When MTV announces the nominations for the 36th annual VMAs next week, Jonas Brothers, Billie Eilish, Lizzo and Panic! at the Disco are among the artists that are likely to be in the running for the marquee prize at the Aug. 26 telecast: video of the year.
Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy”
Eilish is expected to be a front-runner in numerous Grammy categories, including best new artist. This smash, which has climbed as high as No. 2 on the Hot 100, is a big reason why. MTV would love to spotlight her before the Grammys have a chance to do so. Four past newcomers have landed VMA noms for video of the year on their way to Grammy wins for best new artist. They are Cyndi Lauper (1984), Amy Winehouse (2007), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (2013) and Alessia Cara (2017).