleasantly surprised, while some are clearly used to this sort of thing and a number of acts quickly mobilized their fan bases to get in on the voting.
Below, we've highlighted how artists such as Chance the Rapper, Troye Sivan and others reacted to the nominations. If you’d like to support your favorites, fans can vote for Video of the Year, Best Male Video, Best Female Video and the new Best Long Form Video category at vma.mtv.com, starting Tuesday. The show airs Aug. 28 from New York City’s Madison Square Garden at 8 p.m. ET.
We just got nominated for an @MTV VMA !— 99 Souls (@99SoulsOfficial) July 26, 2016
"Most imitated, VMA nominated
Hotel accommodated, cheerleader prom-dated
Two VMA noms ♥— florence welch (@flo_tweet) July 26, 2016
Delilah is nominated for Best Choreography, and The Odyssey for Breakthrough Long Form Video. Vote at https://t.co/EtREEoIUw7
Wow I'm nominated for a VMA --------— Zara Larsson (@zaralarsson) July 26, 2016
Is this actually happening right now???— Zara Larsson (@zaralarsson) July 26, 2016