The MTV’s Video Music Awards, or VMAs, are just a few weeks away. So before the world’s musical artist take over Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center, here are our predictions for who will take home the prize at the end of the night.
Video of the Year
“Thrift Shop” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
“Thrift Shop” is the song that thrusted Macklemore & Ryan Lewis into fame. It’d be an excellent way to bring these two independent artists full circle by bringing home the VMA.
Best Hip-Hop Video
“Started From the Bottom” by Drake
While Macklemore & Ryan Lewis pulled out all the stops with their video for “Can’t Hold Us”, it was Drake’s video that stood out from the other nominees. It avoided the hip-hop video cliches and brought something fun and fresh to the table.
Best Male Video
“Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake
It’d be a shame if Justin Timberlake didn’t take home at least one VMA during the year of his big return, even though my not-so-secret love for Ed Sheeran desperately wants “Lego House” to bring it home.
Best Female Video
“I Knew You Were Trouble” by Taylor Swift
Though Miley’s “We Can’t Stop” deserves mad respect, Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” showed us a different side of the pop-country queen. It was classy and an excellent mini-film. Maybe if she wins this one, Kanye won’t step in to steal her moment this time.
Best Pop Video
“Carry On” by Fun.
While there’s a part of me that thinks Justin Timberlake will take this one home too, Fun.’s video is like a piece of art and very much deserves an award of some sort.
“Suit and Tie” by Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z
I mean, is there really a competition with this one?
Best Video With a Social Message
“Same Love” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
2013 was the year of marriage equality, making this video the most relevant, not to mention incredibly poignant.
“Treasure” by Bruno Mars
This dancing in this video would make the King of Pop proud. It also needs to win, in part, for the cheesy graphics.