Drizzy and Rihanna rack up five nominations respectively, while following close behind is Frank Ocean, Beyonce and The Throne.
This year's VMA's will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on September 6th. Two of the VMA performers were also revealed today, boy band One Direction and Alicia Keys, who will be premiering a new song off her album.
Drake and Rihanna both have five nominations a-piece. Drake is nominated for Best Hip-Hop Video with the visuals to "HYFR," he's also nominated for Video of the Year with "Take Care." "Take Care" also lands a nomination for Best Male Video, as well as a nomination for Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography.
Rihanna's "Where Have You Been" was nominated for Best Visual Effects, Best Choreography, while another video of the Barbados signer, "We Found Love," was nominated for Video of the Year, Best Female Video, and Best Pop Video.
Another notable nominees with three to her name is Beyonce. She will be competing with Rihanna for Best Female Video for her own "Love On Top." Bey's "Countdown" landed her a nomination for Best Choreography and Best Editing.
Kanye West's visuals for "Mercy," featuring Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz was nominated for Best Hip-Hop Video (in competition with Childish Gambino's "Heartbeat," Nicki Minaj's "Beez in the Trap," and Drizzy's "HYFR.") "Mercy" was also nominated for Best Editing.
Check out the full list of nominees below.
Best Hip-Hop Video
Childish Gambino, “Heartbeat”
Drake feat. Lil Wayne, “HYFR”
Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz, “Mercy”
Watch the Throne, “Paris”
Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz, “Beez in the Trap”
Best Rock Video
The Black Keys, “Lonely Boy”
Linkin Park, “BURN IT DOWN”
Jack White, “Sixteen Saltines”
Imagine Dragons, “It’s Time”
Best Electronic Dance Music Video
Duck Sauce, “Big Bad Wolf”
Calvin Harris, “Feel So Close”
Skrillex, “First of the Year (Equinox)”
Martin Solveig, “The Night Out”
Best Video With a Message
Demi Lovato, “Skyscraper”
Rise Against, “Ballad of Hollis Brown”
Kelly Clarkson, “Dark Side”
Gym Class Heroes, “The Fighter”
K’Naan feat. Nelly Furtado, “Is Anybody Out There?”
Lil Wayne, “How to Love”