Kendrick Lamar leads VMA nominations

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July 26, 2017
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NEW YORK (AP):

Kendrick Lamar's 'Humble' is giving the rapper reason to brag; he is the leader of the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) with eight nominations.

Lamar and his number one 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 trophy nickname).

The 2017 VMAs will air live August 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.

A surprise snub was 'Despacito' by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee which includes a remix with Justin Bieber as well as Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You'.

Both songs topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart this year.